If the shopper keys in their
card details are they encrypted?
Using industry standard SSL and Thawte unique encryption
systems, this is exactly the case. When the shopper
fills in the payment form and clicks the submit
button, their details are not sent straight away.
A a secure link is set up between the shopper's
browser and the payment system and an encryption
code is requested and received, which then wraps
the order and transaction details before leaving
the shoppers premises. read
If a web browser does not display the padlock icon
on the payment page, do not proceed with the transaction
and contact the online store immediately.
No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted
and any messages sent to your servers from us are
secure and tamper-proof via SSL. The transfer of
the purchase details from the retailers site to
the secure banking networks are encapsulated using
their own encrypted and digitally-signed protocol.
This uses a combination of standard methods such
as PGP, RSA and MD5 to ensure that the information
passed is secure and tamper-proof.
Current encryption technology completely eliminates
credit card fraud on the Internet. There are no
cases of Web-Merchant security EVER being breached.
What level of encryption do you have?
Thawte 2048 bit encryption systems. At the browser
128 Bit SSL is used and Information passed between
your computer and the secure payment pages cannot
be intercepted by any third party.
Data storage on our systems, and the communication
between the merchant accounts that we provide and
the worldwide banking networks, is regularly audited
by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction
environment. Once on our systems, all sensitive
data is secured using the same internationally recognised
256-bit encryption standards. We also ensure that
we stay up-to-date with the latest versions of any
third-party code we use, and continually review
our own proprietary code. We are also fully compliant
with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
Can anybody FTP to the secure server?
No, never! All FTP (or any kind of upload/download
functionality) is strictly prohibited on any of
the secure servers used during a transaction and
at any other time.
Are Web-Merchant sites tested and fully approved?
Yes, there is an extensive Quality Assessment process.
This process ensures that integrity is maintained
at our clients end of the transaction process, and
to ensure that the integration between the web site
and credit card network has been carried out correctly.
The whole process has been designed to ensure a
shoppers buying experience is safe and secure -