We promise to protect your personal and credit card information with the highest level of data privacy and security.
We understand that you're concerned about the security and privacy of online transactions. Nowadays, there's so much coverage of online fraud and identity theft that we realize we have to earn your trust on a daily basis. We hope this page will provide reassurance that your valuable data, such as credit card details, are protected from prying eyes.
How do you secure my payments?
We employ state-of-the-art data encryption to ensure safe and secure transactions on our site. Our payment area is secured using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL). You'll know when you enter this area because the small yellow padlock appears in the bottom right hand corner of your browser. The other indication is in the address bar. When you enter the secure area of the site, the background of the address bar will turn dark yellow. You'll also notice that http:// is replaced by https:// (the 's' standing for 'Secure').
Rest assured that your personal and private information remains secure and private when trading with us.
What is SSL?
Secure Sockets Layer, SSL, is the standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between our web server and your browser remains private and secure. This system is used by literally millions of websites worldwide to secure internet transactions between the server and the customer.
In order to be able to generate an SSL link (signified by the gold padlock in the information tool bar), a web server requires an SSL Certificate.
How do I know you are a legitimate organization?
Our SSL certificates are provided by leading certificate authority, Thwate. Thwate are Web Trust compliant, meaning that their business practices and processes have been rigorously audited to AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) guidelines by an independent approved auditor (KPMG).
Thwate only provide High Assurance Certificates. Apart from the highest level of data encryption, High Assurance certificates validate that a company is a legally accountable organization with articles of incorporation. To qualify to receive our SSL Certificate from Thwate we had to validate ourselves in order to satisfy them that we are a legitimate business. We had to prove not only that we own this web domain, but also that we are a legally accountable company. We believe that only by seeking this level of validation can you have peace of mind when buying online.
Our High Assurance SSL Certificates confirm two essential factors:
- That you have a secure SSL (encrypted) link with this website
- That this website is a valid and legitimate organization or an accountable legal entity