‘Verified by Visa' and ‘MasterCard SecureCode' are additional security measures for customers using payment cards from Visa and MasterCard. This allows you to confirm your identity before purchase as a protection from unauthorised use of your credit or debit card when shopping online. For more details, please visit Visa or MasterCard online or contact your card issuer.
We are committed to on-line security, that's why we use Sage Pay (formerly Protx) to process all of our on-line payments. Sage Pay process millions of secure payments each month for over 30,000 businesses offering the highest level of security.
Our website is fully protected by a Thawte SSL Certificate. Thawte's SSL certificates are 256-bit encryption enabled and boast the highest level of browser compatibility in the industry. You will become aware that our site is secure by the presence of 'https' in the Address Bar.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and is a technology used by many shopping websites to keep customers personal data safe. SSL lets your computer know that the website you are dealing with can be trusted, as well as hiding your personal details from any third parties who might try and intercept the data when it sent from your computer to us.
Here are some more key facts about Sage Pay.
Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave who are an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the payment card brands. Sage Pay is also audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is a fully approved Level 1 payment services provider, which is the highest level of compliance. They are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation.
All transaction information passed between us and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to our servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely assured that nothing we pass to Sage Pay’s servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.
Encryption & Data Storage
Once on Sage Pay's systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. The data Sage Pay hold is extremely secure and they are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.
Links to Banks
Sage Pay has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.
Entry to Sage Pay is controlled by Iris Scanners, which are the latest and most precise biometric security devices available for identification. As used by chemical plants, airports, police stations, prisons and other facilities where security is paramount. In addition, no one can enter or leave the building without a valid security pass.
These facts can be verified by visiting Sage Pay's website by clicking here.