Here at Express Yourself Mums, is our top priority to ensure that your transaction data is kept secure at all times, and for this reason we outsource our transaction security to Sagepay (formerly Protx).
All transaction information passed between our website 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 and Data Storage
Once on Sagepay'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 that Sage Pay holds is extremely secure and Sage Pay is regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.
Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave which 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. We are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation.
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.
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. No one can enter or leave the building without a valid security pass.
Secured By Thawte
thawte is a leading global Certification Authority (CA). Their SSL and code signing digital certificates are used globally to secure servers, provide data encryption, authenticate users, protect privacy and assure online identifies through stringent authentication and verification processes.
Certificate features and benefits:
- Encryption Up to 256-bit encryption enabled
- Browser Capability Highest in industry
- Certificate Details Domain name only
- Trusted Site Seal Included (available in 18 languages)
You can verify our thawte account by clicking on our Site Seal:
As a leading CA, thawte has been dedicated to offering unquestionable online identity assurance processes and procedures for over a decade.
thawte is dedicated to building a trusted digital future for the Internet. As a member of the CA/Browser Forum, thawte works with the American Bar Association Information Security Committee, browser manufacturers such as Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera and KDE and other leading CAs to define online identity assurance standards.
Validated by Safebuy
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You can be confident that you'll have a hassle-free online shopping experience. All members commit to:
- Adherence to all relevant UK and EU laws with further benefits such as a 14 day 'cooling off' period (where possible)
- Total privacy of personal data and security of credit card handling
- Clear presentation of all costs including delivery charges and VAT
- Effective communication systems with name and address and contact phone number
- Mediation services for consumer complaints provided by SafeBuy and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
SafeBuy members are continuously monitored through mystery shopping.
Further information at www.safebuy.org.uk - including the Code of Practice which SafeBuy members agree to follow.