Making your online experince as safe, secure and enjoyable as possible

Security is probably one of the most significant concerns for both the shopper and the retailer during an online transaction. In reality an online transaction is more secure than a card transaction in a shop or conducted over the telephone or by fax, as the information transmitted online is highly encrypted using complicated logarithm combinations.

Protx, the payment processing system which we use, offer a combination of established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data. Furthermore, our public web servers are certified by Thawte, a public Certificate Authority, ensuring that both the shopper and retailer can have confidence that nobody can impersonate the secure payment server to obtain confidential information.


Online encryption Protection

The transfer of the purchase details from our site to our payment processor are encapsulated using an 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.

Safe, Secure and Easy Shopping

Any communication between you and the payment processor is also encrypted to the maximum strength supported by your browser using TLS or 128 Bit SSL. You are also protected from fraudulent use of your card in a "card not present" environment, by your card issuer.

Secure Database Storage

Data storage on the payment processing systems, and the communication between ourselves, the payment processor and the worldwide banking networks, is regularly audited by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction environment. 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.