We believe that buying online should be as safe, secure, and worry free as possible, so we use a series of Internet security technologies to assure that your transactions are safe, and your payment card and anonymity are protected. This website is secured by an SSL certificate. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. Information sent from addresses that begin with https is encrypted before transmission. We have stringent checks in place to make sure that the transactions we process are not fraudulent. In addition to checks that look for patterns in credit/debit card use which may be erroneous, we also implement the following additional security procedures on all transactions.
AVS (or Address Verification System) adds an extra level of security to a transaction. The billing address that you enter is checked against the address that the bank holds for that card. The bank will indicate whether there is a match between the entered address and the card address. If the address you enter does not match the address at which the card is registered the transaction may be deemed invalid.
All credit and debit cards carry a security code number (CV2 or Card Verification Value.) This number is known to the bank and printed on the card, but is not stored or printed anywhere else. Therefore, it can be used as a check that when you make your purchase, you are in physical possession of the card, or have at least seen the card at some time. On most cards, the security code number is the last three digits of the number printed on the back, at the top right of the signature strip. On American Express Cards the CV2 number is the four digit number situated on the front of the card above and to the right of the card number. You will be required to enter this additional security number before your transaction can be completed.