Secure payment with SSL/HTTPS
www.mcdstovecentre.co.uk use SSL encryption technology, the most advanced and secure way to process online transactions. You can tell whether a page is secure as https will replace Http at the front of mcdstovecentre.co.uk in your browser and a small green padlock will also appear. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the industry standard technology used for sending encrypted information between a web browser and a web server. This ensures that the data shared between the browser and the server remains secure and is not read or interfered with. Data security is obviously crucial for successful eCommerce to protect both personal and financial information. SSL involves encrypting data using the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) where the server creates two cryptographic keys – a Private Key and a Public Key that are used to encrypt and unencrypt the data transmitted. SSL Certificates - Sharing data securely is one thing, however; equally important is trusting who is at the receiving end. It’s vital to know that the website or online shops are in fact, who they say they are. An SSL Certificate is issued by a Certificate Authority who verifies the identity of the website and its owners. The SSL Certificate contains the domain name, owner or company name, address, and country details of the website. It also contains the expiration date of the Certificate and the name of the Certification Authority responsible for issuing the Certificate. Finally, the certificate includes the public key of the server which is used for that encryption of data. When your browser connects to a secure website, it retrieves the site’s SSL Certificate and checks that it is in date, that it’s issued by a trustworthy Certification Authority, and that the certificate is being used by the actual website that it’s issued for. If it fails on any one of these checks, the browser will display a warning to the end user letting them know that it cannot verify the website. If the browser succeeds in verifying all of the information it indicates this by displaying a locked padlock icon or similar in the browser status bar. Clicking on this padlock icon will display the certificate information to the user.
Credit/Debit card payments & PayPal
SagePay is a payments company specializing in enabling sellers to accept payments online with Visa, Master Card, American Express. SagePay is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification. You can learn more about SagePay at SagePay.co.uk SagePay is our Payment Service Provider (PSP) and we use them to process all credit/debit card transactions. SagePay uses the very latest security technology to ensure that your card details are completely secure when paying on our site. SagePay accepts all credit and debit card payments in all currencies. PayPal uses industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe. With PayPal, you've got the industry's most experienced fraud team on your side. PayPal processes billions of dollars in payments each year, allowing us to continually perfect our anti-fraud protections. PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. When you send money using PayPal, recipients never see your bank account numbers or credit card numbers. They only see your email address, date of sign-up, and whether or not you have completed PayPal's Verification process. PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL).