Security of Payments

Security of your Information

We take the privacy and security of your payment and personal details very seriously and every aspect of your personal data is covered. Based on the policy of ours, we employ some of the most secure services available in the world in handling your online payment.

SSL Encryption by Comodo

To ensure that your details are safe, look out for the ‘https’ at the beginning of the website address and green padlock icon when entering personal details on any website. This suggests the website is SSL encrypted and certified by a CA (certifing authority).

The CA our site employs is Comodo, a leading company in the SSL Certificate industry that has originated the Certificate Authority / Browser Forum (CA/B Forum). Their highest strength SSL encryption technology supports hundreds of thousands of websites worldwide. For more info, please refer to Comodo’s webpage.

Payment by Stripe

Our credit card payment employs Stripe as a gateway company. Stripe is one of world’s most acclaimed online payment processors along with Paypal. Under their highest level of security system, your sensitive data are encrypted on disk AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe’s internal servers and daemons are able to obtain plaintext card numbers; instead, they can just request that cards be sent to a service provider on a static whitelist. Stripe’s infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in separate hosting infrastructure, and doesn’t share any credentials with Stripe’s primary services (API, website, etc.). For more info, please refer to Stripe’s security details.

Unlike Paypal, customers are not to be prompted to a popup window under “stripe.com”. Stripe employs this method because (1) you do not have to create a separate account with Stripe and (2) it is quicker to complete a transaction. Please feel free to contact Stripe’s Support Team, should you have any queries with regard to the processing of your card.

What else can you do?

There are some other steps you can take to maximise security of your online transactions.

  1. Make sure you have up-to-date anti-virus software. Many are available for very little cost or for free. Get advice on anti-virus from stay smart online.
  2. Make sure your browser is the most up-to-date version.
  3. Make sure your password is strong and you don’t share it with anyone.