Please note that when dealing with financial information, your connection will be secured using industry standard encryption techniques. In all browsers, you will see that the start of the address will change from the standard http:// to https:// (The s indicating that a secure protocol is being used). Depending on your browser, you should see a visual confirmation to indicate when this type of connection has been made - some browsers display a closed padlock or unbroken key icon in the top or bottom of the browser window. Others will show a green box next to the website address with further information on the credentials that have been supplied.
Verified by Visa & Mastercard Securecode
When processing a payment, you may be required to complete a secondary stage of identification known as 3D Secure (also known as Verified by Visa or Mastercard Securecode depending on your card type). 3D Secure adds an extra dimension of security to purchases that are made online and has been a key factor in decreasing the amount of fraudulent transactions placed online. Please note that if your bank requires you to use the 3D Secure system, you will need to sign in and successfully verify your identity before your order can be processed.
Card Transactions & Data Storage via SagePay
Sage Pay has the highest level of card data security (PCI DSS Level 1 compliant) so all of our customers can order with peace of mind and are protected against fraud. All transaction information passed between annscottage.com and Sage Pay systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted. Once on our 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. All data that SagePay hold is extremely secure and they are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.