Some of the steps we have take to ensure that your online shopping experience is a safe one and a few tips as well ...
All online payments are processed by Sage Pay
, our online payments provider. Sage Pay has achieved the highest level of PCI DSS compliance. All communication between our website and Sage Pay is sent encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates.
All payment information entered is done on Sage Pay's encrypted pages. ThCurtains Made Simple does not handle or store any credit/debit card or other payment information, it is all handled by Sage Pay.
In addition to taking payments online we also accept cheque and BACS payments as well.
PCI DSS Compliant
We have been been accredited as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant by Streamline / RBS World Pay.
Our business has been authenticated by VeriSign
and our website is checked daily for malware, to see our certificate click on the VeriSign logo at the bottom of the page.
IMRG - Internet Shopping Is Safe Accreditation
We are registered with the IMRG- Internet Shopping Is Safe
scheme. This means that Curtains Made Simple's has had its business, VAT and data protection credentials checked and that its terms and conditions have been reviewed and judged to be legal, decent, honest, truthful and fair.
Additional Top Tips ...
Padlock - Make sure the payment page where you enter your credit card details has a padlock symbol at the beginning of the address bar. Clicking on the padlock will reveal further security information about the site.
HTTPS Not HTTP - Make sure that on the payment details page the start of the URL has HTTPS and not HTTP.
3D Secure - Make sure that your credit card is registered for 3-D secure. This provides an additional layer of security by asking you to enter a password that is registered with your card provider.
Contact Details - Is it a real business with real people? Make sure the business lists its physical address, company number, VAT number and telephone number
Anti-Virus software and Firewall - Make sure the computer your using has an up-to-date anti-virus software and firewall.
Install Computer Updates - Ensure that any Microsoft, Mac or Linux patches and updates have been installed.
Up-to-date Browser - Ensure that you are using most recent version of Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox. They will be the most secure. Some browsers like Chrome will automatically install the latest version. Others like Firefox or Internet Explorer will prompt you or give you the option when installing updates.
Keep Cards Safe - Keep your cards physically safe at all times.
Keep Financial Information Safe - Don't leave financial information laying around and shred financial documents before disposing.
Check Statements - Check your statements agree with your expected transactions.
Credit Card Are Safer - Consider using a credit card as they offer a higher level of consumer protection than debit cards.
Public Computers - If possible avoid making online payments on public computers e.g. internet cafes.