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Security is probably one of the most significant concerns for both the shopper and the retailer during an online transaction. In reality an online transaction is probably more secure than a card transaction in a shop or conducted over the telephone or by fax, as the information transmitted online is highly encrypted using complicated logarithm combinations. uses WorldPay for the management of online payments. WorldPay is part of the The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the fifth biggest banking group in the world. WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small.

The WorldPay payment system uses a combination of both established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data. Furthermore, the public web servers are certified by Thawte, a public Certificate Authority, ensuring that both the shopper and retailer can have confidence that nobody can impersonate WorldPay to obtain confidential information.

Transaction Encryption


During the transfer from our website to WorldPay, the purchase details are encapsulated using an encrypted and digitally-signed protocol. This uses a combination of standard methods such as PGP, RSA and MD5 to ensure that the information passed is secure and tamper-proof.


Security for the You


Any communication between the shopper and WorldPay is also encrypted to the maximum strength supported by the shopper's browser using TLS or 128 Bit SSL. Shoppers are also protected from fraudulent use of their card in a "card not present" environment, by their card issuers. The card issuers provide the right for a shopper to dispute a transaction if the goods/services did not arrive or if the card was used fraudulently.


Data Storage


Data storage on WorldPay systems, and the communication between WorldPay and the worldwide banking networks, is regularly audited by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction environment. The company also ensures that it stays up-to-date with the latest versions of any third-party code used, and continually reviews its own proprietary code.


Privacy Policy


Protecting your privacy is important to us.

If you contact us, we'll keep your name and contact details on record so that we can get in touch with you. We won't pass your details on to anyone else.


Our server logs any visits to this site - it logs your IP address and tells us what browser you're using. We can't tell who you are from that information or what your email address is. This data will only be used so that we can see how many people visit the site and how they navigate through it. We can only get your email address if you fill in a form and give it to us.


Any information about you that we collect is stored on our systems, or in the case of online payments, held by WorldPay on our behalf. If you order from us, payment details may be used to confirm identity or credit details, for fraud prevention procedures, money laundering checks, audit confirmations or debt collection procedures. This may involve transferring your data to countries outside the European Economic Area.






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