Q1: Is my Payment Information Safe?
A: Security is very important to us at LeisureCraft-Tewkesbury and our site contains its own encryption software to ensure your information is always safe. All transaction information passed between our site and the Payment Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to our servers from the Payment System are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing passed to the Payment servers can be examined, used, or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.
Once on the Payment systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the UK & 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. The data held by the Payment system is extremely secure.
The Payment system have multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.
No individuals within the Payment system are able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data. Their systems only allow access to their most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances (such as investigations of Card Fraud by the Police). Your transaction information and customer card information is secure even from their own employees because their systems never display the full card numbers, even on administration screens.
Q2: What is ‘MasterCard SecureCode?
A: This is a service that has been introduced to all Mastercard cardholders to protect your card details with a personal password so you can shop with the assurance that your information is safe. For more information click on the link http://www.mastercard.com/uk/personal/en/cardholderservices/securecode/faqs.html