When you place an order or access your account information, it's done using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption method; your details are encrypted before the information goes from your computer to ours. When this is happening you'll see a little padlock symbol at the bottom of the browser - this means that your details are totally safe from prying eyes. (Some browsers don't have this symbol; if the address of the web page starts with https, this also confirms you're secure). This method is the recognised standard for secure transactions.
We've been using the SSL encryption method ever since our website went live. Our website is hosted securely by 1&1 Internet UK, who is one of Europe's largest Hosting Providers. Based on how you arrive on our website, sometimes the product pages may be displayed in normal mode for faster browsing, but all sensitive pages like MyAccount or Payment pages will only be displayed in Secure mode.
ArtisansWorld.co.uk accepts the following as two alternate secure and convenient payment methods.
We use the industry leading internet payment company PayPal to protect your card details and protect from fraud. PayPal keep your information safe. We will never actually see your bank or credit card details, they are passed in a highly secure way directly to PayPal for processing. Industry-leading fraud prevention is just one of the reasons PayPal is a safe way to pay online. PayPal uses proprietary technology and constantly innovates to monitor transactions and maintain a secure payment system. To help you keep track of your account activity, PayPal sends an email confirmation of every account transaction.
Please key in the correct shipping address in English while checking out with PayPal. Or the order will be shipped to your PayPal address. If your home address has recently been changed, please update your PayPal address before making the purchase using PayPal.
For more information visit Paypal.
Stripe is a global payment gateway provider headquartered in San Francisco. Stripe currently powers businesses in 25 countries. The company has received around $300 million in funding to date; investors include Sequoia Capital, Visa, American Express, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk. Stripe now processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses, from newly-launched start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
When you shop with us, our secure server encrypts all of your personal information, including name, address and credit card information. We use Stripe Payment Gateway which is an industry leader in secure internet transactions. Stripe is used by thousands of other UK businesses for transaction security.
All transaction information passed between our website and the Stripe Payment System is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and all messages from Stripe are signed using AES-256 encryption to prevent tampering. This means that your payment information is not visible or retained at any time by ArtisansWorld.co.uk. By using this, and other best-in-class security tools and practices, Stripe maintains an exceptional level of security, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the highest available in the payments industry.
More Info at Stripe Payments