Security is important to us. You can be assured that when placing your order through our websites, your details are secure.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, the industry-standard Internet security protocol, to secure your credit card information. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as it's transferred over the Internet.
SSL is an open protocol for secure data communications across the computer networks. Broad support for this protocol promotes interoperability between products from many organisations. It provides an environment in which electronic commerce can be conducted and data can be safely encrypted and protected.
SSL provides a straightforward method for adding strong security to existing applications and network infrastructures. SSL is application protocol independent and provides encryption, which creates a secured channel to prevent others from tapping into the network; authentication, which uses certificates and digital signatures to verify the identity of parties in information exchanges and transactions; and message integrity, which ensures that messages cannot be altered en route. All our transactional web sites are authenticated for E-commerce by VeriSign, the world's leading Web site authentication authority.
You can also be fully reassured that element14 does not divulge your details to third parties. All information supplied is used for our internal purposes only, so that we understand you better and make your life easier.
element14 is committed to supporting Payment Card Industry security standards and good security practices. As such, we use industry standard security practices and tools to ensure the security of your credit card information. We achieved PCI-DSS compliance in April 2008 and we have a current Certificate of Compliance dated April 12, 2009. We work with our authorizing banks and business partners to ensure the security of our customer's information and are constantly reviewing our security position with processes in place to maintain our PCI compliance status.