Secure Payments and data security

 

Your trust means everything to us at SoftwareNerds.co.uk. We respect your privacy and protect your personal information with strong encryption and strict rules for the handling of data and payments.

We can assure you that every order you make on our website is safe. We use strict security precautions to make our website safe, including the use of a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) server. Any information you enter while you're using the secure server is encrypted before being transmitted, so it is virtually impossible for an outside party to access or intercept your information.

Your payment methods are also covered through MasterCard Secure Code or Verified by Visa.


What is an SSL certificate?


SSL is an acronym for "Secure Sockets Layer" and is a global standard for security technologies that enable encrypted communications between a browser and a server. Therefore, an SSL certificate is extremely important for online stores and websites, who want to protect their customers against theft of sensitive data such credit card information, username, password, e-mail and so on.

An SSL certificate makes it possible to keep a "private" conversation between the two parties, which in this case is a website and the customer, without a third party intercepting and stealing sensitive data.

We have chosen an SSL certificate from the security company Thawte Consulting. Since 1995, Thawte Consulting has developed security solutions for different industries, but with the focus on securing online shopping for websites. You can always confirm that your online activity here at SoftwareNerds.co.uk is encrypted via our SSL certificate by clicking on the address line of your browser.


See the following screen


The address is "https" not "http". "Hypertext Transfer Protocol" (HTTP) means that data traffic is not encrypted, while "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure" (HTTPS) means that all data traffic is now encrypted and therefore protected against abuse and fraud.

You can also see that the SSL certificate is activated through the small "padlock" located to the left of the address of the domain. If you have questions about SSL or our level of data security, do not hesitate to contact our support.