Our security measures begin as soon as you are required to enter any personal information into our website. This is completely automatic and requires no special action on your part. Once you click to register your company you are immediately in a secure environment, this occurs before you enter a single item of personal data. If you are simply purchasing a product from this web site you will be diverted to a secure environment as soon as you click the “buy” button.
The secure environment is created by your browser and our digital certificate, when entering a secure area of the site your browser checks our secure certificate to ensure our web site is exactly as registered with the secure certificate. Once confirmation of the certificate is received, your computer and our server will begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format. The powerful encryption features standard in most browsers will ensure the security of the data that is passed between us. Our certificate has been issued by Equifax one of the largest and most well known certificate providers.
When we take payment for your order we communicate with SagePay, our payment service provider. The SagePay payment system uses a combination of established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data. Their internet facing web servers are certified by Verisign, this ensures no third parties can impersonate SagePay to obtain secure information.
Simple Formations participates in the Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode™ programmes. These programmes allow cardholders to create a password that adds an additional level of protection to their card - a bit like "chip and pin" but for online transactions. When you enter your credit card number at the checkout, we check to see if you've registered for either programme. If you have, you must enter your password in order to complete your purchase.
MasterCard® SecureCode™ is a service from MasterCard and your card issuer that provides added protection when you buy online. You choose your own personal MasterCard SecureCode and it is never shared with any merchant. A private code means added protection against unized use of your credit or debit card when you shop online. Every time you pay online with your MasterCard, Maestro or Solo card, a box pops up from your card issuer asking you for your personal SecureCode, just like the bank does at the ATM. In seconds, your card issuer confirms it's you and allows your purchase to be completed.
Verified by Visa
Verified by Visa is a service that lets you shop online with added confidence. Through a simple checkout process, Verified by Visa confirms your identity when you make purchases at participating online stores. It's convenient, and it works with your existing Visa card. Plus, Verified by Visa is easy to use. You register your card just once, and create your own password. Then, when you make purchases at participating online stores like ours, a Verified by Visa window will appear. Simply enter your password and click submit. Your identity is verified and the purchase is secure. To learn more, contact the financial institution that issued your Visa card.