Secure Payments with Hargroves Cycles
Our relationship with Sage Pay is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that our customers feel safe at all times when shopping with us.
Sage Pay (formerly Protx) has achieved the highest level of compliance under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI). They adhere to the most stringent levels of fraud screening, ensuring that your details remain secure throughout the transaction process.
All transaction information passed between merchant sites and the Sage Pay VSP Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you pass to the Sage Pay servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.
Encryption and Data Storage
Once on their systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards. 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 they hold is extremely secure and they are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.
Links to banks
Sage Pay has 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 Sage Pay 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.
PayPal - How does it work?
Once you've set up your free PayPal account, it's easy to start making safer, faster online payments.
You choose how to pay
You can register your bank account, credit card or debit card with PayPal, then simply choose which one to use each time you make a purchase.
PayPal protect your details
Paypal store and safeguard your bank or card details, so you don't need to type them in to different websites when you make a payment. All you need is your email address and password.
Global Sign SSL Secure
GlobalSign has been securing identities, websites and transactions, worldwide, since 1996
GlobalSign is a well established Certification Authority and SSL Certificate Provider. A leader in public trust services since the very birth of the commercial Internet, GlobalSign Certificates are trusted by all popular browsers, Operating Systems, devices and applications. The company is an expert in providing trusted Certificates and secure mobile technology to cellular and mobile devices and has a rich history of investors, including ING Bank and Vodafone. Now, we are part of a GMO Internet Inc group company - a public company quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449) whose shareholders include Yahoo! Japan, Morgan
What is SSL & https?
The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) (and Transport Layer Security (TLS)) is the most widely deployed security protocol used today. It is essentially a protocol that provides a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or an internal network. In today's Internet focused world, we typically see SSL in use when a web browser needs to securely connect to a web server over the insecure Internet. Technically SSL is a transparent protocol, which requires little interaction from the end user when establishing a secure session. For example, in the case of a browser, users are alerted to the presence of SSL when the browser displays a padlock, or in the case of Extended Validation SSL the address bar displays both a padlock and a green bar. This is the key to the success of SSL – it is incredibly simple experience for end users.
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We can accept the following payment methods: Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Debit and Visa Electron.