Site Security

We continue to provide the highest level of security for our customers when shopping on-line.

A new initiative has been put into place by MasterCard and Visa to further protect on-line transactions called MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa


If your card qualifies for either of these schemes you will be prompted to either register or enter your security details during the check out process.



1. To make sure you always have the highest level of security, your payment details are automatically encrypted using 128 bit encryption at point of entry.

1.1 We use Internet standard encryption technology to scramble your sensitive data when you transmit it to us. This process is known as SSL (secure sockets layer) and we are constantly updating our technology to provide you with the maximum practicable level of security. To check that you are in a secure area of our site look at the bottom of your browser (or the top right for Internet Explorer 7) and you will see a closed gold padlock or an unbroken key.

1.2 We use the Protx payment system to clear credit and debit card transactions in real time, this uses a combination of established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data. The Protx internet facing web servers are certified by Verisign, this ensures that no third parties can impersonate Protx to obtain secure information.

1.3 Any communication between the customer and Protx is encrypted to the maximum strength supported by the customer's browser. As far as we are aware the customer is also protected from fraudulent use of their card in a "card not present" environment, by their card issuer.

1.4 We understand that all data stored on Protx systems is held on encrypted and highly secured databases. Protx are regularly audited by Visa and MasterCard to ensure that their systems conform to the latest security standards.

1.5 For security reasons we do not at any time retain details of any credit/debit card information on our servers.

1.6 We do not disclose Buyer' personal information to third parties. Cookies are used on this shopping site, but only to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart once you have selected an item.