www.mcdgardensheds.co.uk uses SSL encryption technology, the most advanced and secure way to process online transactions. You can tell whether a page is secure as https will replace http at the front of https://gardensheds.ie in your browser and a small green padlock will also appear.
GlobalSign SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the industry standard technology used for sending encrypted information between a web browser and a web server. This ensures that the data shared between the browser and the server remains secure and is not read or interfered with. Data security is obviously crucial for successful eCommerce to protect both personal and financial information. SSL involves encrypting data using the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) where the server creates two cryptographic keys – a Private Key and a Public Key that are used to encrypt and un-encrypt the data transmitted.
SSL Certificates – Sharing data securely is one thing, however; equally important is trusting who is at the receiving end. It’s vital to know that the website or online shops, are in fact, who they say they are. An SSL Certificate is issued by a Certificate Authority who verifies the identity of the website and its owners. The SSL Certificate contains the domain name, owner or company name, address, and country details of the website. It also contains the expiration date of the Certificate and the name of the Certification Authority responsible for issuing the Certificate. Finally, the certificate includes the public key of the server which is used for that encryption of data. When your browser connects to a secure website, it retrieves the site’s SSL Certificate and checks that it is in date, that it’s issued by a trustworthy Certification Authority, and that the certificate is being used by the actual website that it’s issued for. If it fails on any one of these checks, the browser will display a warning to the end user letting them know that it cannot verify the website. If the browser suceeds in verifing all of the information it indicates this by displaying a locked padlock icon or similar in the browser status bar. Clicking on this padlock icon will display the certificate information to the user.
Credit/Debit card payments
Opayo is our Payment Service Provider (PSP) and we use them to process all card transactions. Opayo use the very latest security technology to ensure that your card details are completely secure when paying on our site. Opayo Payments accept all credit and debit card payments in all currencies. Opayo automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key.
Ideal4Finance is our partner offering finance solutions to our customers. Ideal offer very simple and fast application process, repayments up to 60 months. You can apply directly on the Ideal website and once your “credit limit” is approved you can contact us directly to finalize the purchase. Please note that our special offers & price reductions don’t apply to products purchased with finance. You can buy our products with finance during a time when prices are reduced but you will be charged a full price and none of the discounts or special offers will be offered or accepted. Please note that we reserve right to restrict all products offered at a reduced price from being sold when payment is made with finance.