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How secure is gearforgirls.co.uk

We take your privacy and security very seriously. To understand what will happen to any private information you give us such as your email address and phone number, please read our privacy policy.

We update our website frequently using best practice methods and the latest technology. The technology behind the website powers over 10,000+ webstores every day and meets industry PCI compliant security standards. PCI compliant is 'The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard created to help payment card industry organizations, that process card payments, prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise.'

How we store your personal information

When you enter your personal data such as your email address its stored on our databases at the secure BigCommerce facility. BigCommerce is one of the major providers of website hosting and your data will be protected behind state of the art hardware firewalls with hacker deterrent security provisioning.

How we transmit your personal information

Personal information you enter on GearforGirls.co.uk is transmitted from page to page and from your computer, over the Internet, to our server. This data transmission is secured by our SSL certificate provided by Geotrust, one of the most respected suppliers of digital security certificates in the world.

Unlike many websites - we don't store your credit and debit card information. Your card details are entered directly onto a page hosted by Sage Pay - the No.1 payment gateway in the UK

Transaction security

All transaction information passed between Gearfor Girls.co.uk and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to our servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely assured that nothing that passes to Sage Pay’s servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.

Encryption and Data Storage

Once on Sage Pay all sensitive data such as credit card details are secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. 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 we hold is extremely secure and Sage Pay is regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

System security

Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave which are an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the payment card brands.

Sage pay is also audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is a fully approved Level 1 payment services provider, which is the highest level of compliance. They are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation.


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