Advanced Secure Checkout Our website is secured with a strong 256Bit SSL The connection to our website is encrypted and authenticated using a strong protocol (TLS 1.2), a strong key exchange (ECDHE_RSA with P-256), and a strong cipher (AES_128_GCM). Additional information on what an SSL certificate is and why it’s important can be found below. We are PCI Compliant In order to accept credit card information safely, a website must pass certain audits that show that they complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. One of the requirements is properly using an SSL Certificate. We use PayPal for ALL transactions, why? Using PayPal ensures your financial and personal details are kept secure. All transactions happen on PayPals secure servers so your sensitive information is never revealed to us (https://prepresstoolkit.com) you can buy online with confidence, knowing you haven’t left a trail of personal and financial details on the web. PayPal offer both buyer and seller protection which is a win/win for you and us! More information on PayPal can be found on their website, here: PayPal.com We NEVER store credit-card information More On SSL What is an SSL Certificate? SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting a website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit card details. SSL provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both a website and it’s users’ personal information. SSL Encrypts Sensitive Information The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves. SSL Provides Authentication In addition to encryption, a proper SSL certificate also provides authentication. This means you can be sure that you are sending information to the right server and not to an imposter trying to steal your information. Why is this important? The nature of the Internet means that your customers will often be sending information through several computers. Any of these computers could pretend to be your website and trick your users into sending them personal information. It is only possible to avoid this by using a proper Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and getting an SSL Certificate from a trusted SSL provider. SSL Provides Trust Web browsers give visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar, to make sure visitors know when their connection is secured. This means that they will trust your website more when they see these cues and will be more likely to buy from you. SSL providers will also give you a trust seal that instills more trust in your customers. HTTPS also protects against phishing attacks. A phishing email is an email sent by a criminal who tries to impersonate a website. The email usually includes a link to their own website or uses a man-in-the-middle attack to use your own domain name. Because it is very difficult for these criminals to receive a proper SSL certificate, they won’t be able to perfectly impersonate a website. This means that your information will be far less likely to fall for a phishing attack because they will be looking for the trust indicators in their browser, such as a green address bar, and they won’t see it. SSL is required for PCI Compliance In order to accept credit card information safely, a website must pass certain audits that show that they complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. One of the requirements is properly using an SSL Certificate. https://prepresstoolkit.com passes all PCI standards.