Credit Card Security
When you join or renew your SSAI membership or register online for an event, you have the option of paying online via credit card.
We have implemented security measures designed to provide the peace of mind you should expect when purchasing goods over the internet. When you are requested to enter your credit card details, our secure server uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to connect to our website, which encrypts all the information sent from your PC.
The following indicates that you have entered a secure session and will be present when you are requested to enter your credit card details:
- the "https" in place of the usual "http" in your browser address bar
- the small padlock at the foot of your browser (Internet Explorer) or next to the address bar (Firefox)
From our website we use a payment gateway called "Securepay", which uses 128 bit PKI encryption.
Within the SecurePay system transaction data is stored with a truncated PAN (an abbreviated version of the credit card number). This allows us to distinguish transactions, while the full credit card details are never stored. Your credit card details are not stored on the SSAI server.