Ballroom Shoes Online Store takes the security of our customers' data extremely seriously, especially payments. Whether by credit card or PayPal, we ensure your details are absolutely secure.
Encryption refers to how your identification and financial data is sent over the internet, and whether it can be decoded by someone looking at that data. This website uses an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate to ensure that all your data is encrypted with 128 bits to secure your data (capable to 256 bit encryption). It is estimated that a powerful computer would take 149,745,258,842,898 years to crack 128-bit encryption (source: Wikipedia - Brute-force attack). On pages that require secure transmission of data (for example, payment for a product) you will see https:// on the browser's address bar rather than the usual http://. This means that data is encrypted using SSL.
Storage of your credit card details
Your credit card number is not stored on our servers, nor is it ever recorded by us. If you choose to pay by credit card, the card details are sent directly to a bank over a secure encrypted internet connection, which is level 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. We never process the credit card dirctly, instead the bank's server tells our server whether your transaction succeeded ot failed. This assures you have the highest level of security throughout the purchasing process.
Storage of your identification data
Your identification data, such as name, e-mail and shipping address, are stored on secure servers requiring authentication.
When you pay by PayPal, we pass you over to the PayPal website, and so we have no access to your financial information. When you complete the payment on PayPal's website, you return to the Ballroom Shoes Online Store website.