Security and Money collection via ecommerce

Security

At hartgoods, we take security very seriously, especially as this site facilitates online transactions. We have an SSL Certificate that converts your data into virtually impenetrable code using data encryption up to 256 bits.

These certificates also use the most secure encryption available and support both SHA-1 and SHA-2 algorithms. The security of this site and your data is our number one priority. The SSL Certificate will secure your data on this website and your browser while you are here, so all information you enter on any secured page is protected.

“SSL is an acronym for “Secure Sockets Layer”, a kind of encryption technology that secures the communication between a website’s server and an online user’s web browser. This way, your confidential data while temporarily on our site will be protected from eavesdropping, forgery, and tampering.”

Sites that use SSL certificates are distinguished by the presence of a padlock icon in the address bar. They may also be indicated by a green address bar and the protocol prefix “https” in the site’s URL in the address bar.

Collecting money

We DO NOT store your credit card details or PayPal details on this site ANYWHERE, EVER. You only ever enter those details when you make a purchase on our secure payment form and the details are immediately passed to the payment gateway (PayPal or Stripe) once you hit the purchase button. PayPal and Stripe are both industry standard highly respected secure and highly rated payment gateways used by millions around the globe.

Our commerce software system in conjunction with Stripe is able to use the more secure new industry standard tokenised system to store basic account information without storing actual credit card numbers. This way when you return to purchase again, a token (which is a nonsensical string of characters and maintained by the payment gateway) can be used to “remember you”. Most online stores are now using this system and all major credit card companies are insisting upon it as it is much more secure than previous methods. To reiterate – NO credit card numbers are stored on our system.

You can’t be authorised to sell online, especially in Australia, unless you have an impeccable track record, have a registered legal business name and address, have an ABN (Australian Business Number) and TFN (Tax File Number) and you own the domain name and the secure hosted website. Owner Hartmut Michael Günther ticks all these boxes. See more details.

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