The security of your personal and financial details is of paramount importance to us, and as such we use the strongest available security systems to protect your communications with us.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
Whenever you fill in an online form, such as a request for a quote, it is automatically protected using something called a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) between your computer and ours. SSL works in the following ways:
ABOUT SECURE SOCKET LAYER (SSL)
You can tell that you are using a genuine SSL site by the padlock symbol. You can view the Security Certificate by double clicking on the padlock image. It is always worthwhile doing this to check that the certificate hasn’t expired.
You will see the padlock appear on this site when you start to enter your personal information (name, address etc).
SSL ENCTYPTS DATA
As soon as your computer has recognised our computer they encrypt all information that is passed between them. Data encryption means that no one else can read or change your information as it travels over the Internet.
SSL PREVENTS SCRAMBLING
SSL uses a Message Authentication Code (MAC) to prevent anyone tampering with our Internet site. Your computer will always check this code before it takes a message from us. This means that if anyone tried to interfere with a message, your computer would not recognise the code and would alert you.
All the information that we hold about you is protected by firewalls and a wide range of IT security measures.