We offer a secure way of online payment on our website through the 3-D Secure payment gateway of the GPE system from Global Payments Inc.
3-D Secure payment gateway – GPE
GPE is a online payment gateway owned by the American company Global Payments
When you make your online payment, you will be transferred to the secure site of
GPE to enter your credit card details. We will never see your card information.
GPE supports the 3-D Secure™ protocol, a higher level of online security, which
verifies the owner of the card through the Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode
programs. The advantage of 3-D Secure system is that it is supported by VISA and
MasterCard. If you are not a member of the Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode
programs you can still use the GPE system.
3-D Secure – Authenticated Payment Program
The 3-D Secure™ protocol was developed by Visa to improve the security of Internet
payments. It is designed to allow authentication of cardholders by their Issuers at
participating merchants. The objective is to benefit all participants by providing Issuers
the ability to fully authenticate cardholders during an online purchase, reducing the
likelihood of fraudulent usage of Visa cards and improving overall transaction performance.
The 3-D Secure payment gateway uses SSL technology
By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:.
You will know by seeing the webpage starting with https: that you are on a secure site.
SSL (pronounced as separate letters) Short for Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol
developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL uses a
cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data – a public key known to
everyone and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message. Both
Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites use the
protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers.