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Payment Options

You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Electron and PayPal.

Rest assured all payments made to The Consortium Store are completely secure. We use SagePay to process all transactions and do not hold any of your confidential financial details ourselves.

Here are some facts about Sage Pay:

SYSTEM SECURITY

Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave who are an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the payment card brands. Sage pay are also audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and are a fully approved Level 1 payment services provider, which is the highest level of compliance. They are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation.

TRANSACTION SECURITY

All transaction information passed between The Consortium site and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to The Consortium's servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely assured that nothing we pass to Sage Pay’s servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.

ENCRYPTION AND DATA STORAGE

Once on the Sage Pay systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. The data Sage Pay hold is extremely secure and they are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

LINKS TO BANKS

Sage Pay has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.

INTERNAL SECURITY

Entry to Sage Pay is controlled by Iris Scanners, which are the latest and most precise biometric security devices available for identification. As used by chemical plants, airports, police stations, prisons and other facilities where security is paramount. In addition, no one can enter or leave the building without a valid security pass.