Our website, like most e-commerce websites, uses industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to provide secure payment transactions. This facility is provided by WorldPay, a recognised UK based leader in providing encrypted and safe transfer of credit, debit or charge card details.
When you wish to pay for your order, you will be taken to a secure WorldPay payment page. You will see a 'locked padlock' symbol on your browser's address bar or at the bottom of your browser window. Alternatively, you will be re-directed to your PayPal log-in page if that is how you have selected to pay.
Some people are concerned with entering their credit card details on a website to buy online. None of our customers have ever reported fraudulent use of their card through shopping with us. If you are still in any doubt, you can simply call us by telephone with your details to place your order.
Additionally, for online payments, there is a further layer of security now available which is run by the banking and credit card institutions called 3D Secure.
The Visa programme is called Verified by Visa
The Mastercard programme is called MasterCard SecureCode
These programmes allow shoppers to create for their payment card a password known only to them. When a transaction is made, you will be asked to enter that password to further verify and authenticate the payment. This has been made compulsory by many banks/credit cards.
Absolute Pearls Ltd. do not have access to either your payment card information or passwords which are all kept secure by WORLDPAY and the banks as appropriate.
You may find out more information about these programmes here:
MasterCard SecureCode https://www.mastercard.co.uk/en-gb/consumers/features-benefits/securecode.html
WORLDPAY (our payment provider) https://online.worldpay.com/