SITE SECURITY INFORMATION
At Shelflife.co.za, the security of our customers is of utmost importance. Our network administrator thrives to deliver a highly secure environment for all transactions made through our website. When choosing who to team up with to bring the best form of security to our website, there was no better option than the one trusted by millions worldwide – Thawte. Shelflife.co.za makes use of Thawte’s SSL Web Server Certificate with EV (Extended Validation). This protects confidential information exchanged during shopping, with up to 256-bit SSL encryption – one of the highest forms available today.
What is SSL? SSL (or Secure Sockets Layer) is the protocol used to allow secure communications to take place between your web browser and our web server. Our SSL certificate provides your web browser with identification information about our web server, and establishes an encrypted connection allowing for safe transaction and data exchange. All of this happens in a fraction of a second!
How do I confirm that I am secure? Below are a few ways of checking that your connection to our website is secure. Please note that some icons will be different, depending on which web browser you are using.
– Have a look at the URL. What is this? A URL (or Uniform Resource Locator) is the address of the website. In this case, the URL is https://www.shelflife.co.za . Notice that https:// is different to many other websites http:// – the additional “s” stands for secure.
– Look out for green padlocks and the green address bars at the top of your browser. This indicates a secure connection to the server. Again, these characteristics will differ from browser to browser, e.g. Google Chrome: green padlock, Mozilla Firefox: green address bar and Internet Explorer: gold padlock and green address bar.
– Finally, take a look at our Thawte Trusted Site Seal. What is this? This is the icon at the bottom right of our website, and is identified by a padlock and a date. When this icon is clicked, a verification page will open showing additional details. These details include our organization name, the current status of the certificate and the time frame for which our certificate is valid. Take a look!
In addition to the full domain security provided by Thawte, additional security is provided during the actual payment process when making payments with PayGate and SiD. All in all, these security measures allow for smooth, safe transactions for you, our customer.
Happy Secure Shopping!