Security Online with Aequitas Automotive Limited
Have you ever stopped to think who is getting access to the information you type in online?
What if someone gets hold it?
What if they use your details?
For anyone who has ever been a victim of identity theft or had credit or debit cards cloned you will know how upsetting it can be. Its not only the cost aspect but also the distress and time it takes to sort it all out.
We know that internet security and potential identity theft is a big concern for customers. Every time you enter your details online on any system they are sent via the internet .
Unfortunately there are elements within society who want to exploit this and potentially use your details fraudulently.
The answer therefore has to be using an internet security system.
In laymans terms they send the information back and forth between systems in an encrypted gobbledygook format. Like any system some are more effective than others. Some are more secure than others. Imagine a house alarm for your home. Some only have an inactive box outside your house, some have flashing lights, some have audible noises and some have a manned armed response. Verisign is all of this.
When we were designing our new website we took all the suggestions and comments we had had and tried where ever possible to eliminate any concerns that where raised. A major concern was entering credit and debit cards as well as personal information. Naturally wanted to make sure that we had the most reliable, trusted system possible. There was only ever one choice, we enlisted the help of Verisign. This is the same system used by 97% international banking and main financial institutions as well as prestige established blue chip companies. Indeed, if you check your Google toolbar, you will find a green lock sign and you can see that they have made the same decision we have. Online security, ultimately your online security is not something we compromise on. The Verisign system is not cheap, but we are proud to say we are the first dedicated Gap Insurance provider in the UK to employ the Versign system. This security extends to our payment gateway, supplied by Sagepay, again a well regarded system of high standing.
Our website has been checked and secured. This means that when you enter any details on our system you can rest assured that it as secure as it possibly can be. This encryption (transmits the information in scrambled form) covers all emails and finishes with your credit card details. When you call us on our free phone number we log onto another version of the system again to ensure that any information we enter on your behalf is fully protected. Please note that no permanent record is ever made of sensitive information and we are a registered data controller. This means that we comply with the 1998 data protection act. If you wish to verify our membership please visit www.ico.gov.uk our membership number is Z2455374. Attentively please visit our peace of mind page where you can verify this and our other accreditations..
Also when designing our website it has been done on a bespoke basis by a specialist Web Design team. The website is not based on a generic platform such as Joomla or Wordpress, as fantastic as these websites are they can often be an easy target for hackers as they are so well known. It would have been far easier and infinitely cheaper to have simply bought a template site (for around £30) and have it modified, but we do not believe that this would ultimately protect you in the best possible way.
Our websites are hosted on dedictated servers that have passed the latest PCI compliance requirements for security. Again it would be far cheaper to host the website on a shared basis with other domains, but again this would not enable us to provide the best level of protection in our opinion.
Online websites are a constant target so as an added security our website is independently checked everyday to ensure that no-one has tried to insert, download or hack into the system. If you wish to verify our Verisign status please click here for a link directly to the Verisign register. In the meantime should you have any questions or wish to give us any feedback please do not hesitate to contact us on free phone 0800 195 4926 during office hours or by email.
That is why we use Verisign..
This is an expensive security system that it also used by 99 out of the top 100 banks. While nothing is ever completely impenetrable this is close.
The system means that any information that you type into our website is encrypted also scrambled, so that any one outside of the system even if they where successful and gained access would not be able to use it in any way. Versigin than automatically and without warning scans and patrols our systems to ensure that no-one is even attempting to gain access.
Even in our own security systems our building is maintained by a impressive array of security from padlocked entrance to the car park to busser only entry into our offices, from password protected systems to internal and external alarms.
After all your security is also our security and something that we would never take any risks with at any cost.
With this in mind you will be pleased to know that your information while remaining secure is not passed, sold, given or transmitted to anyone for any marketing purposes.
In fact we will not contact you unless you ask us to. We are not ignoring you and we most certainly have not forgotten about you instead we are simply trying to respect your privacy.
You will be sent emails on the run up to you policy expiring as we want you to be aware that you cover is about to finish and yes we would be more than happy if you choose to buy another.
We are only ever a click or a call away so please remember that while we want to actively respect your privacy we are more than happy to help in any way you consider appropriate.
This means that the information you enter is kept away from prying eyes and the destroyed when used. If you click the "Quote " button you will see a badge call Trust Wave. This is a totally independent system that sit along side Verisign and makes sure that the information you enter is completely secure.
Even when you provide your credit card number to a member of the team this is loaded directly onto a virtual terminal and the second that they press the button to move to the next screen and complete the transaction their system is completely cleansed.
Trust Wave also just like Verisign independently and without warning scan and patrol our systems to ensure your security.
As always you security is as important as ours and not something that we would ever take any risks with no matter what the cost!
Our Polices do not limit the price you paid to any guide price.
Our Policies have a 30 day cooling off period
Our Polices pay you the funds and not a nominated dealership.
Policies Cover all named Drivers
Policies are Transferable
Policies are Deferrable
Policies are Cancelable
Non of your details are sold, passed or given to anyone for any marketing purposes what so ever!
In fact we believe we are one of the leading companies in the market place and our policies may have more features and a fantastic real value for money price tag to match so why not click or call 0800 195 4926 and speak to a member of the team