This web site is secured using a Thawte Digital Certificate. This ensures that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web will be encrypted. If any other internet user intercepts the communication he/she will only be able to see it in an encrypted (garbled) form. Certificate technology allows us to decrypt the information, and view it in plain text form. For more information on SSL digital certificates for web servers please see http://www.thawte.com/home.html.
Our entire transaction checkout process is completely private and secure. When you place your order with us, ALL your information is 128-bit encrypted before it even leaves your computer, then is sent to a secure server where your order is processed. When you start filling out your personal information, you are taken to a secure server. When you are on a secure connection, you will notice that the URL (web address) will start with "https://" instead of "http://". The extra "s" stands for "secure".
In addition, we have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card transactions for our customers. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card processing networks. The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including: 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions, industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information, and compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. Clubthings.com is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program for your protection.
Our site is powered by the ShopSite E-Commerce platform. The ShopSite High Security logo, which appears below as well as on the bottom right of our home page, can only be displayed by ShopSite web stores that meet stringent payment information handling guidelines designed to protect the shopper's credit card information. The High Security logo is generated at the time the page is viewed, and will only display if our site is currently configured to protect the payment information in the following way: Merchants who use a real-time payment processor, such as Authorize.Net, qualify for the high security logo if they collect payment information in the shopping cart on an SSL encrypted page, and transmit that information to the payment processor over an encrypted SSL connection. If the merchant stores the payment information, it must be stored using 1024-bit public/private key encryption and only viewed or downloaded over an SSL encrypted connection. The logo includes today's date as proof that it is currently valid.
To further protect you from Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud, we are independently monitored for security issues and unauthorized changes by the WebEntrust service. WebEntrust's live "Trusted Site" seal is displayed on the upper left side of our site; valid seals always show the current date as proof that we have met the WebEntrust Site Trust requirements for that day, including meeting their "Internet Best Practices" defined standards for privacy, financial information security, network security, data transmission security, anti-virus software updates, system security monitoring, proper domain contact disclosure, and compliance with applicable laws related to the receipt and handling of personally identifiable information and unsolicited email.
Some people are still worried about giving their credit card or banking information online. If you are still uncomfortable with providing such details online, you can always select the option at checkout to call us with your payment details instead, or to mail in a money order.
If this is your first time shopping with us and you are concerned about providing your information to an unfamiliar business, we want to reassure you through our participation in the following third-party, independent services:
-Our Paypal Verified status means that Paypal has proof of our identity in conjunction with their own authentication methods.
-Our SquareTrade Certified status means that SquareTrade has verified our identity, rated us as having a Superior Selling Track Record, certified that we have a positive History of Resolving Disputes, and confirmed that we will participate in third-party mediation at the buyer's request.
-Our Approved Site status with the Internet Trade Bureau means that they have confirmed we are a Member in Good Standing with no unresolved complaints.