UK Gift Gallery

Payment & Security

Shopping with UKGiftGallery/Thorne Antiques & Collectables.

Using this website is easy and making a purchase is quick and secure. Security on the Internet is a very important matter, and one which we have always taken very seriously. Our website is complete with our own SSL Certificate and 128 bit encrypted shopping cart (the highest level of encryption currently available). Simply add products to your basket and when you are finished shopping just click on 'Checkout'. As you enter the checkout process look out for the Padlock on the address bar, this is your guarantee that the page you are on cannot be seen by anyone else ensuring your complete security. In addition to this, before a website can be issued with a Secure Certificate, the owners/operators of the site must be named and verified which assures you that our site is genuine. 

To purchase from us simply browse our site, adding any products of interest to the basket (any/all of these can bea easily removed if required), when you are ready to buy, simply click on 'checkout'. You are then moved to the secure checkout where you are then asked to supply your address and payment details we require to process your order.

You can either pay with a Credit Card or UK Debit Card and these transactions are processed 100% securely by Protx, a detailed explanation of who Protx are and their security measures can be seen below.

OR

If you are a UK customer and already use Paypal (UK buyers only) then you can you can pay us through your Paypal account. If you are a Paypal user then you will already be aware of their commitment to online security but if you want to know more please read the Paypal section below. 

OR

Eurpopean Customers may either pay by BACS Bank Transfer using our IBAN and BIC details or you may use your credit card to pay.

Secure Payments by Protx.

UKGiftGallery.co.uk take online security very seriously indeed and use PROTX to handle our online credit card transactions. Protx are a payment service provider who thousands of companies trust to handle their transaction security.

Transaction security

All transaction information passed between merchant sites and the Protx VSP Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from Protx are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you pass to the Protx 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 Protx 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 we hold is extremely secure and we are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

Links to banks

Protx 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.

Employee access

No individuals within Protx are able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data. Protx systems only allow access to our most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances (such as investigations of Card Fraud by the Police). Your transaction information and customer card information is secure even from Protx own employees because their systems never display the full card numbers, even on administration screens.

For further details please visit  http://www.protx.com/

Secure Payments using Paypal.

Paypal use Industry-Leading Use of Encryption to safeguard your financial and personal information. That’s why they automatically encrypt all sensitive information sent between your computer and the paypal servers.

Your computer:

When registering or logging in to our site, we verify that your internet browser is running Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 (SSL) or higher.

In transit:

Information is protected by SSL with an encryption key length of 128 bits (the highest level commercially available).

PayPal servers:

Your personal information is stored on our servers and heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further shield your credit card and bank numbers, we do not directly connect our firewall-protected servers to the internet.

For more information about Paypal please visit www.paypal.com

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

We collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your order and second, to provide you with the best possible service.

We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent.

We will give you the chance to refuse any marketing email from us or from another trader in the future.

The type of information we will collect about you includes:

  • your name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address

We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.

The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law.

If we intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) we will always obtain your consent first.

We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should contact us.