The Youth Platform uses Realex, a leader in online Credit Card processing to process our online donations. Security is probably one of the most significant concerns for you as the Donor during an online transaction. In reality an online transaction is probably more secure than a card transaction in a shop or conducted over the telephone or by fax, as the information transmitted online is highly encrypted using complicated logarithm combinations.
The Realex payment system uses a combination of both established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data. Furthermore, Realex’s public web servers are certified by Thawte, a public Certificate Authority, ensuring that you can have confidence that nobody can impersonate Realex to obtain confidential information.
The transfer of the donation details from the The Youth Platform Web Site to Realex are encapsulated using Realex’s own encrypted and digitally-signed protocol. This uses a combination of standard methods such as PGP, RSA and MD5 to ensure that the information passed is secure and tamper-proof.
Security for the Donor
Any communication between you the donor and Realex is also encrypted to the maximum strength supported by the donor's browser using TLS or 128 Bit SSL. Donors are also protected from fraudulent use of their card in a "card not present" environment, by their card issuers. The card issuer provides the right for donor to dispute a transaction if the card was used fraudulently.
Data storage on Realex systems, and the communication between Realex and the worldwide banking networks, is regularly audited by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction environment. Realex also ensure that they stay up-to-date with the latest versions of any third-party code they use, and continually review their own proprietary code.