Encryption - keeping card details safe. This is the process by which card details are 'scrambled' for transmission over the Internet, to ensure that they cannot be intercepted. Encryption is achieved through a technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You will know when a site is protected by SSL, a 'Golden' padlock icon or a key symbol appears at the bottom right of your screen and the beginning of the site's web address changes from 'http' to 'https'. If neither of these items appear on a website then you cannot transact with the site securely and you should not submit any confidential personal information to that site. When entering your details, for your security, we do not see, store or have access to your card details. The transaction is processed by PayPal in a secure environment. The only thing passed onto ourselves is the funds. PayPal provides these services to both large and small retailers alike, so that you can enjoy the same level of security whether you are shopping from an established brand or a smaller operation.