Verified by Visa gives you added online security. Help protect your existing Visa card with a password you create, giving you reassurance that only you can use your Visa card online.
Simply activate your card and create your personal password. You'll get the added confidence that your Visa card is safe when you shop online.
It's quick and easy. You may activate now by entering your card number over Visa's secure server. If your card issuer is participating in Verified by Visa (most issuers are) you'll complete a brief activation process. You'll verify your identity, create your Verified by Visa password and you're done.
To get started, click the "Activate Now" button at the bottom of this page. If you'd prefer to activate later, here's how it works during an online purchase:
Your card is automatically recognized. Once your card is activated, your card number will be recognized whenever you purchase at onSale.com or at other participating online stores. You'll enter your password in the Verified by Visa window, your identity will be verified, and the transaction will be completed. In stores that are not yet participating in Verified by Visa, your Visa card will continue to work as usual.
At iPelagos.com Electronics, we understand that our customers wish to keep their personal information private, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that all such information is guaranteed complete privacy.
Credit Card and Order Data
The checkout and confirmation areas of iPelagos.com are secured using SSL encryption. This ensures that your credit card number and personal information are never sent over the internet unencrypted. Your credit card information is immediately stored in its encrypted form in the data center. Once it is encrypted, no one except the credit card authorization company can decrypt it. Your credit card number is never displayed on our site. Only the last four digits will ever be shown. Also, your personal information, such as your address, e-mail and billing information, are stored in a secure server within the data center. Only those with proper authorization can view this data. We guarantee it.
At iPelagos.com, we use Starfield Technologies, Inc which is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in secure e-commerce payment technologies and services.
In the following section, we've tried to answer common questions and concerns as honestly as possible.
How do I know if a website is secure?
In order to be accurate, we're going to get a bit detailed here. When buying something on the Internet, there are three things to be sure of:
Data you send is strongly encrypted.
The site you're doing business with is the site you think it is.
The site you're doing business with processes your credit card and address information in a safe and responsible manner.
Points 1 and 2 are taken care of by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry standard security protocol that iPelagos.com uses to communicate with secure browsers like Safari and Internet Explorer. When communicating with a secure server like ours, these browsers encrypt the information you send in a way that is extremely difficult for anyone else to decode. (You don't have to know whether your browser supports secure transactions if it doesn't, you won't be able to complete the checkout process.)
Many security experts say the most important thing is what happens once the merchant receives your order. At iPelagos Electronics, we use VeriSign, the leading provider of electronic commerce solutions, to keep things on our end as safe as possible. Using VeriSign does not give us the ability to keep a copy of your credit card number on file. While this is a minor inconvenience whether ordering on the Internet or by phone, you have to give us the number every time you order we believe it's the safest and most honest way to do business.
Which pages of the iPelagos site are secure?
Most of the activity on our site involves the viewing of materials we've prepared and made accessible to everyone, so there's no need for these pages to be "secure". With a product page, for example, no security risk exists because there is no "information" being exchanged.
The portion of the site we've made secure is, not surprisingly, the checkout area. This is where you actually purchase the items you've put into your Shopping Cart. The "Billing & Shipping Information" page and all checkout pages after that are in a secure environment.