Security is probably one of the most significant concerns for both the shopper and the retailer 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 strongly encrypted using complicated logarithm combinations.
The transfer of the purchase details from the IPG website to our servers are encapsulated using our own encrypted and digitally-signed protocol. This uses standard methods to ensure that the information passed is secure and tamper-proof via SSL.
Financial communication between the shopper and IPG is also encrypted to the maximum strength supported by the shopper's browser using 128 Bit SSL. Shoppers are also protected from fraudulent use of their card in a "card not present" environment, by their card issuers. The card issuers provide the right for shopper to dispute a transaction if the goods/services did not arrive or if the card was used fraudulently.
Data storage on the IPG systems is regularly audited by our technical personnel to ensure a secure transaction environment. We also ensure that we continually review our own proprietary code.