Your security on Madeira Shopping
Credit card security
It's simple, it's safe…
Your credit card transactions on Madeira Shopping are safe. In
fact, they are as safe as all other credit card transactions done
on a daily basis in restaurants, shops and other businesses. Why?
Because the actual transferring of money is administered by UNICRE
(the VISA & MasterCard agent in Portugal) - not by Madeira-Shopping.com.
UNICRE reserves the money for Madeira Shopping's use - which
means that we receive payment long after your order has been has
been placed. In fact, only some time after your order has been
Madeira Shopping operates in the same way as any other speed-point
or credit card facility machine holder.
We are accredited by UNICRE
To facilitate this process, Madeira Shopping has to comply with
all security requirements prescribed by UNICRE as to accredited
mail order companies.
Even more so than the normal speed-point merchant - we have been
rigorously credit checked and re-checked. And continue to be checked
and vetted on a continuous basis. Because Madeira Shopping is
an esteemed and approved credit card operator/merchant for UNICRE,
our credit card transactions are protected by a convoluted process
that requires verbal (over the telephone) authorisation requests
and a delayed credit card funds credit system.
Squinting & squiggling (Secure Socket Layers * SSL)
In addition, as you enter your credit card number, name and address
on Madeira-Shopping.com, it is encrypted as a secret code (Secure
Socket Layers) for its virtual journey between your browser and
Madeira-Shopping.com. An encrypted code is virtually illegible
and indecipherable as it travels from destination to destination.
This secret encryption is set in motion by using SSL transactions.
Secure Socket Layer transactions & Veri Sign or THAWTE
Whenever you see the Veri Sign logo or THAWTE on the Internet,
you can have peace of mind that a Secure Socket Layer system is
used to protect your information.
You will see on your SHOPPING BASKET page that your payment
is automatically protected by clicking a "SECURE ORDER"
Madeira Shopping guarantees safe credit card purchases
In the unlikely event of any unauthorised charges on your credit
card as a result of your online card transactions with Madeira
Shopping, we will reimburse you for an amount up to 15,000$00
PTE (Portuguese Escudos) if your credit card company holds that
you are liable for the purchase.
Your credit card details will NEVER be disclosed to any third
parties, unless obliged to do so by law.