At Sofasdirect we take security very seriously and use one of the strongest available security systems to protect your communications with us. When you register for a client account your data is automatically protected using something called a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) between your computer and our server. SSL works in the following ways:
It prevents impersonation
You can usually tell that you are using a genuine SSL site by the padlock symbol at the bottom of the screen.
It encrypts data
As soon as your computer has recognised our server they encrypt all information that is passed between them. Data encryption means that no one else can read or change your information as it travels over the Internet.
It prevents scrambling
SSL uses a Message Authentication Code (MAC) to prevent anyone tampering with our web site. Your computer will always check this code before it takes a message from us. This means that if anyone tried to interfere with a message, your computer would not recognise the code and would alert you.
More information on site security issues can be accessed once in your personal client area. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.