Charity Choice takes the security of our website very seriously. Our online donations payment facility has been built to the highest security levels and complies fully with all Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
Verified By Visa and MasterCard SecureCode
All Payments are processed by Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode, giving you added security and protection when making payments.
MasterCard SecureCode is a simple and secure way to pay online. A private code known only to you and your bank, your SecureCode enhances your existing MasterCard account by protecting you against unauthorised use of your card when using your payment card online.
Verified by Visa protects your card twice when you shop online with Visa - firstly with a personal message, and secondly with your own secret password.
Our SSL certificate, or secure certificate, is provided by VeriSign. Any website that has a online payment facility needs to fully comply with DSS PCI compliance. When you have an SSL certificate on your site you can trust that the website is secure and reliable and you can tell you are visiting a secure page when the URL starts with "https. To view our most recent digital certificate click the padlock icon near the top of the browser on the payment pages. Furthermore we are also covered by VeriSign's Extra Validation service which gives you even more protection – look out for the green browser bar.
Our banking partner WorldPay operates in over 40 countries and is active in the development and implementation of anti-fraud systems which have helped protect businesses and consumers around the world. WorldPay is a major global leader in payment processing and handle millions of online payments every day so are well placed to give a fully safe and secure service.
We are approved as a Gift Aid collection agency by HMRC. This means that we receive regular audits by HMRC ensuring our charities and donors can have peace of mind that our systems provide the best level of service possible.