We are part of the HTTPS Everywhere movement and thus have moved our entire site on the HTTPS protocol which used only to be used for the payment section of e-commerce websites but now Google is pushing for any and all e-commerce sites to have this enabled for their complete site. Mike's Dive Store is the first UK dive equipment site to have moved on to this system meaning that all of your details, browsing and payment information is encrypted.
We are also fully certified Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant and include a 128 bit SSL certificate with Sagepay, the leading online provider of e-commerce transactions and security within the UK.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit card and debit card information. Defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the standard was created to increase controls around credit card data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure.
There are six categories of PCI standards that must be met in order for a merchant to be deemed compliant: