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The Pet Centre Data Security PolicyThe Pet Centre Data Security Policy


The Pet Centre takes responsible steps to protect the personal information of our customers against unauthorized access by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology; so that each time The Pet Centre collects any personal information your details are encrypted and securely communicated to us, protecting them from malicious threats. These comprehensive security measures have been carefully implemented and subjected to rigorous independent testing - providing our shoppers with a secure environment in which they can browse and shop safely.

Access controls are in place to protect any customer information stored on our servers and systems, ensuring that these details are only accessible by authorised personnel for authorised reasons. We make no warranty in respect of the strength or effectiveness of that encryption and accept no responsibility for events arising from unauthorised access of the information you provide.

To check the security of your connection, you can check the URL line of your browser; if the connection is secure the site address will read 'https'. Alternatively, check the bottom of your browser window after accessing the server - if you see a closed lock or unbroken key, SSL is active.

DPS Payment Express Service

To ensure shopping at thepetcentre.co.nz is safe and secure experience, The Pet Centre has engaged DPS as the payment gateway service provider to secure transactions via credit card. Transactions are processed though the secure DPS payment express facility. To protect cardholder data DPS payment express complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS is the global data security standard that any business of any size must adhere to in order to accept payment cards. It presents common sense steps that mirror best security practices. All customer credit card information is securely submitted and processed entirely on specialised DPS payment express systems.

Secure PayPal Service

The Pet Centre also offers an alternative secure payment service via PayPal at no cost to the customer. PayPal is a popular secure payment service that maintains high standards of security and assurance levels to protect both the customer and the merchant from security threats to payment accounts and credit card details.
For more information on PayPal, please visit the PayPal website www.paypal.co.nz