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Ensuring your details are secure

Our secure-server software encrypts all your personal information including credit or debit card number and name and address. The encryption process takes the characters you enter and converts them into bits of code that are then securely transmitted over the Internet. The data is encrypted using SSL technology. This is the industry standard for secure connections on the internet and is used by most ecommerce sites including online banks.

How can I tell if The Football Nation web site is secure?

It is easy to determine if your connection is secure; on your browser you will notice padlock icon - this normally appears right at the bottom of the screen. Also look out for the sign of a secure web page, which can be identified by the URL (the web site address). A standard page will begin with 'http://'. A secure web page will begin with the URL 'https://' denoting that the merchant is using a secure server for the transaction of data.

How does encryption work?

All credit card details are encrypted using VeriSign 40bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Software. When you establish a secure connection, the downloaded web site sends a digital certificate to your web browser. When the certificate arrives, it contains a public key, which functions as a one-way encryption device. The browser then uses this key to scramble your personal data (Credit Card Information) before sending it over the Internet. Information encrypted with the public key cannot be decrypted without the corresponding private key, which only the merchant has. Without this exclusive, private key, your personal information cannot be read

We know of no documented cases of credit card fraud using our shopping system over the Internet.



Our secure certificate is issued by the independent and globally accepted certification authority Geotrust, world leaders in SSL. This certificate labels secure and trustworthy sites. Geotrust carry out numerous checks to ensure our security and identity.