Privacy & Security
We know that you may have concerns about shopping on the internet. Our web site uses a secure server which implements secure sockets layer (SSL) technology in our on-line ordering process to protect your payment card information. Every transaction that is processed by our specialist payment processor - SagePay, is also checked by our fraud control team to validate the authenticity and validity of your payment card as well as indicators of possible fraudulent use. In the unlikely event of fraudulent or unauthorised use of your debit or credit card by someone else to purchase goods from our website we will refund to you any money that we have received as a result.
At Ladderstore.com we do not store any of your payment details online, in fact we don't even see them. Instead we let the experts process your payments - SagePay, the UK's largest processor of secure, real-time, online credit and debit card transactions. As a dedicated processor of online payments their security systems are second to none. It means that when you are entering your payment details you can do so safely in the knowledge that your online security is being handled directly by a SagePay server.
SagePay meets and exceeds all industry security standards. They are vetted yearly by the credit card schemes and meet PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) standards and are also accredited to the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management standards.
When you shop with at Ladderstore.com you can be assured that your card details are securely encrypted during transport over the Internet so no one can access your card information. The card details are only transported to a Bank to authorise your purchase.
What is a Secure Payment Server? Does Ladderstore have one?
To provide security for your online purchases on our web site, we have chosen the secure online payment ensured by SagePay. The secure payment system technology SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) allows you to process, through an SSL-compliant browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, an end-to-end encrypted purchase transaction without fear of an intermediary obtaining your credit card information.
When you are asked to provide your credit/debit card details you should see on the bottom of your browser an unbroken key or locked padlock indicating you are in a secure transaction mode. You are then communicating with a secure server that has direct access into the UK banking gateways, which allows instant authorisation of credit/debit cards. This system allows the hosting of a secure form on secure servers.
The credit card information is securely encrypted and communicated via the Internet to one of SagePay's gateway servers, which links immediately to the appropriate bank to request authorisation. All transactions that pass credit card number validity checks are sent to the bank for authorisation.
What about encryption?
All communication within the system are strongly encrypted using 2048-bit RSA encryption with variable 168-bit session keys (i.e. each transaction uses a new key). This is significantly (many billions of times) more secure than standard browser SSL security provided by, e.g. Internet Explorer. SagePay encryption is also much more secure than that specified for the SET (Secure Electronic Transaction) protocol. The high level of encryption used is forecast as not being a requirement until the year 2015. The encryption is of course totally transparent to our customers.
- We will treat all your Personal Information as confidential (although we reserve the right to disclose this information in the circumstances set out below). We will keep it on a secure server and we will fully comply with all applicable UK Data Protection and consumer legislation from time to time in place.
What Personal Information do You Collect?
When you shop on this Website, we will ask you to input and will collect Personal Information from you such as your name, e-mail address, billing address, delivery address, telephone number, product selections, credit card or other payment information and a password. We may also collect, and our third party providers of advertisements and content may collect, information about where you are on the internet (eg the URL you came from, IP address, domain types like .co.uk and .com), your browser type, the country and telephone area code where your computer is located, the pages of our website that were viewed during your visit, the advertisements you clicked on, and any search terms that you entered on our website. We may collect this information even if you do not register with us.
You should be aware that this site is being monitored by tracking software that we have designed, and may capture information about your visit that will help us improve the quality of our service.
We confirm that any Personal Information which you provide to us (or which is available on public registers) and any User Information from which we can identify you, is held in accordance with the registration we have with the Data Commissioners Office. We use your information only for the following purposes:
- Processing your orders
- For statistical purposes to improve this Website and its services to you
- To serve website content and advertisements to you
- To administer this website
- If you consent, to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you
- We will store data for a period of time in line with the warranty period on products ordered.
You agree that you do not object to us contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, e-mail or in writing and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.
If you require your data to be amended or deleted please contact us via phone or email.
For more information on what cookies we use, take a look at our Cookies guide
What Information will I receive from Ladderstore.com?
When you create a shopping account while ordering online you will be given the option to receive information from Ladderstore.com by post, e-mail or telephone, about products, promotions or special offers which we feel may be of interest to you. In the event that you do not wish to be contacted for such purposes, ensure that you tick the appropriate box as you go through the registration process. You may unsubscribe from our contact list at any time by replying to a promotional e-mail with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line, by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning us on 01204 590 232 from 09.00 - 17.00.
When entering any of our contests or prize draws, you provide your name, email address and mailing address. If you win, we will send the prize to the address entered and notify you by email. When you enter a contest or prize draw, you are also included in our newsletter list to receive notice of promotions, specials and new additions to the Website. You may unsubscribe from this news list by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email received.
Do You Share My Information With Anyone Else?
Your Personal Information will not be disclosed to other businesses within Wardworth Ltd or to any third parties, other than those who will help process your order. Ladderstore.com requires all such third parties to treat your personal information as fully confidential and to fully comply with all applicable UK Data Protection and consumer legislation from time to time in place. We will not release your Personal Information to any company outside of Ladderstore.com for mailing or marketing purposes.
You should be aware that if we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your Personal Information and /or User Information we are entitled do so.