We ensure that all personal data collected and used by us is managed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act") and we recognise that, in order to maintain our reputation and integrity as an open and professional organisation, we must be fully compliant with this legislation. We will not store any personal details unless permission is given to do so.
The shop.theopen.com is protected by an SSL certificate which is a is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
No credit card details will be stored on our system and all payment transactions on the TheOpen shop will be managed through our online payment gateway, Realex Payments. Realex Payments are a highly trusted online payment card processor who employs a team of full time information security staff who are seen as experts in their industry.