When ordering from this secure site you will come across the telltale
lock symbol on your browser's status bar whenever you are asked for
sensitive credit card information.
Sites such ours are described as "secure" when they are set up to prevent
unauthorized people from seeing the information that is sent to or from the
If your browser supports the security protocols (rules and standards that
enable computers to exchange information) used by secure sites, for example
Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Netscape's Navigator, you can
send information to a secure site with complete safety and confidence.
A security certificate (verifying the site identity and
security) is automatically sent to your browser whenever you visit a secure
web site - which will display a familiar lock icon on the status bar.
In fact your browser will automatically warn you that the site is not
secure if you are about to send information such as your credit card number
to an insecure site. If a site was to claim to be secure but its security
credentials were suspect, Internet Explorer for instance can warn you
that the site might have been tampered with or might be misrepresenting
Short for Secure Sockets Layer, SSL is a protocol developed by Netscape
for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL works by using a
public key to encrypt data that's transferred over the SSL connection. Both
Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites use
the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card
numbers. Some URLs require an SSL connection start with https: instead of
http: but, as with this site, this is not always the case.
At all times your information is treated with the strictest security and
confidentiality and is protected under law by the Republic of Ireland's
Data Protection Act, 1988, and
within our contract duties to our credit card merchant bank, the
Bank of Ireland.
As a customer your personal information is collected only on ordering
at our UK secure server. Your personal information is then safeguarded
by the laws of the European Union and in particular the Data Protection
Acts of the UK and of Ireland. Under Irish law we are forbidden to
export your information to third parties without your knowledge or to
treat your personal data in any way inconsistent with its original
Full compliance with the Data Protection Acts in force within the
European Union, at our UK secure server, and at our Irish home is a top
priority. Your personal and credit card information is treated as
strictly private and confidential and is kept only for the purpose for
which it was intended.
Under Irish law, you may request, at any time, a copy of your
personal data kept at our offices.
Your email address will never be shared with any other company.
site selections. Importantly, cookies at our site contain no tracing or
For more information on Data Protection Law in Ireland visit