eCharta State of Art Security

When you register on eCharta, you enter some personal and sensitive information. In order to become a seller on eCharta platform you have to save a Credit Card on file. This is MORE sensitive information!  How eCharta uses this information you could see it on eCharta User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

But how eCharta handles this information regarding security reasons? 

DigicertWe know that online shopping is about trust. So we got the Extended Validation EV SSL certificates from Digicert because we believe that this is one of the most effective ways to build trust with our clients. This is the reason when you navigate eCharta website ALWAYS the browser address bar will turn green. For more info go here

Digicert as a WebTrust-Certified Certificate Authority and an active member of the CA/Browser Forum, Online Trust Alliance, Anti-Phishing Working Group, and the W3C Consortium, they are committed to the ongoing goal of safe Internet browsing. eCharta is completely aligned with them!

Only organizations who pass an independent audit as part of Digicert review may offer EV, and all organizations globally must follow the same detailed issuance requirements!

Not an easy step. BUT NECESSARY FOR OUR CUSTOMERS SECURITY!

So eCharta has been verified as authentic and not a known scam or phishing site. This sets our business apart, giving our customers peace of mind when submitting private data.

When we ask you to place your Credit Card on file in order to become a seller, at that moment where do you REALLY stripestore your Credit Card number?

You store it in STRIPE! Not on eCharta servers.

Why?

Because Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available. Stripe forces HTTPS for all services, including our public website. All card numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe’s internal servers and daemons are able to obtain plaintext card numbers! Stripe’s infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in a separate datacenter, and doesn’t share any credentials with Stripe’s primary services (API, website, etc.).

This is the reason that WE DO NOT KEEP ANY OF YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO ON OUR SERVERS! The only thing we have to know from your Card is your last four digits of your card and the expiration date. That’s all! All the rest of your Credit Card info are handled by stripe! So we don’t really get involved again for SECURITY REASONS. We trust them and we fully cooperate with them!

You can use PayPal to pay eCharta at any time. It’s not necessary to use your card to pay off your monthly eCharta invoice. In case you use your card, the charge procedure it’s AGAIN through STRIPE!

So why do we need your credit card information?

Because we have decided to verify the seller’s name and address through the Credit Card procedure. This is very important for us and for the Community. So, the sellers if they wish to sell their stuff in an online marketplace, they want to be secure and protected from any other annoying passers that might come in just for a while to damage the market. Also buyers want to be safe and assured about the seller they are buying from. It’s just a safety valve for our system and the whole community!

We do it because we care!

eCharta Team

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