We consider internet security a priority and that's why we use PayPal & Braintree (a PayPal company) to process all of our payments. PayPal keeps financial information private so when a buyer pays using PayPal, the seller (us) never see any credit card or bank information. Similarly Braintree allows merchants to partially view credit card information but we don't have full access. Further, all vital information is stored on PayPal or Braintree Vaults and not on our site. Now you can select what payment method makes sense for you.
What makes PayPal secure?
The PayPal site is highly secure. They use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe.
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, our server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.
Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.
What Makes the PayPal Site So Secure?
Our state-of-the-art fraud models and proprietary fraud engine work together to help stop fraudulent transactions before they happen. In addition, PayPal stays at the forefront of security, developing many anti-fraud technologies every year.
With PayPal, you've got the industry's most experienced fraud team on your side. PayPal processes billions of dollars in payments each year, allowing us to continually perfect our anti-fraud protections. As a result, PayPal's loss rate is significantly lower than the industry average. We also work with federal law enforcement to catch criminals.
PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. When you send or request money using PayPal, recipients never see your bank account numbers or credit card numbers. They only see your email address, date of sign-up, and whether or not you have completed PayPal's Verification process.
Braintree is a validated Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant Service Provider. They're on Visa's Global Compliant Provider List and Mastercard's SDP List.
They don't store raw magnetic stripe, card validation code (CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2), or PIN block data. Storage of this data is prohibited by the PCI DSS.
Cardholder data is managed in the Braintree Vault using established data security and encryption methods. For example, they use multiple encryption keys with split knowledge and dual control. A data thief would not be able to make use of information stolen from a database without also having the key. The data store where cardholder data is kept cannot be connected to via the internet.