Yes, Give as you Live Online is secure. When you purchase an item you do so directly with the store. At no point is Give as you Live Online given access to your credit card or financial information.
All your personal details are stored in your online account, which you can access at any time. This information is stored securely and is never shared with any 3rd parties. We will only share your personal information with your cause with your permission. You can update your preferences for communications at any time through your account here.
You can check a site is secure by looking at the URL in your browser. If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. To get an SSL Certificate, the company must go through a validation process.
The highest level of validation, Extended Validation (EV), is the safest and most extensive. With Extended Validation the company requesting the certificate has to prove their identity as well as their legitimacy as a business. You can tell if a site has an EV certificate by looking at the address bar. Browsers show a green address bar with a lock icon for websites with EV certificates.