Credit card security is one of our highest priorities. To this end, Seat Yourself goes beyond accepted industry standards in this regard, as detailed below.
First, no financial information is transmitted in the clear. All charging transactions are encrypted using the industry standard HTTPS protocol.
In addition, we are required by the terms of our credit card merchant account to be PCI compliant. As part of that requirement, our site undergoes quarterly security scans by Sysnet Global Solutions. The PCI Security Standards Council website will give you more information about PCI compliance.
Seat Yourself goes well beyond PCI compliance in that we do not store credit card account numbers (except for the last 4 digits) and we do not store the CVV code. Instead, we pass this information to our credit card processor, Authorize.net, and then immediately erase the information from our servers. What this means is that there is no financially sensitive information stored on our servers; in the unlikely event of a breach, no such information is even present to be compromised.
Authorize.net is a product of Cyber Source; a subsidiary of Visa Inc.
Authorize.net passes the information on to Heartland Payment Systems; the company that holds our credit card merchant account. Heartland is a subsidiary of Global Payment Systems; a US Fortune 500 company—and one of the largest payment processors in the world.
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.