Small Firms Services Limited (also trading as SFS, The Apostille Service and Simple Formations) is committed to supporting the best standards of practice in all its activities in relation to privacy and security. Visitors to this site can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority.
Our security measures begin as soon as you are required to enter any personal information into our website. This is completely automatic and requires no special action on your part. Once you click to register your company or to order a service you are immediately in a secure environment, this occurs before you enter a single item of personal data. If you are simply purchasing a product from this web site you will be diverted to a secure environment as soon as you click the “buy” button.
The secure environment is created by your browser and our digital certificate, when entering a secure area of the site your browser checks our secure certificate to ensure our web site is exactly as registered with the secure certificate. Once confirmation of the certificate is received, your computer and our server will begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format. The powerful encryption features standard in most browsers will ensure the security of the data that is passed between us. Our certificate has been issued by Equifax one of the largest and most well known certificate providers.
When we take payment for your order we communicate with SagePay, our payment service provider. The SagePay payment system uses a combination of established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data. Their internet facing web servers are certified by Verisign, this ensures no third parties can impersonate SagePay to obtain secure information.
We do not store any card data. Card data is managed by our payment service provider detailed above to ensure the security of your financial details.
MasterCard® SecureCode™ is a service from MasterCard and your card issuer that provides added protection when you buy online. When buying from this website you will be directed to your bank to enter a SecureCode which is never shared with any merchant. A private code means added protection against unauthorised use of your credit or debit card when you shop online. Every time you pay online with your MasterCard, Maestro or Solo card, a box pops up from your card issuer asking you for your personal SecureCode, just like the bank does at the ATM. In seconds, your card issuer confirms it’s you and allows your purchase to be completed.
Verified by Visa is a service that lets you shop online with added confidence. Through a simple checkout process, Verified by Visa confirms your identity when you make purchases at participating ecommerce websites such as ours. It’s convenient, and it works with your existing Visa card. Plus, Verified by Visa is a easy to use. You register your card just once, and create your own password. Then, when you make purchases at participating online stores, a Verified by Visa window will appear. Simply enter your password and click submit. Your identity is verified and the purchase is secure. To learn more, contact the financial institution that issued your Visa card.