The information you provide to a MPVA web site covered by this policy is protected in transit by using a network protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is the industry standard technology for secure online transactions. A simple way to know your transmission is protected is by referencing the URL. If it starts with https:// you can be assured that it is using SSL. Transactions are processed only from secure browsers. These browsers encrypt the information sent using SSL, which scrambles the data to make it extremely difficult for anyone who intercepts the information to read it. MPVA has contracted with an online Merchant Services provider (National Australia Bank) with the goal of protecting our customers' personal and financial information. Transmissions from this vendor to credit card processors also are encrypted and sent via dedicated leased private circuits. In addition, the computers housing the data are protected by physical security measures, including more than one level of locked access.
REMINDER: In the event of an unauthorized use of your credit or debit card, you must promptly notify the card issuer pursuant to its reporting rules and procedures.
To minimize the risk of loss and/or additional expenses that could occur from compromised cardholder information, MPVA merchants WILL NOT retain any of the following information electronically:
Credit Card number
Card expiration date
The protection of your personal information is important to MPVA, and as a result, we do not accept payment via email.
MPVA protects against unauthorized disclosures by limiting access only to those of our employees who need the information to do their jobs.