Stripe is an online payments provider, headquartered in San Francisco. They handle billions of dollars / pounds / euros of payments for Internet-based businesses around the world.
We chose Stripe because:
- They offer Level 1 PCI Compliance, which is the most stringent level of certification
- They store our customers' credit card details for us, so we do not need to store them ourselves
- All transactions are processed over a secure connection, meaning data is encrypted as it passes over the Internet
You can read more about Stripe's security here: https://stripe.com/us/features#seamless-security
And you can read more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) here: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/index.php