The United States Eventing Association, Inc, uses SSL TLS 1.2 for all credit card transaction. TLS 1.2 SSL is the most widely supported and secure method for transferring information over the internet.
The USEA does not store any lasting credit card information on our servers. All credit card is processed with our merchant gateway, USA ePay, and is a Level 1 PCI Compliant processor, held to the strictest security standards for credit card processors.
Our payment provider, USAePay realizes that the theft of lists or databases in which credit card information is stored can have dire consequences for merchants and their customers. USAePay has developed a revolutionary new way of storing credit card information. In the USAePay system, each credit card number is encrypted uniquely and stored individually, making it impossible to steal an entire list or database full of sensitive data. Credit card numbers can only be viewed on an individual basis by unlocking or decrypting each one. If a card number is needed, the requested number is decrypted and unparsed from the system, a process that takes only a few seconds.
To use your stored payment method, the United States Eventing Association, Inc. stores only a customer token that allows us, with your permission, to tell our secure merchant gateway, USAePay. to charge your stored payment information. These customer tokens are meaningless outside of encrypted servers and have no identifiable information linking to your personal account.
If you have any further questions, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.