Extended Validation SSL Certificate
payALtax takes every precaution to protect its customers' information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
When our forms ask you to enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption protocols currently available in the industry – TLS or SSL (depending on your browser settings). PayALtax uses one of the most secure forms of TLS/SSL protocol available: 128-bit AES encryption by Starfield Technologies, Inc.
Access to all of our users' information is highly restricted. payALtax servers, including web servers and database servers, are locked in a strongly secured facility that requires all employees to wear valid ID badges and pass biometric locks before accessing the servers. Security cameras are positioned throughout the building in conjunction with multiple alarm systems. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Internet access is into the payALtax system is restricted and protected by firewalls and password protection. Customer data is further protected by encryption on the storage servers.
All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Several times per year, payALtax employees are reminded about the importance of privacy and trained on what they can do to ensure that customers' information remains protected at all times.
Value Payment Systems’ PCI DSS Compliance
The responsibility to secure our customers' data is not only a good business practice, it is a requirement. To this end, we have achieved PCI DSS Service Provider Level 1 compliance status. Service Provider Level 1 compliance requires yearly on-site security assessments and technical testing by independent assessors qualified and approved by the PCI Security Standards Council. The PayALtax website is also frequently scanned for vulnerabilities and PCI DSS compliance by a third-party Approved Scanning Vendor.