Are Online Payments Safe?
Is it safe to pay my bills online?
Worcestershire County Council is committed to protecting your
privacy online. We have taken the following measures to help
protect your information.
We use a digital certificate
A digital certificate is similar to an electronic passport. A
digital certificate has been issued to Worcestershire County
Council to prove we are who we say we are and so that you know you
can trust us with sensitive information.
We send your information in coded format
Our secure server software encrypts all your personal
information. Encryption means taking original information, for
example, converting your payment card number into coded data so
that it is unrecognisable as it travels across the internet.
When you enter the secure area of our web site you will see a
padlock icon appear in the bottom right-hand corner of your
computer monitor. You can click on the padlock to be sure that it
is Worcestershire County Council you are trusting.
Your information will only be used for payments
The Data Protection Act 1998 ensures the protection and care of
personal information. This means that information you give us
electronically will only be used for the purpose you intended.
This page was last reviewed 9 April 2013 at 16:36.
The page is next due for review 6 October 2014.