Safe & Secure Shopping

YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY IS A TOP PRIORITY TO STARFIRE DIRECT, and we understand how important it is to stay ahead of ever changing security trends in order to protect our shoppers from cyber crimes.  Hundreds of thousands of customers trust us with their personal information, and as such, it is our responsibility to make sure we do everything we can to protect that information.  That's why we've partnered with Shopify to manage all data on our website.

Shopify is very serious about securely hosting the Starfire Direct website, and has invested significant time and resources to get Level 1 PCI DSS compliant.  From annual on-site assessments validating compliance to continuous risk management, Shopify works very hard to ensure that our website, shopping cart software, and hosting is secure.

What is PCI DSS Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit card and debit card information. Defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the standard was created to increase controls around credit card data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure.

If you want to sell online and accept payments from Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit cards, your software and hosting needs to be PCI compliant.  Starfire Direct uses Shopify to process all orders, which meets all 6 categories of PCI standards:

  • Maintain a Secure Network
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy

Secure Shopping

When you are shopping securely online, you’ll see a tiny gold or green padlock in your address bar right next to the address which now reads “https” instead of “http”.  The “s” stands for “secure”, as you have been transferred to a secure line to prevent hacking and identity theft among other information gathering techniques, such as key-logging and screen-mirroring software. These identifying marks reassure our customers that their orders are safe and secure.

SSL Certificate

Our site uses 256-bit encryption technology.  This is the same level of encryption used by large banks to keep your information secure.