Security & privacy

Our security measures begin as soon as you are required to enter any personal information into our website. This is completely automatic and requires no special action on your part.  Once you click to register your details you are immediately in a secure environment. This happens before you enter any personal data. If you are simply purchasing a product from this web site you will be diverted to our secure environment as soon as you click the buy button

The secure environment is created by your browser and our digital certificate, when entering a secure area of the site your browser checks our secure certificate to ensure our web site is exactly as registered with the secure certificate. Once confirmation of the certificate is received, your computer and our server will begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format.

The powerful encryption features, standard in most browsers, will ensure the security of the data that is passed between us. Our certificate has been issued by Thawte, the largest and most well known certificate provider.

When we take payment for your order we communicate with Barclaycard, our payment service provider.

The Barclaycard payment system uses a combination of established and innovative techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all sensitive data.

Shropshire Star and selected third parties may use your information for administration, analysis, customer service and targeted marketing. We may contact you by mail, email, SMS or telephone to inform you of other products, services or promotions that may be of interest. If you prefer not to receive this information or offers please tick the box on the order confirmation page.