Payments through the Music World website are taken via Global Iris, HSBC’s online payment processing system. Global Iris is Global Payments’ online payment processing solution. HSBC Merchant Services has changed its name to Global Payments. Although our name is different there is no change to either our people or to great service that we currently provide.

Payments are secured with SSL encryption technology.

The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is the most widely deployed security protocol used today. It is essentially a protocol that provides a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or an internal network. In today’s Internet focused world, the SSL protocol is typically used when a web browser needs to securely connect to a web server over the inherently insecure Internet.

Technically, SSL is a transparent protocol which requires little interaction from the end user when establishing a secure session. In the case of a browser for instance, users are alerted to the presence of SSL when the browser displays a padlock, or, in the case of Extended Validation SSL, when the address bar displays both a padlock and a green bar. This is the key to the success of SSL – it is an incredibly simple experience for end users.

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