You are here
Secure web site and ASIC registered business since 1984!
Registered Australian business since 1984
That's back when Bob Hawke was prime minister and the first Apple Mac was released - we've been in the technology business for over 30 years. If you browse the headings on this page you'll see we offer you peace of mind when parting with your money on the Internet.
While web e-tailers come and go, sometimes with clients & distributors money |story| we've been around since 1984.Who are ASIC? Link to ASIC free money search!
ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC contributes to Australia’s economic reputation and well being by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers. ASIC is an independent Commonwealth Government body.
They are set up under and administer the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act (ASIC Act), and they carry out most of their work under the Corporations Act.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 requires ASIC to: maintain, facilitate and improve the performance of the financial system and entities in it promote confident and informed participation by investors and consumers in the financial system administer the law effectively and with minimal procedural requirements enforce and give effect to the law receive, process and store, efficiently and quickly, information that is given to ASIC make information about companies and other bodies available to the public as soon as practicable.ASIC Free Money Search that the scammers try to charge you for!
Your credit card details are never stored on our servers
Hosted in a PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant Facility, with fully redundant hardware in two geographically separated data centers. As good as they are your sensitive data is not kept on them.
Notice how fast our complex pages are rendered because we're not sharing a processor with 400 other sites.
BPAY Accepted is a great double check of the web site you intend to purchase from.
BPAY don't allow just anyone to accept BPAY payments, they check up on the company and that's got to be a good thing for YOU.
So if you're wondering if your money is safe with BPAY and a company incorporated in 1984 (us) you can't go wrong!
Overview of PCI DSS
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) was developed by the major credit card companies to assist merchants in preventing credit card fraud and to improve security around processing and storing credit card details.
PCI DSS compliance is an important standard for any organisation storing, processing or transmitting credit card data to have and maintain. It ensures that sensitive customer data and the security of all systems that have access to this sensitive information is maintained and secured at all times.
hot.com.au takes online security seriously. All shopping transactions occur over industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection technology with up to 256-bit encryption. You should notice a padlock symbol within your browser and our address should start with https://www.hot.com.au/ when you are on a secure page – like our checkout page.
Encryption Protects Data During Transmission
Web servers and Web browsers rely on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to create a uniquely encrypted channel for private communications over the public Internet. Each SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a level of encryption is established based on the type of SSL Certificate as well as the client Web browser, operating system and host server capabilities. That is why SSL Certificates feature a range of encryption levels such as "up to 256-bit".
Strong encryption, from 128 up to 256 bits, can calculate at least 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That’s over a trillion times stronger. At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools and motivation to attack using brute force would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by an SGC-enabled certificate. To enable strong encryption for most site visitors, choose an SSL Certificate that enables at least 128-bit encryption for 99.9% of Web site visitors.
True 128-256 bit SSL Certificates*
Credentials for establishing identity are common: a driving licence, a passport, a company badge. SSL Certificates are credentials for the online world, uniquely issued to a specific domain and Web server and authenticated by the SSL Certificate provider. When a browser connects to a server, the server sends the identification information to the browser. *Depends on browser, 128 is minimum. To view Web site credentials:
- Click the closed padlock in a browser window
- Click the trust mark (such as the GeoTrust Seal)
- Look in the green address bar*
*Only SSL Certificates with EV trigger high-security Web browsers to display the organisation name in a green address bar. In this case the Parent company of hot.com.au.
Distributor warehouses in most states.
Please contact us before picking up to ensure stock is located in your state.