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Western University goes to great lengths to protect the confidentiality and integrity of any personal information you share with us over the Internet.

We treat personal data such as credit card information as critical assets that must be guarded at all times against loss and unauthorized access. To ensure the security of credit card and personal information, this website employs industry-standard security methods, including the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol for the encryption of transmitted data.

In addition, all financial transactions completed through Convio powered pages on our website are PCI-DSS compliant. PCI-DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands - Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. PCI-DSS compliance gives consumers the confidence they need to know that organizations accepting electronic payments or donations are doing so in a verified, secure and consistent fashion.

Convio, Western's software provider for online marketing and fundraising received Level 1 PCI compliance - the highest level validation. This means that the processes, procedures, network configuration and overall environment used to process your financial support of the University have met the stringent guidelines of a third-party audit and are in compliance with the high standards set by the industry. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations such as Western proactively protect your account data - a responsibility we take very seriously.

If you have any questions about our web security procedures, please email convioadmin@uwo.ca.

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