When you book with Hillside Havens all your details, credit card or otherwise, will be protected by a secure SSL Certfied server maintained by our booking partner, Checkfront. As soon as you land on our Checkfront booking pages take a look at the secure SSL lock icon in the address bar of your browser. See how the HTTP part of the address has changed to HTTPS in the image below. That means it secure!
When you land on our booking pages, click on the lock icon and your browser will reassure you that your connection on the Checkfront server is private and secure. This means that any personal details or credit card data you exchange on this server will be encrypted and cannot be intercepted by a third party. The SSL protocol makes transactions secure, and the certificates are verification that our Checkfront booking server is trustworthy.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, and is a protocol that wraps around and protects booking pages like our own. It's part of a larger security protocol called TLS (Transport Layer Security). With SSL, all communication between computer and server is securely encrypted, so that third parties cannot intercept the data. Rather than just sending data to a website's server, SSL protocol requires that the client and the server engage in a multi-tier handshake which verifies the identities of each party and generates complex encryption keys to be used in scrambling the data. There are several ways of telling if a website is SSL-certified: the HTTP in the address bar url changes to HTTPS; a small padlock or thumbs-up icon will appear in the address bar; and the address bar itself will turn green during secure sessions. When you're on the SSL-secured area of our website (the booking pages), your information is much safer; if hackers were to get a hold of it, your data would just look like a jumble of nonsense symbols.
Yes, we accept credit cards! The Checkfront booking servers uses the Stripe Payment Gateway and can process a range of card transactions including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club. Stripe provides the technical, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure required to operate on-line payment systems to millions of customers worldwide
When you make a booking you can either pay the whole balance or a 40% deposit. The remaining balance will be payable 28 days prior to your date of arrival.