Credit Card Security Statement

The Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club allows you to pay for purchases online by using your MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit cards. Because some customers have concerns about providing their credit card numbers over the Internet, we have provided some answers to common questions.

Is it safe to provide my credit card account numbers over the Internet?

We believe that it is safe to provide your credit card account number over the Internet. All transfer of your payment information, including credit card handling, is done through a secure server using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. This allows your browser to encode any data it sends to our server, so that even if someone intercepted your information as it travels across the Internet they wouldn’t be able to read it.

We have a “server certificate” issued through  a trusted third party authenticator. This certificate verifies that you are really sending your credit card number to us, and not someone pretending to be us. 

Is my data safe?

The Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club does not store any credit card information on our servers.

We use Stripe to manage all credit card processing. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses of best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security at Stripe. Learn more about Stripe security,

I think that’s okay, but I’m still not 100% convinced.

In the unlikely event that unauthorized use of your credit card occurs, follow the reporting procedures that your credit card provider has set up and contact us immediately by phone (416 782-1578), fax (416 782-0414), or email

How do I know if a website is secure?

When you buy something on the Internet, look for three things:

  1. All data you transmit is strongly encrypted.
  2. The site you’re doing business with is the site you think it is.
  3. The site you’re doing business with processes your credit card information in a safe and responsible manner.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry-standard security protocol that the Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club website uses to communicate with secure browsers, takes care of the first two items. When communicating with a secure server like ours, these browsers encrypt the information you send in a way that is extremely difficult for anyone else to decode. If you are not sure whether your browser supports secure transactions, don’t worry. If it doesn’t, you won’t be able to complete the transaction. You should also look for a visual image (generally a lock) that indicates a secure site.  For item 3…The Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club does not store any credit card information on our servers. we use Stripe to manage all credit card processing. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1.

Once your order is received, we take care to keep your information confidential in the same ways that we as consumers want our information secured.

How do I know I’m in a secure area of the website?

There are several ways to confirm that you’re in a secure area. All SSL-capable browsers have a symbol to indicate the secure mode.

You can also tell when you’re in a secure area because the URL to the left of the colon changes from “http” to “https” to signify that a SSL protocol is being used to communicate with the server. (http means HyperText Transport Protocol; https means HTTP with SSL.) In most browsers, you’ll also see a lock or “secure” indicator in the upper portion of the browser’s window. This additional visual cue tells you that you are browsing a secure area.

One additional note: Some browsers give you a warning when you go from a secure area to a regular area. The aim is worthy enough—to ensure that people know when they’ve left a secure server. But in practice, the message is often a bit startling, and makes it look like you’ve done something wrong even though you really haven’t. 

I understand your explanation but are there alternatives to online transactions?

Certainly! You may contact us by phone Monday through Friday (except holidays) during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) or by fax to arrange for an alternate form of payment. We do accept cash or cheque and you can visit us at our offices at 4995 Keele Street to pay in person. You may also contact us by email but please do not include your credit card information in the message.

If you have any additional questions don’t hesitate to contact us by phone (416 782-1578), fax (416 782-0414), or email