We highly value your trust in choosing Istanbulapt.com for your online reservation. Therefore, we will duly and diligently safeguard and protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal details.
When you make a reservation for any type of accommodation, you will be asked to complete online forms providing for: your name, (home or office) address, (business or private) email address, (mobile, home or office) telephone number, credit card details (i.e. credit card type and number, CVC code, expiration date, credit card holder name).This information is required to process, book and complete your reservation (including the sending of a confirmation email of the booking to you). Your personal information will not disclosed.
Protect and secure your credit card information
Your credit card information is transmitted through a secure server protocol, which encrypts all your credit card details. The encryption method used in the Garanti Bank’s 3D payment page. With this method, your credit card information only be directed to the web page of Garanti Bankasi , a prominent bank. . 3-D Secure is an XML-based protocol used as an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. It was developed by Visa to improve the security of Internet payments and offered to customers as the Verified by Visa service. Services based on the protocol have also been adopted by MasterCard, under the name MasterCard SecureCode, and by JCB International as J/Secure.
3-D Secure adds another authentication step for online payments. Merchants are encouraged to use 3-D Secure to achieve higher coverage against fraud losses. When a merchant does not use 3-D Secure they are liable for fraudulent transactions even if the transaction was properly authorized.
The basic concept of the protocol is to tie the financial authorization process with an online authentication. This authentication is based on a three domain model (hence the 3-D in the name). The three domains are:
- Acquirer Domain (the merchant and the bank to which money is being paid).
- Issuer Domain (the bank which issued the card being used).
- Interoperability Domain (the infrastructure provided by the credit card scheme to support the 3-D Secure protocol).