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Security - Facts

Protecting your data is a massive part of our It systems.
We only partner with world-leading software companies that ensure data transfer is at 128-bit or stronger SSL/TLS encryption level you'll find with online banking.

Secure data transmission and storage

All of our software is fully protected at 128-bit or stronger SSL/TLS encryption. That’s the same level of encryption you’ll find with online banking and online shopping.

Entirely in-house

We’re based in Kent, England and all bookkeeping is done in-house here in Kent. We don’t outsource your bookkeeping or send your data overseas, and we never will.

Employee background checks

Every GIH Direct employee goes through a rigorous screening process, including multiple interviews and a criminal record check. You can feel secure knowing that you're partnered with our team.

Sofware security FAQ

Google G Suites

Intuit Quickbooks


G Suite has been built from the ground up to mitigate the unique threats to cloud systems. Google's standards for performance and reliability apply to businesses, schools, universities and government institutions around the world.

The technology, scale, and agility of our infrastructure bring unique security benefits to our customers. Our vast network of data centers are built with custom-designed servers that run our own operating system for security and performance. Because Google controls its entire hardware stack, we are able to quickly respond to threats that may emerge.

Google employs dedicated security professionals to work on protecting your data, including some of the world's foremost experts in computer security. Just like all teams at Google, this team is constantly innovating and making the future more secure, not just for Google's billion users, but for business organisations as well.

Google has an outstanding track record of protecting user data. We protect this data from outside intrusions as well as insider threats. In addition, we tightly restrict and monitor any internal access to user data. The small set of employees with access is subject to rigorous authentication measures, detailed logging and active scanning to detect inappropriate access via log analysis.
It is this unique combination of people, technology, and agility that ensure your data is secure at Google.

Core customer data that is uploaded or created in G Suite services is encrypted at rest, as described in this help center article.
This encryption happens as it is written to disk, without the customer having to take any action. Google encrypts data with distinct encryption keys, even if they belong to the same customer. Data is encrypted using 128-bit or stronger Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Google encrypts core G Suite data while it is "in transit" as well, whether it is traveling over the Internet between the customer and Google, or moving within Google as it shifts from one data center to another. We encrypt this data between Google and our customers using HTTPS with forward secrecy.

You and your clients deserve the most sophisticated protection possible. That's why we use industry-recognised security safeguards to keep both your and your clients' data protected.

Your peace of mind is top of mind for us. With password-protected login, firewall-protected servers and the same encryption technology as the world's top banks, we know how to keep your data secure.

We regularly run security checks and simulate attacks to ensure our firewalls and defensive technologies are airtight.

We offer multiple permission levels within QuickBooks Online that can limit the access privileges of each user, so you have complete control over who sees what.

Full-scale security that doesn't sleep
Our professional staff and automated tools monitor server performance for issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plus, our Tier 4 datacentres feature full-time security staff, video surveillance and alarms to prevent high-tech breaches.

Privacy you can count on
Intuit is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program, an independent third-partyorganisation that is the leading provider of privacy management services. We follow a strict set of guidelines and practices to protect all of your private information. We do not sell, rent or share your information
with third parties. Ever.

Built securely from the ground up
GoCardless uses military grade encryption to keep you safe, and is approved by the biggest names in payments

Authorised by the FCA
GoCardless is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009.

Safeguarded bank accounts
Money collected by GoCardless is held in designated client monies accounts.

Funded by prestigious investors
Balderton Capital and Accel Partners are among the investors in GoCardless.

Direct Debit Guarantee
If anything goes wrong with a transaction, payers are entitled to an instant refund.