Online Security


I take your online security and safety seriously. That’s why I chose to host this website and its payment gateway via Shopify, eWay and Bank of New Zealand, which offer the gold standard in ecommerce security and peace of mind. Some small online businesses try go it alone with a remote payment gateway like PayPal. I offer PayPal payments but prefer local financial partners. Real people to talk to who look after you and us. It keeps fraud under control and everyone is happy. Steven Smith Photography does not store any of your financial information.

PCI Level 1 – the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI) was founded in 2006 by MasterCard, VISA, American Express and others. Level 1 is the highest level of certification for the very largest of payment processing companies.

SSL – means that information is handled using Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) and stored with Advanced Encryption Standard AES-256 encryption, i.e., the highest available level of security.



Your payment will be processed through eWay, an international payment gateway. eWay has 25% of the New Zealand online market and trades in 8 countries. eWay is a Level 1 PCI compliant payment processor via an Infusionsoft environment which is also Level 1 PCI compliant. eWay processes billions of dollars in payments every year across the globe for tens of thousands of businesses. They offer a safe, reliable, and frictionless payment gateway. eWay processes your VISA and MasterCard payments.

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is my merchant business banking partner. BNZ has been helping people and businesses since they opened their doors in 1861. BNZ supports great New Zealand causes. They support Plunket to expand its parenting education programme so they can help more new parents across the country. As a key partner of Cure Kids, BNZ supports their fundraising efforts to help them fund the research to find the cures they need.


Check out simply and securely with just an email address and password. With a PayPal account you don’t have to enter your credit card details every time you pay. Buying is usually free. A currency conversion fee may apply when you buy from an overseas seller. Smith Photography will not pay fees you may owe PayPal.