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Ethereum Blockchain

221 Real Estate uses an Etherum private blockchain. Hence, nodes participating in transactions are authenticated and authorized machines within the organizational network. Ethereum is a programmable blockchain – it allows 221 Real Estate to create operations, coded as Smart Contracts, deployed and executed by the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) running inside every node. A blockchain is a distributed computing architecture where every node runs in a peer-to-peer topology, where each node executes and records the same transactions. These transactions are grouped into blocks. Individual user interactions (transactions) with the ledger are append-only, immutable, and secured by strong cryptography.

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AWS Enterprise Hosting

Enterprise websites need to dynamically scale resources and be highly available to support the most demanding and highly trafficked websites. 221 Real Estate websites / apps use multiple AWS services and span multiple data centers (called Availability Zones). 221 Real Estate is built on AWS to provide high levels of availability, scalability, and performance.

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Encryption of Personal Data

All the data is encrypted on the server. Only the Agents receiving the access rights from a tenant can see the data.
Server-side encryption protects data at rest. 221 Real Estate encrypts each object with a unique key. As additional protection, he encrypts the key itself with a key that it rotates regularly. Our server-side encryption uses one of the most powerful block encryption available, the advanced 256-bit encryption standard (AES-256).

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Data Transfer

During the transfer of customer data, the data is encrypted in transit between the computer, phone or tablet and 221 Real Estate servers with Sectigo which provides 256-bit encryption. Before issuing any EV certificate, the CA must perform a specific, audited authentication process using techniques that are proven effective over more than ten years of industry-wide use. The company name in the branded address bar indicates that the identity of this site operator is highly trusted information and reveals the specific identity of the company operating the site.

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Payment System

For added security 221 Real Estate DO NOT STORE or process credit card details. The credit card or direct debit are processed in the most secure way on behalf of 221 Real Estate by one of 221 Real Estate suppliers, GoCardless (bank direct debit), Stripe (Mastercard, Visa or American Express) or PayPal. These suppliers are certified to PCI-DSS, a recognized international security standard and operate in accordance with the provisions of the European Monetary and Financial Code.

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SCA & PSD2

221 Real Estate is compliant to Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is payment security regulation brought forth by the European Banking Authority (EBA) , to ensure that Multi-factor authentication is performed for card payments. EBA has made it mandatory to implement SCA as a part of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) initiative. The amendment is effective from September 14, 2019 and applies to all online transactions where the payment processor and the card Issuing Bank are from the European Economic Area (EEA) .

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Stripe Payment

Stripe is the best software platform for online payment and manages billions of dollars each year for forward-thinking companies around the world. With Stripe, we accept 100 currencies so we can receive payments with Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. All card numbers are encrypted at rest with AES-256. The decryption keys are stored on separate machines.

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GoCardless Payment

GoCardless is a leading provider of automatic debit services, processing more than £ 5 billion in payments per year for more than 30,000 organizations in the UK and Europe, including Sage, TripAdvisor and Les Mills. GoCardless is ISO 27001 accredited (ISO 27001 is a widely recognized and internationally recognized standard for information security). It is also authorized by the UK Financial Conduct Authority to provide payment services as an authorized payment institution in the European Union.

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ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION

221 Real Estate subscription platform is ISO 27001 certified (formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013) is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes with the aim of keeping information secure. With ISO’s robust information security management system (ISMS) in place, you gain the additional reassurance that a full spectrum of security best practices are implemented across the organization.

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SCA & PSD2

221 Real Estate is compliant to Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is payment security regulation brought forth by the European Banking Authority (EBA) , to ensure that Multi-factor authentication is performed for card payments. EBA has made it mandatory to implement SCA as a part of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) initiative. The amendment is effective from September 14, 2019 and applies to all online transactions where the payment processor and the card Issuing Bank are from the European Economic Area (EEA) .

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