Who we are

We are Odyssey SurfSnowStyle an independent shop in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk established in 2006.

Our website address is: https://www.surfsnowstyle.com.

All payments are secure transactions using the Stripe or PayPal Payments gateways

Your card details remain secure at all times.

  • Encryption: The gateway encrypts payment details to protect data security during transmission.
  • Bank verification: The encrypted data is sent to the customer’s bank to verify the availability of funds and authenticity of payment details.
  • Transaction approval or denial: The bank sends a response back to the business and customer, either approving or denying the transaction.

How it’s used in secure payment systems

When a customer chooses to pay for a product or service online, the payment gateway handles the transaction, effectively serving as a digital version of a physical point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The payment gateway ensures that the funds are transferred from the customer’s account to the business account securely and promptly.

PCI DSS Compliance

PCI DSS stands for “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards”. It’s a set of security standards designed to ensure that all businesses that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Major credit card companies created PCI DSS with the goal of protecting cardholder data from theft while securing and strengthening payment card transaction systems.

Core components

  • Data protection: PCI DSS mandates that businesses encrypt cardholder data, especially when it is transmitted across public networks.
  • Access control measures: Only authorised individuals should have access to cardholder data, ensuring its safety through stringent access controls.
  • Regular monitoring and testing: This involves constant monitoring of network resources and cardholder data, coupled with regular security systems and processes testing.
  • Information security policy: Companies need to have a comprehensive, clear set of policies addressing information security for all personnel.

How it’s used in secure payment systems

Whenever a transaction takes place that involves cardholder data, businesses that adhere to PCI DSS guidelines make sure the data is protected at every stage. From the moment a customer swipes their card or enters their card number online, through to the storage and processing of this information, the standards protect encryption, secure storage and restricted access.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.