SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. In layman’s terms, SSL takes your data (such as credit card information and passwords) and turns it into data that only you and the intended recipient can decrypt. SSL certificates can also provide you information about the authenticity regarding the identity of a person, business or website. You can view this information by clicking on the browser’s padlock symbol.
Shopify Security. Security is taken very seriously in ecommerce and therefore they have created their shopping cart platform as well as their hosting to be Level 1 PCI DSS compliant, in other words your data is secured with www.thestiffcollar.com.
Shopify includes an SSL certificate that uses industry standard 256-bit encryption technology. This is the same level of encryption used by large banks to keep your information secure.