How to credit a website’s designers and developers in structured data

Our web dev agency is working with a design agency to build a website for a client. I want to make it clear to google that our client owns the site, but that we and the design agency made it. So far here is what I have:

<script type="application/ld+json">{     "@type":"Organization",     "name":"Our Client",     "@id":"/#Organization",     "details":"checked against google structured data testing tool",     "@context":"" }</script><script type="application/ld+json">{     "@type":"WebSite",     "@id":"/#WebSite",     "details":"checked against google structured data testing tool",     "sourceOrganization":{         "@id":"/#Organization"     },     "creator":[         {             "@type":"Organization",             "name":"Web Dev Agency",             "@id":""         },         {             "@type":"Organization",             "name":"Design Studio",             "@id":""         }     ],     "@context":"" }</script> 

and then objects on the page are linked by isPartOf to a WebPage, which similarly links to the WebSite itself.

First off, does this make sense? I’m still figuring out structured data and haven’t been able to find examples of this particular use case, but the structured data testing tool is giving me the OK.

Is there a better way to show that our client owns the website and is responsible for its day to day running? I’ve also considered the Producer and Publisher types, but nothing feels quite right for this relationship.

I’d like to credit individual designers and developers – would it be better to have the website creator objects as Persons, pointing to unique @ids, or have them as members of the creator organisations as they stand?

Showing “this is secure” on credit card entry screen

Should I show some sort of “this site is secure” puffery (e.g. lock image, or some brief “this site is secure” boilerplate) on my credit card payment screen? If so, what should it look like? If not, why not?

I do want my customers to feel confident (as well as actually be safe) if they choose to enter their credit card details to pay my clients. I also want them to learn a healthy cynicism. Most of my customers are likely to have a very low level of technical knowledge about internet security and are usually either too trusting, and (in some cases) too suspicious of the wrong things.

I even had a customer call me up saying he wasn’t sure if my payment page was secure because it didn’t have any “padlock” image within the page. (yes, the page had a valid SSL certificate, the customer had the correct URL, and his version of Chrome was showing it with the green padlock with the “Secure” label at the time – after pointing this out he was happy to proceed).

I just feel it’s a bit strange to splash a “this is secure” badge on a page because I know it means nothing, technically – because a phishing page would just as easily show the exact same badge.

Assumption: that my site is actually secure (let’s just say I’ve tried my best and will continue to improve as much as possible).

For reference, here is the page as it currently stands:

Here’s a mockup of what I mean:

UPDATE after some modifications:

I can pay by my credit card under fake name: who’s responsible to check?

I am customer of a large European bank, but I have found the following happening consistently with multiple past banks.

Basically, I have always been able to pay using my legitimate card(s), credit or debit, under a fake name.

When you are prompted online for your card information, you will normally select

  • Circuit (Visa, Mastercard, etc, sometimes optional as the merchant will deduce from the first digits)
  • PAN
  • Expiration date
  • CVV2/security code
  • Card holder

Well, I found I can consistently use a fake name when other fields are consistent. I can easily get my payment approved. Often I am redirect to secondary verification (OTP) and pass that brilliantly.

I am writing here because this makes me a bit confused. Often merchants say “Please type your name as displayed on the card” so that you think they (someone) will do a strong check on the record and refuse the transaction if you omit/enter a second name inconsistently or use apostrophes/accents inconsistently, exactly like what happens often in airline travel when boarding card doesn’t match passenger name as displayed on passport/ID. To make a counterexample…

But here I am speaking about completely different names. The only time I was called by my bank “Sir, we are detecting a number of attempted charges” I was using my real name with a brand new card (you know… you have to move all your online subscriptions). I was never called, no card ever blocked for “Sir, someone could have stolen your card details”.

Question time: in the technical world of credit card payment, 1) what is the importance of the card holder name if it’s not consistently checked? 2) who should be responsible for checking? bank, merchant or transaction processor?

Note: I know very well that just using a pseudonym does not make me anonymous. Of course the transaction can be tracked back to an individual, but that requires a lot of juridical power (and legitimate interest, speaking about Europe).

Do more credit cards get stolen through public WiFi than through data breaches?

I was listening to a podcast the other day which was sponsored by a VPN provider. During the talking points for the advertisement, the host said something to the effect of the following (I’m recalling this from memory, but this is the gist)

Have you ever had your credit card hacked? Be wary of using public WiFi networks when purchasing something, the networks are full of hackers attempting to steal your information. In fact, the number one way that credit card details are stolen is through hackers downloading them via coffee shop wifi. With VPN Provider you can count on a safe experience…

And then goes on to tout the benefits of a VPN. However, this claim doesn’t sit right with me. Are more details stolen through public WiFi interception than, say, data breaches from major retailers? Or is this a case of “coverage bias” where large breaches get more news coverage (and therefore more recognition)?

Why is my plastic credit card and activation code sent separately?

Capital one recently sent my plastic credit card by paper mail and it’s activation code by a separate paper mail. What security problem does this mitigate? If a rogue element has access to my mail box or home, they will have both the plastic card as well as the activation code. The only thing I can think of is that they are preventing rogue elements on their side from having access to the two information at the same time? Or is it something else?

Help with DRS Ardent credit services

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Now the car finance company has instructed debt collectors to try and recover an alleged outstanding balance related to a voluntary termination. This section may be more appropriate for me to ask advice related to the debt side. I just want to know the best way to play things please? Do I have to reply to these guys or Can I comfortably ignore them? Is this…

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[ Politics ] Open Question : Do you give Bill Maher credit? I will give Bill Maher credit on this, he is calling it out regardless of his bias.?

Maher has always been a huge liberal but I will give him credit on this, he is calling it out regardless of his bias. One of the few people in media that didnt let his bias get in the way of the facts. “Real Time” host Bill Maher slammed Hunter Biden’s business ties to Ukraine, suggesting MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow would be talking about it if it were one of President Trump’s children. “The more I read about this- no, I don’t think he was doing something terrible in Ukraine, but it’s just- why can’t politicians tell their f—–‘ kids, ‘Get a job, get a godd–n job!”” Maher told the panel. “This kid was paid $ 600,000 because his name is Biden by a gas company in Ukraine, this super-corrupt country that just had a revolution to get rid of corruption. It just looks bad.’ “And if Don Jr. did it, it would be all Rachel Maddow was talking about’

What information about me do online stores get via my credit card?

I found the exact same question about physical stores: What information about me do stores get via my credit card?

Though I am interested in online stores! Are there big difference between physical and digital?

What information do merchants get about me (or my credit card) from this transaction? For example I know about BIN and AVS what else can they find out? What other APIs do they talk to,…

This is probably very specific for different countries are there any standards though, if not I am the most interested about Europe transactions cross crountries (e.g. France->UK, UK->Hungary,…) in this case. If you only know about US specific feel free to post it as well though maybe we can collect a good collection of info on this!

Thanks a lot for your info!