Shop With Confidence - Your Information is Secure!
Alert: April 7th, 2014: On Monday, April
7th, 2014 a major security vulnerability was revealed to affect a large number
of websites on the Internet. This vulnerability is called "Heartbleed"
(CVE-2014-0160). The good news is that PelicanParts.com and all of our
associated websites were never vulnerable to this bug because we do not use
the software that is afflicted with this programming error. As always, your
information and shopping experience is secure!
The Internet is a dangerous and scary place for shopping on-line. Here at
Pelican Parts, we acknowledge that you may have some concerns regarding your
use of your credit card on-line:
I'm worried about using my credit card to place an order. What can go wrong?
Nearly all credit card companies have consumer-friendly policies that promote
the use of bank debit cards and credit cards over the Internet. Federal Law
dictates that the maximum amount you can be liable for if your card is stolen
is $50. Even if someone charges $10,000 worth of merchandise on your card, the
maximum you will be liable for is $50, and in almost all cases, that amount is
waived by your credit card company.
How does Pelican Parts protect customer information?
All data transmitted to and from the Pelican Parts site is encrypted by what is
called a Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. We use state-of-the-art 128-bit SSL
encryption certificates issued by Network Solutions - one of the Internet's
leading, and safest provider of security for Ecommerce websites. All important
information is encrypted using this technology before it leaves your computer.
The encrypted information is then received by our website, placed behind a
secure firewall, and then decrypted in order to process your order. You can
always be sure that your information is secure by spotting the small lock icon
near the URL of your browser:
You can also view
our Secure Sockets Certificate by clicking on the Network Solutions verification seal.
All the Pelican Parts websites
are also protected by ScanAlert. To ensure hackers can't steal your private information from the web
sites where you shop, ScanAlert's technology acts like a "Super Hacker,"
conducting daily security scans of every known way for hackers to
break-in. Only when they can certify a site is HACKER SAFE will you see
the certification mark appear.
ScanAlert thoroughly audits the Pelican Parts websites every day using
over 10,000 different security tests. These tests are based on hacker
activity information collected every 15 minutes from hundreds of private
and government sources worldwide.
If ScanAlert finds any holes that could allow hackers to steal your
personal information, they notify us immediately with instructions on
how to resecure the site. ScanAlert controls the certification image;
not us. You will not see the certification mark on the Pelican Parts
pages if our site does not pass our daily security audits.
How safe is it really?
The Internet is actually one of the safest methods of using your credit card.
Because of the use of advanced encryption, the task of obtaining stolen credit
cards is extremely difficult. In comparison, your credit card information is
more likely to be stolen by a waiter or waitress at a restaurant, or a desk
clerk at a local hardware store. Again, your maximum liability for stolen
credit cards under Federal Law is only $50.
What about security at Pelican Parts Headquarters?
Our Internet servers are constantly monitored for illicit activity. Our systems
are protected behind multiple firewalls, and run on security industry-leading
platforms from Cisco, SonicWall, Netgear, and a host of others. Information in
our databases are triple-encrypted before stored, and protected against both
internal and external hackers. www.pelicanparts.com is tested daily and is
certified to meet all the requirements of Federal and California state
regulations to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of your
personal information. We here at Pelican Parts are committed to maintaining
only the highest level of security for your personal information at all times.
This includes the periods during and after your purchase. We have adopted the
highest standards of Internet Security, and our servers are constantly
monitored and updated with the latest security patches and fixes as soon as
they become available.
In addition, as of June 30th, 2005, Pelican Parts Inc. has complied with the
network scan tests that are required as part of Visa and Mastercard's new
Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) compliance program. This program
requires us to adhere to strict rules for protecting and processing your credit
card information. For more information on this program, and the requirements we
have to meet, please see the
CISP Information page on Visa.com.