Security on the Classic Performance Products Web Site
In this section, we've tried to answer common questions and concerns.
If you don't find yours answered here, or just want to talk to us, feel
free to contact us by e-mail
In order to be accurate, we're going to get a bit detailed here. When
buying something on the Internet, there are three things to be sure of:
- Data you send is strongly encrypted.
- The site you're doing business with is the site you think it is.
- The site you're doing business with processes your credit card and
address information in a safe and responsible manner.
Points 1 and 2 are taken care of by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer),
the industry standard security protocol that the Classic Performance Products
site uses to communicate with secure browsers like Netscape and
Internet Explorer. When communicating with a secure server like
ours, these browsers encrypt the information you send in a way that is
extremely difficult for anyone else to decode. We've included a
visual representation below of what to look for in your browser window
to see if you're viewing a site securely.
Many security experts say the most important thing is what happens once
the merchant receives your order. At Classic Performance Products, we take
several steps to keep things on our end as safe as possible. We don't keep
a copy of your credit card number on file. While this is a minor inconvenience
whether ordering on the Internet or by phone, you have to give us
the number every time you order we believe it's the safest and most
honest way to do business.
Which parts of the Classic Performance Products site are
Most of the activity on our site involves the viewing of materials we've
prepared and made accessible to everyone, so there's no need for these
pages to be "secure". With a product page for example, no security
risk exists because there is no "information" being exchanged.
Anyone can access the same pages by pointing their browser at http://www.classicperform.com.
The portion of the Classic Performance Products site we've made secure
is, not surprisingly, the order forms. This is where you actually purchase
the items you've selected. The entire order process, takes place in a secure
There are several ways to confirm that you're in a secure area. All
SSL capable browsers have a symbol to indicate secure mode. Specifically:
You can also tell when you're in a secure area because the URL to the left
of the colon changes from 'http' to 'https' to signify that a SSL protocol
is being used to communicate with the server. (http = HyperText
Transport Protocol; https = HTTP with SSL.)
|| Symbol Location
|| Normal (Insecure) mode Symbol
|| Secure Mode Symbol|
| Netscape 1.2, 2.0
| Lower left
|| Broken Key
|| Complete Key|
| Netscape Communicator (4.0)
|| Lower left
|| Open Lock
|| Closed Lock|
| Microsoft Internet Explorer
|| Lower Right
|| Closed Lock|
One additional note: some browsers give you a warning when you go from
a secure area to a regular area. The aim is worthy enough to ensure
that people know when they've left a secure server. But in practice, the
message is often a bit startling, and makes it look like you've done something
wrong even though you really haven't.
If you have any additional questions don't hesitate to contact us via