Security



One of the biggest concerns today's consumers have is " how safe is it to shop online?" It is our goal to ensure that we provide you with security options to make you feel comfortable about shopping online at Chicks. SSL (secure socket layer) is the standard encryption used on the web today. Users can see if a page is secure by looking at the bottom left side of their browser. If there is a closed lock or a solid key then the page is secure.

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a protocol developed by Netscape that enables a web browser and a web server to communicate securely; it allows the web browser to authenticate the web server. The SSL protocol requires the web server to have a digital certificate installed on it in order for an SSL connection to be made.

Thanks to an SSL-enabled web server, a customer connecting to a secure website is assured of three things:

  • Authentication: The website really is owned by the company that installed the certificate.
  • Message privacy: Using a unique “session key”, SSL encrypts all information exchanged between your web server and your customers, such as credit card numbers and other personal data. This ensures that personal information cannot be viewed if it is intercepted by unauthorized parties.
  • Message integrity: The data cannot be tampered with over the Internet.