Here is how the Secure Server
1. Starting Your Order
Every order at www.PiedmontKart.com is secure. All data submitted via the
checkout form is encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption.
2. Making a Positive ID
After you have selected items to purchase, you will be prompted to continue your order by clicking on
"Place Your Order" or "Place Order." At this point, your browser looks for a "site certificate" to confirm that it is
communicating with www.PiedmontKart.com. Once a positive ID is made, your order continues.
3. Entering "Secure Mode"
At this point, your computer and our server begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth
in an encrypted format. We are ready to ask you for your credit card information. The encryption features of browser
software are exceptionally powerful and ensure the security of this data as it is transmitted to our server.
4. Your Order Is Complete
What Happens Next? The credit card numbers are placed in
a database on the PiedmontKart.com web server. A user must have login
privileges on the web server (requiring a password) to be able to
access the database, which also requires a password.
Order information, including the credit card numbers, is
retrieved by the staff at PiedmontKart.com through a web interface.
This interface challenges the user for a password twice, and then
"expires" the session after ten minutes, requiring the user to login
again. All communications during these sessions are encrypted again
using SSL. No credit card numbers are ever sent via email, due to
the fact that email is not secure.