Security Information

How Secure is Shopping at Beachballs.com?
UPDATED DECEMBER 11, 2015

At Beachballs.com, we take online security very seriously and protecting your information and our company's reputation takes a considerable amount of investment. This is an investment we believe is worth making. The following information are steps we have taken to provide as safe and secure online shopping environment possible for a company of our size.

Symantec Secure Site Extended Validation Certificate (Norton Secure): When we began this little operation back in 2009, our main goal was to provide a safe and secure online environment plus try to give you the comfort in knowing we are real. We choose one of the best Security Certificates by going with Symantec with Extended Validation (formerly VeriSign EV) plus we liked the Green Bar it displays in the address bar of most browsers when in secure mode. This was a process. You cannot just purchase an Extended Validation Certificate. You have to validate your business and the people who operate it. Despite the hours of attorney fees and paperwork and extra steps involved, it has been well worth it. The Norton Seal is one of the most recognized trust marks on the Internet. Providing us with vulnerability assessments and site malware scanning to help us take action against any critical website weaknesses.


Symantec Secure Site EV

"An important motivation for using digital certificates with SSL was to add trust to online transactions by requiring website operators to undergo vetting with a certificate authority (CA) in order to get an SSL certificate. That said, there is still the concern that the same lack of accountability that led to the loss of public confidence in ordinary certificates, will lead to lax certification practices that will erode the value of EV certificates as well." - Wikipedia - 10/02/2014

PCI Compliance: PCI Security Standards are technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to protect cardholder data. The Council is responsible for managing the security standards, while compliance with the PCI Security Standards is enforced by the payment card brands. The standards apply to all organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data – with guidance for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions.

Website Software: Our software vendor continues to remain at the forefront of e-commerce security development providing us with any needed updates or security patches. But other key security procedures we use are simply not storing any of your credit card information in our databases. Your credit card information is transmitted via encrypted software to our payment gateway (USAePay) who securely processes each transaction. While we can access this information to provide any credits or debits, we do not have the ability, nor do we want it, to view your card numbers. We have way too much to lose to be anything other than honest and provide the best, most secure shopping experience possible. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please call our office at 302-628-8888.

There is a lot more we deal with to keep it clean & secure:
  • Merchant Services
  • Our PCI Compliance Outline (What we do in office)
  • Server Security Information
  • Secure Hosting Environment Outline
  • McAfee Security Scans and Audits
  • Better Business Information (BBB)
  • Truste Certified Privacy Statement
  • Actual Experiences involving Security (nothing bad)