Thursday, October 25, 2012

Are Pet Chance donations secure?

Being a newly-launched site (we went live on 9/6/12) Pet Chance still has a lot of work to do to make the service easier to use, more engaging, etc.

One thing we did not "save for later" is security!

We got some great feedback today that we need to secure our Donations page.  We're going to make the entire page secure soon, but until we do, please know this:  All Donations are made securely.

For non-technical people, here's the simple explanation:  The system we use to process payments is  The box where the donation form is presented IS secured by WePay.  The rest of the page (the Pet Chance part) is not secured.  So when you enter your credit card and other info, you are always sending your data securely.

For tech folks:  The WePay form is in an iFrame.  The iFrame data is 256-bit SSL-secured.  We're going to order and implement our own SSL certificate soon.

If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us.  Thanks for your continued support!

1 comment:

  1. UPDATE - As of 1/13/14 Pet Chance does have a secure site. You can access it at In a few weeks (hopefully) we'll configure it so that all access to is done using SSL, not just the payment form.