Our vehicles are valuable assets and the information we keep for those assets are equally valuable. The documentation – papers, records, pictures, etc – that we keep for our vehicles establish the car’s history and contributes to its tangible value – especially for future owners (and there is always a future owner!). Our research indicates that a well-documented history for a vehicle can add 5% or more to it’s value at the time of sale. That is a significant amount for any single vehicle, and for collectors with many high-value vehicles it represents a substantial portion of the overall value of their collection.
Because they are valuable supporting assets, it is important to keep these documents as safe as possible. While most of us started out keeping these records in paper form in folders and binders, and later possibly on a local PC in spreadsheets and folders, the option to backup and store this important data on the internet using a third party service (what most refer to as “cloud”) is becoming popular – and for good reason. Yes, there are risks to having your data “in the cloud”, but the reality is that the cloud is where your most important data is stored today (banking info, health records, tax records, etc).
At RideCache, we feel strongly that a secure, cloud-based repository is the safest place for your valuable vehicle records. Our experience tells us that you are much more likely to lose this data in paper form – to fire, flood, theft or just plain loss, or to a disc drive failure, virus or natural disaster on your local PC – than you are to have it lost or maliciously stolen from a secure, reputable cloud service like RideCache. Frankly, for things that are highly valuable, we recommend you use both. Keep a physical copy in a safe, secure place and a digital copy safe with us at RideCache.
We take security of your data very seriously at RideCache. As a result, we have invested in commercial-grade security for our site and service to ensure that your data is always there and always protected. Here is a summary of our security measures:
RideCache has invested in and is qualified to use an Extended Validation SSL Certificate. Click on the green padlock next to our site address and you will see information like that shown in this picture (your browser may vary slightly). This tells you 2 things. The padlock tells you that the site itself is secure, has been validated by a trusted 3rd party security agency and adheres to a strict security protocol. The name next to the padlock – Cache Foundry, Inc – is our official corporate name – and the fact that it is listed tells you that not only has our site been validated as secure, but our company has been validated as a legitimate business with good business practices. Compare this to other sites – many will not have the padlock and even fewer will have the padlock + the corporate name. This is because it costs significant time and effort to obtain and maintain these. Now go to your bank or financial institution’s site and compare what you see there. You will see that it is similar. That is the level of security we have invested in with RideCache.
Here is a summary of our technical security implementation:
- Extended Validation SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate
- End-to-end SSL with 128-bit encryption (no one can see your important data as it is transferred between your computer and our servers, even on unprotected networks)
- Server infrastructure hosted and managed by Salesforce and Amazon, the industry leaders in cloud-based infrastructure.
- All data stored in data centers accredited by:
- ISO 27001
- SOC 1 and SOC 2/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (Previously SAS 70 Type II)
- PCI Level 1
- FISMA Moderate
- Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
- Daily database backups
- Payments managed by PCI-compliant payment processor – your credit card info is never sent to our servers or stored in our application