You can trust us to keep your families’ online information SAFE!
Homeschool-Life.com Security Policy. Providing a secure website for homeschooling groups is our number one priority. It is vital to us to keep your information safe. We use several layers of security to ensure that your homeschool group website and family information is safeguarded from intruders. In addition to ColdFusion security, your username and password are stored on secured Windows servers hosted by exceedingly trustworthy professionals. Beyond this, we have installed secure firewalls to protect the Homeschool-Life.com data and your group website. We have a team of professionals whose primary job responsibilities include data security.
SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
Security Certificate - SSL. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology secures your group website by encrypting information and providing authentication. An SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a browser points to a secured domain, a secure sockets layer handshake authenticates the server and the client and establishes an encryption method and a unique session key. They can begin a secure session that guarantees message privacy and message integrity. Homeschool-Life.com uses SSL Certificates to offer secure communication by encrypting all data to and from the site.
The lock symbol in your browser is a visible, real-time assurance of trust, letting your homeschool website visitors know in an instant that your site is protected by one of the most trusted digital certificate providers on the web.
Authentication + Encryption + Certification Authority = TRUST. Each time you access your group website, you will be challenged with a login which is protected by a password. The login and password screen use a typical HTML form to process the user name and password. Homeschool-Life.com takes it one step further and combines this with ColdFusion session management to log you securely into your group website. ColdFusion advanced security functionality integrates a robust tool set to build secure web applications.
Trusted Developers. Homeschool-Life.com code was developed by seasoned, trusted professionals. We chose a group of Christian men who display integrity in their work ethic. They have skillfully programmed the code to ensure a secure web environment.
Family Approval Needed. Homeschool-Life.com has built in a security measure that requires a group administrator to approve all requests to join your group website. This gives each group control over who joins and has access to your secure members-only site. When a family requests to join the site, they are put into a holding queue and have to wait for administrator approval before they are granted access.
User Login and Password. Each family determines their own login (username) and password. Only the family has access to this login and password. Each family can change their login and password as frequently as they desire. This adds another level of security and gives each family control over their personal login and password. If they forget their access information, they can request that the site email their login and password to them without administrator involvement.
Cookies. Cookies are used on Homeschool-Life.com to keep track of the session management between the web server and your internet browser. You must have cookies enabled in your browser in order to login. You can be assured that absolutely no personal information is being stored in the cookies. We only store unique session management ID numbers in the cookies so that the Homeschool-Life.com application knows with which session thread to stay connected.
All of these precautions are evidence that we have taken extreme measures to protect your group website and its information. We care about keeping you safe!
Your privacy and the privacy of your group is imperative to us!
Our Commitment to Privacy. We value your privacy. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and our terms of service are at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Homeschool-Life.com website. On some interactive pages, such as when you request membership into your respective homeschool group, you will be prompted for information. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
- Email Address & Preferences
- Phone Number
- Children Information (you have the choice to decline)
The Way We Use Information. We use the information you provide about yourself during membership registration only for its intended purpose—to complete your registration into your respective homeschool group. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the membership registration.
We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to what is described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment to Data Security. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy. Protecting the privacy of the very young is of utmost importance. For that reason, we have made the collection and maintenance of information at our website optional for those whom we know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under age 13. Collecting children’s information is solely the responsibility of the website administrator for each respective homeschool group.
How can you Access or Correct Your Information? You, and each member of your group, can access and maintain all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online by using your secure login. During the registration process you, and each member of your group, will create your own login and password. This secure login gives you access to your personal profile, which is maintained by you. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by updating that information yourself; each member has access to update their own family information.
How to Contact Us. Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 720-755-0257 or send us an email at [email protected]