The sole function of our IronWall360 privacy protection service is to protect you and your family, by making sure your private information is removed from the internet. This makes it understandably awkward when, as judges and police departments sign up for our service, the first thing we need to collect from them is…their private information.
Of course, clients understand we need to know what to look for so we can eliminate that content from sites where it should not be accessible. But we think it’s important for them and for you to know that we collect as little information as possible - only what is absolutely necessary for us to protect our clients’ privacy.
We don’t ask for your social security number or your driver’s license number, because we don’t need them to do our job, and because that is the type of content that would make us a target for hackers, who use that information to find your home address and phone number, among other personal details. We also do not store your credit card information.
Sadly, this is not standard industry practice, for security companies or any type of business that operates online. They strive to find out as much about you as they possibly can “to serve you better.” But in reality, they want that content so they can sell it, mostly to advertisers. Now, in addition to whatever product they sell or service they provide, they have an additional revenue stream – one that could be as profitable as their primary business.
360Civic is not in the information business. What we collect stays with us. We do this because the safety of our clients is our #1 responsibility – and also because, in the unlikely but always possible event that our company is hacked, any data that is stolen would not pose any greater risk to those under our protection.
Other companies have not been so fortunate. One self-described “online privacy company” was hacked not long ago, exposing the data of 2.4 million users.
It would be foolish for us to claim that a breach could never happen here. Even with the precautions they put in place, Amazon was hacked. Google was hacked. Apple was hacked. What we can assure our clients is that if it happens, the hackers will not obtain anything that would put them at greater risk.
If you have been considering online privacy protection for yourself and your family, now is the time to do so. Register now and you can try us at no cost, risk-free, for 60 days.