Secure

Homeschool-Life.com Security Policy

We use several layers of security to ensure that your homeschool group web site and family information remains secure.  Please be assured that we have taken careful precaution to protect your group web site and its information. In addition to ColdFusion security, your username and password are stored on secured Linux servers hosted by  very trusted professionals.  Beyond this, we have installed secure firewalls to protect the Homeschool-Life.com data and your group web site. There is a team of professionals whose primary job responsibilities include data security.

Security Certificate - SSL

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology secures your group Web site 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 communications 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 web site, you will be challenged with a login and a password, which protects that login.  The login and password screen use a typical HTML form to process the username and password.  Homeschool-Life.com takes this 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 programmed the code in such a way to ensure a secure web environment.

Family Approval Needed

Before you login to your group site, Homeschool-Life.com has built in a security measure that only allows group administrators to approve who joins their group web site.  This gives each group the control over who joins and views their website.  Homeschool families request to join the site and the site administrator approves the family membership before the family is given access to the online homeschool group website.

User Login and Password

Each family determines their own login (username) and password.  Only the family and the site administrator have 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 control to each family over their personal login and password.  If they forget, they can request that the site email their login and password to them without administator 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 which session thread to stay connected with.