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Password Safety Problem

Passwords are convenient. They are probably the oldest form of authentication. People have invented some useful replacements for passwords, such as fingerprint and retina authentication, tokens and one-time PINs, and sometimes such implementations are really warranted. But in most other cases – for online banking, say – it is in my opinion that using old good passwords is the best choice. Some may argue that authentication by password only is not very safe, but in reality there’s very little advantage of token or one-time PIN authentication over passwords when it comes to Internet services…

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wirelayer.net (”our Site”) and the services available through it are operated by Privax Limited (referred to as “we”, “us” and “our”). We are a company registered in England under company number 07207304 and have our registered office at 7 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NB, UK.
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If you have any questions regarding these terms, you can contact us by email (info@wirelayer.net). Our privacy policy (referred to from now on as the “Privacy Policy”) applies when you use our Site. Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use our Site. By using our Site, you indicate that you accept the Privacy Policy and that you agree to abide by it. If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy, please refrain from using our Site. 2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU, WHY WE NEED IT AND HOW WE USE IT
We may collect and process the following data about you:
On registration:
What data we collect: When you register we will collect your username, email address, password (encrypted) and IP address.
Why we need this data: We will need your username and password in order to provide you with access to the web based control panel and to our downloadable VPN software. We will need your email address in case you forget your password or wish to receive email newsletters. Your IP address is logged by us so that we can prevent any spam, fraud or abuse of our Site and our services. We may store this data for up to two years, unless we are required, for legal reasons or under exceptional circumstances, to retain this data for an extended period.
How we use this data: we use this data to provide our services to you, prevention of fraud and abuse. From time to time we may email you news, updates and sales offers which you can easily opt out of receiving by clicking “unsubscribe” in the relevant email.
When you contact us or submit comments on our Site:
If you submit comments on our Site or contact us for any reason we may store these communications for up to two years, unless we are required, for legal reasons or under exceptional circumstances, to retain this information for an extended period.
If you opt to pay for use of our services, we will direct you to make payment through a third party payment processor. We currently use the following third party payment providers: PayPal (view policy), 2Checkout (view policy), DalPay (view policy), Cleverbridge (view policy) Google Checkout (view policy); Plimus (view policy) is only available for customers with automatically renewing payments commenced before February 2012.
What data we collect: The third party site will provide us with, and we will then store, the date on which you made the payment and the date that your account will expire, along with a generic number (your “Order ID Number”). We do not store your name, home address, payment details (e.g. credit card details) but this data may be stored by the third party payment provider handling the transaction and may be accessible by us.
Why we need this data: We store this information as it enables us to know when your account will expire and to prevent and detect fraud. We need your Order ID Number so that we can link your order to your account. We will store this information for up to two years, unless we are required, for legal reasons and under exceptional circumstances, to retain this information for an extended period.
We are not responsible for any third party payment provider handling your transaction and you should refer to the third party payment provider’s privacy policy to see how they use your data.