Outlined below are the security measures we (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) have taken to protect client information.
Encryption of Information
This website uses an encryption method known as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry standard security protocol. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an unreadable format that is more secure for transmission over the Internet. SSL first verifies the identity of the secure site with an electronic certificate. It then provides a secure connection to prevent information from interception and misuse. In short, information is encrypted at the originating computer and is not de-encrypted until it reaches its destination.
Storage of Information
As a further precaution, once client information is received by Government, it is maintained on a server, protected by a firewall. Firewalls use features to protect the server from external security threats. Therefore, Government also has a high level of confidence in the security of information actually received by Government and stored behind the firewall.
Government performs regular security assessments on its websites to keep security policies current. Government will upgrade its computer environment as necessary to keep pace with emerging technologies.
The risk of using any online application is the sole responsibility of the user. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and its employees will not be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of an online application provided on this web site.