Here at PDF2Go, we make a point keeping your files and data safe!
How so? Today, we will give you a little insight on how we make sure that you can safely upload your PDFs, edit them and download the amazing result afterwards. Come with us on a little tour of the security measures PDF2Go takes for you.
Data Security At PDF2Go
There are a few points we will never get tired of stressing when it comes to file security on PDF2Go. Namely:
- Our service works online and is automatically handled by our servers. Thus, no one will manually check your files – not the ones you upload and not the ones you download either.
- All files you upload to our servers as well as the files you create using our service will be automatically deleted after 24 hours.
- No backups are made of your files. After 24 hours, they can not be accessed anymore.
- The download link you receive to download your edited file contains a non-guessable hash so no one can find your download unless you share the link.
- The download link also expires after 24 hours or 10 individual downloads, whichever comes first.
Of course we also do not obtain any right to your files. The copyright of your PDF, image or other document file will always remain the same without PDF2Go making any claims.
The SSL Certificate
As another measure of security, we offer a secure connection to the PDF2Go servers. We have installed a so-called SSL certificate that provides an additional mean of safety.
What is an SSL certificate?
SSL certificates contain data that can be installed on a webserver. Once installed, it activates a https protocol that provides secure connections from any browser to the website that is secured using the certificate. SSL certificates are often used to secure the transfer of sensitive data like credit card information, passwords, login data and – as in the case of PDF2Go – file uploads.
Depending on the browser you are using, you can see if a webpage provides this SSL certificate protection. For example, in Google’s Chrome browser, a green padlock with the notion “Secure” appears in the address bar:
Furthermore, the typical beginning of a URL is changed from http:// to https:// . This can easily be remembered as the additional ‘s’ stands for secure.
In case you do not see the browsers notification for PDF2Go – or any webpage that prides it self being SSL certificated – being secured, someone might be eavesdropping. In this case, please let the site owner know so they can take the necessary steps to make their service secure for you again!