Every business and company owes its clients protection against exploitation by both outsiders and by members of the business. It also has a responsibility of protecting its members’ data from access by hackers, fraudsters and identity thieves.
Identity theft in particular has been on the rise in recent years. If the various data breaches and information dumps by hackers in the past decade are anything to go by, then we should expect more and more data thefts and breaches in subsequent years.
Analysts predict that every one in fifteen people is at risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. Notions that identity thefts are rare could not be any more wrong. In 2017 alone, about 6% of consumers became victims of identity theft.
This places a huge burden on the companies responsible for customer data. One such company is Unemployed Professors. Founded in 2011, the company is home to various former and current college professors who offer writing services to their numerous clients. All this is information that should be protected and the writing services site makes sure of this is several ways.
Unemployed Professors, by its own admission, heavily values the privacy and confidentiality of their client’s and their own information. One way that they make sure of this is by not collecting the information in the first place.
When a new user is registering to the site for the first time, the site only asks for the most basic information that will enable them to offer services to their clients. This includes a password, email and username.
The site also allows the use of pen names and pseudo emails if the client wishes so. This allows the user to decide on the identity they want in the site.
An option to add more information to the account profile is possible for users who would wish to volunteer the information. This method that Unemployed Professors employed is very effective in protecting client information. Hackers can’t steal it if its not available.
Payments and credit cards
Unemployed Professors do not ask you for credit information or other forms of payment. Every transaction is either done using their inbuilt money transfer system and PayPal.
Their internal money transfers are limited to payments between students and writers.
PayPal transactions, on the other hand, are handled by third-party clients. This way, Unemployed Professors do not come into contact with any information that is related to the student or client. This ensured that the payment information of the client is safe and since PayPal maintains a level of client privacy, anonymity is maintained.
The writing website maintains passwords of clients and prevents unauthorized logins from hackers. If the client forgets their password, Unemployed Professors sends a password reset code to the email that the client enters. Unless the email is the same as the one used by the client to register, they will not receive the password reset email.
In terms of customer information security, Unemployed Professors ranks highly. Its methods of protecting client information are a little unorthodox but they are quite effective in mitigating information theft of any of their users’ information.