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SLC Website with Green Padlock - Sydney Marriage Celebrant Stephen Lee

Making sure your personal data is safe is essential when you’re online. My website is protected by the same level of security as your bank!

When you’re giving people personal details, documents and paying online, you need to check that the website you’re using is secure. We’ve all heard stories of identity fraud, or experienced it ourselves, which happens when data is stolen from insecure sites.

When you book with me online, you’ll be inputting some details about yourself which must be kept confidential. So I have an extensive security and privacy policy to do just that.

This is a secure website, as shown by the green padlock in the browser address bar. Your connection to my website is encrypted which means you can enter your personal data with confidence. I also have a Privacy and Security policy, because I take security very seriously!

What type of security certificate are you using?

This website is using an Extended Validation (EV) certificate. An EV certificate is a special type of site certificate that requires a significantly more rigorous identity verification process than other types of certificates.  It indicates this website is trusted and secure.  

What does the green padlock mean?

It means you are definitely connected to the website whose address is shown in the address bar; the connection has not been intercepted. The connection between your browser and my website is encrypted to prevent eavesdropping.  

How can I check the security of your website?

Click on the green padlock in the browser bar. You can quickly find out the details of the secure connection to the website, and who owns it. (Me!)  

What other online security measures do you take?

You will be automatically logged out of this website after 15 minutes of inactivity. After 10 failed login attempts within 5 minutes, you will be locked out for 30 minutes. Your account on this website and all associated data will be permanently deleted after your ceremony has taken place.  

How is my data stored?

Your data is stored in an encrypted digital format on secure servers. Any paper copies of documents and forms you supply are digitised and then shredded and destroyed securely after your ceremony.   After your marriage has taken place, the information held by Stephen Lee Celebrancy about you is archived for a minimum of 7 years, as required by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Data remains encrypted and any paperwork is securely stored.  

What about privacy?

The information you provide to Stephen Lee Celebrancy is used to comply with the requirements of the Marriage Act 1961 and the requirements of the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.   The personal information held by Stephen Lee Celebrancy about you is shared with Government departments to comply with the Marriage Act 1961 and is not disclosed to any other parties, organisations, departments or companies without your consent.    

By Stephen Lee
Sydney Marriage Celebrant