We have taken a number of steps to protect the integrity of your WheresTheWill.com account.

Most online registries allow general site visitors to search the database to see if someone is registered. Once this information has been obtained, the registry may then perform some checks to make sure the individual looking for your information is known to you before they allow access of the full information.

This approach has a couple of problems:

  1. You may not necessarily want people to know whether or not you have written a Will.
  2. People may have sufficient knowledge about you to gain access to your account, but these people may not be the ones you want to be able to do so.
  3. If something happens to you, your family and friends have to go searching online registries to see if you are registered, and then go through the checks undertaken by the registry to ensure that they are known to you. All this adds further stress to an already stressful situation.

WheresTheWill.com is different and is designed to give you and your friends and family peace of mind:

  1. General site visitors must first register a free guest account with WheresTheWill.com. Upon registration they are sent a confirmation email to verify. They will then be able to search the database to see if you are registered but they WILL NOT be able to view any of your information. All they will be able to do is send a blind email (they will not be able to see the email address of the recipient) to you, your Authorised Representatives or your Emergency Contacts. We do not allow them to register with a free email account (hotmail, yahoo!, gmail etc) therefore you are able to trace the owner of the email should you wish to.
  2. Only those people you authorised to access your account can do so. There are two tiers of contacts you set to determine how far they can look into your information; Authorised Representatives are those individuals who have full access to your information should anything happen to you and Emergency Contacts have access to the contact information of your Authorised Representatives.
  3. When you register with WheresTheWill.com you must nominate at least 2 (and up to 5) Authorised Representatives and up to 5 Emergency Contacts. The system will contact these individuals via the email address you have given and ask them to verify their information. This not only adds to the security of the system, by only allowing certain individuals access, but it also means that if something does happen to you, your friends and family know exactly where to go to find the information they are looking for.