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MyMessages

MyMessages™ -
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If somehow you knew that you were about to suddenly pass away, are there any messages that you wish you could communicate to your family or friends?  Do you have any important information you would like to be communicated after you are gone?  For example, you may want to tell someone how much you loved them, or what you really thought about them.  Or you might want to pass on some instructions, send an expression of thanks to people who influenced your life, or admit to a skeleton in your closet.

What about your secrets?  Everyone has secrets.  Some you will take with you to the grave.  Others, you may have always wished that there were a way to communicate them once you're gone.  Perhaps there is information that you would not want people to know while you are still alive, but would love to be revealed after your passing.  It is for these reasons and more that the MyMessages™ service exists.

We take care of delivering your messages to their intended recipients after you have passed away.   With MyMessages™, you can write messages to your family, friends, colleagues or even strangers.  We take care of delivering them to your recipients once they are released by your designated Keyholder® after you have passed away.  In the movies, such messages are included at the reading of the Will.  In reality, the Will is usually too formal or too public a document to express such feelings of emotion and so these messages are typically never passed on.

You can prepare text messages, but why stop there?  If you wish, you can even attach a document or send voice, pictures or video messages.  Let your imagination be your guide for how you wish to be remembered.  At the appropriate time, your designated Keyholder® will unlock this information to release your messages for delivery to their intended recipients.

Your messages are completely private.  Due to the secure encryption methods used to store your information at LegalWills.ca, no one can see what you've written, not even your designated Keyholder® nor anyone at LegalWills.ca.  The only people that will ever see the messages are you and your specified message recipients.

You can make unlimited updates for the rest of your life.  You can keep your prewritten, unsent messages with LegalWills.ca for your entire life, updating them whenever you please.  You never have to worry about a loved one stumbling across a secret note that is intended for them, but not quite yet.  We take care of informing your friends and family where your final messages are located, so that they can "unlock" them from anywhere in the world after you have passed away.  Join for FREE right now, and you can use both the MyMessages™ and MyFuneral™ services free of charge for 1 year.

 

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MyMessages™ - Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of messages can I create?

The content of your messages is entirely up to you.  A message could be a declaration of feelings for a person, instructions to your next of kin, communication of a secret, or admission of a past transgression.  This service is available for you to use exactly how you please, although you should keep in mind the reactions and feelings of the recipients.

The format of the message can be simple text, or you can attach files such as a document, photo, graphic, video or audio.  The MyMessages™ service will guide you through the process of creating these messages.  Your messages will only be emailed to their intended recipients after you have passed away and after your designated Keyholder® unlocks the information (without ever seeing the contents of your messages).

Who can I send them to?

You can send messages to anybody with a valid email address.  We do not currently support the delivery of messages using postal mail or courier services.

How will you ensure that they are not sent prematurely?

You will designate trusted Keyholders® who will be assigned a secure ID and password.  At the appropriate time the Keyholder® will request the release of your messages.  As soon as this request is received, we will automatically send a notification to your email address and you will be given an opportunity to block the release of these messages.  If, after a period of time determined by you, we have received no order to block the distribution, then the messages will be sent.

It is important that you choose Keyholders® whom you trust.  Although safeguards are in place to prevent the premature distribution of your messages, you should not expect any of your Keyholders® to request the release of your messages before the appropriate time.

What if a hacker gets into your system?

All of your information stored at LegalWills.ca is safe and secure.  Your information is so highly encrypted that nobody has access to this information other than yourself and your trusted Keyholders® using their randomly generated personal key.  Even the owners and administrators of LegalWills.ca are not able to view your messages due to the software design and encryption methods used.

All data passing from your computer to LegalWills.ca is authenticated and encrypted using 128-bit "SSL encryption".  This is the most advanced level of encryption available today, and it means that any information sent from your computer is scrambled in a way which makes it completely unintelligible if intercepted.  When you are on a secure section within the web site, a padlock will appear on your web browser.  This is your assurance that the encryption is in place and that you are communicating across a secure link.

Furthermore, LegalWills.ca uses an industry standard high security streaming-encryption algorithm known as "RSA" to encrypt all of your information before it is stored online.  To give you a feeling for the level of security provided by this encryption, it has been estimated that with the most efficient algorithms known to date, it would take a computer operating at 1 million instructions per second over 300 quintillion years (that's 3 with 20 zeros behind it!) to break the encryption. That's several trillion times longer than the age of the Earth.

Can my information get destroyed or lost?

All of our data is securely stored in a highly encrypted format on database servers. To protect against catastrophic data loss, daily backups are performed on each of our servers. Hence, if any one of our servers experienced technical difficulties, the data would not be at risk.

Furthermore, physical protection of our primary systems includes:

  • Fire detection and fire suppression systems with dry pipe pre-action sprinkler systems
  • N + 1 redundant power supplies, providing dual power feeds and backup batteries, water coolant systems and generators
  • N + 1 redundant climate control, providing primary and backup chiller units, cooling towers, and water storage
  • Local network operations center (NOC) for monitoring all data center operations
  • 24x7 monitoring and support of network connection and server availability
  • 24x7 uniformed guard service with interior and exterior closed-circuit television surveillance
  • Electronic access at all data center entrances, including biometric hand scanners
  • Electronic key management systems and individually keyed cabinets

As you can see, we take the security and privacy of all of our member information very seriously.

How much does this service cost?

The MyMessages™ service allows you to create text messages, and to store them securely at LegalWills.ca until it is time for them to be delivered to their recipients.  Before then, you can add, modify or delete messages at any time.  You can also designate your own personal "Keyholders® ", who with their unique ID can release your private messages for delivery at the appropriate time.

These services are all available completely FREE for 1 year.  Should you need extra space for storing your messages, additional space can be purchased for a nominal fee.  See our Prices page for more details.

Does it matter where I live?

Services such as MyFuneral™, MyLifeLocker™ and MyMessages™ do not create legal documents and make no assumptions about your country of residence. 

We have worked extensively with lawyers in Canada to ensure that the legal documents created by the MyWill™, MyExpatWill™, MyPowerOfAttorney™ and MyLivingWill™ services are up to date with the laws in all of the provinces in Canada, including: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.  Hence, our services can be used to generate legal documents in any Canadian province with the exception of Quebec.

If you have any doubts about the legal standing of any documents in your jurisdiction, feel free to seek legal counsel in your area to have your documents reviewed.

How can I get more information?

There is a considerable amount of information included in the on-line help of the MyMessages™ service.  This will answer most of the common questions regarding the steps included in creating your own messages. 

For information about the other services available, or about LegalWills.ca in general, you can browse this web site or send an email to support@legalwills.ca.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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