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The Keyholder® Security System

Here at PartingWishes.com, we have developed the Keyholder® security system to protect you from anyone accessing your documents and information prematurely.

As a PartingWishes.com member, you can specify up to 20 friends or family members, each of whom will be given the power to access your wishes when the time is right. For each person you identify, you can specify exactly what specific information they can access, such as:

  • your funeral wishes
  • sending final messages that you have prewritten to your family or friends
  • enabling a permanent web page that you have created about your life
  • the contents of your Last Will and Testament
  • health care directives contained in your Living Will, if you are unable to communicate them yourself
  • your Power of Attorney document, which contains directions about the handling of your finances if you are incapacitated
  • the important files and documents that you uploaded to your Vault

The Keyholder® system includes specific security mechanisms which protect the secure integrity of your information and prevent unauthorized premature access to your documents and services.  These mechanisms are fully customizable by you.

Here's how it works:

Step 1:  You create your documents using the MyFuneral, MyVault, MyMessages, MyWill, MyPowerOfAttorney and other services, and grant at least one close friend or family member to have future access to these documents.

The documents are encrypted by the Keyholder® security system, stored on the PartingWishes.com secure server, and paper copies can also be printed.

Step 2:  The individuals you specified are notified of their responsibilities and given a secure ID to be used for accessing your documents at the appropriate time.

If you wish, you can also send each of these people their secure ID printed onto a plastic wallet card for safe keeping.

Step 3:  You can continue to make unlimited updates to your documents on the PartingWishes.com server.
Step 4:  When you become mentally incapacitated or pass away, your designated individuals request to access your documents on the server.

To prevent premature access to your documents, the Keyholder® security system sends an automatic notification to your email address, explaining who is attempting to access your documents.

Step 5:  If you do not respond to the notification within a period of time specified by you, then the Keyholder® security system decrypts your documents and makes them accessible by your designated friends or family members.