Internet Security

Privacy Settings 


The profile data is secure IF you want it to be secure. There is a checkbox on the Edit Profile page

Profile Visibility: 
[X] Block Profile Visibility: Block the public and search engines from accessing my Profile and allow only fellow Classmates to view my Profile details. Leave this box unchecked if you also wish to allow the public (friends, co-workers, family members, etc.) to view your Profile details.

If it is unchecked, then your family and friends (and strangers, too) can look at the profile if they know about the website and have access to the Classmate Profiles page. It will also be indexed by Google and the other search engines, so if someone searches for the classmate's name, they will find the profile.

If it is checked, the profile contents will not be visible to anyone who doesn't log in to the website. The search engines will try to go to the page, but will instead see a "Please login to the website" type of message that will be indexed instead of the classmate data.

The website uses browser cookies to remember that you are logged in to the website. If you use the same computer, when you come back to the website it will remember that you are logged in. If you forget to log out and you do a Google Search for your name, when you click the link the website will remember that you are still logged in and will display your profile data. This is often reported as a security issue, but just log out first and then repeat the test and that should work.