How Does After-Death Sharing Work?
A Client designates an existing nominee as an After-Death sharer. After they are gone anyone can inform SecureTheFile of the event. We require robust information to validate, such as sight of the death certificate or being informed by a professional like a Solicitor. Once validated we activate After-Death Sharing. This has the following results:
- We send a message to the Client's email address stating the process has started and giving 48 hours to come back in case there has been any error. After that time,
- We stop the Client's access in the reasonable belief that anyone accessing the Vault with their credentials is doing so in breach.
- We turn access by all other roles into read-only so that no changes can be made to the Vault and it remains as a snapshot at the point we were informed of the event. We inform professionals linked to the account of the event.
- We send an email to those individuals designated as After-Death sharers that we have been informed of the event and that they have been given a higher degree of access to the vault in line with the Client's wishes.