Your data is incredibly valuable and we recognize this. We signed ourselves and our friends and family up for Validated first and treat your data the same we we treat our own. We’ve followed the lead of many established players in the financial services industry to make sure we’re employing best practices to safeguard your data.
We use a respected financial data partner called Plaid to securely link to more than 15,000 financial institutions across the U.S. During Validated sign up you’ll be asked to enter your online banking credentials. These credentials never touch our servers, and they are not stored in any form. Your credentials are sent via Plaid to your bank or credit card provider. Plaid then sends an encrypted token back to us. This token provides read-only access to your transaction data. We can’t move your money or make any changes to your account. You can revoke our access token any time you wish.
Some banks and credit card providers have additional security measures, like multi-factor authentication, security questions, or phone confirmation. These measures vary from bank to bank.
We use 256-bit SSL encryption for our website and all server-side databases. If you sign up to get notifications via SMS, we’ll required you to confirm your identity via two factor authentication code.
We host our servers securely using Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure online data storage and hosting service that is used by the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Your data on our servers will never be accessed or used by any other party.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to or chat with us at http://validated.co (tap the chat icon on the lower right) should you have additional questions.