Determine your data inheritance with SecureSafe

Have you thought about what happens to your online accounts and digital documents after death? Make sure ahead of time that your relatives have access to usernames and passwords in the event of an emergency. Digitize important deeds, documents and contracts and make them accessible to selected survivors in a central, secure location.

Data inheritance: Safely prepared with SecureSafe

Organizational hurdles for survivors in the digital age

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If a death occurs in a close circle of family and friends, the surviving dependents must not only deal with a great loss, but also address a large number of organizational issues. This also applies if a person loses their capacity to act for other reasons.

Challenges for survivors include:

  • informing authorities, insurance companies, pension providers and the employer
  • the tedious collection of important documents during the mourning period
  • the cancellation of contracts and
  • dissolving the digital identity of the person concerned. Internet users have an average of 90 online accounts on various platforms and websites.

Arrange all the details in time with SecureSafe

SecureSafe is a multi-award winning and secure cloud storage service provider with integrated password manager that allows you to keep all important documents and passwords in one centralized, digital location. With SecureSafe's data inheritance, you make it easier for survivors to access important user accounts and files during difficult times.

Transfer important passwords with the data inheritance

When you activate the data inheritance in your SecureSafe account, you determine who gets which usernames and passwords in the Password Safe.

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Deactivate social media accounts

Whether it's Tiktok, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook: Each social network has its own specific procedure to follow when a user dies. Make it easy for your survivors to deactivate your accounts and leave them your usernames and passwords.

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Transfer email boxes

Email inboxes are more than just a collection of electronic messages. In addition to their use as contact books and calendars, they can also be used to reset passwords for online accounts.

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Cancel subscriptions

Give your survivors the option to quickly cancel digital subscriptions to Netflix, Spotify and Co. or subscriptions to physical services – such as gym memberships – provided they can be managed with online accounts. This saves money and nerves.

Transferring important files

In the SecureSafe file safe you determine who gets access to your digitized contractual documentation and certificates, photos and digital copies of your identity cards.

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Transferring financial documents

Don't leave your survivors scrambling through countless folders and files when their minds will be elsewhere. Make sure important financial documents from banks, insurance companies and pension providers can be found quickly in one place.

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Share memorable photos

Photo files are digitized memories that you can leave behind for your family and friends. The focus is not only on personal highlights such as past adventures and vacations, but on the memories of a life spent together.

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Provide access to contracts

Make digital copies of all contracts and store them in your private file safe so survivors can easily manage or cancel rental, phone and leasing contracts.

Setting up a data inheritance in six simple steps

The data inheritance function helps surviving dependents manage the important documents and login data of a deceased person. This feature is turned off by default in SecureSafe and must be set up by the SecureSafe user in the Web App. Log in to the SecureSafe Web App. Click on "Inheritance" in the bottom left menu first, then go to the settings icon next to "Data inheritance inactive". Follow the instructions to set up the data inheritance.

1. Enter contact details

1. Enter contact details

Enter the following information: First name, last name, cell phone number and email address.

2. Determine beneficiaries

2. Determine beneficiaries

Enter at least one beneficiary to whom you wish to transfer your data in the event of death. To do this, enter the name, cell phone number and email address of the beneficiary.

3. Assign passwords and files to beneficiaries

3. Assign passwords and files to beneficiaries

Assign the desired passwords and files to your beneficiaries.

4. Pass on activation code to trusted person

4. Pass on activation code to trusted person

Pass on the activation code to a person of trust. This code is used to trigger the inheritance process in the event of death or loss of capacity to act.

5. Set blocking period

5. Set blocking period

Define the time period that should elapse between the triggering of the inheritance process and the handover of data to the beneficiaries. At the beginning of this period, SecureSafe will inform you about the upcoming handover and allow you to stop the inheritance process.

6. Activate inheritance function

6. Activate inheritance function

Activate the inheritance function in the settings. Your SecureSafe account is now prepared for emergencies.

Death or incapacity to act – What’s next

Trusted person activates the data inheritance

Trusted person activates the data inheritance

In the event of the SecureSafe user's death, the person of trust enters the activation code on securesafe.com, triggering the inheritance process.

Beneficiaries receive the files and passwords

Beneficiaries receive the files and passwords

After the expiration of the blocking period, the beneficiaries will be notified via email / SMS. The message contains instructions to access the data. The password will be sent to the beneficiaries in a separate SMS.

Account blocking after completed inheritance process

Account blocking after completed inheritance process

After the beneficiaries have downloaded the data assigned to them, the account of the deceased is automatically blocked.


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