How secure is Haldimand County Dropbox?

All files are transferred across the network securely encrypted.

All files uploaded and temporarily stored on Haldimand County Dropbox are held on equipment owned and operated at the County's own Data Centre.

All data is subject to the Data Protection regulations and laws of the County and the country.

Haldimand County Dropbox is in no way a "cloud" service. Everything is stored (even temporarily) on equipment directly owned by the County, and managed by its own IT staff.

All access to data is very tightly and strictly controlled by the County. All accesses to data on Haldimand County Dropbox are logged and can be easily checked if you are ever concerned that a 3rd party might have gained access to your data.

Furthermore, uploaded data is only held on Haldimand County Dropbox for a maximum of 30 days, after which time it is automatically deleted. There is no "undelete" facility available at all. No backups are taken of the uploaded data (it's only a transitory stopping point), so no uploaded data ever moves off Haldimand County Dropbox itself onto other equipment or media such as backup tapes. After an uploaded file has been deleted, there is no way of recovering the file.

Retrieval of a drop-off by a recipient can only be done with both the drop-off's Claim ID and Passcode.
When dropping off files, you can choose not to send either or both of these to the recipient automatically: you would then need to send that information by hand yourself.