Are My Vital Records Safe Online?

Think about where you store your personal data and vital records right now. Are important documents in a fireproof safe? Or are they simply filed away in the back of your filing cabinet? Have you ever thought about what could happen to those records if there was a natural disaster? Many people don’t think about these things until it is too late. Something as quick as a flash flood could destroy your vital records if they aren’t kept in a safe and secure location. This is why many people advocate for online storage of vital records, personal data, business records, and more. In case of an emergency, you want to know your important records will still be there when you need them. Still, many people worry about how safe their records are when they are stored online. Rest assured, online vital records are among the most secure files.

When it comes to receiving vital records online, it is important to know that your personal data is protected. Data centers that contain personal data information online encrypt the data so only certain people can access it. This encryption also helps prevent online hackers from breaching security. Another way your personal data is kept secure is by VitalChek using a secure server to transmit and or store any personal data. A secure server is also encrypted. Now that you know your personal data is safe online with VitalChek, how do you keep your personal data safe once you’ve received it?

One way to keep vital records safe once you have received them is to place them in a waterproof and or fireproof safe in your home. However it is also wise to make digital copies of any important documents to store online. While you won’t be able to use a copy of your vital records as you would an original, they can come in handy in case of an emergency that leaves you displaced from your home and access to household belongings. While you are copying your vital records as a form of backup, you should also be backing up all of your digital files. Using online cloud storage is a great place to store data that you will be able to access regardless of your location. When you look to use cloud storage, be sure that you are using a secure server and look to see if you have the ability to encrypt your personal data. Following this cautionary steps can help you avoid a big headache if you lose access to your vital records and you can rest assured that your vital records are being kept safe online!

Looking for replace an old or lost vital record? Contact VitalChek for all of your vital records needs. We are a leading vital records provider and are a trusted option by government agencies.


  1. My grandmother died in 2009. How do I get her birth records if I don’t know her parents’ names? I’m just trying to find out who her parents were.

    1. Hello Monica and thank you for your question.
      If you do not have all of your grandmothers information you would want to contact the vital records office in the state she was born directly to see if they are able to assist you with locating her certificate with the limited information that you do have.
      Thank you,
      Nichole H.

  2. Hi thanks for the info ! great info !

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