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Computer safety

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, please use a more secure computer. As you browse the web, Internet Explorer stores information about the websites you visit, as well as information that websites frequently ask you to provide (such as your name and address). Internet Explorer stores the following types of information: temporary Internet files, a history of the websites you've visited, information that you've entered into websites or the Address bar, saved web passwords.

Usually, it's helpful to have this information stored on your computer—it can improve your web browsing speed and also save you from having to type the same information over and over. But you might want to delete that information if you don't want any of your personal information to be left behind.

To cover your tracks, please do the following. (applies only to Internet Explorer 8)

By completing these steps ALL history, cookies, temp files will be deleted from your PC, not just your specific visit.

  1. Click on TOOLS
  2. Click on INTERNET OPTIONS
  3. Click on Delete button under browsing history
  4. Make sure Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Form Data, Passwords, InPrivate Filtering Data are checked and click Delete.

Telephone safety

How to call for help safely:

A partner can often tell when a woman makes up her mind to stop the abuse. Do not underestimate your partner. Make sure your phone calls don't leave tracks.

Internet-based telephones, which also go by names like "VOIP", or "Network Telephony", keep records of all calls. Web-based telephone systems, such as "Skype", also keep records. You should not use these types of telephone systems to call for help, if your partner has access as well.

Cell phones can also keep records of the numbers that have been called.

A local call made on a regular telephone line will not produce a record of the call. However, many telephones have a "redial" button, and you may want to call a friend or other "safe" number after you make any call you don't want your partner to know about - they can check up on you just by pressing "redial".

One way to be sure your home telephone uses a regular telephone line is to check your telephone bill. It will come from a Telephone Company, such as Bell or Sprint. It will not list any local numbers, only long distance. If you still aren't sure, you should use extra caution.

The safest way to call or to receive calls from us is from a friend's phone, a public phone, a work phone, or any telephone that has nothing to do with your partner.

If you are in danger, call 911.