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One Stop Online Business Registration

Security and Privacy

Your trust is very important to us. Please find below a description of our privacy policy and some security procedures that we use. We hope you find this information helpful in making your online experience with us at utah.gov a positive one.

Privacy:

The One Stop Business Registration application abides by the State of Utah privacy policy. The privacy policy statement is located at: http://www.utah.gov/privacypolicy.html The policy assures that personally identifiable information collected on state websites are private unless certain types of information are treated differently, and a statement to that effect is contained in a separate notice.

PRIVACY NOTICE: The names and addresses you provide for your company's registered agent, officers, principals, applicant manager, and others are public information whether it is submitted online or through paper channels. This information by law is available to the general public upon request and also from the Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code's website at: www.commerce.utah.gov/cor

A street address is required for registered agents. However, for the purpose of protecting your privacy, you may choose to provide the physical business entity address rather than that of the agent's personal residence. For company officials such as officers, principals, and others, post office box addresses are permitted.

Address changes may be made at the time of your business registration renewal, or by downloading an address change form through the Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code.

Security:

The OneStop Business Registration online application resides on a highly secure server. We use a universal Internet technology called Secure Socket Layer (SSL). When you send information from your computer to our servers at utah.gov it is encrypted (locked) so that the information is protected during its transmission.

What is SSL and just how safe is it?

SSL uses what is referred to as 128-bit encryption. It is the highest level of protection possible for Internet communications, including your credit card and financial transactions.

The longer the lock or number (on a physical safe it could be described as a safe's combination) that is generated during an online session, the more difficult it is to break the encryption code, and that is what keeps your information secure during its transmission. Older browsers support a 40-bit (shorter number) encryption session.

According to Versign, Inc. a leader in digital trust and security services, 128-bit encrypted messages are: "…309,485,009,821,345,068,724,781,056 times harder to break than 40-bit messages. Thus, it would take the same technology used to crack the 40-bit message 1 trillion x 1 trillion years to crack a 128-bit message. That's several trillion times longer than the age of the Earth."

How do I know SSL is "turned on" and working?

First, look for the "s" in the website address as in https://secure.utah.gov
When you are at a website where you plan to transmit secure information, most Internet web browsers will contain a picture of a lock somewhere in the button bar near the bottom of the browser window. It should look something like the picture below.

As an added protection when you connect to our services, utah.gov applications provide reminders and an easy to use way to upgrade your browser to a 128-bit version. We recommend that you do so. Nevertheless, our applications will still work with 40-bit encryption browsers.