Enable SSL or https

As security of user data is the most important for us, we start to support SSL on our service.

So if previous you use http://www.freeinoutboard.com/ to access our site. It will redirect to https://www.freeinoutboard.com/

Https is much more better than http

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communications protocol for secure communication over acomputer network, with especially wide deployment on the Internet. Technically, it is not a protocol in and of itself; rather, it is the result of simply layering the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on top of the SSL/TLS protocol, thus adding the security capabilities of SSL/TLS to standard HTTP communications. The main motivation for HTTPS is to prevent wiretapping and man-in-the-middle attacks.

vi Wikipedia.

As a user, you don’t have to do anything on your side. No matter which format of URL you entered, they are all re-direct to our ssl URL.


Expired accounts

When an account expires for whatever reason (e.g. expired card, trial ends, cancellation), how long we will keep the user data in our system.

There are two types of accounts.

Type 1:These users just signed up and take a look at our system. Then they left without using our system.

Type 2:
They used our system for certain period. They have more than one users in their account.

Our policy.

Delete the type 1 accounts. Keep Type 2 accounts as long as we can. So if you want to reactivate your account, just email us with any information which can help us to locate your account. If you want to delete your account information permanently , let us know.


How long we keep your data when you left?

Right now, we keep all the data inside of our system, from the day one.

Data: including but not limited to records of sign in/out. ip address, sick leave records, future events.

To protect the data, we backup them every day offsite.

The thing we are thinking is how to take care of these disabled accounts, or inactivated accounts.

There are two options for the account disabled one year ago:

1: Move them to the archived database

2: Delete them


When we have decision, will post it here.


Anti Spam facility is installed

There are more and more spam are trying to leave message on Free In Out Board through sign up page. Actually they can not.

I received ten spam sign up. Some are robots, if my guess is correct. Some are human spam.

ReCaptcha from Google is installed as a one simple way to prevent these robots. It is located on our sign up page. Long term plan is to implement it on sign in form when three failed sign in clicks.



System is upgraded

We moved to a new server with SSD driver. It is much fast than before.

Our Free In Out Board is also upgraded to new version.

Some Changes:

  • When new user sign up, you get a free account for ever.
  • No trial for Premium service.
  • jQuery 1.9.1 implementation.

We are planing to add more features and improve the performance of our Free In Out Board system.


If you have any comments, please do not hesitate to let me know.