Updating ssl cert
These are obviously some very big names, and when a browser indicates a site is untrusted, the site traffic will in all likelihood take a huge nosedive.
Security warnings can also cause their reputations to come into question.
Life is busy and a result, people forget to do things sometimes.
However, some tasks should not be delayed and that includes renewing a website’s SSL/TLS certificate(s).
In Linked In’s case, a few of their country subdomains expired, and as a result, a large number of users were presented with security warnings.
For an established site like Linked In that has a large base of repeat visitors, it’s not unlikely that many of them simply clicked through the warnings and visited the site anyway.
3.3 To send renewal notices The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you renewal notices for your expiring digital certificate.
We may develop and acquire additional information about you using third-party sources, browsing, and purchasing history, and so on in order to process certificate requests and to improve our services.
Global Sign treats personal information as confidential, except for the information included in an issued digital certificate.
When your processes are dependent on those certificates – for encryption, mutual authentication, etc.
– an expired certificate can bring everything to a screeching halt.
3.5 To tell you about our products and services We may send you information about our products and services that may be of interest to you based on your use of other Global Sign products and services, your attendance at Global Sign sponsored marketing events such as webinars, your requests for information about similar products and services, or your sharing of data with social media sites such as Linked In or Facebook. Processing of Data and Consent We will process your data for the purpose of performance of our contract with you or the legitimate interest of our business.