DVIP wants you to be as safe as possible. We know of cases where perpetrators have used the internet in different ways to harass or stalk a partner or ex-partner. They might do this by sending abusive materials, reading your email, logging on as you and pretending to be you, or even buying items over the internet from your account.
Please take a few minutes to read the warning below and to take steps to increase your safety when using the internet and the DVIP website.
HOW AN ABUSER CAN DISCOVER YOUR INTERNET ACTIVITIES
If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse. The messages may constitute an offence.
History / cache file:
If an abuser knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet.
You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.
This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the internet, would be at a local library, a friend's house, or at work.