Is Only Once for companies or individuals?
Only Once is for:
- Every individual who wants to have access to the latest and most up to date contact details of friends, family, colleagues, sports clubs, partners etc.
- Every individual with a desire to have and keep control of his own data – Every online shopper – Everyone who’s tired of having to enter the same information over and over again, whilst being unaware where this information ends up and who has access to it.
- Every company with a need for accurate, complete and up-to-date data with regards to its business relations (customers, partners, suppliers, employees)
- Business owners and organizations who want to store their organizational data at one centralized and organized place
Why should I use Only Once?
Only Once enables exchanges of personal data in a quick, easy and efficient manner. The result is (contact) information that is always up-to-date, helping people and organizations to connect with each other and share information.
Only Once is a “trusted platform” and provides its users with a so called ‘E-identity’. It offers an identity validation service in a two-sided network. Trust on the internet is fundamental to the performance of transactional services such as e-payment and e-invoicing. Including all dealings on social media.
Only Once provides convenience and saves time for both individuals as well as organizations. Parties can be sure of a person’s real identity. This will prevent (identity) fraud and scams.
Only Once gives users control over their personal data. Their own data. They will then be free to share it whenever and however they want. This includes the possibility to monetize your own data. At present only unknown third parties make money off your data. That will change with Only Once.
In the future, Only Once will enable possibilities for “broadcast shopping”: when you are looking for a product, you can use the Only Once platform to let suppliers know what you’re looking for. Then wait for the best offer.
What is the vision behind Only Once?
Only Once wants to return all control of entering and managing personal data to its proper owner. He or she can, upon request, provide controlled access to parts of his or her data, directly from his/her Personal Data Store (PDS). This is the digital Only Once vault where all data is stored. Safely and securely.
Data sharing is possible in various ways:
- You can share any combination of fields directly from your PDS
- You can digitally exchange your own ‘business cards’ through Only Once
- Autofill webforms
- Automatic filling of any electronic form
Eventually you will be able to use Only Once for transaction processes: order a pizza with one click, without any login fuss, without filling forms, without having to fear that your data ends up in the wrong hands. Regardless if you’re obtaining a Visa card or cancelling a subscription, all can be handled through ‘one-click’ actions, with you in full control of your data and transactions.
What is a Personal Data Store?
A Personal Data Store is a digital safe. It’s an online service that helps you collect, store, manage, use and share your own personal data. With a Personal Data Store, individuals can decide if they want to share information with another person or organization and if so, what information they want to share with who, for what purposes. Personal Data Stores give individuals control over their personal data.
What is Only Once not?
Only Once is not a social media platform.
Only Once is no drop box for the exchange of gigabytes of files.
Only Once is not a platform for the sharing of photos and videos, like Flickr, YouTube or Facebook.
Only Once is not a communication platform.
Only Once is not a hype.
Can I use Only Once purely as a digital safe for myself and remain completely anonymous?
Yes, you can use Only Once purely as a digital locker, e.g. to store important documents when you go on holiday. If you then set all privacy settings to a maximum, you will remain completely anonymous on the platform.
How do I get started?
You create an account online through http://www.onlyonce.com or by using the Only Once smartphone app. If you follow the quickstart procedure, you can exchange information with other Only Once users within less than 10 minutes. After this you can fill or expand your PDS at your own leisure.
What’s so awesome about Only Once?
Only Once is the only platform that really enables you to enter data only once.
Only Once is the only platform that can fill electronic forms and web forms with a 100% certainty of matching correct and within less than 3 seconds. Any form-length or size.
Only Once can connect 2000 people within 15 seconds and show all their relevant data – if they allow it – in a company’s CRM
How do I stop with Only Once? Is there any long term contract?
In the unlikely event you are not fully happy with Only Once and you want to stop: getting out is as easy as getting in. You can cancel your account online. Safely and without any worry. Only Once will make sure all your information is properly removed and deleted. There are no long term contracts. With the normal Personal Accounts you can cancel whenever you like. Free. For additional paid services you can choose either monthly or yearly subscriptions. For yearly subscriptions, we offer additional discounts.
How easy is it to use Only Once?
Our designers have done their utmost to keep Only Once as simple, quiet and clean as possible No annoying pop-ups, no advertising, no flash. Simplicity and tranquility.
We are convinced that anyone can learn how to work with Only Once in just 5 minutes.
What data can I store in my Personal Data Store?
The Only Once the Personal Data Store is one of the most complete and organized data stores in the world. You can store almost all your data such as:
1.1 Personal information such as your name, age, date of birth
1.2. Your address, and other real estate information
1.3. Identity cards and loyalty cards
1.4. Bank information such as bank accounts, credit cards, etc.
1.5. All your phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts
1.6. Your memberships
1.7. Your holidays, your planned absences
1.8. Your assets: vehicles, electronics, etc.
1.9. Your jobs: all the information about your job: title, email addresses, employer, etc.
1.10. And if you are a company owner: all information of your company, such as chamber of commerce number, VAT number, founding documents, etc.
How many contacts, jobs and companies can I store in Only Once?
This depends on your subscription. From limited to unlimited.
How do I know if my friends are using Only Once?
In Only Once you can search in many ways: for people, for businesses or public groups. If your friends have marked their name as ‘public’, you can find him.
If I load my data in Only Once today, but none of my friends have, with whom can I then exchange data?
Only Once is new and unique. As with the first phones, it only makes sense if there are more connections. The more, the better. It is therefore a matter of time before the great advantages of Only Once will be visible and enjoyable. It will happen. Soon. An important factor in the growth and acceptance of Only Once is the possibility to invite people to take an account. It will be really easy to take an account and open a Personal Data Store. In addition to this Only Once will actively create momentum in specific markets by actively convincing the market leaders to participate.
What advantages does Only Once offer over solutions like LastPass, or other existing username and passwords catchers and form fillers?
With such services you still depend on each individual service with a different password and ditto administration. From your Only Once environment you have direct access to all your services. Single sign on. The form fill feature of Only Once is more sophisticated than any existing service and can, with 100% certainty, fill out any form within three seconds.
Are there already any organizations connected that I can use my Only Once for?
At present we are recruiting business subscribers and as soon as the platform has launched the number of participating companies will grow fast. At the moment there are already over 20 companies that have signed on, even before the service is live.
How do I report a deceased person?
A request from a third party to terminate the account will only be taken into consideration when they use the special form to request the removal of a deceased person’s account. Only Once will only terminate an account and delete all information upon the receipt of a proper death certificate.
Is there a smartphone app?
Yes, there is (or will be shortly) a smartphone app for Android, iPhone as well as Windows Phone 8.
SECURITY AND PRIVACY
How secure is the Only Once platform?
As Only Once, security is not in our DNA, it is our DNA. Built from the ground up security is an integral part of the Only Once Personal Data Store. Confidentiality being a trait of individual fields in your vault, integrity is maintained by security measures that go far beyond what banks and governments have in place. When we run out of time to meet a deadline we cut features, instead of compromising on security. Why? Because with us, you enter your information Only Once, and we keep it save Forever.
How we do this?
We classify your information’s confidentiality to be either basic (information you enter over and over again, like your name and address), sensitive (information you want to keep private, like credit card information, religion, marital status, social security number) or top secret (typically official documents, like birth-certificates, ID cards). Basic information is stored behind your password, sensitive information is encrypted at all times and top secret information is stored in a vault for which you hold the unique key, a key we provide Only Once. You lose that key, the vault will be locked forever because we don’t keep a spare copy.
Sharing your basic information can be done by a simple user id and password authorization, but even then, to update your information you will need to provide an additional one time password. In this way we ensure that even basic information is entered Only Once, but stays save Forever.
If I now enter all my data in Only Once, am I not running a risk again, storing all my valuables in one place?
The Only Once-platform is designed to be save and secured at the highest possible levels of encryption. Nonetheless Only Once will have to prove to you that your data is fully save with us. That is our mission. It’s our highest priority to deserve, gain and keep your trust, 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Who is able to see my data?
You can determine yourself which part of your information you consider ‘public’. Information that is marked ‘public’ on your profiles and in your PDS is visible to others. In order to make your information private, you can easily change this in your individual privacy settings.Anything that is not explicitly marked ‘public’ will be strictly private.
Only Once will only have limited access to your PDS and even then only after your formal request.
Only Once is 100% in compliance with the Dutch legislation called ‘Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens’ and is registered under no: 1620770
How does Only Once return the control of the data to the users?
Only Once is built and developed from the ground up in a way that allows customers to regain and retain control of their own data. Only Once users decide who can see (part) of their data. As soon as they want to change or terminate this, they can do this with a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, Only Once users retain control over their data. Their management over their own data guarantees its accuracy and can save all third parties and organizations they connect with, money, time and energy. The price organizations pay for this convenience is that they have to accept the individual’s terms and conditions for the sharing of their personal data.
PAYMENT AND BUSINESS MODEL
How can Only Once make money? What does it cost to use it?
The base functionality of Only Once is free. For organizations and business alike. On top of this you can add additional functionality and/or capacity at an additional fee. Especially businesses will easily benefit from the convenience, ease of use, speed, accuracy, the certainty of having always correct data and the ability to deliver additional functionality and service to their customers. Only Once will never ever sell or rent out your data.
Organizations pay for the extra platform functionality, for the possibility to integrate with their legacy systems and for a better quality of information and data exchange with their customers.
For the paid services you can choose either monthly or yearly subscriptions. For yearly subscriptions, we offer discounts.
Will Only Once sell my data?
No, never! You will be in total control of your own data. At all times.
What does Only Once cost?
The core Personal Data Store is free. Going forward, we expect many specialist ‘added value’ services to emerge, offering to help individuals manage and use their data more effectively. Some of these services may charge a fee. But we intend to maintain a free core service to both individuals and organizations.
What kind of payments do you accept?
We accept payments from Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We also accept payments via PayPal (you must have an account with PayPal) and bank transfers for yearly subscriptions. For details, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your Terms of Service?
Can I access my data wherever I am?
Yes. Only Once is a cloud based, online service, globally accessible through any internet connected device, using a browser or the Only Once app.
Who owns Only Once?
Only Once is a private company. An initiative funded by private investors, public investors and our own employees. Only Once is not a foundation but a group of motivated people who believe in a better, easier and more reliable way of managing and sharing your personal data.
Is the Only Once organization certified by third parties and governement organizations?
Only Once is adhering to all relevant standards and certifications. We are in the process of obtaining more third party endorsements.
Are you hiring?
Yes, we are hiring and continuously looking for talent.
Please send your resume and a quick note on how you think you can make an impact at Only Once to email@example.com.
How do I get in touch about potential partnerships?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get help or support?
There are various ways to get support.
Paying customers have access to email and phone support.
Mail address: email@example.com
Our regular support hours are 8 am – 5 pm CET, Monday-Friday.
Organizations/businesses can subscribe to professional support, 24/7.
In addition to this we offer the following self service support possibilities for all users:
In our FAQ section you can search for an answer to your question. You can also browse by category and learn everything you need to know.
Our YouTube channel has a range of videos that can help you with a problem or show you something new.
The Only Once Community is a forum for everything related to Only Once. Simply sign-in with your account and complete your profile to get involved.
On our Facebook page, you can search for previous questions or ask your own.
On Twitter we will post information about relevant developments.
What browser do you recommend?
We recommend Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer 10 for the best Only Once experience.