About Us

Digital Remains realise that we are living in a digital age, now, more than ever! Think about what you own digitally, whether it be music downloads, photographs, emails or websites you’ve built. Living in today’s society it’s almost unknown for a person not to own any digital assets, and with assets come a digital footprint.

Once you pass away, what will happen to your digital legacy? This is a modern problem for today’s society and is something we at Digital Remains have been endeavouring to make easier for our customers to incorporate their digital assets into your will. We envisage this become standard practice in decades to come, though for now this is new ground and through our expertise we hope to aid as many people as possible in securing control of their digital data after death.

We’ve spent several years developing Digital Remains in order to create the unique service we offer. Each of our customers is provided with the most up to date information from the team of lawyers who contributed to this service. Our online service guarantees a convenient and modern way to take control over your online will and digital assets.

Types of Digital Assets

There are two types of digital assets, those that generate money and those that don’t.

Generate Money:

  • Domain names
  • Websites that produce an income
  • Online accounts that manage money such as PayPal and bank accounts

Do not Generate Money:

  • Assets such as computers and hardware
  • Information stored on hardware or in a cloud system,
  • Social media accounts, email, online gaming

What Should Happen to my Digital Assets?

Today, we must decide what happened to each of our digital assets after we pass away, which is a problem no previous generation has experienced. The way they are handles will depend on the value of the asset and whether if it holds monetary value.

You may choose for your digital assets to be deleted, saved or have the ownership transferred to a nominated person of your choice.

Some examples of digital asset distribution are as follows:

  • Social media profiles might be removed, or act as a memorial for your friends and family to visit.
  • Similarly, with emails, these can be deleted, or frozen though your digital executor will have specified instructions for who can gain access to this information.
  • You must specify what should happen with online photos and videos and files and who will have access to your hard-drive.

Naming a Digital Executor

When choosing who will be your digital executor is technically savvy as they will need to understand the nature of the digital assets you are looking to pass over control over in your digital will. Digital executors may have to transfer data, ensure secure password storage after your death and access accounts on multiple platforms.

Consider what type of assets you’ll be sharing, if they are personal or financial you may wish to choose different people. When considering who to pick as your digital executor for sentimental items such as videos and photographs, typically a friend or family member is chosen.

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