What is reCAPTCHA?
reCAPTCHA is a free security service from Google that protects websites from spam software and abuse by non-human visitors. This service is most often used when you fill out forms on the Internet. A Captcha service is an automatic test, which is supposed to ensure that an action on the Internet is done by a human and not by a bot. Classical Captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve but present considerable difficulties for machines. With reCAPTCHA, you do not have to actively solve puzzles anymore. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish people from bots. Here, you only have to check the text box “I am not a robot”; while Invisible reCAPTCHA renders this unnecessary. reCAPTCHA or Captchas are generally used whenever bots could manipulate or abuse certain actions (such as registrations, polls, etc.).
Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?
We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood to our site. Bots or spam software of various kinds are not welcome. That is why we pull out all the stops to protect ourselves and offer the best possible user-friendliness for you. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. This is how we can be pretty sure that we remain a “bot-free” website. Through the use of reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google in order to determine whether you are really a human being. In this way, reCAPTCHA serves the security of our website and consequently also yours. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible during sign-up in order to “spam” forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA, we can avoid such bot attacks.
Our (Print and Web Designs / Online.Printweb.co.za) primary goal is to make our and your website is as safe and secure as possible for you and for us. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc.
With reCAPTCHA, we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood person and not a robot or other spam software. By spam we mean any unsolicited information sent to us by electronic means. With the classic CAPTCHAS, you usually had to solve text or image puzzles for verification. reCAPTCHA from Google mostly spares you the trouble of solving such puzzles. In most cases, all you need to do here is simply check the box to confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version, you do not even have to check the box.