TRUSTe Launches Innovative Privacy Policy Generator for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Provides Merchants, Marketers and Publishers with the ability to create accurate and consumer-friendly privacy policies, backed by the TRUSTe seal.

SAN FRANCISCO - February 23, 2010 –Today, TRUSTe, provider of the leading online privacy seal and an Internet trust authority, launches its newest Privacy Policy Generator (PPG), which provides a custom privacy policy for a wide-range of websites, from online retailers to online publishers, backed by the TRUSTe certification and seal. The new offering is part of TRUSTe’s Privacy Services for small and medium-sized businesses.

With the new PPG, small business owners of all kinds are able to quickly construct a TRUSTe-hosted privacy policy for their site using an intuitive widget interface. A customer indicates what kind of personal data they are collecting from consumers, how they use the information, and a number of other key elements, and the PPG provides an accurate and consumer-friendly policy, featuring graphical icons to enhance consumer understanding.

“Having an accurate privacy policy is critical to website compliance. As an advisor to small organizations, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals, I advise them to do their privacy policies the right way with TRUSTe, who makes creating a privacy policy a breeze. I rest assured knowing my policy is compliant, my site evokes trust with their expert seal and I love that their team will support me to keep it current for years to come,” said Lorrie Thomas, MA, CEO of Web Marketing Therapy™.

Unlike other static privacy policy generators, TRUSTe also scans a customer’s site to ensure the site’s legitimacy, and to verify the presence of certain security and privacy elements, such as cookies and other related tracking technologies, to ensure that the privacy policy is accurate and contains important consumer disclosures. Once the privacy policy is approved by TRUSTe’s privacy professionals, a customer can display their TRUSTe verified privacy policy and seal, thereby increasing consumer confidence and driving improved business results. Merchants report increased transactions and higher average order values when they display the TRUSTe seal, and the seal drives significant improvement in marketing conversion and lead form completion and quality.

From start to finish, the process can be completed within one business day, giving business owners a nimble and flexible privacy solution in what normally would take several weeks and several thousand dollars with an attorney. For larger companies or those with more complex websites and privacy disclosures, TRUSTe continues to offer a range of services that include custom consultation with TRUSTe’s privacy professionals. The new PPG, scanning technology, and TRUSTe Seal is part of TRUSTe’s Standard Privacy Services starting at just $499 per year. To learn more about TRUSTe’s Standard Privacy Services visit: /products-and-services/small_medium_business_privacy/index.html.

About TRUSTe
TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Our SaaS-based DPM Platform gives users control over all phases of data privacy management from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Our DPM Services, including assessments and certifications, are delivered by an expert team of privacy professionals. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.

Quick Links

Web Marketing Therapy’s TRUSTe-hosted Privacy Policy:
http://privacy-policy.truste.com/verified-policy/www.webmarketingtherapy.com

A TRUSTe Privacy Seal Success Story:
Debnroo Case Study

TRUSTe Blog:
www.truste.com/blog

TRUSTe for Small Business on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/TRUSTesmallBiz

TRUSTe Privacy Policy Generator:
/products-and-services/small_medium_business_privacy/privacy_policy_generator.html.

        

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TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across web, mobile, cloud and advertising channels. Our cloud-based Data Privacy Management Platform delivers innovative technology products, including website monitoring and advertising compliance controls - along with privacy assessments and certifications. More than 5,000 companies worldwide rely on our DPM platform and globally recognized Certified Privacy Seal to protect / enhance their brand, drive user engagement and minimize compliance risk.