TRUSTe and Tucows Partner to Deliver Privacy Policy and Certification Services To Small Businesses

The TRUSTe Privacy Seal Is Now Available Through the OpenSRS Reseller Network, Making it Easy for Small Businesses to Provide Online Privacy Assurances to Customers

San Francisco, Calif. – September 28, 2011 - TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider, and Tucows Inc., (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today announced a partnership to distribute TRUSTe privacy policy and certification services to more than 12,000 web hosts, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other resellers worldwide through Tucows' wholesale Internet services group OpenSRS. The partnership with TRUSTe gives the OpenSRS network of resellers the ability to provide even more value to their small business customers through affordable privacy solutions and access to the TRUSTe Privacy Seal, recognized by 82% of people online and considered the de facto standard for online privacy.

Leveraging TRUSTe's TRUSTed Websites services, OpenSRS customers can now easily and quickly develop an accurate and comprehensive privacy policy to communicate that the personal data they collect is disclosed in adherence to industry best practices. In addition, customers can take the additional step to certify their privacy practices in accordance with TRUSTe's website privacy standards and be awarded the TRUSTe Privacy Seal.

"OpenSRS is dedicated to providing our resellers with the best solutions for their customers," said Adam Eisner, Director of OpenSRS Product Management for Tucows. "TRUSTe's market-leading online privacy solutions and broadly-recognized brand make them an obvious fit. We are confident that this partnership with TRUSTe will provide tremendous value to our resellers by giving them a quick and easy way to address the important issue of online privacy for their customers."

"Delivering TRUSTe's privacy services through OpenSRS allows us to continue our leadership in providing robust and affordable privacy solutions to every online business – whether big or small," said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. "Our privacy solutions – combined with the broad reach of the OpenSRS network – let even the smallest business have access to the tools it needs to comply with online privacy regulation and assure customers that private information is handled responsibly."

TRUSTe privacy solutions feature self-service activation and can be quickly and easily purchased and activated online, immediately from Tucows and its OpenSRS resellers.

For more information on TRUSTe's online privacy solutions for small businesses, please visit TRUSTe's Partner Page at /partner-program.html.

About Tucows
Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Yummy names owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Butterscotch.com is an online video network building on the foundation of Tucows Downloads. More information can be found at http://tucows.com.

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 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 minimise compliance risk. For more information, please see http://www.truste.com.

        

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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.