Privacy Seals & Services for Small and Medium Businesses
What is TRUSTe?
TRUSTe Privacy Seals help consumers click with confidence by guiding them to trustworthy Web sites. Thousands of Web sites rely on TRUSTe industry best practices to help them make the right decisions about privacy and protecting confidential user information. Half of the top fifty Web sites are certified to TRUSTe’s leading practices including, Disney, eBay, Facebook, Intuit, Microsoft and Yahoo.
Why is it required ecommerce websites?
In today’s challenging economic climate, e-commerce businesses are finding that online reputation is more critical than ever to attract and serve customers. When it comes to sharing information with smaller Web sites, consumer confidence is shaky. A recent Marketing Sherpa study found that fifty-three percent of consumers worry about sharing personal information. To combat consumer fear, TRUSTe offers Privacy Services for Small and Medium Businesses. These services allows small businesses the chance to attract more customers and secure more sales by giving their customers a safe online experience.
Importantly, Consumers benefit from being able to rely on TRUSTe to let them know the small businesses are legitimate and responsible with their personal information and can call on TRUSTe’s long-standing consumer dispute resolution services to address privacy concerns.
What are the services offered by TRUSTe?
SMB’s with more demanding privacy programs can continue to apply for TRUSTe’s flagship web privacy certification program where they receive one-on-one privacy consultations from trained online privacy specialists, customization assistance for privacy disclosures and practices, unlimited display of TRUSTe’s well-established Web Privacy Seal, consumer dispute resolution services and more. Pricing starts at $849.00 per year.
Testimonials from TRUSTe Small Business Customers
Sasha Givency, WorldDanceShop.com
“In the retail industry, most of our sales come through online channels, so our web site is critical. I’ve been looking for different ways to build credibility for my own Web site, and I’m thrilled that TRUSTe is offering this service. Finally there is a solution that takes the legalese out of privacy and makes it simple so that entrepreneurs like me can understand.”
Justin Severidt, DiscountFlea.com
“I’m looking for ways to get ahead of the competition and increase sales, and one of the ways I’m doing that is by managing my Web site’s reputation. TRUSTe is a great option for me – as an entrepreneur with a limited budget, I’ve never had an IT consultant or an in-house lawyer – they walked me through what I needed to do to make my Web site in compliance and my customers safe.”
Peter Ellinwood, GreenPoma.com
“When we were preparing to re-launch our website last month, our search engine marketing firm advised us to add a privacy seal to instill visitor confidence and boost conversion rates, says Peter Ellinwood, owner of GreenPoma.com. He adds, “Our due diligence showed TRUSTe to be the best-in-class product for a small business like ours and we’re pleased with the advantage the seal brings to our online business.”
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