Winshuttle Attains U.S.- EU Safe Harbor Status and Becomes TRUSTe Sealholder, Demonstrating Commitment to Privacy Protection
Bothell, Wash. – December 20, 2012 – Winshuttle today announced that TRUSTe® has certified its websites and Connect product to display the TRUSTe Privacy Seal and announced its participation in the US – EU Safe Harbor Certification Program, demonstrating its global commitment to consumer trust and privacy online. Winshuttle joins an elite group of technology leaders who are certified to display the TRUSTe Seal.
TRUSTe, the leading privacy certification and seal program, awards its privacy seal only to companies that complete the rigorous TRUSTe certification process and agree to comply with ongoing oversight and TRUSTe’s dispute resolution process. Additionally, the TRUSTe US- EU Safe Harbor Certification Program verifies compliance with the Safe Harbor Framework, and signals to consumers around the globe that companies take their users’ privacy seriously.
“Given abundant consumer privacy concerns, it’s no surprise 71 percent of consumers look for trustmarks before doing business online,” said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. “By becoming a TRUSTe sealholder, Winshuttle sends a clear signal to its customers that it respects their personal information.”
“There is no margin for error when it comes to protecting critical business and personal data,” said Lewis Carpenter, CEO of Winshuttle. “The TRUSTe seal demonstrates Winshuttle’s commitment to the highest standards of consumer privacy and security, and we will continue to work with TRUSTe to maintain these standards for our customers.”
Site monitoring and the Dispute Resolution mechanism are cornerstones of the TRUSTe Certification Program. Through automated monitoring, TRUSTe verifies the practices of seal program participants to ensure ongoing compliance with program requirements.