Definitions of Privacy Policies, BBB Programs, etc.

Privacy Policy Definition

A privacy policy is a statement about what information is being collected from a user on a website, how the information collected will be used, what security measures are taken by parties collecting the data, and user opt-out information. Typically for online survey providers this statement says that the market research company will not sell user information (including name, e-mail address, personal information, etc.) to any third parties. ...Back to legitimate survey providers.


Certified Participant of the BBBOnLine Privacy Program

This seal is awarded to businesses that adhere to the standards set out by the BBBOnLine program, which include having the online privacy notice meet rigorous privacy principles, completing a comprehensive privacy assessment, monitoring and review by a trusted organization, and participation in the programs consumer dispute resolution system. ...Back to legitimate survey providers.


Site Privacy Statement Reviewed by TRUSTe

This seal assures consumers that the company displaying this award adheres to the strick privacy principles set out by TRUSTe and that they comply with the TRUSTe Watchdog dispute resolution process. The privacy principles include having a privacy policy reviewed by TRUSTe, posting a notice and disclosure of collection and use practices of personally identifiable information and giving users choice and consent over how their information is used and shared. To date, less than 1,500 web sites are licensed holders of the TRUSTe "trustmark". ...Back to legitimate survey providers.


WebTrust for Online Privacy Seal of Assurance

This seal is awarded to websites that comply with WebTrust principles and criteria. These principles address issues regarding privacy, security, business practices and transaction integrity, availability, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. When clicked, the seal liks to a WebTrust Audit Report as well as various management and professional documents and disclosures....Back to legitimate survey providers.


BBBOnLine Reliability Participation Confirmed

This seal assures users that the company displaying this award has made a commitment to high levels of ethical business practices and customer satisfaction, the company has been in business for more than one year, they have a satisfactory record with the Better Business Bureau and are committed to work with customers and the BBB to resolve matters in the case of a dispute. ...Back to legitimate survey providers.


Source:
http://www.bbbonline.org/privacy/priv_EN.asp
http://www.bbbonline.org/reliability/Rel_EN.asp
http://www.webtrust.net/factsheet.shtml
http://www.truste.org/businesses/web_privacy_seal.php

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