GatherSpace.Com Earns TRUSTe Website Privacy Seal Of Approval

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GatherSpace.com certified to display the green and black TRUSTe Seal, demonstrating commitment to customer privacy protection.

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GatherSpace.com, today announced that its Agile Requirements Management Web site has been certified to display the TRUSTe Privacy Seal, which demonstrates its commitment to consumer privacy and trust online. 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 consumer dispute resolution process.

“By becoming a TRUSTe sealholder, GatherSpace.com gives its customers a clear signal that it is trustworthy and respects the privacy wishes of the people who visit its Web site,” said Fran Maier, executive director and president of TRUSTe. “GatherSpace.com joins more than 2,400 organizations committed to building consumer trust online through participation in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal program.”

The TRUSTe Privacy Seal is one of the most recognized branded symbols of trust among consumers. The TRUSTe Privacy Seal communicates that a Web site has posted a privacy statement and that its information gathering and dissemination practices follow guidelines for notice, choice, access, security and redress outlined in the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices. Specifically, TRUSTe sealholders agree to:

•    Disclose their information gathering and dissemination practices;

•    Give consumers choice to limit any sharing of their personal information;

•    Provide consumers with access to their personal information to correct inaccuracies; and

•    Ensure that reasonable security mechanisms are being used to protect the data that is collected.

Ongoing monitoring and the Watchdog Consumer Dispute Resolution mechanism are cornerstones of the TRUSTe Privacy Seal and Certification Program. Through automated Maxamine PrivacyMAX website analytics, TRUSTe systematically monitors the practices of seal program participants to ensure ongoing compliance with posted privacy statements. In addition, TRUSTe provides consumers and organizations an effective, easy-to-use method to resolve privacy disputes through its online Watchdog Dispute Resolution service.

About GatherSpace.com

GatherSpace.com is a leading providers of Web-based Agile Requirements Management applications for rapidly changing software development projects. GatherSpace.com streamlines the process of building online products by allowing business owners to define products, and have analysts and project managers further build out the requirements and workflow them with software developers. It further provides for traditional and use case based requirements and also scales Agile and iterative software development projects throughout any organization. GatherSpace.com has over 3,000 registered users spanning over 15 countries. For more information, visit http://www.gatherspace.com or call 1-800-509-3843.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe helps consumers and businesses identify trustworthy companies through its Web Privacy and Email Privacy Seals and resolves thousands of individual privacy disputes each year. An independent, non-profit organization celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2007, TRUSTe runs the world’s largest privacy seal program, with more than 2,400 Web sites certified, including 22 of the Top 50 websites and leading brands such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Intuit and eBay. Through its Trusted Download Program, TRUSTe certifies spyware-free downloads that demonstrate consumer choice. To learn more, visit http://www.truste.org

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