Anonymizer, Inc. Becomes Certified TRUSTe Sealholder

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Anonymizer Demonstrates Commitment to Consumer Online Privacy Protection with TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal

Consumers rely on Anonymizer to protect their online privacy and personal information as they explore the Internet, and receiving TRUSTe certification serves as a benchmark in our ongoing commitment to building consumer trust.

Anonymizer, Inc., http://www.anonymizer.com, the leader in consumer online privacy solutions, announced today that TRUSTe® has certified its website to display the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, demonstrating Anonymizer’s commitment to transparency, accountability and consumer choice, the foundations of online privacy. Anonymizer joins thousands of websites in recognizing the ability of the TRUSTe privacy seal to accelerate online commerce and information exchange.

TRUSTe awards its Web Privacy Seal only to companies that complete TRUSTe certification, submit to ongoing site monitoring, and participate in TRUSTe’s consumer privacy dispute resolution program. The TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal further signifies that a website has posted a professionally reviewed privacy policy and has information practices consistent with the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practice Principles.

“Given abundant consumer privacy concerns it’s no surprise that 71 percent of consumers look for trustmarks before doing business online” said Fran Maier, president of TRUSTe. “With the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, Anonymizer sends a clear signal to its customers that it respects their personal information. We’ve found that 82 percent of consumers who have seen the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal trust it, which translates directly into increased site engagement. That’s the privacy payoff.”

“Anonymizer is pleased to join TRUSTe in increasing consumer trust and following industry privacy best practices,” said Chaminda Wijetilleke, president of Anonymizer, Inc. “Consumers rely on Anonymizer to protect their online privacy and personal information as they explore the Internet, and receiving TRUSTe certification serves as a benchmark in our ongoing commitment to building consumer trust.”

TRUSTe also provides its clients and their customers with an efficient process to resolve privacy disputes through its online Watchdog Dispute Resolution service. Each year TRUSTe resolves over 9,000 complaints filed by sealholders’ customers and TRUSTe’s privacy seals generate more than 20 million click-throughs by consumers seeking to verify their authenticity.

About Anonymizer, Inc.

As the global leader in online privacy, anonymity, and identity protection solutions, Anonymizer continues to push the envelope with products that allow consumers and organizations to remain safe, secure, and anonymous each time they go online. The company’s proprietary technologies address the needs of home users and businesses. With a pristine 15-year history of protecting customer online identities, Anonymizer’s products have set the standard in Internet privacy, and protected billions of web searches and personal communications. To learn more, visit us at http://www.anonymizer.com, follow us on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/Anonymizer, or like us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/anonymizer.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe is the leading privacy trustmark and service provider. Thousands of companies rely on TRUSTe’s seal to enhance consumer trust, drive increased registrations and transactions, and comply with complex privacy requirements. TRUSTe has certified more than 40 percent of the top fifty websites, including AOL, Adobe, Apple, AT&T, Comcast, Disney, eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn,Microsoft, Weather.com, Web MD, and Yelp and enjoys high consumer confidence and recognition. TRUSTe services include Mobile Privacy Certification, TRUSTed Cloud Certification for service providers, TRUSTed Data Certification, and TRUSTed Ads for online behavioral advertising notice and choice. For additional information on TRUSTe and its services, please visit http://www.truste.com.

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