Austin Texas (PRWEB) June 01, 2011
Spanning, the maker of Spanning Backup for Google Apps, today announced that it has been certified to display the TRUSTe Privacy Seal and TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Seal, demonstrating its global commitment to consumer trust and privacy 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. Additionally, the TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Seal Program verifies compliance with the Safe Harbor Framework, and signals to consumers around the globe that companies take their users’ privacy seriously.
“Spanning Backup protects our customers' most important data in the cloud, so privacy is of the utmost importance to us," said Charlie Wood, CEO and founder of Spanning. “This certification demonstrates that we are fully committed to maintaining the highest levels of trust online through participation in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal and EU Safe Harbor programs.”
A TRUSTe certification means TRUSTe has reviewed the data collection, use, and management practices of the app and has verified these practices meet TRUSTe's program standards. TRUSTe's program standards are based upon a combination of privacy frameworks such as the US-EU Safe Harbor, regulatory guidelines such as the Fair Information Practice Principles, industry standards and reports such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology privacy and security report, and client and expert review.
"By becoming a TRUSTe and EU Safe Harbor sealholder, Spanning gives its clients a clear signal that it is trustworthy and respects the privacy wishes of the people who visit its Web site and use its backup application," said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. "Spanning joins many other leading brands that are committed to building consumer trust online through participation in the TRUSTe and EU Safe Harbor Privacy Seal programs."
TRUSTe is the leading online privacy solutions provider. The company offers a broad suite of privacy services to help businesses build trust and increase engagement across all of their online channels including websites, mobile applications, advertising, cloud services, business analytics and email marketing. Web properties from many of the worlds top companies including Apple, AT&T, Disney, eBay, Facebook, HP, Microsoft, Nationwide, Pfizer and Yelp rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex privacy requirements. Based upon a foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information, TRUSTe’s privacy seal is recognized by millions of consumers as a sign of legitimacy for online interactions. For more information, please visit http://www.truste.com.
Founded in 2010, Spanning is a cloud-based application developer focused on backup solutions for today's most widely adopted cloud-computing suites including Google Apps. Spanning Backup, the company's flagship product, is the top-rated backup solution for Google Apps users and administrators. The company is backed by Foundry Group, and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.spanning.com.