TRUSTe and Tucows Partner to Deliver Privacy Policy and Certification Services to Small Businesses

The TRUSTe Privacy Seal Is Now Available Through the OpenSRS Reseller Network, Making It Easy for Small Businesses to Provide Online Privacy Assurances to Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sep 28, 2011 — TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider, and Tucows Inc. , a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today announced a partnership to distribute TRUSTe privacy policy and certification services to more than 12,000 web hosts, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other resellers worldwide through Tucows’ wholesale Internet services group OpenSRS. The partnership with TRUSTe gives the OpenSRS network of resellers the ability to provide even more value to their small business customers through affordable privacy solutions and access to the TRUSTe Privacy Seal, recognized by 82% of people online and considered the de facto standard for online privacy.

Leveraging TRUSTe’s website privacy services, OpenSRS customers can now easily and quickly develop an accurate and comprehensive privacy policy to communicate that the personal data they collect is disclosed in adherence to industry best practices. In addition, customers can take the additional step to certify their privacy practices in accordance with TRUSTe’s website privacy standards and be awarded the TRUSTe Privacy Seal.

“OpenSRS is dedicated to providing our resellers with the best solutions for their customers,” said Adam Eisner, Director of OpenSRS Product Management for Tucows. “TRUSTe’s market-leading online privacy solutions and broadly-recognized brand make them an obvious fit. We are confident that this partnership with TRUSTe will provide tremendous value to our resellers by giving them a quick and easy way to address the important issue of online privacy for their customers.”

“Delivering TRUSTe’s privacy services through OpenSRS allows us to continue our leadership in providing robust and affordable privacy solutions to every online business — whether big or small,” said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. “Our privacy solutions — combined with the broad reach of the OpenSRS network — let even the smallest business have access to the tools it needs to comply with online privacy regulation and assure customers that private information is handled responsibly.”

TRUSTe privacy solutions feature self-service activation and can be quickly and easily purchased and activated online, immediately from Tucows and its OpenSRS resellers.

For more information on TRUSTe’s online privacy solutions for small businesses, please visit TRUSTe’s Partner Page at http://www.truste.com/partner-program.html.

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Yummy names owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. Butterscotch.com is an online video network building on the foundation of Tucows Downloads. More information can be found at http://tucows.com.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe is the leading online privacy solutions provider and provides 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. Over 4,000 web properties including those from top companies like Apple, AT&T, Disney, eBay, Facebook, HP, Microsoft, Nationwide, Pfizer and Yelp rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex privacy requirements. TRUSTe’s mission, based on a “Truth in Privacy” framework, is built on a solid foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information. TRUSTe’s privacy seal is recognized and trusted by millions of consumers as a sign of responsible privacy practices. For additional information on TRUSTe and its offerings, please visit http://www.truste.com.

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