(The Hosting News) – As online privacy concerns escalate internationally, WestHost, a leading web hosting provider, has taken leadership in this arena with the announcement that it has been awarded the TRUSTe Privacy Seal confirming strict compliance with Web Privacy Guidelines.
TRUSTe offers a broad suite of privacy services to help businesses build trust across all of their online channels – including websites, mobile applications, advertising, cloud services, business analytics and email marketing.
Forrester Research reports that 90% of Americans want the ability to control the collection and use of their data.
“The TRUSTe seal confirms our mission-critical goal of ensuring our clients’ private information is protected and safeguarded – at all costs,” said Jeff Hunsaker, President – US Operations.
The privacy seal covers a wide range of areas used to collect information on WestHost.com including orders, referrals, and various tracking technologies such as logfiles and cookies.
“All areas of online collection data points have been thoroughly reviewed and approved by TRUSTe in compliance with their strict web privacy requirements,” said Mr. Hunsaker.
WestHost is also committed in keeping its public privacy statement updated through the course of 2012 to ensure continued compliance. TRUSTe had complete access to verify the web privacy seal program requirements as part of the third-party review.
This process will be repeated each year as part of WestHost’s commitment to “100% customer privacy.”
WestHost has had a singular goal since its inception in 1998: provide the most powerful, secure Web hosting environment for clients around the world at an affordable price. As a subsidiary of the UK2 Group, a significant player in the European and U.S. Web hosting markets, WestHost provides domain name registration and website hosting services to global customers. Having garnered various industry awards, WestHost is committed to providing reliable, cutting-edge products and services at a great value, underpinned with superior client support. For more information about WestHost, visit http://www.westhost.com.