(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – AN Hosting is pleased to announce it has been awarded the TRUSTe Privacy Seal confirming strict compliance with Web Privacy Guidelines. TRUSTe is a leader in online privacy solutions that provides services to Apple, Disney, EBay, and AN Hosting. All of these companies rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with privacy requirements.
AN Hosting provides website hosting services to thousands of customers world-wide so ensuring the privacy of personal information is extremely critical. The TRUSTe seal provides a strong signal to hosting customers that AN Hosting adheres to responsible privacy practices.
TRUSTe has over 4,000 web properties that have attained this coveted seal, which helps businesses build trust and increase engagement across all online channels including websites and mobile applications.
“We are extremely pleased with this award which demonstrates our long-term commitment to ‘truth in privacy’ and ensures we offer transparency, choice and accountability to the thousands of customers on our hosting platform,” said Dave Anderson, Director of Marketing, AN Hosting.
TRUSTe predicted that the FTC would prosecute companies who violate third-party tracking, including cookies and log files, in 2012.
“The FTC has prosecuted an average of around 10 privacy cases each year, and more can be expected in 2012. Companies must abide by regulatory requirements or risk prosecution,” said TRUSTe.
The privacy seal covers a wide range of customer data collection points on the AN Hosting platform including orders, referrals, and various tracking technologies such as log files and cookies.
“TRUSTe has a rock-solid reputation for ongoing research into privacy and close engagement with industry and regulatory bodies. There is no better way to protect user privacy than our new relationship with TRUSTe,” said Mr. Anderson.
ABOUT AN HOSTING
AN Hosting has been providing web hosting services since 2001 and is accredited with the Better Business Bureau. Part of the UK2 Group, AN Hosting is dedicated to offering high-grade open-source web hosting for popular platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. AN Hosting is committed to providing reliable, user friendly services at a great value, underpinned with superior customer support. For more information about AN Hosting, visit http://www.anhosting.com/.