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TRUSTe Data Collection Certification

Show customers and partners that you are committed to data privacy best practices.

Technologies are quickly evolving across mobile and cross-device environments – meaning more and more consumer data is passed through those channels. These complexities, as well as the increase of self-regulatory enforcement, are placing 3rd Party data collectors at risk and can lead to potential consequences of legal fees and fines for non-compliance.

TRUSTe Data Collection Certification

Powered by our Data Privacy Management Platform, this certification reduces privacy risks for companies that act as a 3rd Party data collectors across desktop or mobile environments. This is vital for any company that collects data, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and sensitive segments.

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Deep Privacy Expertise + Proven Methodology + Powerful Technology

TrustArc solutions are powered by a unique combination of deep privacy expertise developed over two decades, proven methodologies refined through tens of thousands of engagements, and powerful technology operating at scale for eight years.

TRUSTe Certifications are conducted in three phases:

Assessment Phase

Privacy Assessments provide the information required to understand and remediate compliance risks. An experienced member of our Global Privacy Solutions team guides you through the process, utilizing our proven methodology and powerful technology.


Privacy Review

The first step is to define the assessment scope by business units, product/service lines, and digital properties (websites, apps, cloud platforms). A member of the Global Privacy Solutions team works with your team to efficiently guide discovery of necessary information, including relevant data flows and evaluation of your privacy policies and practices against relevant standards.

Findings Report

A findings report is delivered which includes a gap analysis, risk summary and remediation recommendations. The report outlines actionable steps required to achieve compliance.

Remediation and Certification Phase

Based on the information gleaned from the assessment, a member of the Global Privacy Solutions team guides you through the remediation process, helping to ensure required changes are completed.


Remediation / Validation

A member of the Global Privacy Solutions team assists with any necessary remediation steps, including providing relevant templates and process change advice. We then validate that your privacy statements accurately reflect your updated privacy practices and are consistent with applicable standards.

Letter of Attestation

As proof of TRUSTe Certification, an official Letter of Attestation can be shared with your business partners, providing your organization with competitive differentiation.

TRUSTe Privacy Certification Seal

After completing the required changes, we authorize your use of the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal for display on approved privacy notices and digital properties linking to that notice. The seal is hosted and linked to a TRUSTe Validation Page to provide real-time verification along with an easy-to-understand consumer notice that you meet globally recognized privacy requirements.

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Ongoing Monitoring and Guidance Phase


Searchable Audit Trail

All assessment work and supporting documentation is available in a searchable, central repository - providing a way to respond to inquiries and demonstrate compliance for internal / external audits.

Ongoing Monitoring and Guidance

Ongoing compliance monitoring is provided throughout the term of the agreement. Access is provided to privacy experts for ongoing policy guidance along with educational webinars, events, whitepapers, client advisories, privacy tips and research.

Dispute Resolution

Access to our third-party dispute resolution service, which helps efficiently manage privacy inquiries from customers and addresses dispute handling compliance requirements.

TRUSTe Privacy Feedback Button

External demonstration to consumers, business partners and regulators that your company uses technology and tools to manage privacy related questions or concerns. The Privacy Feedback Button may be placed on your digital Privacy Policy page and links to a mechanism for consumers to submit questions or feedback.

Privacy Feedback