TRUSTe Downloads Certification

TRUSTe Downloads Certification

Align your privacy practices with regulatory and industry standards.

TRUSTe Downloads privacy certifications follow a comprehensive and proven multi-step process to ensure your privacy practices meet applicable regulatory and industry standards.

TRUSTe Downloads Certification

For the downloads that you want to certify, our privacy experts will work with your team to ensure that you are providing transparency, choice, and accountability.

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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 six years.

Certification Features


Data Collection & Discovery

Certifications begin with a review of your data privacy management practices for each download you want to certify. We work with you to identify a range of information including what data you collect, how you use it, who you share it with, third party agreements, use of trackers, privacy disclosures, opt-outs, and much more.

Privacy Findings Report & Gap Analysis

We present you with a Privacy Findings Report summarizing a gap analysis between your privacy practices and the TRUSTe Download Privacy Certification Standards along with the changes you need to make to your data privacy management practices and privacy policies to achieve certification. The TRUSTe Privacy Certification Standards are built upon the core principles of transparency, choice and accountability and they provide a comprehensive set of requirements based on applicable privacy regulations, industry self-regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

Certified Privacy Seal

Once we validate that you've implemented the changes outlined in the Privacy Findings Report, you get access to the TRUSTe Download Privacy Seal. The seal is recognized globally as a high standard for privacy management and displayed on thousands of websites and apps. You can display the seal both on your download page as well as in other prominent places to demonstrate your commitment to privacy. The seal is hosted and linked to a TRUSTe Validation Page to provide real-time verification that your certification is current and valid.

Letter of Attestation

Once certification is complete, you can request a customized letter of attestation that your company is a TRUSTe client that has undergone a review and alignment with TRUSTe's privacy program requirements. This attestation can be shared with clients and business partners as part of RFPs and other processes reviews to complement the TRUSTe Seal, providing a competitive distinction and selling point.

Safe Software Whitelist

Once you’re certified, we’ll invite you to join our safe-software whitelist. This "whitelist" of certified downloads serves as a reference tool to distinguish responsible software applications.

Privacy Dispute Resolution Service

You also get access to our third-party dispute resolution service, which helps you efficiently manage privacy inquiries from customers. It also addresses the dispute handling requirements for regulatory programs like the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Ongoing Privacy Guidance

Access to ongoing privacy guidance as it relates to your certification. You’ll also get access to Privacy Solutions experts along with Educational Webinars, Seminars, White Papers, and Research Reports.