Intelius Earns Prestigious TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal of Approval

Nov 05, 2009, 09:35 ET from Intelius

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelius - a leading information commerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security - today announced that they have received the prestigious TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal of Approval, denoting trusting relationships between individuals and online organizations based on respect for personal identity and information in the evolving networked world.

"By becoming a TRUSTe sealholder, Intelius gives its customers a clear signal that it respects the privacy wishes of the people who visit its Web site," said Fran Maier, CEO of TRUSTe. "Intelius joins more than 3,000 organizations committed to building consumer trust online through participation in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal program."

The Intelius TRUSTe certification is based on a series of qualifications under specific categories, including a consent mechanism for sharing personally identifiable information, an unsubscribe function in marketing and promotional emails, web site security including Secured Socket Layers (SSLs), ongoing compliance monitoring verifying adherence to program requirements, a Watchdog Dispute Resolution Process with procedures in place for handling privacy related complaints, and a full-disclosure privacy statement. Once certified, TRUSTe Sealholders are required to undergo regular compliance monitoring by TRUSTe, participate in TRUSTe's Watchdog Dispute Resolution process, and get annual TRUSTe recertification to maintain online trust among consumers.

"TRUSTe conducted a rigorous certification process including an in-depth audit of Intelius's privacy policy and customer services," said Jim Adler, Intelius Chief Privacy Officer. "Obtaining the TRUSTe seal demonstrates Intelius' commitment to the highest standards of consumer privacy and security and we will continue to work with TRUSTe to maintain these standards for our customers."

Other companies that have been awarded the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal include many of the top companies on the Internet, including the leading portals, social networks, e-commerce companies, and communications and technology leaders. For more about TRUSTe and its directory of trusted companies, please visit

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Intelius is a leading information commerce company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than eight million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDProtect and the award-winning Date Check mobile application. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. For more about Intelius screening products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe Privacy Seals help consumers click with confidence by guiding them to trustworthy Web sites. More than 2,400 Web sites rely on TRUSTe industry best practices to help them make the right decisions about privacy and protecting confidential user information. Half of the top fifty Web sites are certified including Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft, Disney, eBay, Intuit, and Facebook. Independent research shows that when a TRUSTe web seal is present, visitors are more likely to share personal information, register at higher rates and spend more money. To learn more about internet privacy services, visit

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