have arrived here from a SysTrust SM/TM or WebTrust SM/TM certified site. The applicable SysTrust or WebTrust Seal of assurance symbolizes
that this site has been examined by an independent accountant. Further,
the Seal represents the practitioner’s report (see below) on management's assertion(s)
that the entity's business being relied upon is in conformity with the applicable
Trust Services Principle(s) and Criteria.
Trust Services Principles and Criteria is an international set of principles and
criteria for systems and electronic commerce developed and managed jointly by
the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Canadian Institute
of Chartered Accountants. By demonstrating compliance with Trust Services criteria
through an examination by an independent practitioner, entities earn the right
to display the seal of assurance.
Seal of assurance combines high standards for identified activities with the requirement
for an independent verification/audit. Together they build trust and confidence
among consumers and businesses conducting business over the Internet.
The entity has
earned the right to display the Seal of assurance with respect to
the Trust Service Principle(s) of:
Principle requires an entity to meet high standards for the protection of the
system components from unauthorized access, both logical and physical. The criteria
includes requirements that the entity
- has effective
its key security practices,
uses procedures to achieve its documented system security objectives
in accordance with its defined policies, and
- has controls
to ensure that these policies are followed.