You 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 practitionerís 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.

The 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.

The 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:


The Confidentiality Principle addresses information designated as confidential and obtained online from existing and potential business partners. The criteria include requirements that:

  • confidentiality policies exist,
  • the entity discloses its practices relating to the manner in which it provides for authorized access to, and uses and shares information designated as confidential,
  • the entity uses procedures to achieve its documented confidentiality objectives in accordance with its defined policies, and
  • controls exist to ensure that the confidentiality policies are followed in accordance with the policy and arrangements executed by the affected parties.


The Security 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 security policies,
  • discloses 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.

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SysTrust Principles and Criteria