The official WebsiteSecure.org Certification Seal is a well-known and generally accepted symbol of honest ethical business online. Website owners and merchants who display the Website Secure Seal are able to differentiate their web properties from the many inferior and disingenuous fly-by-night companies that seek to defraud consumers online. Our continuous monitoring of all sites bearing the Website Secure Seal means that when a consumer sees our mark on your join page or digital shopping cart, they are more confident that your site will provide them with a safe, secure and ethically fair shopping experience.
Unlike other online security monitoring services, Website Secure assigns each approved website its own unique certification number and allows consumers to validate that number via the verification box on our website. It is an important additional level of security and it enhances the validity of our Seal because verification serves as a strong deterrent to anyone who might otherwise ‘cut and paste’ the image of a Security Seal or use it improperly. When a consumer sees the seal, they know they can verify its authenticity.
Routine compliance inspections are continuously performed to monitor each certified website and to ensure that each merchant is maintaining an ethical online business in good standing. To aid in our efforts, we utilize both human and automated monitors as well as the feedback submitted to WebsiteSecure.org by digital citizens who report positive and negative experiences with certified websites. Verified feedback may be viewable on the official report for each website. In this way, trustworthy businesses benefit and honest consumers assist each other in deciding which websites are worthy of their patronage.
Websites which have not been fully examined are prohibited from displaying our Certification Seal and will not appear in our verification database. Fraudulent websites that engage in illegal activities or who seek to defraud consumers with unscrupulous business practices may be listed in our database as companies to avoid, may be reported to a variety of legal authorities having jurisdiction, or can become the target of widespread grassroots campaigns designed to sour their relationships with hosting companies, credit card associations and other honest businesses who may have unknowingly or unwittingly been assisting their efforts.
The official WebsiteSecure.org Certification Seal is a proprietary logo of Website Secure and may not be used without the express written consent of WebsiteSecure.org. We take our intellectual property rights very seriously and we aggressively defend the character of our Seal by enforcing our rights using all means available to us online and offline. If you have noticed a website improperly utilizing our Seal or displaying it in an unapproved manner, please Contact Enforcement so that we may take action.
When used properly, the Website Secure Seal enables honest ethical online businesses to generate a tangible reward for their efforts in maintaining a high quality web portal with a strong reputation for fairness. Displaying a seal on your approved site can cause a significant rise in conversion ratios and an improvement in revenue overall.