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          Let's face facts!

         

        These days getting your company and website certified by one of the so called "trusted" website certifying companies is a joke, not to mention an excuse and cover for in fact some of the most egregious un-permissioned data harvesting taking place on the web! Consumers on the web neither trust nor understand the actual practices of these so called "certifying companies," and seeing that you're certified by them and their brand only means you had enough money to hire them and pay for that little "Trust badge" they give you for your website. Consumers on the web are not stupid, although many "certifying companies" doing business on line believe otherwise. The fundamental problem is that the certifying companies are in fact themselves data brokers, and are secretive about what it takes to get “certified.” Having their “trusted website” brand and label upon your website neither instills nor imparts any of the much sought after trust and loyalty in the minds of increasingly skeptical consumers, which have come to know and understand the owners of those “trusted website” certifying brands to be some of the largest data harvesting companies on the web themselves. There is another way, and getting your ETHICAL DATA HANDLER SCORE AND CERTIFIED PUBLIC RATING from the Association for Consumer Effectiveness is the cure to rehabilitate the ailing lack of trust and loyalty website owners and businesses are suffering from in on-line revenue and sales generation.

 

What makes us and our system different?

     

          For starters, we are a non-profit true consumer side watch-dog group, and not data brokers or funded by the data broker industry. In fact, the data brokers wish they could get rid of us, and often try. However, our cause is too important to not press on for the data-privacy rights of all Americans. Aside from being a non-profit (And not the subsidiary of a data-broker), our system is revolutionary in two key ways. The first, is total transparency. Our system and 100-point scaling test is straight forward, and open to the public. This way consumers and website owners alike have a standardized dialogue and list of concerns, which harm the data privacy of consumers. All parties involved know why a score, where and how a company is deficient in its ethical data handling practices, why a company has the score and universal rating it does shown on both the company’s website as well as our registered members list.

     Secondly, we give a much more comprehensive “certification” if you will, as our system is the only rating and scoring certification dedicated exclusively to data privacy and consumer data handling fairness. We don’t just say “yes” or “no,” or “trust” or “don’t trust.” No, our system allows us to give specific sliding scale degrees of trustworthiness, and show specifically why a certain companies consumer data handling practices lead to the score a company received, and by that extension the rating they currently are worthy of. This fluidity encourages our members then to update regularly and comply with as many best practices points as possible on our scoring system so they may raise their score and rating. To read more about this, and to sign up as a scored and rated member click on the ethics rating link below or tab above.       

     ETHICAL DATA USER RATING SYSTEM

ETHICS LEADER                 EL

GOOD ETHICS                   GE

STANDARD ETHICS            SE

NOT ETHICAL                    NE

UN-ETHICAL                     UE

Our Services for Data Handlers

Our proprietary diagnostics testing and analysis for businesses of all sizes whom are in the data collection game aids businesses in becoming compliant with all national and international privacy rights laws, as well as ensuring your company is utilizing industry best practices and ethical behavior. Furthermore, all businesses that get vetted get added to our ethical data handler certified partners in data handling ethics. Companies which fail to pass with an ethical data-handler score will be consulted on exactly where they can and should improve, and no scores are published without permission!

Must have a score of 70 to become certified. 

ETHICAL  DATA  HANDLER  DIAGNOSTICS  TESTING!

ALL TEST SCORES ARE CONFIDENTIAL, AND ONLY BECOME PUBLISHED UPON CERTIFICATION. MUST REACH SCORE OF 70 TO BE CERTIFIED.

OUR PROPRIETARY DIAGNOSTICS TESTING AND CONSULTING

PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS.

FEATURES OVER 100 POINTS OF DATA-CONTACT. HIRE US TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF YOUR DATA HANDLING PRACTICES, AND GET CERTIFIED AS AN ETHICAL DATA-HANDLER WITH A SCORE OF 70 OR HIGHER!

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