thawte, Inc., one of the most established Certification Authorities worldwide has announced a partnership with SafeBuy www.safebuy.org.uk, the leading assurance scheme for web-based retailers in the UK. SafeBuy is endorsed by TrustUK, set up by Which? and the Alliance for Electronic Business and supported by the UK Government.
SafeBuy sets the highest standards in the industry for web retailers with a Code of Practice covering all relevant UK and EU law including the Distance Selling Regulations, the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications and the Data Protection Act 1998 and vets security for the processing of credit card transactions. Beyond the law, retailers are required to include physical location and contact details for themselves on their website, display the total price consumers must pay for goods including delivery costs and provide a clear explanation of the delivery procedures. Subscribing members must also advise the consumer if ‘cookies’ are required for the processing of data, not use ‘spam’ for marketing purposes and avoid exploitation of children.
Ilse Baxter, Director of Business Development at thawte, Inc., confirms “SafeBuy has partnered with thawte through our Referral Program, t-refer, as a Premium Partner and we will be working closely with them to develop other opportunities in the future. thawte has always had a holistic view on Internet protection and the SafeBuy partnership endorses thawte’s commitment to Web security and the importance of trusted, independent third parties endorsing the thawte brand and our products.”
About thawte, Inc.
thawte is an established, trusted Certification Authority – a company that facilitates message encryption by managing security credentials and public keys. thawte does this by issuing digital certificates to third parties once independent proof of their identity has been obtained. For more details, please visit www.thawte.com