TRUSTe Awards Coveted webPrivacy Seal to Uplinkearth

July 18, 2007 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Uplinkearth (, an award winning web hosting and Internet solutions provider for small to medium sized businesses, announced today it has been awarded the TRUSTe webPrivacy Seal after meeting rigorous privacy policy requirements. TRUSTe ( is a nonprofit organization enabling trust based on privacy for personal information on the internet.

“Protecting the privacy of our users is a very important priority,” said Michael Yablonowitz, Uplinkearth president and CEO. “We’ve taken the time to participate in this rigorous program to demonstrate our dedication to privacy online, and to underscore our commitment to protecting the rights of visitors to our web site and users of our services.”

As a TRUSTe licensed site, Uplinkearth is required to offer a set of user controls, including an email unsubscribe function, an opt-out function limiting the sharing of personally identifiable information (PII) with outside parties, and access management permitting users to update stored PII or have it changed by the company.

Uplinkearth must also utilize Secured Socket Layer (SSL) technology that encrypts pages collecting sensitive information, such as credit card numbers. There are also a set of requirements Uplinkearth’s privacy policy must meet pertaining to personally identifiable information collected by the company.

“By becoming a TRUSTe sealholder, Uplinkearth gives its customers a clear signal that it is trustworthy and respects the privacy wishes of the people who visit its website,” said Fran Maier, executive director and president of TRUSTe. “Uplinkearth joins more than 2,400 organizations committed to building consumer trust online through participation in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal program.”

Uplinkearth, based in Somerset, New Jersey, is a rapidly growing, award-winning and commercially successful webhost providing a full range of Internet solutions for businesses, including Windows web hosting, clustered email, and data management services. Since 1997, Uplinkearth has served Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in more than 50 countries.

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