GoNabit is first UAE website to attain TRUSTe seal

Certification provides site users with knowledge site is secure for monetary transactions

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GoNabit is first UAE website to attain TRUSTe seal Dan Stuart, co-founder and CEO of GoNabit says that the company is proud to become the first UAe site to have the TRUSTe seal.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 1, 2011

Group buying site GoNabit.com, has become the first e-commerce website in the Middle East to get the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal.

GoNabit's adoption of the TRUSTe certification as well as their proprietary Customer Charter shows the company's determination to uphold transparency, accountability and consumer choice, the foundations of online privacy, according to TRUSTe. 

GoNabit has joined the ranks of e-commerce websites such as ebay, PayPal, Yahoo, Monster, Facebook, and WedMD in using the TRUSTe privacy seal.

TRUSTe only awards its Web Privacy Seal to companies that complete TRUSTe certification, submit to ongoing site monitoring, and participate in TRUSTe's consumer privacy dispute resolution programme.

GoNabit has recently introduced a Customer Charter, which formalises their consumer data protection policies and anti-spam best practices.

"Our GoNabit Customer Charter forms part of our ongoing commitment to protect the privacy of our consumers and not to spam them with unwanted information. From day one we have strictly adhered to international best practices concerning online privacy. We are very proud to obtain the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, which is not only a first for a Middle East-based e-commerce website, but a testament to our continued efforts to protect the data of our customers. Registered users of GoNabit.com can transact on our site with complete peace-of-mind," said Dan Stuart, CEO and co-founder of GoNabit.  

The Charter states GoNabit's commitment to use customer data only as stated and agreed with their registered members, to protect this data and only send emails to people who have opted-in to receive them. According to TRUSTe, GoNabit has also designed the user unsubscribe process to be simple and easily accessible and the site will also provide proof of email opt-in at the customer's request.

"Given abundant consumer privacy concerns it's no surprise that 71% of consumers look for trustmarks before doing business online," said Fran Maier, president of TRUSTe. "With the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, GoNabit sends a clear signal to its customers that it respects their personal information. We've found that 82% of consumers who have seen the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal trust it, which translates directly into increased site engagement. That's the privacy payoff."

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