The PrivacyTrust application process starts when your details are received from the online application form and the confirmation of your application payment to PrivacyTrust. You will receive an email confirmation of this from us.
It can take up to 3 days to conduct an initial review of your website; this includes a consistency check, in depth manual analysis of your site and a number of automated scans which may show up in your traffic logs. Please only submit your privacy statement if your website is fully operational.
Your privacy statement is then reviewed against the guidelines of our Privacy Requirements.
After this time period we will contact you with any changes we think are necessary to meet our requirements. When you have informed us of the changes, we will review these within two business days.
For the PrivacyTrust EU Privacy Shield program, please be aware that companies cannot self-certify with the U.S. Department of Commerce until after they have retained an appropraite independent dispute resolution provider.
If we are satisfied with the changes we will provide you with the PrivacyTrust Certification Mark to place on your website, and we will provide you with a working link to our website where your PrivacyTrust Certification Mark can be validated, this will be completed in one business day.
If the changes are not made to our satisfaction then we will not provide the PrivacyTrust Certification Mark or a validation link. The process of changes and reviews will continue until we are satisfied that all the changes have been satisfactorily made. Each time we will take two business days to review the changes.