|Look out for the TrustSg seal when you shop online. TrustSg is a nation-wide trust mark initiative by the National Trust Council (NTC), an industry led body supported by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), formed with the mission to build confidence amongst businesses and consumers to spur e-commerce growth in Singapore.
CommerceNet Singapore Ltd is the Authorised Code Owner (ACO) to issue the TrustSg seal to e-businesses with sound e-commerce practices. To acquire the TrustSg seal, merchants are required to comply with a stringent code of conduct for online business practice set by the National Trust Council (NTC). The code covers the area of disclosure, privacy, fulfillment, best business practices, and protection of minors and the elderly. Consumers will recognize the merchant as a trustworthy e-commerce operator when the web site carries the TrustSg seal. E-commerce applicants who are awarded with the TrustSg seal would have to pass the following stringent criteria:
About The National Trust Concil (NTC)
The National Trust Council (NTC) was formed in March 2001 to ensure that relevant concerns from industry are addressed. The council is industry led with support from Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Mr Yeo Cheow Tong, then Minister for Communications and Information Technology officially announced the formation of the National Trust Council on 7 Mar 2001.
Mission: The mission of the National Trust Council is to build confidence amongst businesses and consumers so as to spur e-Commerce growth in Singapore.
Composition: The National Trust Council is currently chaired by Mr Inderjit Singh, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC and Chief Executive Officer, Infiniti Solutions. The Council includes members representing both private and public sectors. Please click here to meet the Council members.
| EXTRACTS FROM SPEECH BY ASSOC PROF YAACOB IBRAHIM,
SENIOR PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AT THE CASETRUST EXHIBITION, FUNAN THE IT MALL
7TH & 8TH JULY 2001, 9.30 AM
The National Trust Council & TrustSg Programme
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| Why Buy Online From a TrustSG Accredited Website?
What is TrustSG ?
TrustSg is a nationwide trust mark initiative led by the National Trust Council (NTC) and supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Its purpose is to raise the level of trust and confidence among consumers and businesses, by promoting a secure and trustworthy environment for the electronic commerce world. Plus, what is unique about TrustSg is that it is backed by the government, thus you can be certain of its high standards and meticulous accreditation processes.
Gain Confidence Of Your Customers
With TrustSg, your customers are assured that you will provide a safe online environment and will handle either their transactions or their personal data efficiently and securely. It gives them a reason to buy or sign up with you because you are a trusted merchant.
TrustSg tells your customers that you will honour every promise you make. You will deliver quality products and services on time, every time. By delighting every customer, TrustSg helps you win new customers and retain their loyalty.
Gain the International Recognition & Credibility for your Business
TrustSg brings you prestige and credibility. The seals sets you apart from your competitors - it is a mark of your proven capabilities in meeting the highest e-online business standards.
As part of the Asia Trustmark Alliance, TrustSg is readily recognised by businesses and consumers in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. This spells new markets and business opportunities for your own company. And because TrustSg is backed by the Singapore Government, half your battle is won when you enter new markets - you already have the reputation of a trustworthy merchant.
Meeting Stringent Singapore Government Standards
Apart from government agencies, below are some the merchants that have already joined the TrustSg Alliance.
TRAVEL - Atrium ECO Travel Pte Ltd, Dynasty Travel International, Konsortium Express & Tours Pte Ltd, National Association of Travel Agents Singapore, ZUJI.
ENTERTAINMENT - Game Shop, SoundBuzz Online Music Store, Sistic.com Pte Ltd.
ELECTRONICS - World Audio Centre Pte Ltd, Full Stop Pte Ltd, D-Nexus Online Shop
FOOD & GROCERY - Angie The Choice Pte Ltd, Cold Storage Singapore Pte Ltd, Mums Kitchen
BOOKS - Asiapac Books Pte Ltd, DP Information Network Pte Ltd, Whoopeekiddies Pte Ltd.
FLOWERS & GIFTS - 24hrs City Florist, Far East Flora Pte Ltd, The Grotto Pte Ltd, The Chocolate Gallery.
COMPUTERS - GUI Solutions Pte Ltd, Attitude Pte Ltd, Comwerks Pte Ltd, Starvision Information Technology Pte Ltd.
FASHION - Flirt Connection, Cheery Paradise, Kawaii Store, Suzz.com
These are just some of the merchants that have already joined the TrustSg Alliance,
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