GroveSite Certified to Join TRUSTe Privacy Seal Program

GroveSite Becomes TRUSTe Member
Underscoring Importance of Consumer Privacy Protections

PHOENIX, AZ – October 30, 2002 – GroveSite today announced that its Web site has been certified to display the TRUSTe Privacy Seal, exemplifying its commitment to consumer privacy and security. TRUSTe, the leading privacy certification and seal program, awards its privacy seal only to companies that complete the TRUSTe certification process and agree to comply with ongoing TRUSTe oversight and consumer dispute resolution procedures.

"By becoming a TRUSTe licensee, GroveSite 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. "We are pleased to have GroveSite as part of our distinguished roster of participants in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal program."

"We are pleased to join TRUSTe in fostering fair information practices online," said Thomas I. Selling, President of GroveSite. "TRUSTe certification serves as a benchmark in GroveSite's commitment to safeguard consumer privacy and security. We invite our visitors to review our industry-leading privacy policy, posted on www.grovesite.com."

"Our clients use GroveSite's hosted online collaboration software to create private, password-protected sites for their groups and project teams. Team members are then enrolled in these sites, using the members' names and email addresses. GroveSite is absolutely committed to protecting the personally identifiable information of our clients and their members," adds Jane Hagen, GroveSite's Marketing VP. "We view ourselves as collaboration partners with our clients. Their information will never be provided to third parties or spammers."

About GroveSite

GroveSite provides online collaboration software for all types of groups, project teams and member-based organizations. It has wide application for project managers, consultants, lawyers, educators, associations and religious organizations. Founded in 2002 by three principals, Thomas I. Selling, Joe McVicker, and Jane Hagen, GroveSite makes web-based collaboration affordable for small and medium enterprises. GroveSite is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, please contact GroveSite at 866-952-9880 and visit www.grovesite.com.

Contact Information:
Jane Hagen
602-952-9880

jane.hagen@grovesite.com