Method for establishing trust online

  • US 7,603,699 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2006
  • Issued: 10/13/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for continuously displaying the trusted status of a website to a computer user, comprising:

  • displaying a trust symbol provided by a third party validator as an integrated part of the website in a location set by the operator of the website such that the trust symbol is always visible on the website at a location that is static relative to the browser viewing window,displaying security or assurance information from the third party validator about the website in response to the user interacting with the trust symbol, andkeeping the security or assurance information and trust symbol visibly displayed on the website in the static location relative to a browser viewing window regardless of webpage scrolling.

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