Secure e-commerce - What does the certification mean?
Secure e-commerce is a certification for e-commerce companies. E-commerce companies are companies that sell goods and services through an online store (Distance Trading). E-commerce is based on exactly the same principle as traditional mail order, the difference is that the goods are displayed on a website and that the purchase agreement is entered into directly on the website.
There are today thousands of players who sell goods & services on the Internet in Sweden and most are serious. However, to protect your personal information and other sensitive information, it is important that you know who you are providing the information to. You may also want to feel secure that the company will deliver goods within the agreed time and that you will be able to get help after the purchase if something should go wrong.
The purpose of the Certified e-commerce certification is to help you as a consumer choose the right e-commerce company when you shop so that you can feel safe and secure even after you have pressed "buy". Safe e-commerce's goal is that it should feel as safe and secure to shop on the Internet as in a regular physical store.
When you shop from a company that has the certification Safe e-commerce, it means that the company through an agreement has committed to comply with a number of requirements. Only stable and reputable e-commerce companies have the right to carry the Safe e-commerce certification.
Secure e-commerce requirements are designed for you as a consumer to know and take advantage of your rights when you shop via the internet. Among other things, requirements are set for the company to be clear with its identity, have secure routines for handling personal data, use secure payment solutions and have a stable economy.
Svensk Distanshandel checks that the requirements are complied with by the certified companies through credit checks, test purchases and investigations in the event of suspected deficiencies. To give you extra security, Trygg e-handel accepts complaints from you as a consumer.
If you complain about a company that has the certification Safe e-commerce and it turns out that the company has acted incorrectly / in violation of the requirements, the company gets a "dot" in our register. In the event of serious deficiencies, the certification may be revoked with immediate effect. All this together makes you as a consumer feel confident that only serious companies carry the Safe e-commerce symbol.
Secure e-commerce symbol
To check that the symbol is genuine, click / hold the mouse pointer over the Safe e-commerce symbol. Each affiliated company has a unique certificate on the domain tryggehandel.se.