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TheBugTrack Receives TRUSTed Apps Data Privacy Certification for Google Marketplace Apps

Petaluma, CA – July 17, 2011 – Wukong Design announced today that its TheBugTrack, an easy-to-use online issue tracking system has received TRUSTed Apps Data Privacy Certification in the Google Apps Marketplace. TRUSTe certification demonstrates that Wukong Design follows TRUSTe’s privacy standards for the Marketplace apps in regards to the collection, storing, use and sharing of its users’ data and adheres to standardized best practices described at www.truste.com/google-apps.

The TRUSTe certification makes it easy for IT buyers at businesses and schools to quickly assess an app’s data collection practices, improving and simplifying the app evaluation and purchase process. With TRUSTed Apps certification, organizations can be confident that TheBugTrack meets TRUSTe’s privacy program standards – an important consideration when purchasing a Marketplace app.

TheBugTrack is an easy-to-use online issue tracking system with simplicity and usability at its core.  No setup or training required.  TheBugTrack seamlessly integrates with Google Apps.  It has rich feature set and highly customizable, with competitive pricing plan and excellent customer service.

“Having TheBugTrack TRUSTed Apps certified for Google Apps Marketplace gives buyers more confidence to download our app, resulting in a higher number of installations,” said Vincent Zhou, CEO, Wukong Design. “The TRUSTe seal enhances our credibility by immediately showing that we clearly communicate our data handling and privacy practices that are in alignment with recognized national and international privacy policy standards and frameworks.”

“TRUSTe’s customized certification program for Google Apps Marketplace makes privacy policies for web-based apps more transparent so that organizations can better determine whether an app is appropriate for their particular usage or not,” said Chris Babel, CEO, TRUSTe. “Becoming certified allows Wukong Design to differentiate its apps from others increasing the number of downloads from the Google Apps Marketplace.”

About TRUSTed Apps Data Privacy Certification for Google Marketplace Apps
The TRUSTe trustmark is clearly displayed on the listing page for certified apps, and users only need to click on the logo in order to view the privacy policy for the app in more detail.

TRUSTe certification guarantees that TRUSTe has reviewed all data management practices of the app and verified that they meet TRUSTe’s program standards. TRUSTe’s program standards are based upon a combination of privacy frameworks such as the US-EU Safe Harbor, regulatory guidelines such as the Fair Information Practice Principles, industry standards and reports, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology privacy and security report, and client and expert review.

To learn more about the program, go to www.truste.com/google-apps


About Wukong Design
Wukong Design is dedicated to provide web services from the cloud which improve team productivity and collaboration.  TheBugTrack, provided by Wukong Design, is an online issue tracking service with simplicity and usability at its core.  Please visit http://www.thebugtrack.com.

About TRUSTe
TRUSTe is the leading online privacy solutions provider and provides a broad suite of privacy services to help businesses build trust and increase engagement across all of their online channels - including websites, mobile applications, advertising, cloud services, business analytics and email marketing. Over 4,000 web properties including those from top companies like Apple, AT&T, Disney, eBay, Facebook, HP, Microsoft, Nationwide, Pfizer and Yelp rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex privacy requirements. TRUSTe’s mission, based on a “Truth in Privacy” framework, is laid on a solid foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information. TRUSTe’s privacy seal is recognized and trusted by millions of consumers as a sign of responsible privacy practices. For additional information on TRUSTe and its offerings, please visit http://www.truste.com.

Media contact:
Tonja Aldis, Storyboard PR for TRUSTe        (613) 608-5360        trustepr@storyboardpr.com
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