Internet Explorer 7.0 Extended Validation Turns Address Bar Green

FireFox Extended Validation Turns Address Bar Yellow

Who Else Uses Hacker Safe?

Customers include: A&E Television Networks, Ace Hardware, American Red Cross, Fidelity National Financial, General Nutrition Centers, HP, Johnson & Johnson, NIKE, Northrop Grumman, PETCO, Ritz Camera, Sony, The Sports Authority, The World Bank, U-Haul, Visa, Warner Brothers and Yahoo!

Tens of thousands of organizations from small non-profits to FORTUNE 500 multinationals rely on ScanAlert to protect, audit and certify the security of their networks and ecommerce infrastructure.

What’s the big deal?

The green bar is the big deal. EV certificates create an improved visual experience for the user by turning the address bar green for sites that have obtained an EV SSL certificate when using a high-security browser like IE7. Firefox and Opera will also support this new technology. Included in the green bar are the legal name of LLC and the GeoTrust name. The green address bar is an instant visual queue to you our customers that our site is a trusted site and has met rigorous EV authentication standards.

What is Hacker Safe Scan Alert?

Since the company's founding in 2001, ScanAlert's HACKER SAFE® certification service has become the world's most viewed web site security trustmark. The company's patent pending security technology is used by over 75,000 web sites, including over half of the Internet Retailer Top 500, to protect them from hackers and certify their security to their customers and business partners. The world's largest provider of PCI compliance services, ScanAlert operates validation programs, through partners such as Visa International, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and CyberSource, to manage the enrollment of more than 150,000 merchants and payment service providers in over 70 countries.

What is an EV certificate?

Extended Validation or “EV” is the new standard developed and agreed upon by the major Certificate Authorities (like GeoTrust® and VeriSign®) and the major browser vendors (like Microsoft®) to authenticate and issue next-generation SSL certificates.

EV SSL certificates help protect your site from phishing scams and assure your customers that they are dealing with a business or organization that has been thoroughly checked out using the New EV standard.

Our Approach to Privacy
Spobo respects your privacy. Our staff, contractors and others who help us operate our web sites follow this policy on privacy and fair information practices for online activities of Spobo.

This Privacy Policy applies to the web sites owned by Spobo including

While the Spobo Sites offer different combinations of services and tools from one site to another, this policy states Spobo's company-wide Privacy Policy with regard to data-collection practices.

By registering as a member of an Spobo Site, you agree to accept this Privacy Policy and are aware that our policy may change over time as discussed below.

Overview of our Policy

The security of personal information is a high priority at Spobo. We maintain these web sites and all associated data with technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. No computer system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. But Spobo is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect our web sites and their information against foreseeable hazards.

The information you provide helps us, and our partners (including our service providers, advertisers and other partners) make the Spobo Sites more fun and useful for you. It also enables us to provide you updates about our services and special offers from our partners. When you become a registered member of one of our sites, you may receive email or postal mail from Spobo and our partners, unless you wish to opt out.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information in public areas of an Spobo Site, such as the message boards, your information can be viewed and possibly used by others. We advise users not to disclose information that can be used to contact the user ("Personally Identifiable information") that they do not wish for others to obtain, such as full name, home address, or phone number.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy will always be available to users on this page for you to read. We will update this privacy and fair information practices policy to reflect new features, services and options, as well as any other changes with regard to the use of personal information. Users will be notified by a notice on the Spobo Site of any significant update to our Privacy Policy. By registering as a member of an Spobo Site, you agree to accept this Privacy Policy and are aware that our policy may change over time. Continued use of the Spobo Sites or other Spobo services will signify that you agree to these changes.

Information Collection and Use

Below are more details about the information the Spobo Sites gather from you and how we use it.

A. Membership Information. When you register for membership on one of our sites, we ask for information about you and your interests. We do this so we can better understand what you like and tailor the site to suit you better. At a minimum, we require your name, birth date, gender, email address and zip code. The more information you volunteer, the more we can tailor the site and promotions to your interests.

    • Service Providers. . By becoming a member, you authorize us  to send you email updates and information about promotions and special offers.
    • Advertisers. Spobo will NOT share Personally Identifiable Information with our advertisers.

The Spobo Sites may contact you regarding account status, changes to the user agreement, and to confirm registration.

B. Promotions. We may ask you for Personally Identifiable Information at other times, including, but not limited to, when you enter sweepstakes, contests or promotions sponsored by a third party. If you choose to enter sweepstakes, contests or promotions of this nature, we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with the third party so they can contact you. The third party may use that information to send you advertisements or other notices, and it is possible that your information may be shared with others.

C. Surveys and User Research. Spobo conducts email and web-delivered surveys from time to time, as well as instant polls, to gather information about our audience. It is important to remember that taking these surveys and polls is entirely optional. You have no obligation to respond to them. We share only the aggregate results of these surveys, not individual data, with our advertisers and partners to help them better understand our services and monitor the reach of their advertising on our service. We also store some of the information that our users provide in these surveys to help us understand your interests and to make the site more useful for you.

D. Use of Cookies. On the Internet, a "cookie" is a piece of information (a file) that a Web site transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is common on the Internet. The process we use to serve advertisements and to track use of our site involves cookies. Cookies help Spobo and our advertising service (discussed below) track the frequency and placement of advertisements. Cookies also enable us to measure aggregate, or total usage and traffic to our site and to specific offerings. This aids us in producing content that best meets our users' preferences. In order to implement new services, we may use other types of cookies as well. We also may use cookies to understand better what parts of our site you like best. We may use that information to display advertisements that we think will be of particular interest to you. You may configure your browser to reject cookies, but this may interfere with some functionality of the Spobo Sites. To find out more about changing your browser to reject cookies, we suggest the EPIC Cookies Page [].

E. Sites You Visit. As you browse around the Spobo Sites, Spobo may store information about which pages and which Affiliate Sites you visit and other information presented in your browser's URL address line. Spobo will use this information to help determine what our users are most interested in.

F. Other Third Parties. Spobo may share non-personal, aggregate, or summary, information regarding our users with other third parties not mentioned in this policy. This kind of information does not identify you individually.

G. Merger or Acquisition. In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of all or substantially all of its assets, or the sale of an individual website owned by Spobo, Spobo may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party as a part of such merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale.

H. Legal Authorities. The Spobo Sites may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information in cases when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify someone who may be causing injury to Spobo's rights or property, other users, or anyone else. The Spobo Sites may disclose Personally Identifiable Information of our users to government authorities at our discretion.

Access to Other Sites Through Spobo

Our Affiliates Sites.
You should be aware that when you are on an Spobo Site, you will have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites associated with Spobo. These sites are identified as our "Affiliates" and/or - "Partner Sites" These sites are not owned or operated by Spobo, but are part of a larger network of sites with which the Spobo Sites share content and advertising opportunities. We do not share Personally Identifiable Information of our members with these Affiliate Sites.

Linking to Other Sites.

You may also visit independent web sites, not operated by Spobo, that are connected to our network for our users. Such sites are operated by external, third-party service providers. Some of these sites will have their own separate membership processes and privacy policies. The Spobo Sites do not control sites that are operated by others and so cannot be responsible for the information practices of these sites. Other sites may set their own cookies, collect data or solicit personal information. It is always a good idea to check the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of any site before offering any of your personal information.


The Spobo Sites use diligent efforts to protect the security and integrity of the information you provide to us once it is received on our systems. However, when you submit information about yourself to the Spobo Sites over the Internet, the information may travel over many systems that are not under the control of Spobo. We take the protection of user data very seriously and to that end provide extra assurances that your information will not be intercepted. In the case of shopping pages, for example, the credit card information you submit is protected by secure servers.

Updating Your Information

To update your account information such as your city or interests, please use the "Change User Details" at the Spobo Site on which you are registered.

Still Have Questions?
If you have any other questions about the Spobo Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at help@spobo DOT com?(Replace DOT with .)