7: Who guarantees that the seal is not simply copied and used on other websites for advertising purposes without an actual IT security investigation having taken place?
A: The seal’s logo is protected by trademark law. Each seal has a number that allows it to be uniquely assigned to the respective provider. The use of the seal without this number is not permitted. We use automated procedures to continuously check that the seal is being used correctly. Websites that use the seal without authorization will be requested by us to cease and desist.