CommTrust - the community trust logo
Identify product reviews & analysis you can trust
The community trust logo identifies non-sponsored & independent product review content on the internet.
Content must comply with the following to be eligible for the trust logo:
no money or other compensation in exchange for the content
creator must not be employed with any of the evaluated vendors
review or evaluation with documented & transparent method, typically 10+ criteria)
The logo helps users easily identify product evaluations based on factual analysis and avoid sponsored articles and endorsed reviews.
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I'm a vendor - how can I get the logo?
All vendors published on WhatMatrix have successfully passed the qualifying community analysis and are eligible for the trust logo. They can download the logo from their WhatMatrix user profile or contact us Here
I'm a community consultant - how can I participate?
CommTrust is an open (multi-community) initiative, currently hosted on WhatMatrix.com. The trust logo is open to eligible members of the wider community operating under CommTrust guidelines.
The CommTrust board is currently establishing a simplified process to register, verify and award logos to eligible communities and members. Check back here for updates.
If you believe you comply with the outlined guidelines and want to participate in honest community analysis you can contact CommTrust in the meanwhile here.
I'm not listed here - can I get this logo?
Please note: The CommTrust logo can NOT be purchased.
How is the logo enforced?
The logo is self-governed by the community. We believe trust and open collaboration between communities are needed to bring back integrity for IT product recommendations.
The industry is marked by purchase-able user reviews, sponsored articles and reports (often not identified as such). We want to provide content that users can trust.
How do I need to show the logo?
To be valid, you must show the logo with an active hyperlink (URL) that links directly to the qualifying analysis/review.
You must clearly list the product name & version covered in the analysis (whether as hover, caption or general text comment).
How long is the logo valid?
The CommTrust logo does not expire unless the qualifying analysis / review is removed or the link to it otherwise broken.
The release of a new major product version (functional update) typically requires re-evaluation. Check the referenced product version and contact us if unsure.
Who supports CommTrust
VMblog [David Marshall]
Visit our friends at VMblog – Virtualization and cloud computing news and information since 2004.
MLG Blockchain is a global blockchain development and consulting firm headquartered in Toronto with a distributed team across North America, Europe and Asia.
Viktorious.nl [Viktor van den Berg]
Viktorious.nl is the personal blog of Viktor van den Berg. The blog focuses on the software defined datacenter, disaster recovery and cloud management.
TeamRGE is a community group of industry experts with focus on Remoting Graphics for Virtual Desktops and Applications.
Visit our friends at The Virtualist who maintain the Virtualization Channel and more.
Hiviz-Marketing [Jane Rimmer]
HIVIZ-MARKETING WORKS WITH INNOVATIVE PROVIDERS OF CLOUD AND VIRTUALISATION SOLUTIONS THAT BRING SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS BENEFITS TO ORGANISATIONS WITHIN THE EMEA MARKETPLACE.
Please note: The listed parties participate in – or otherwise support – product analysis under the open community trust model. They do not carry any responsibility for the governance or policy-enforcement of the trust logo. For any questions contact us here.