IP-Formation PKI Disclosure
Note: This ip-formation PKI Disclosure Statement is applicable
to ip-formation Trust NetworkSM certificates issued through
ip-formation, Inc. The practice related to certificates issued through
ip-formation affiliate may vary, due to local requirements.
- CA contact info: IP-Formation, 25 rue Claude Tillier
75012 PARIS E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tel: +33 155432665, Fax: +33 155432664.
- Certificate type, validation procedures, and usages:
The ip-formation Trust Network (VTN) is a PKI that accommodates a
large, public community of users. Applications include digitally
signing and authenticating identities and other attributes for
e-mail, web forms, web sites, and encrypting/decrypting
- ip-formation Class 1 Individual Certificates modestly
enhances the security of some of these applications by assuring
that a certificate's subject and e-mail address are included
unambiguously within ip-formation's repository. Class 1 Certificates
provide assurances that communications originate from a
particular source. Class 1 Certificates do not provide proof
- ip-formation Class 2 Individual Certificates provide a
reasonable level, but not fool-proof assurance, of a
subscriber's identity. Enterprise customers using Managed PKI
validate certificate applicants by checking certificate
applicants' identities against enterprise business records or
databases. Identities may also be authenticated by comparing
certificate applications to records kept by third parties such
as credit bureaus.
- ip-formation Class 3 Individual Certificates provides
validation of identity via in-person presentation of
identification credentials or other enhanced procedures. These
certificates are typically suitable for applications such as
electronic banking and contracting. ip-formation Class 3
Certificates provide a higher level of assurance of a
subscriber's identity. See http://www.ip-formation.com/repository/CPS
- ip-formation Class 3 Organizational Certificates provide
assurances to an entity trying to authenticate an organization,
such as an organization having a Website. Validation of
certificate applicants includes comparison of certificate
application information to information in third-party business
databases or official records provided by the applicant,
supplemented by independent contacts with the
- Reliance limits: ip-formation does not set reliance limits
for Class 1, 2, and 3 certificates. Reliance limits may be set by
applicable law or by agreement. See Limitation of
- Obligations of subscribers: Subscribers must provide
accurate information on their certificate applications, review the
certificate to establish its accuracy before using it, reasonably
protect their private keys from theft and unauthorized use by or
disclosure to others, and notify ip-formation upon suspected private
key compromise. WARNING: If a subscriber's private key is
compromised, unauthorized persons could decrypt or sign messages
with the key and commit the subscriber to unauthorized
obligations. See http://www.ip-formation.com/repository/PrivateKey_FAQ
- Certificate status checking obligations of relying parties:
A relying party may justifiably rely upon a certificate only
after confirming that the certificate has not been revoked or
expired at https://digitalid.ip-formation.com/
and determining that such certificate provides adequate assurances
for its intended use.
- Limited warranty & disclaimer/ Limitation of
liability: ip-formation has a warranty program, the
NetSureSM Protection Plan ("Plan").
AS PROVIDED UNDER THE PLAN, ip-formation'S SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS
IS." ip-formation DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EXCEPT AS STATED IN THE PLAN,
ip-formation'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO ALL PARTIES DAMAGED BY A PARTICULAR
CERTIFICATE SHALL NOT EXCEED $1000 FOR A CLASS 1 CERTIFICATE,
$5,000 FOR A CLASS 2 CERTIFICATE, OR $100,000 FOR A CLASS 3
CERTIFICATE. See Section 220.127.116.11 of the ip-formation CPS https://www.ip-formation.com/repository/CPS/
- Applicable agreements, Certification Practice Statement,
Certificate Policy: Subscriber agreements: see https://www.ip-formation.com/repository/subscriber/index.html;
Relying Party Agreements see http://www.ip-formation.com/repository/rpa/index.html;
ip-formation CPS: see http://www.ip-formation.com/repository/CPS.
subscriber consent. See http://www.ip-formation.com/truste/index.html.
- Refund policy: Unconditional refund for 30 days;
thereafter, only upon breach by ip-formation. See http://www.ip-formation.com/repository/refund;.
- Applicable law and dispute resolution: California:
California law. US/Canadian subscribers: disputes resolved
in courts within jurisdiction over Santa Clara County, CA; Non
US/Canadian subscribers: arbitration via the International
Chamber of Commerce http://www.iccwbo.org;.
National law may restrict cross border movement of private keys
and the encryption capacity they represent.
- CA and repository licenses, trust marks, and audit:
Approved as a Certification Authority in multiple states. See
TRUSTe see http://www.truste.org
, SecureSite, see
SAS 70 Type 2 Audit and WebTrust for CA Audit performed by KPMG
LLP, see https://cert.webtrust.org/ViewSeal?id=304.