In the checkout portion of an eCommerce site, is it mandatory or legally required to have the "Secured Symbol" (Eg: Verisign Logo) be a click through link to related information? Or it can be a just static image?
I don't know about a requirement (I think the commenters are right that this isn't a user experience issue). However, from a user interface point of view, I think a static image would be pretty useless.
The reason is obvious: it could be fake. Anyone can put an image on their site. The value of the VeriSign certificate is that you can go to their trusted site and see it. If your site, unlike every other site out there, did not link to the actual certificate, it would look very suspicious.