Getting started guide IITPSA

We verify your professional status to prove your expertise, build trust and help you win and retain clients.

Stephen Logan

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Getting started guide IITPSA

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We verify your professional status to prove your expertise, build trust and help you win and retain clients.

WHAT IS DIGITAL ACCREDITATION?

  • The digital accreditation service provides you with a dynamic, digital seal, called a Privyseal, and detailed Verification Certificate.
  • Your Privyseal and linked Verification Certificate verifies your professional designation as a member as well as your contact details, educational status and more.
  • Your Privyseal should be inserted into your email signature, website and social media profiles. It confirms your professional qualification as a member, provided the records of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) confirm your good-standing and ongoing compliance.
  • Your Privyseal will not display if there is a problem with your records at the IITPSA.

WHY SHOULD I USE MY PRIVYSEAL?

  • Your Privyseal is a powerful way to prove your qualifications and distinguish you from your unregistered or non-compliant competitors.
  • The PrivySeal service is paid for by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa.
  • Your Privyseal will help the public distinguish between genuine members registered with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa and non-compliant persons purporting to be a member.
  • Your Privyseal will help to decrease qualification fraud and the associated risks of poor service and costly mistakes.
  • By using your Privyseal in your communications you make your key qualifications and ongoing compliance highly visible.
  • Your Privyseal removes any possible doubt as to your professional competence and assures those who deal with you that you can be trusted.
  • Your Privyseal may be used to securely sign documents and other files in your professional capacity as an IITPSA Privyseal Holder. Such documents may be securely shared with third-parties and other key stakeholders.

PRIVYSEALS AND LINKED VERIFICATION CERTIFICATES:

  • Are always genuine, current and accessible, unlike paper- based certifications;
  • Provide constantly updated information;
  • Allow you to showcase your expertise and compliance;
  • Protect the public by distinguishing between compliant registered members and non-compliant unregistered persons purporting to be a member; and
  • Reward you, as a compliant member, for the significant ongoing cost of compliance.

KEEPING YOUR RECORDS UPDATED

  • To make use of the PrivySeal service you need to ensure that your contact details are correctly reflected with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa.
  • To do so, send an email to memberupdate@iitpsa.org.za, giving your membership number, mobile phone number and preferred email address.
  • Once you have updated your mobile and email address details you may proceed to sign-up for your Privyseal.
  • Please sign-up for your Privyseal on www.privyseal.com.

Please note that if you sign-up with a different email address or mobile number from that reflected in the IITPSA records, or use a different name, we will not be able to issue you with your Privyseal.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

  • All you have to do is to visit www.privyseal.com and sign-up. You don’t have to pay anything!
  • The sign-up form requires that you submit your first name, middle names, last name, email address, mobile number and choose a password. You must verify your email address and mobile number by entering the timed one time personal identification numbers we send you by email and SMS.
  • Once your email and mobile number have been verified, please check the box to accept our Terms & Conditions and click on the SUBMIT button. You will then be taken to your profile page where your Privyseal will be displayed.

HOW DO I INSTALL MY PRIVYSEAL IN MY EMAIL SIGNATURE?

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  • Click on the Email Installation Instructions link below your Privyseal. You will see that you need to copy and paste the Privyseal link into your email signature edit box.
  • To do so you will need to open your email programme and edit your email signature.
  • Once you have your email signature editor open you may add the link to your Privyseal into your email signature, this is the first link ending “/1s”.
  • Your Privyseal should then display in your email signature editor.
  • Once you see your Privyseal, right click on your Privyseal and add a hyperlink to your Verification Certificate, this is the second link ending “/1c”.
  • You must then save your changes and test that your Privyseal is displaying correctly in your email signature.
  • To do so, please click on your Privyseal.
  • Clicking on your Privyseal should open up an Internet browser window that displays your Verification Certificate on www.privyseal.com To view our Privyseal installation tutorials visit our Frequently Asked questions page.

SHARING YOUR PRIVYSEAL

You may share your Privyseal on your social media accounts by clicking on the share button on your Verification Certificate. Provided you are logged into your Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter account, your PrivySeal Verification Certificate will be posted to your account and alert your friends and colleagues that you have a Privyseal and are recognized as a genuine and compliant Registrant in good standing with the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

FEEDBACK

We’d love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions, please click on ‘Contact’ while you are logged into PrivySeal or email support@privyseal.com. Or visit our Knowledge Base.

IS PRIVYSEAL SECURE?

Security of your data is of paramount importance to PrivySeal. As such, certain private details (such as passwords, ID numbers, etc) are never stored anywhere in our system.

We make use of strong encryption and one-way hashing to protect critical data. We are continually updating our systems to keep them secure and resilient in the face of the latest online threats.

Lastly, all your interactions with the PrivySeal website are secured with strong SSL encryption, and we are proud to be one of the very few websites with an A+ SSL security rating from Qualys Labs.

ABOUT PRIVYSEAL

PrivySeal was established in 2010 to protect consumers. To find out more, please visit www.privyseal.com