Who we are

Our website address is: https://certificationstation.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

For those who are allowed to manage and post on this website, we also create a username which reflects their first and lastname. There are 2 reasons for doing so.
1)  auditing, so we know who changed what and when
2) personal access, and the ability to change your password when managing the site

Data that is being disclosed on the website, for example in the “team” section of the homepage, as data about the commercial trainers, is always provided by the datasubject together with a consent.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


The polls conducted on the website will only gather a footprint of your browser. As this footprint is used to determine if you have already voted or not.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We share your data with google analytics, so we can keep track of how our website is growing. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Any questions on our privacy policy and disclaimer can be sent to privacy@certificationstation.org

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is protected in terms of availability by backups that are stored on our hosters backup infrastructure.
Also a lockout policy on the administration pages is active.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Data breach procedures have not been developed yet, as there is no data present that could bring serious harm to the data subject

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from google analytics, to keep track of website visist, site growth, and geo-location of our visitors

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No automatic profiling is being done

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

For privacy matters, we follow the GDPR as this is the most stringent regulation at this time.

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