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Validation

How Validation Works

Why does validation matter?

As the date, time and location of everything you record with the app are independently validated, media captured with the Self Evident app is more reliable as evidence. This can also mean there is no need to give further proof of when and where you captured the media or recorded the statement.

How does the service validate my evidence?

The validation process is simple and secure. When you capture evidence or record a statement using the app, the location, date and time are logged at and secured on the Self Evident server. To combat any risk of someone doctoring evidence collected with the app, this information is only available from this service.

Please note, the validation service is unavailable for media imported from outside the app.

What is the standard validation?

When you capture evidence using the app, the location, date and time are logged at and secured on the Self Evident server. This information is displayed when you or a recipient view a report. Additionally, as you both view and download the same evidence while the server retains the original, its reliability should not be in dispute. It should be all you need when you send a report to a third party.

If you ever need extra validation, you can download a Validation Certificate which provides detailed data about each item of evidence.

Please note, neither the standard validation nor validation certificates are available for media imported from outside the app.

Is validation available for evidence imported into the app?

No, validation services are available only for evidence recorded with the Self Evident app.

What is a Validation Certificate?

These certificates provide detailed information about evidence captured with the Self Evident app. They show the time and location recorded for each item of media, and when the server logs this information. These certificates can corroborate the reliability of your evidence.

Please note, evidence imported from outside the Self Evident app is not included in a validation certificate, as it cannot be validated by this service.

Uses of Validation

Why does validation matter?

As the date, time and location of everything you record with the app are independently validated, media captured with the Self Evident app is more reliable as evidence. This can also mean there is no need to give further proof of when and where you captured the media or recorded the statement.

When do I need validated evidence?

If you need evidence about something important, it's a good idea to record it with the app. Evidence captured with Self Evident is independently validated, which means it can refute unjust suggestions that your account was not your own, that you changed it later, that the evidence was doctored in some way or that your report is inaccurate or unreliable.

Why would I want a Validation Certificate?

A Validation Certificate, which provides information about evidence captured with the app and attached to a report, can be a good idea if (a) someone doubts or disputes the evidence, (b) the evidence was secured but not sent, (c) location services were unavailable at the time the evidence was captured, or (d) you would like some additional reassurance.

Validation Certificate

How do I get a Validation Certificate for my evidence?

Open the report you would like a Validation Certificate for and click on the Validation Certificate link. If you wish to send it to a third party, you can do this from the Profile page, by clicking on the Validation Certificates link. Click here for more information on Validation Certificates.

What information is recorded on a Validation Certificate?

Validation certificates show granular information about evidence recorded with the Self Evident app. Information about media imported from outside the app is not shown, as this media cannot be validated by this service.

Click here to see a detailed guide to information included in a Validation Certificate.

What is a Validation Certificate?

These certificates provide detailed information about evidence captured with the Self Evident app. They show the time and location recorded for each item of media, and when the server logs this information. These certificates can corroborate the reliability of your evidence.

Please note, evidence imported from outside the Self Evident app is not included in a validation certificate, as it cannot be validated by this service.

How can I send a Validation Certificate to someone?

If you would like to send a Validation Certificate to someone, click on the Validation Certificates link on the Profile page, and click Send next to the appropriate certificate.

Are Validation Certificates free?

Yes, once you have sent or secured a report, you can download a Validation Certificate at no cost for evidence recorded with the app.
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