Privacy, Information Sharing & Security Policy

Creative Adventures Consulting
Privacy, Information Sharing & Security Policy

At Creative Adventures Consulting, we are committed to upholding the highest possible values and ethical principles that respects you as a person and your rights to privacy and confidentiality, as well of those who participate in or sponsor your thesis or dissertation research. This document outlines our policies related to privacy, information sharing, and information security, its limitations, and the steps we take to assure your privacy.

Privacy

  • We do not share personally identifying information with other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent; for instance if you agree to have us contact your thesis or dissertation advisor / chairperson in order to provide stronger support to you through partnering with this person.
  • Information about your situation, such as the reason you contacted us, type of support sought, questions you sought help with, or other information you presented, may be used for internal business-related research only.
  • If we were to seek information from you for formal research—that which meets the definitions for research intended to create “generalizable” knowledge under the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46)—consent for such research would be sought separately from any contract or agreement for services.
  • In communicating with you electronically (i.e., e-mail), please note the following:
    • For 1-on-1 e-mails sent only to you, we have no control over whether or not another person (e.g., spouse) or party (e.g., employer) has access to your e-mail account, and therefore recommend that you provide us with a personal, private e-mail account rather than an account through your employer, or to which another person or third party may have access.
    • For e-mails that go out to you and other clients, we will strive to only send out such e-mails using a “blind copy” or group / list e-mail that protects your privacy, and to which even if you hit “reply all,” any response you provide only comes back to us.
  • Should you choose to join one of the “open discussion forums” on our secure website, there are inherent limitations to your privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity; you waive your rights to privacy and confidentiality to information you disclose to others as a member of this shared community of practice, though we will not share anything you disclose to others in such a way that it could be linked to you personally.
  • Similarly, should you choose to participate in any of our live open conference calls, workshops, or retreats, there are inherent limitations to your privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality, and you waive your rights to these; we will not disclose information you share in any of these forums in such a way that it could be linked to you personally.
  • To the extent of our role capabilities, and your project’s design, we will work with you to safeguard the privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality of those who participate in your project (i.e., thesis, dissertation), those who grant permission to access participants or data, and those who sponsor your research.
  • In our role as consultants, we will strive to help you understand the nature of privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality as they relate to your project and such things as gaining permission to access participants or data, approaching prospective participants and participant recruitment, informed consent, data collection, data handling / analysis / interpretation, and in report writing based on such things as the Belmont Principles, the Code of Federal Regulations, HIPAA, FERPA, other relevant state, Federal, or International policies, and appropriate professional codes of ethics.

Information Sharing

We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent.
  • We are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation, or disclosure of such information is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Creative Adventures Consulting, its users, or the public.

Information Security

At Creative Adventures, we take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data related to you, your account, and your work.

Words shared by our happy clients...

To those considering Dr. Flor as Dissertation Consultant / Coach / Mentor:

I had had two other mentors prior to Dr. Flor and, while I gained some insights regarding the dissertation process from each of them, neither offered a holistic approach brought by him. He helped me to thoroughly understand and accept the whole dissertation process for what it was and always will be; very challenging but necessary! Early on in our mentor/mentee relationship, Dr. Flor helped me navigate through this incredibly daunting process that is wrought with complicated political and academic perspectives, unknown and ambiguous processes and procedures, uncertain timeframes, and then the arduous intellectual nature of preparing, writing, rewriting, editing, and crafting a dissertation.

Few faculty are able to accomplish this type of coaching and mentoring due in a large part because of their own workload and inability to emotionally and intellectually attach themselves to the work being done by their mentee. This entire research process can be compared to directing a huge movie production – from Titanic to Hurt Locker, depending upon your research approach respectively, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. Unfortunately, the dissertation researcher is incredibly alone without any of the bit-players that help support this massive production. It is a lonely time except for your connection with a mentor who cares and can engage with you at the level and in the manner that Dr. Flor is committed to providing to those with whom he works.

What was incredibly helpful was Dr. Flor’s ability to see your work as well as you and understand the relevance it holds for the scholar/practitioner perspective while whole-heartedly cheering you on. His insight and vast knowledge of fundamental and contemporary literature is unsurpassed. As a novice researcher, I was tugged and pushed in multiple directions while easily distracted by other researchers, colleagues, teachers, and the plethora of literature, theories, and sample dissertations that were tossed my way to try to ‘copy’ by others in the program. Dr. Flor provided the subtle nudges to steer me through the mess of conflicting messages to a meaningful and valuable discussion about what made my own research relevant and then how to craft the research process to come to conclusions that made sense. Dr. Flor was my secret weapon to completing my dissertation and it is with heart-felt thanks and appreciation that I recommend to anyone looking to get honest and insightful feedback to consider him as a dissertation coach or consultant.

L.M.

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