What we collect & Our Protocol

Early Access Data Submission Guidelines


Per request and interest expressed the ability to submit data or files to the IPYT Index is being made possible. While the Index itself is still being constructed data collection has been ongoing for almost three years. As IPYT is a resource that utilizes OSINT (open source intelligence) combined with data analytics to make the most utility out of the available information it is important we also explain what that means.

Here is an in depth article explaining OSINT or Open Source Intelligence. Highlights from this are understanding that information is not intelligence. What we use must be analyzed and given meaning to the broader scope of making it possible to education the public on the TTI. The data must be relevant and if you are unsure we are more than happy to clarify with your submission.

Examples of what we use and accept fall under the premise that the data was within the public domain. We do not utilize data that is obtained without permission or through illegal or unethical means. Data that has yet to be published but provides insight and does not compromise or threaten the personal safety and privacy of others (especially minors in this case) is accepted.


  • Public Records from state agencies such as inspection or health reports
  • Police Reports which have been redacted to exclude the identity of victims or minors
  • Social Media Posts
  • Digital Media found openly through a variety of platforms
  • Websites
  • Court Records including depositions, affidavits, civil complaints, etc.
  • News Articles published by a source understood as reporting factual information (not a personal blog lacking cited sources)
  • Archived information found through tools such as the wayback machine and similar
  • Documents created by a TTI facility such as applications, brochures, student manuals, etc.
  • Documents used by a TTI facility that accompanies their treatment methods

OSINT provides several advantages as a means of data collection and gathering. One very key part of this practice that we hope to inspire others to utilize is its inherent transparency. Technically anyone can acquire the data we use it is simply in knowing how and increased awareness of multiple tools and resources that make it possible. Of course having a background in tech can be a significant advantage as you may be more limber and conditioned to problem solving in that respect. What helps lend to OSINT being accessible is that how it is done is shown when presenting the findings from collected data. You are able to see how conclusions were made and the process behind investigating and researching subjects of interest.


Click the button below to email us and attach any information you would like to contribute. If you would prefer to wait and see more of the development before submission let us know so we can alert you to updates and ability to access progression. Should your submission contain any personal information we can redact that if you are unsure how to do so or help you in doing so yourself.

Anonymous contributions are accepted so long as it is something we can fully verify and authenticate in it's accuracy. We cross reference all data and thoroughly check sources to assure the submission is valid.

Intelligence Cycle of IPYT's Research & Development

How we create the features of the site

There is a framework that structures the development behind the resources within the IPYT Index. Here is a general timeline of steps taken and what they entail.


Public awareness of the TTI that is user-friendly, accessible, objective, and facilitates further research and collaborative insight. This objective was defined to provide a solution to the problem that was the lack of comprehensive and useful information on this industry.


For IPYT itself data collection started in it's present structured format in 2020 however such efforts have even been started far earlier. Those sources are utilized and now better structured and indexed to preserve findings appropriately.


Having started this in 2020 it goes without saying that the amount of raw data collected is overwhelming. Instead of simply listing different files in a single place that users can sort through we extrapolate the meaningful findings within these files. The IPYT Index incorporates the use of data sciences and analytics to accomplish this and has built a backend database creating records for facilities that have existed, past and present. This allows you to search through what we have collected and see the sources of everything we've developed.


By having created a specialized database for this information it is possible to find patterns, connections, correlations, and more within it. These findings within the raw data are accessible by special permission as it's more difficult to parse through for those unfamiliar with working with raw data. It is this step that makes it possible to easily share findings however and what we are developing.


The directory of facilities, archive of multimedia, infographics, reports, and articles created are possible from this specific process and allow for the viewer to verify and know the source. Findings are broken down as clearly as possible focusing on facts and allowing the data to speak for itself as much as possible.