I don't know what privacy concerns there might be but perhaps a 'Cert Status Page' could be created. I suspect that it might just add to delays and inquiries as well as take resources away from the process. Let us remember the volunteers that are doing it all and be thankful for that.
@Bill53 If you get the receipt email from the IBA "Thanks you for submitting your IBA ride documents electronically. The verification team will be examining those documents shortly. If we have any questions, we'll be touch with you either by email or telephone.", then you're in the queue. That's why, understanding the spam filter situation on YOUR end is important.
I'm a self-confessed Luddite. As such I've had real problems with electronic submission (and GPS and blue tooth and...). All self inflicted on my end. The first time it was, apparently, due to issues with my use of a Yahoo account. Next was my failure to check the spam folder. The third was using my wife's e-mail folder as an interim solution. Oddly enough she did not recognize the IBA response as something of value and flushed it. Dang woman just isn't getting with that mind reading program.
Each time I reached out to Mr. Kneebone and the problem was solved quickly. He didn't even tell me this shyte is getting OLD! After my issues were resolved I got my package(s) in a very timely manner.
I too was successful. SS1000 was 9/21/19 and receive certificate within 4 weeks. I am a premier member but not sure that makes a difference. I paid with PayPal and included the confirmation with my photos of receipts Google map, and the Spotwalla track. Easy peasey as they say.
I've been waiting six weeks since my last certification submission on 10/7. That's the longest I've waited so far after a premier electronic submission. I'm expecting my certificate in the mail any day now.
I did my ride July 5th and submitted it about a week later. Just got the cert a couple weeks back. The team is busy, so it can take a while. Anything that you hold value to is worth waiting for. They'll get it, but it may take a bit of time. That's ok with me, I get to plan my next ride now that I know how the system works.