In the last several years, many of us here have seen in one shape or form where Client Data is or has become attractive to 3rd parties. As another vendor had recently sold a number of Nachi member’s email lists/email service or whatever it was called (not mine thank you very much)… I think the time has come for a change and to take this issue by the horns.
Simple, I suggest a change to the Code of Ethics here to better protect our customers.
We are given email addresses to EMAIL THEIR REPORT… not stuff a 3rd party agreement in a home inspection agreement to allow their information to be shared/uploaded whatever to third parties that profit from such.
I realize information is very valuable, and it may be naive of me to think that inspectors will use customer’s email addresses the way I do, to email their report and nothing else as I don’t offer widgets/sell alarms/warranties or whatever else that may in fact work for them… I’m really not.
I just think that the client should be better protected, via an opt-in system or something BESIDES giving email addresses out.
This practice of HI’s and 3rd parties sharing customer information needs a better look.