Pledge friendly

Is it possible for a vendor to be pledge friendly? That might solve a problem and everyone wins.

Yup it sure can, and some are.

Jim

I don’t know… Can a home inspector be ‘fair’ to the house? Knowing this answer to this question will probably lead you in the right direction.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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It is possible, but it is not based upon who a vendor is. It is based upon whether or not the inspector is providing the vendor with personal information about his client in exchange for something.

The Client Fidelity Pledge is made by home inspectors who do not sell their clients personal information or contact information to alarm systems salesmen or others in exchange for compensation such as products, services, cash, barter, discounts or other items of value. He also pledges not to add any language to his contract that could limit his clients rights to a “no call” list or waive his rights to avoid telemarketing calls, etc.

If home inspectors purchase services at their full price from a vendor and do not receive these or other products, services, cash, barter discounts or other items of value in exchange for his clients private information or contact information … or adds language to his contract that could waive his clients restrictions or limitations regarding phone calls from telemarketers … he can still be eligible to take the Client Fidelity Pledge.

If he provides client contact information or personal information to anyone and receives anything in return for it … he has violated his Client Fidelity Pledge.

Here is the Client Fidelity Pledge which makes this perfectly clear.

One of the essential points to this pledge is the fact that it is an individual declaration made by the inspector who makes the pledge. It is not a club and it is definitely not for everyone. In fact, inspectors who are presently involved in relationships with vendors who are compensating them with discounts, products, services or other consideration in exchange for client information are advised NOT to participate since it could result in some extreme penalties should they get caught violating this pledge.

The signer and his affidavit will become a visible and widely distributed public record.

It is not for everyone. No one providing personal or contact information to any vendor in exchange for any discount, product, service, cash, barter or anything else should lie by taking this pledge. It is something that an individual inspector should take very seriously before deciding to sign and promote.

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Not in another thread?? why oh why can’t you just stop. In the other thread you just admitted that you are not 100% pledge compliant.

Jim

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So who are the vendors here that are pledge friendly . Is there a logo or something on there website BTW pledgefriendly .com is available

So offering a product that the vendor pays for with my homeinspection, without letting the client determine for himself if he would like to be contacted or not would be in violation of these marketing pledges that are all the rage.

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There is no such thing as a “pledge friendly vendor”.

Again … it is not based upon who the vendor is.

Here is an example. Ben Garrison is selling E&O insurance for an annual premium of $1000. Home inspectors can take the Client Fidelity Pledge and buy insurance from Ben Garrison.

Now … tomorrow, Ben announces that inspectors who provide him with the private contact information for their clients so that he can sell them alarm systems and, in return for their contact information, he will discount his premiums to $500 … inspectors who have taken the pledge to protect the private information of their clients could still do business with Ben for the full premium, but would be subject to being sued for fraud if they accepted the discount in return for their clients personal contact information while promoting that they did not. They would also be in violation of their state licensing laws and home inspector association ethical standards, as well.

It’s not who the vendor is. It is what the inspector, who makes the pledge, does.

Again, I am referring specifically to the following pledge …

This is simply an individual promise made by individual home inspectors who are promoting to the public that they will not be selling their clients personal information or contact information to ANY third party in exchange for ANYTHING … and that their inspection agreements are free from any language that might allow unidentified third parties to have permission to contact them. It is not about a “vendor”.

I here the vendors that sell this product are pledge friendly.

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That is totally true, and when you are 100% Pledge Friendy you will shine to the world. hey really Pledghe works great, used it for my whole life. Smells great too.

Jim

What the public may not realize is that up until recently there was no real black market for client data, so the act of selling client data information was a non-profit enterprise. Today, unfortunately there are markets for crafty home inspectors to profit from selling client data to 3rd party vendors which dishonors the reputation of our fine profession and breaks with our Code of Ethics.

What The Client Fidelity Pledge does is separate those inspectors who would under no circumstances allow themselves to be compensated for sharing their clients personal information, with home inspectors who use loop-holes to get around ethical standards that allow themselves to profit from sharing client data with 3rd party vendors.

I know is is all a bit complicated, but understand our profession is going through a transition. Soon The Client Fidelity Pledge will enable our profession the opportunity to take the pulse of our clients by seeing what it is they value more. Their privacy… Or the chance to purchase more stuff from directed-advertising instituted by their profit-minded home inspector. It shouldn’t take too long to see where the public will be going with this.

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Nathan let me be perfectly clear… The Client Fidelity Pledge was never about you, it was always about home inspectors and their special relationship to home buyers… :roll:

What the public may not realize is that up until recently there was no real black market for client data, so the act of selling client data information was a non-profit enterprise. Today, unfortunately there are markets for crafty home inspectors to profit from selling client data to 3rd party vendors which dishonors the reputation of our fine profession and breaks with our Code of Ethics.

What The Client Fidelity Pledge does is separate those inspectors who would under no circumstances allow themselves to be compensated for sharing their clients personal information, with home inspectors who use loop-holes to get around ethical standards that allow themselves to profit from sharing client data with 3rd party vendors.

The process is a bit complicated, but understand our profession is going through a transition and it all boils down to money & ethics. Soon The Client Fidelity Pledge will enable our profession the opportunity to take the pulse of our clients by seeing what it is they value more. Their privacy… Or the chance to purchase more stuff from directed-advertising instituted by their profit-minded home inspector. It shouldn’t take too long to see where the public will be going with this.

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Nathan let me be perfectly clear… The Client Fidelity Pledge was never about you, it was always about home inspectors and their special relationship to home buyers… :roll:

What the public may not realize is that up until recently there was no real black market for client data, so the act of selling client data information was a non-profit enterprise. Today, unfortunately there are markets for crafty home inspectors to profit from selling client data to 3rd party vendors which dishonors the reputation of our fine profession and breaks with our Code of Ethics.

What The Client Fidelity Pledge does is separate those inspectors who would under no circumstances allow themselves to be compensated for sharing their clients personal information, with home inspectors who use loop-holes to get around ethical standards that allow themselves to profit from sharing client data with 3rd party vendors.

The process is a bit complicated, but understand our profession is going through a transition and it all boils down to money & ethics. Soon The Client Fidelity Pledge will enable our profession the opportunity to take the pulse of our clients by seeing what it is they value more. Their privacy… Or the chance to purchase more stuff from directed-advertising instituted by their profit-minded home inspector. It shouldn’t take too long to see where the public will be going with this.