You give me the contact information from 1,000 past (but not very recent) clients, and I’ll send them all a signed letter on InterNACHI letterhead asking them to contact you to schedule a pre-winter inspection.
I won’t use the information for anything other than the purpose I described.
OH!.. O.K. I thought you had something against annual inspections or something.
You do realize you aren’t giving up much? Not their email address. Not their phone number. Not much of anything about them. Just their mailing address. And you aren’t even selling that to a vendor. You’re just having me mail them a letter to their mailbox, on your behalf, once.
Christopher, you figured out what I’m really trying to do. I was going to create four different letters (that’s why I asked for at least 1,000 addresses) and then track the response rate of each, then post the best one for members to use.
Alan & Gregg…please explain how providing that information to INACHI doesn’t violate the INACHI COE #I.7 and, in the case of NY, a state licensing COE? Do you not considering this divulging private information? Is INACHI not a 3rd party? Are you protecting the client’s safety? Are you complying with a law or subpoena?
I do not. You are merely mailing something to your own client through a service your association provides to your company. InterNACHI is not a third party, not selling anything to consumers, not in need of anything but their mailing address (just like the U.S. Post Office does). We’re simply alerting your past clients on your behalf to an inspection service they may wish to have you perform.
I respectfully disagree, INACHI is most certainly a 3rd party to my inspections. Yes, we have hashed this out repeatedly over the years and I will continue to stand by my conviction to not provide my client’s private information to anyone except as required by my state’s licensing laws.