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Old 1/2/18, 3:49 PM
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Russell ..................

You amaze me with you patience with the people that want to try and hammer something they don't even use.

I like Dom and his software and have shown it along with HG, 3D and a few others BUT there are so many whack jobs apparently using his stuff AND insulting every other inspector or vendor using another software .... That my 3 instructors and I have all quit promoting HIP in our classes.



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Old 1/2/18, 3:53 PM
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BUT there are so many whack jobs apparently using his stuff AND insulting every other inspector or vendor using another software .... That my 3 instructors and I have all quit promoting HIP in our classes.
That is about the stupidest reason anyone could have ever come up with..Really!

With that being said! I would never ever want anyone to take your classes.




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Old 1/2/18, 4:42 PM
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"We contract with a third party to store certain information online, such as our inspection reports, and the identity of our clients. In signing our Agreement, you give us permission to do so. We will not sell your personally identifying information. It is the duty of the third party we contract with to keep your information secure. We are not liable for any misuse of that information or their failure to safeguard it. In that event, your sole remedy is against that third party."
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Sounds good to me. Later if you opt in to anything you will need to edit that.
Could you Please be more specific? Is it the "secure" part if I choose to opt in to outside vendors?
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Old 1/2/18, 6:40 PM
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Old 1/4/18, 9:33 PM
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Roy ...............

Thanks for your thoughts. We also decided that with so many wack jobs, many of which either don't use HG but keep whining OR that use a competitors software and keep whining that in good faith we could not personally recommend it anymore.

By the way what software do you use??



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Old 1/6/18, 6:56 PM
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Dan, so you base a software because you do not like some of the people who use it?
I personally do not like ASHI mainly because most of their members have not passed a test of knowledge, but are still encouraged by ASHI to perform inspections on unsuspecting home buyers. Some of the members I think are arrogant bastards but that is not why I do not like ASHI.



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Old 1/8/18, 3:24 PM
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I just spoke with our lawyer about this issue and she said that Oregon state law prevents HomeGauge and American Family from using information contained in the home inspection report regardless of what their privacy policy might say in the future.

Per Oregon state law, we have to put the following statement into our agreement "THIS REPORT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE PERSON PURCHASING THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES. NO OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING A PURCHASER OF THE INSPECTED PROPERTY WHO DID NOT PURCHASE THE HOME INSPECTION
SERVICES, MAY RELY UPON ANY REPRESENTATION MADE IN THE REPORT."

As such, any use by American Family to deny a claim based on our inspection wouldn't be lawful in Oregon. Based on those assurances, we're going to keep using HomeGauge services for our software (but are switching to ISN for scheduling until HG can update it's system).





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Old 1/8/18, 3:28 PM
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I just spoke with our lawyer about this issue and she said that Oregon state law prevents HomeGauge and American Family from using information contained in the home inspection report regardless of what their privacy policy might say in the future.
I agree with all that. Unless you opt in to some program your data remains private.



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Old 1/8/18, 3:51 PM
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Awesome. I wasn't looking forward to changing software. I'm glad we can keep going with HomeGauge and be assured that our client's info is safe.





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Old 1/23/18, 8:31 PM
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