Effective July 26th, 2018
Last Updated July 26th, 2018
From time-to-time, Person Centered Tech will team up with other people or companies for activities such as educational events and cross-promotions. We are aware that while such a partnership does not have to include any explicit endorsement of those we partner with, there is always an implied endorsement inherent in the act of partnership.
This can create special dilemmas when we partner with a person or company that provides a product which Person Centered Tech may need to critique or review as part of our journalistic/watchdog role in the health care community. There is sufficient value to both ourselves and the community, however, in creating these partnerships. For these reasons, Person Centered Tech has adopted the following policy.
Before partnering with a person or company who offers a product for which Person Centered Tech may need to play an evaluative role, the following conditions must be met:
- The company and product must meet the conditions of the Person Centered Tech Sponsorship Policy.
- The executive or managerial members of the company must demonstrate good responsiveness to risk management-related concerns from customers and/or ourselves.
- In promotional materials or learning materials presented as part of the partnership, the following text must be prominently displayed at some point:
While Person Centered Tech is happy to partner with [company/product name] on this event, the partnership should not be construed as a recommendation for [company/product] over any of their competitors, except where such a recommendation is explicitly stated by a member of Person Centered Tech’s staff. The partnership is contingent on satisfying the terms of Person Centered Tech’s Partnership Policy.
It is our opinion that meeting the above conditions makes a company or product suitable for the implied endorsement that comes with partnership.
If you are a vendor who is interested in partnering with us, or a colleague who has questions about this policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you.