Terms of Use – Code of Ethics

Terms of Use

Entering in this website indicates that you have reviewed the website Terms of Use and have agreed agree to comply with and be bound by these terms. The following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy, govern Sage in Home’s relationship with you in relation to this website.  The terms Sage in Home or “us” or ”we” refers to the owner of the website, Sage in Home, Inc.  The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Disclaimer
All information provided on this website is subject to change without notice. We have taken efforts to make this website helpful and accurate, but Sage in Home does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from this website.  Sage in Home does not warrant or represent the use of the materials on this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

Sage in Home is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice from a healthcare professional, diagnosis or treatment. Sage in Home shall not be liable for any damage that results from the use or inability to use the material on this site. Reliance on any information provided by Sage in Home, Sage in Home employees or third parties appearing on the site at the invitation of Sage in Home or other visitors to the site is solely at your own risk.

All materials posted on this website are “as is” and without warranties express or implied. Sage in Home disclaims all warranties including the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Sage in Home does not warrant that functions contained on this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Access and Use of Information
Access to this website is limited to viewing the linked web pages solely for legitimate business purposes to access the information provided by Sage in Home at this website. Any access or attempt to access other areas of the Sage in Home computer system or other information contained on the system for any purposes is strictly prohibited. You may not use any information contained on this website other than in connection with a legitimate business purpose.

You may not (except where we have given you express permission or you are otherwise permitted by law) modify, copy, distribute, download, upload, post, broadcast or transmit, display, disassemble, perform, reproduce, publish, license, decompile, reverse engineer, create derivative works from, transfer, sell, or make other use of any of the contents of this website.

Cross Reference Information
Product cross-reference comparisons do not imply that all products compared are available, or in the case of functional equivalency, that performance and other characteristics are perfectly comparable. For critical applications, review specifications prior to purchase using the link to the manufacturer provided for each product in our database.

Trademarks
This website contains much Sage in Home and third-party trademarks and service marks. All marks are the property of their respective companies. All rights in the intellectual property contained in this website including copyright, trademarks, trade secret and patent rights are reserved. Access to this website does not constitute a right to copy or use any of the intellectual property of Sage in Home. Statutory notice contained herein represents trademark status in the United States.

Advertising Policy and Hypertext Links
This website does contain advertising from third parties. Sage in Home’s acceptance of any advertisement is not considered an endorsement or the products/services advertised or for the company that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes the products or services.

Sage in Home will not accept any advertising that in Sage in Home’s opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste.

Sage in Home recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. All of our articles and other advice are strictly our own opinion and are not influenced by advertisement content. All advertising, banner advertising, or sponsored content on Sage in Home will be clearly and unambiguously identified.

This website may be linked to other websites which are not maintained by Sage in Home. Sage in Home is not responsible for the content of those websites. The inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Sage in Home of the websites. Sage in Home disclaims any liability for links: (i) from another website to Sage in Home; and (ii) to another website from Sage in Home.

Copyright
All materials contained on this website are subject to the ownership rights of Sage in Home. Sage in Home hereby authorizes you to make a single copy of the content herein for your use in learning about, evaluating, or acquiring Sage in Home services or products. You agree that any copy made must include Sage in Home copyright notice. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the content contained on this website.

Submissions
All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information communicated to Sage in Home through this website will forever be the property of Sage in Home. Unless otherwise specified in writing, all material submitted to Sage in Home will be presumed to be public and Sage in Home will not be required to treat the information as confidential. Sage in Home shall have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights in the information, without compensation to the person sending the information.

Security
Sage in Home places the utmost importance on protecting information transmitted via the website and will take security precautions to protect all such information; however, Sage in Home cannot guarantee that any electronic commerce is totally secure. Sage in Home will take measures to secure and protect all customer-specific information from loss, misuse, and alteration.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sage in Home, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Updates to Terms
Sage in Home reserves the right to modify or amend it Terms of Use at any time, and from time to time. Any changes to the Terms of Use will be posted on the website.

HONcode

Although HONcode determined that our website does not contain “medical information”, we remain committed to the HONcode principles, outlined below.

Principle 1- Information must be Authoritative

The majority of the content on our website, including the tips in our Product Guides; the data in our Product Selectors; and the information in Learn More  has been written, created or edited by the Sage in Home Team, including Certified Aging in Place Specialists:

 

Ann Watson, B. Comm., MBA, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, internet professional, not a medical professional
Charles Lennox, B.A., CMC, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, internet professional, not a medical professional

Ann Watson visits the website daily.

Respect and Honesty
It is our expectation that platform users and moderators must behave with respect and honesty, at all times.

How we Moderate
Moderators intervene by screening responses to blog posts and posting those that are deemed to be appropriate or this website and our audience. Since we have the ability to screen all comments, platform users never need to be warned, notified, or banned. All users are, by default, non-medical professionals.

If a medical professional wishes to provide information in response to our blog, she/he must publicly identify as a medical professional. These moderation processes will be updated as needed when we begin actively communicating with our community via Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, or Pinterest.For more information on our team see About Us – Team.

Principle 2 – Purpose of the Website
The information on this website is in no way meant to replace the advice of a health professional.

The mission and purpose of this website is to assist professional caregivers, family caregivers, seniors, and families to create a safe and comfortable home environment for senior parents and elders who are aging in home, or aging in place, by providing helpful information and product recommendations.

Our intended audience of this website comprises of family caregivers, professional caregivers, seniors and baby boomers who are looking for information, products and services to make daily living easier while aging in place or aging at home.

The organization behind the website shares the same mission and purpose as the website – to assist professional caregivers, family caregivers, seniors, and families to create a safe and comfortable home environment through useful information and well-selected product recommendations.

Principle 3 – Privacy
Please see our Privacy Policy.

Principle 4 – Attribution
Information sources are cited in all of our health articles. Health articles are also dated.

Principle 5 – Justification of Claims
Claims regarding products and services are backed up by cited reports, ratings (ex: Amazon ratings), or manufacturers reports. It is our aim to only disseminate information that is true and correct, given our knowledge of trustworthy reports and ratings.
No surgical or medical treatments are marketed or sold on our website.
All brand names are identified where products are recommended.

Principle 6 – Justification of Claims
We intend for this site to be as accessible as possible. The webmaster can be reached here.

Principle 7 – Disclosure of Funding Sources
The source of funding for this website is a private company solely owned by Ann Watson.
Moderators are not volunteers.

Principle 8 – Advertising Policy
Our advertising policy is described above under the following heading: Advertising Policy and Hypertext Links. Users of our blog cannot publish advertisements. At this point in time, moderators intervene and remove any advertisements that users may attempt to include in comments on blog.

Questions Regarding Terms of Use or HONcode?

Contact us here.

Click here for Sage in Home’s Privacy Policy