spinLife Freedom Foundation® 2020  Evaluation Guidelines"


  • Evaluation Guidelines
    Strict evaluation criteria creates greater branding value!

     

     

      Much like the evaluation process for the "Good Housekeeping Seal", with the spinLife Freedom - "Seal of Approval", all products submitted to us must go throught thorough evaluation by qualified industy professionals.




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    Evaluation Method



    All products are evaluated based upon strict guidelines established by the spinLife Freedom Foundation are quite detailed and have been carefully developed. Globally recognized credentialed professionals in multiple fields have either donated their time or been paid to help establish these guidelines and assist in regular updating of same.

    These guidelines are periodically updated to remain consistent with current trends of the industry regulations and consumer market. Each individual product evaluation / review is performed by a group of our staff members, in addition to independent credentialed professionals who are qualified in the same category as the product being tested.


    The evaluation report summaries / review results are derived from a combination of the scoring from the evaluation reports and the hands-on consumer feedback forms for all inductees.  The results are published in a four tab index card format to minimize the need for scrolling, our standard level offering.



    Our Evaluation Guidelines Structure - SAMPLE


    A small sample of our guidelines structure which we use to evaluate and rate products submitted for evaluation is listed below. Please note that this is only a "sample" outline of our entire evaluation guidelines. To share the entire structure would take an immense amount of space. In addition, it's always wise to never show all your cards so to speak.

    Each section is evaluated on a 1 to 5 scale with the larger number being positive and the lower number being negative. We do not share our entire group of guidelines to maintain a unique proprietary evaluation procedure.



     
    Sec. #0318 - PRIMARY BEHAVIOR
     
    #0318 I/PB(a) Emotion
     
      What is the level of "emotionQuotient™"? - How appealing is the product for use by an individual?
     
    What is the level of "WOW!factor™"? - To what degree does the product stimulate a strong positive impulsive response?
     
    What is the level of innovation and creative style that makes the product special or unique from the functionality of it?
     
    What is the level of productive effect overall? - Does it cause a short or long term effect?
     
    What is the level of risk related to choking hazard?
     



     
    #0318 I/PB(b) Intellectual Thought
     
      What is the level of contribution to critical skill development?
     
    What is the level of contribution to acquisition of new learning / physical skills, practice, and information by using the product?
     
    What is the level of contribution to long-term retaining of new learning / physical skills, practice, and information by using the product?
     
    What is the level of productive effect overall? - Does it cause a short or long term effect?
     
    What is the level of fit for adaptation for "Special Needs" children? These children have different levels of development and adaptation with products.
     



     
    #0318 I/PB(c) Safety
     
      What is the level of contribution to an individual's safe, healthy physical development and / or use by using the product?
     
    What is the level of suitability with the product for use in home, medical, educational environment, or all three?
     
    What is the level of quality in packaging design, safety, and age / gender designation with the product?
     
    What is the level of unsafe materials percentage in the product - Has it been independent lab tested?
     
    What is the level of risk related to choking hazard?
     



     
    0318 I/PB(d) Social Responsibility / Ethics #
     
      What is the level of being appropriate for age level or gender specified on packaging for the product?
     
    What is the level of educational value and accuracy of meeting specified productive ends with the product??
     
    What is the level of environmental contribution and social responsibility by the product?
     

     

     
    #0318 I/PB(e) The Five Senses
     
      What is the level of simplicity of use of product?
     
    What is the level of accuracy / quality in auditory level if applicable?
     
    What is the level of accuracy / quality in visual appeal for the product?
     
    hat is the level of contribution to an individual's healthy physical development with the product?
     
    What is the level of visual appeal for marketing value and sales for the product?
     

     

     

     
    Eligible Products


    The spinLife Freedom Foundation accepts all products designed for pre-school through adult. Prototypes are also eligible for submission, but they are only given article recognition



    Product Re-submissions

    Products that are NOT approved for the spinLife Freedom - Seal of Approval are eligible to be resubmitted.  Upon re-submission the product, it must have the changes made which were specified in first submission denial for approval. There is no limit to the number of resubmissions.


    Number of Products Required

    The spinLife Freedom Foundation recommends two sample products for evaluation for lower retail price scale products such as small accessories, (pullups, rim attachments, bags catheter packages, etc.)

    It should be noted though that the more samples provided for evaluation, the greater number of evaluators that can participate and the number of hands-on consumers in that portion of the evaluation will be impacted dramatically.  Larger items require only one, but more than one can be submitted. If there are any questions as to where your product(s) are in determination here, please feel free to contact us.

     

     Licensing Fees


    All products submitted for evaluation are analyzed and tested under our strict evaluation guidelines. There is NO FEE of any kind for any portion of the product evaluation and/or publishing of evaluation report summaries/articles on the spinLife FreedomFoundation web site.

    If a product is inducted, the product induction notification is published 24 hours before recipient is notified.  It is important to know that if the company submitting the product(s) desires to use the spinLife FreedomFoundation - Seal of Approval in any manner other your company web site, a "one-time" licensing fee of $250 per product,. 

    There is
    an additional $15 account setup fee for first year only), is required.  The licensing fees and usage are an option, NOT mandatory.


    ( The OPTIONAL $250 USD licensing fee is in place in order to help create a greater "perceived value" of the Seal when used for promotional purposes outside of the spinLife Freedom Foundation web site. )

     

     Shipping and Delivery

    All products submitted for evaluation are analyzed and tested under our strict evaluation guidelines. There is NO FEE of any kind for any portion of the product evaluation and/or publishing of evaluation report summaries/articles on the spinLife FreedomFoundation web site.

    If a product is inducted, the product induction notification is published 24 hours before recipient is notified.  If the company submitting the product(s) desires to use the spinLife FreedomFoundation - Seal of Approval in any manner other your company web site, a "one-time" licensing fee of $250 per product, (with an additional $15 account setup fee for first year only), is required.  The licensing fees and usage are an option, NOT mandatory.

    ( The OPTIONAL $250 USD licensing fee is in place in order to help create a greater "perceived value" of the Seal when used for promotional purposes outside of the spinLife Freedom Foundation web site. )




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