We are the sole owner of the information we gather on our Website. We will NEVER share your information outside of Yale Cleaners. We will only share your personal information with third parties if we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of applicable law.
You will provide us information about yourself when you register for an account with Yale Cleaners. During registration, you will be required to provide us with your first and last name, a valid e-mail address, your home address and phone number. However, we will request optional additional information which will be used to fill in fields that exist in your account profile. This information is held in confidence and will not be disclosed to any outside resource for any reason, except where such disclosure is required by law.
Our apps will ask to have access to certain native features of your phone for some of the app tools to work. Yale Cleaners will not store, share, or use this information for anything other than the stated feature. The apps will ask for the following permissions:
Location Services –
The app uses this service for location based reminders. When enabled, the app will notify the user if their cleaning is ready to be picked up with order total; you will receive a notification each time the phone enters the boundary surrounding a roughly 1/2 mile radius centered on the store. This feature can be turned on and off from the settings tab. Yale Cleaners and the app will not track or keep any record of your location.
The app uses this service to display our locations on a map and to provide you turn by turn directions. Yale Cleaners and the app will not track or keep any record of your location.
The app uses the camera to capture an image of an item’s barcode to quickly look up that items cleaning history and/or input a Special Care request. The image is not stored on the phone or any server when used for this purpose.
If the user chooses, the app uses the camera in the “My Closet” tab to take photos of your garments. Photos of your garments will appear throughout the app helping you identify which item is being referenced. The image is stored remotely on our servers and locally on your device(s). The images are only accessible when account owner is using their app.
Push Notifications –
When enabled by the user, Yale Cleaners will send you a Push Notification when your order is ready for pick up. Users can change this preference in the “Settings Tab” at any time. Only order notifications will be sent using this method.
Yale Cleaners will send you at your request a FREE text or email when your order is complete and ready to be picked up. You must provide either a valid cell phone number or email address. We will ONLY use the provided information to send order status alerts. We will NOT spam you with promotional ads or any other information. Standard text message rates may apply.
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and non-personal actions taken while using our services. This information is collected for the sole purpose of improving our services and helping us serve you better. This information is not disclosed to any outside resource for any reason, except where such disclosure is required by law.
How We Use The Information You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for the purposes of providing you with the tools necessary to properly use our services, administer technical support when it is requested, and provide you with a personalized experience. We will never sell or provide to any 3rd party your personal or non-personal information, except where such disclosure is required by law.
Information Collection and Use
Automatic Collections: As with most web sites, when you visit our Web Site, we automatically collect and store the following, non-personally identifiable information:
1. The date and time of the visit
2. The type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser)
3. The URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
4. The object requested
5. Completion status of the request
6. The originating IP address
7. Pages visited
Automatically collected information is used by us to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our Web Site and to assist us in making our Web Site more useful to visitors. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to determine the traffic through our servers, the number of pages served, and the demand for certain areas of our Web Site and topics of interest. These logs may be preserved indefinitely by us, used at any time and in any way deemed necessary by us, and disclosed to any third party without your knowledge or consent. We do not link this automatically collected data to any personally identifiable information.
The cookies themselves will not contain any personally identifiable information, but they may be linked to any personally identifiable information that you enter on our Web Site.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change this in your browser settings. However, if you disable cookies from your browser you may not be able to access certain sections of our Web Site, including MY ACCOUNT.
Access to Personal Information
The security of any personal information that you provide to us is important to us. We use generally accepted industry standards to protect any personal information submitted to us by you; however, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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