Privacy Policy

iPhone/Android Apps

Yale Cleaners has developed our own iPhone and Android apps. To access these apps, you must be a current Yale Cleaners customer and have online account access. Our online services are free and easy to use. Simply follow the onscreen instructions from the apps or website to get your login credentials. By using the Apps you agree to these stated Terms of Use.

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 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.

  • Camera –

    • 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 to the account owner when 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.

Mobile Alerts

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.

Website

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 while using our services. 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.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We may use cookies on our Web Site to keep track of certain information you may enter, to enable certain features of our Web Site, to record session data regarding your visit to our Web Site, and to personalize your experience on our Web Site. We may also use cookies to maintain user session identity if you log in to any portion of our Web Site such as MY ACCOUNT.
We may also use cookies to determine aggregate usage data such as how many unique visitors come to our Web Site or how many unique visitors use a particular feature, to assess the technical function of our Web Site, and to generally help us gauge the effectiveness of our Web Site.

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


If any of the personal information that you provide to us changes, or if you no longer desire for us to retain your personal information for the purposes set forth in this privacy policy, you may request the correction, update or deletion of such information by contacting us using the "Contact Us" tab on our website.

Security

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.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Web Site may contain links to web sites not controlled or operated by us, including those of other private entities and organizations. Please be aware that when you follow a link to another web site, you are then subject to the privacy policy of the new web site. We do not take responsibility for, nor make any claim or representation as to the privacy policy of any other web site. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any other web site before submitting personal information to the controller or operator of such web site.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 01-01-2017 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of our website or apps after we post modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on the Site and Apps.