Last Modified: 2/1/2023
The Cleaning Effect (hereinafter “we,” “our,” “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining a quality online experience for our website users.
It does not apply to information that is collected by:
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
This Website and any products and services offered herein are not intended for persons under the age of 18.
We prohibit children under the age of 18 from using any and all interactive portions of this Website, including leaving any comments, filling out forms, or otherwise submitting information. A child’s parent or guardian should contact us if we have inadvertently collected any information or content from that child without the parent or guardian’s authorization, so that we may delete that information from our records.
[COPPA imposes certain requirements on websites or online services directed at children under 13 years old, including the requirement that sites must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information from children. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires parental consent for children under 16 years old.
If your site is directed at children under 18 years old, you will need to contact an attorney in your local area to discuss revisions to this section]
CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are in compliance with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003 and will not send misleading information.
[The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 sets forth requirements for your email marketing. It requires that you:
Keep these requirements in mind in your email marketing campaigns!]
Personal Information We Collect
The type of personal information we collect depends on how you are interacting with us. We generally collect the following categories of personal information:
[This section should be revised to reflect exactly what personal information your website collects:]
[The CCPA and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) apply to any for-profit business that does business in California and:
See the definitions for “sale” and “sharing” referenced below in the How We Use the Information/Lawful Bases section.
The CPRA has defined “sensitive personal information” as follows:
If you process “sensitive personal information” and CCPA/CPRA apply to your business you must include the following:]
Limit the Use of My Sensitive Personal Information [HYPERLINK TO YOUR INTERNET WEB PAGE THAT EXPLAINS: (I) THE SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU COLLECT; (II) THE PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING IT; (III) WHETHER THE SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SHARED OR SOLD; AND (IV) THE LIMITATIONS ON ITS USE AND DISCLOSURE. BE SURE THIS HYPERLINK IS ALSO INCLUDED ON YOUR WEBSITE’S HOME PAGE.]
Sources of Personal Information
We collect personal information from you as follows:
You provide personal information to us when you:
We automatically collect personal information when you:
[IF YOU USE THIRD PARTY COOKIES LIKE GOOGLE ADSENSE, FACEBOOK PIXEL, ETC., YOU CAN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE. IF NOT, THEN YOU CAN OMIT IT:]
How We Use the Information/Lawful Bases
We process personal information about you on one or more of the following bases: [REVISE THIS LIST TO REFLECT WHICH OF THESE 6 LAWFUL BASES FOR PROCESSING YOU USE TO SUPPORT WHY YOU PROCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION:]
We process personal information to: [REVISE THIS LIST TO REFLECT HOW YOU PROCESS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU BY YOUR WEBSITE USERS]
[The CCPA/CPRA define “sale” of personal information as “selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring or communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information to another business or their party for monetary of other valuable consideration.”
The CPRA defines “sharing” as any disclosure of personal information (renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, or in writing, or by electronic or other means) to third parties for cross-contextual behavioral advertising whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration.
IF YOU DO NOT SELL OR SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU COLLECT FROM CONSUMERS, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE:]
We will not sell or share your personal information and have not done so in the last 12 months.
We may transfer your personal information to a third party in the event of a bankruptcy, dissolution, merger, sale, acquisition, or change of control.
We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we need to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and/or enforce our agreements.
“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on a computer or other device and used to identify the user or device and to collect information when you visit a website. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (also known as “first party cookies) or by third parties who provide advertising or analytics services on the website (also known as “third party cookies).
You can disable cookies through your web browser’s settings, but disabling this function may diminish your experience on our Website as some features may not work as intended.
Interest Based Advertising
Our Website also allows third parties to collect certain personal information during your visit to the Website to provide interest-based advertising to you.
Website users may opt out of online behavioral advertising by:
We use the personal information that we collect for profiling (i.e., automated processing of the information to evaluate certain personal aspects of a natural person to predict their behavior and make decisions regarding it) if it is authorized by legislation, if you have provided explicit consent, or if it is necessary for entering into or performance of a contract.
When profiling, we will provide you with further information about the logic involved, your right to obtain human intervention, the potential consequences of the processing, and your right to contest the automated profile. This is used for location of services only.
“Do Not Track” (DNT) Signals
Some browsers transmit Do Not Track (DNT) signals to websites.
Due to the lack of a common interpretation of DNT signals throughout the industry, we do not currently alter, change, or respond to DNT requests or signals from these browsers.
How the Information is Shared
We also will disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:
Our current third-party service providers include:
[This Section should be revised to reflect exactly:
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements, or until such time as you let us know you would like for us to delete it or unsubscribe from our marketing contacts.
Information Protection and Security
Our Website uses commercially acceptable security measures to prevent your personal information from being lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way. We use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate and never transmit your credit card information via email. If you receive an email from us that appears to be a request for personal information, do not respond because it may be a phishing scam designed to steal your personal information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
Should there be a data breach, we will notify you when we are legally required to do so.
Your Rights to Control Your Information
You can unsubscribe from our email newsletters or updates at any time through the unsubscribe links found in the communications you receive from us.
Local data protection laws may give you rights with respect to personal information if you are located in or a resident of that country, state, or territory.
THESE RIGHTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONSULT YOUR LOCAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS TO DETERMINE WHAT RIGHTS MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU.
These rights may include the following:
These rights are not absolute and they do not always apply in all cases. We will honor your rights under applicable data protection laws.
Exercising Your Rights
If you wish to exercise any of the rights specified above, please submit a request via email to:
Please be sure to specify which right you want to exercise and provide us with enough information to verify your identity. If we cannot verify your identity, we may not be able to fulfill your request.
We will respond to your request within 30-45 calendar days of receipt, depending on where you reside. We will notify you in writing via email if we need more time to respond.
We may deny your request if certain exceptions in the law apply. We will provide you the reason(s) for denial in writing via email.
Use and Transfer of Your Information Out of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Canada
This Website is operated in the United States and the third parties with whom we might share your personal information (as explained above) are also located in the United States or other countries located outside the EEA and Canada.
If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using this Website and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.