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PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.istreem.org (the “Website”), which is owned and operated by the American Cleaning Institute (“ACI”, “we”, “us”, “our”). This Privacy Policy provides you with details on the information we collect from you and the uses we make of your personal information. By visiting this Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice to you, so you should check back periodically to see the current Privacy Policy. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices. Continued use of this Website indicates your consent to the changes.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy to learn more about what information of yours we collect and how we use it. Additionally, this Privacy Policy includes information about how we endeavor to protect your data. If you have any questions about our collection and use of your information, please contact us at legal@cleaninginstitute.org.

I. Information We Collect and How It Is Used

In general, we collect personal information when you communicate with us and when you use the Website. We use this information about you (i) to enable you to log into and use the Website; (ii) communicate with you; (iii) administer assistance to you when requested; and (iv) as required by applicable laws, rules or regulations, or the Terms of Use applicable to this Website. The Website collects some information from you that is voluntarily provided, and other information is collected by the Website automatically.

We may share your personal information with third parties, including consultants and others we engage, to further the purpose for which you provided such information to us. We also may share your personal information with third parties if we believe that the law requires us to do so, or to protect our own property or the property of our affiliates. Additionally, in the event of a corporate restructuring (such as a sale, merger, or other asset transfer), we may share your personal information with a third party. We reserve the right to disclose or utilize any of this information in aggregate form, for any purpose, in our sole judgment.

Set forth below is a description of the personal information we collect and use, followed by information on our practices relating to cookies and analytics tools.

        A. Personal Information We Collect and Use

The Website may collect, use, and maintain personal information such as your name, email address, user name and password, and other personal information you may provide if you contact us.

In addition, we receive certain information about you as a consequence of visiting the Website. Such information includes Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider information, and browser type and version (collectively “Automatic Information”). We use such Automatic Information for operational and other business purposes.

        B. Cookies

The Website also uses cookies to collect certain information about visitors to the Website. A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. We use cookies to provide a more personalized service to you. Cookies also assist us in tracking visits to the Website, measuring visitor patterns, and analyzing general traffic patterns. This information is not personally identifiable and is used by us only to improve the Website. We do not use cookies to retrieve personal information from your computer, and we do not use cookies to retrieve other information from your computer for purposes that are unrelated to the Website or your interaction with the Website. Third party advertisers that serve ads on the Website may also use their own cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can accept or reject all cookies.

        C. Third Party Traffic Analysis

We use a web analytics service, Web-Stat, to help us analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by Web-Stat about your use of the Website is transmitted to and stored by Waterborne Environmental, Inc., which provides consulting services to ACI and assists us in maintaining the Website. Web-Stat uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your and other users’ use of the Website, compiling reports for us on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. You can find more information on Web-Stat here: http://www.web-stat.com/.

II. Protection for Children and Minors

Because of the nature of this Website, our services are not designed to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to access or submit any content or information to this Website.

III. Inapplicability of Privacy Policies of Any Linked Sites or Other Third Parties

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of your personal information in conjunction with your use of this Website. This Website may contain links to other websites for the purchase of third party products and services. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites in any manner. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another website you should carefully read any privacy statements and terms of use that may be posted there.

IV. Security

We are committed to using commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the security of your personal information. To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we maintain administrative and technical safeguards. Nevertheless, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no transmission via the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result of this and other factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit to or through our Website. Therefore, you assume that risk by using the Website.

V. Opt Out

If you do not want to receive email or other communications from us in the future, please send an email to us at the address below or call us at the telephone number below requesting to be removed from our communications lists.
E-mail contact: legal@cleaninginstitute.org
Telephone contact: 202-347-2900

Please note that there might be a brief delay between when you submit your request to “opt-out” and when it is processed and reflected in our systems. Because of this, you may continue to receive communications from us for a limited time after you opt out.

VI. Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and our legal obligations hereunder are subject to the laws of the District of Columbia in the U.S.A., regardless of your location. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in the District of Columbia in the U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to this Website or our services.

VII. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, please email us at legal@cleaninginstitute.org or write us at American Cleaning Institute, 1331 L Street, NW Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005.

Your use of this Website is governed by, and subject to, the legal notices and disclaimers located at http://www.istreem.org/terms.aspx. Furthermore, your use and access of the Website constitutes your agreement to be bound by the provisions contained in the Terms of Use, as well as those contained in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 12th July 2017.


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