Power Washer World is an e-commerce company that supplies pumps, hoses and replacement parts to consumers and industrial customers within the United States of America. Power Washer World offers an online portal allowing customers to register and review products available at the domain www.powerwasherworld.com, as described further in our Terms of Service.
- Your Consent
- The Types of Information We Collect
Information we may collect when you visit our Site or participate in our services falls into three broad categories, as follows:
2.1. Personal Information. We use the term “Personal Information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you as a specific person, including your name, address and e-mail address. We collect and use Personal Information in the manner described in Section 3 (Our Collection and Use of Personal Information). You can always decline to supply Personal Information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain services or completing a transaction. We may take your Personal Information and de-identify it to make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals and/or by removing characteristics that make the information personally identifiable directly to you. This is sometimes accomplished using a mathematical process (commonly known as a hash function) to convert information into a code. The code does not identify you directly, but it may be used to connect your activity and interests
2.2. Activities Information. We use the term “Activities Information” to refer to information collected by so-called “persistent identifiers” such as cookies and web beacons. Unlike Personal Information, Activities Information does not directly identify a particular person; the Information, however, is or can potentially be linked to a particular computer or device. We may automatically or passively receive and record this information whenever you visit or interact with the Site. This information helps us create a better experience for our users Activities Information is collected and used in the manner described in Section 5 (Our Collection and Use of Activities Information).
2.3. Aggregated Statistics. We use the term “Aggregated Statistics” to mean information that does not identify you and that is not linkable to a device or computer you use. Aggregated Statistics includes statistical information concerning, for example, (i) how users generally use our services, and (ii) which pages they visit most frequently. Section 6 (Aggregated Statistics) describes our collection and use of Aggregated Statistics.
- Our Collection and Use of Personal Information
Generally speaking, you decide whether you wish to provide us with Personal Information. We may collect information from you at different points (for example, when you request more information from us or register a product you have purchased for warranty purposes). Power Washer World collects Personal Information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with Power Washer World and to provide you information and promotions regarding our products. In some cases, we may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you agree to receive information from us, that website will forward your information to us so that we may contact you. We also may supplement the information we collect with information we receive from third parties. We may share de-identified data, Aggregate Statistics and other non-personal information with third parties in our discretion.
3.1. Registration. We collect Personal Information when you register for the service and set up your user account. This information includes username, real name, email address, and date of birth (for age-gating purposes in accordance with Section 9 (Privacy Protection for Children)). We use Personal information in connection with providing you with the service.
3.2. Communications to Us. If you send us an email with questions, comments or requests for additional information, or if you include your Personal Information when providing us with feedback or otherwise contacting us, we may use your email address and other information included in your correspondence to respond to you.
3.3. Alerts and Other Notices. We will use your email address and other Personal Information to send you information concerning Power Washer World, our Site, products, and other information that we think would be of interest (including an invitation to review our products). You will have the ability to opt out of receiving these materials as provided in Section 10 (Opting Out).
3.5. Administrative Communications. We may contact you with regard to your use of the Site or similar administrative communications, including, without limitation and in our discretion, changes to the Site's policies.
3.6. Other Uses. In addition to the uses specifically identified in this Section 3 (Our Collection and Uses of Your Personal Information), we may use Personal Information you submit in any other manner we reasonably deem necessary in order to provide you with the information and services you request from us via the Website or otherwise disclosed to you at the time of collection or with your consent.
- Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not disclose Personal Information about you to third parties that are not affiliated with Power Washer World without disclosing to you at the time of collection or without your express consent, except in the following circumstances:
4.1. Vendors. We employ other companies to perform functions both on our and your behalf, such maintaining the Website, collecting information, sending and responding to electronic mail and other functions necessary to support Power Washer World, the Website and the products and services that we offer (collectively, the “Vendors“). We will provide Vendors with only that Personal Information necessary to perform their functions and instruct them not to use Personal Information for any purpose inconsistent with this Policy. We require that our Vendors agree contractually to comply with privacy laws and to maintain protections for Personal Information consistent with this Policy.
4.3. Legal. We will reveal Personal Information about you to the extent we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law. If we receive legal process calling for the disclosure of your Personal Information, we may attempt to notify you via the email address you provided (if any) within a reasonable time before we respond to the request, unless such notification is not permitted. In addition, we may share your Personal Information with third parties as otherwise permitted by law in order, for example, to protect against fraud, the confidentiality or security of our business records or to comply with applicable legal requirements.
4.5. Contest, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions. If you choose to enter a contest, sweepstakes or other promotion sponsored by us, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties (including, without limitation, a co-sponsor) or the public in connection with the administration of such promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the promotion’s terms or official rules (such as on a winners list).
- Our Collection and Use of Activities Information
We and certain Vendors operating on our behalf collect Activities Information about your activity on our Site. In addition, advertisers and other third parties might collect Activities Information via our Site. The following further summarizes the Activities Information that is collected, and the purposes for which the Information is used:
5.1. IP Addresses and Other Unique Identifiers; Logs. Either directly, or through our hosting service provider, we may automatically receive and record information from your internet browser, including your IP address (the internet address of your PC), your computer’s name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses, where the computer is routing from and other generally-accepted log information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information that will be aggregated with information about other users in order to understand how our Website is being used, and for security and monitoring purposes. We may be able to collect or infer your approximate location through certain information we collect, such as your IP address.
5.2. Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide a tailored user experience and to make it easier to use a website upon a future visit. We may include cookies on our Website and use them to recognize you when you return to our Site. Service providers that collect Activities Information on our behalf may provide an opportunity for you to choose not to be tracked online. In addition, other third-party websites may recognize our cookies stored on your computer, and use that information to provide you with information related to the content of our Website. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies, though cookies must be enabled on your web browser if you wish to access certain personalized features of our Site. Certain web browsers and certain browser add-ons, such as Adobe Flash, may provide additional local data storage mechanisms that are used in a manner similar to cookies, and some of the content included on our Site may make use of this local storage. For example, a Flash cookie is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, visit www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html
5.4. Click-Throughs. We may send emails that use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our Website. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply do not click text or graphic links in the email, or notify us in accordance with Section 9 (Opting Out).
- Our Collection and Use of Aggregated Statistics
We use Aggregated Statistics to analyze the effectiveness of our Site, to improve our Website, products, services, and for other purposes. This information provides us with potentially useful data concerning our users’ preferences and the efficacy and interest of our Site, products and services. In addition, we may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of the general behavior and characteristics of Website users, and the use of our Website and related services, and may freely share Aggregated Statistics with third parties at our discretion, including our affiliates and our advertisers (if any). Rest assured that Aggregated Statistics provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you. We may collect Aggregated Statistics through features of the software supporting our Website through both the means described below and other means.
- Third Party Advertising and Analytics Services. We may work with our affiliates, network advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers, and other vendors to serve third-party advertisements on the Site; to serve our advertisements elsewhere online; and to provide us with information regarding use of and traffic on the Site (including without limitation the pages viewed and the actions users take when visiting the Site) and the effectiveness of our advertisements. For example, if you click on an advertisement for our products or services, our service provider(s) may be able to tell us the advertisement you clicked on and where you were viewing the advertisement; likewise, if you click on an advertisement you see on our Site, our service provider(s) may be able to tell which page you were visiting on our Site and pass that information to the advertiser. The advertisements you see may be served by one or more third parties, who may use information about your activities on the Site, and other websites and services you visit, across the various devices you use, to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. Our service providers may collect certain information about your visits to and activity on the Site and other websites and services and may use this information to target advertising to you.
These service providers may set and access their own tracking technologies on your computer or other device (including without limitation cookies and web beacons) and may otherwise collect or have access to information about you (such as your Activities Information and IP address or other unique device identifier). Some of these parties may collect Personal Information over time when you visit the Site or other online websites and services. Cookies and web beacons, including without limitation those set by third-party network advertisers, may be used to (among other things): target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share certain information such as unique device identifiers, Activities Information and de-identified information with third-party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors for advertising and analytics purposes.
We use a variety of service providers to perform advertising and analytics services, and some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). You may wish to visit optout.networkadvertising.org, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the opt-out procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit optout.aboutads.info, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an opt-out for participating companies.
The European Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”) has developed a guide to online behavioral advertising and has developed an opt-out page for participating EDAA member companies available at www.YourOnlineChoices.com.
Please note that opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive non-targeted advertisements while online or on your computer or device.
- Privacy Protection for Children
The Site is intended for persons age eighteen (18) and older. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children younger than the age of eighteen (18), and we will delete any personal information later determined to be collected from a user younger than age eighteen (18). We also do not knowingly sell products through our Channels to those younger than the age of eighteen ( 18.)
- Opting Out
- Access; Removing Information
The Site may contain web pages or features through which you can correct or update some of the Personal Information you have provided to us through registration or other interactions with the Site. In addition, if you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Information that you have provided to us, you may contact us as set forth under “Contacting Us,” below. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will make good faith efforts to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable, consistent with applicable law. Please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or within our other records. Also, please note that we may need to retain certain information for our administrative purposes. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information, either through any online account feature offered or by contacting us as set forth in Section 20 (Contact) below.
- Notice to California Residents:
- Do Not Track
Our Site does not change its behavior when receiving the “Do Not Track” signal from browser software. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
- Third-Party Sites
We have put in place security systems, physical and technical safeguards, and quality controls designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, Personal Information (collectively, the “Security Safeguards“). Our Security Safeguards are structured to deter and prevent unauthorized users and others from accessing Personal Information. Please understand that our Security Safeguards are not fail-proof. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect. You use our Site and provide us information at your own risk and we cannot provide, and expressly disclaim (to the extent permitted by law), assurance that the Personal Information and other information we receive from or about you via the Website will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access. Please note that you play a key role in protecting the security of your Personal Information. For example, you should close your browser when you have finished viewing your information on our Website in order to prevent others from viewing your Personal Information.
- Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer
This Site is controlled and operated by Power Washer World from the United States of America and is not intended to subject Power Washer World to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States of America. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States of America do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and, by using the Site, you consent to the transfer, processing and storage of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including without limitation the United States of America, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.
- Modifications to this Policy
- Further Resources
If you wish further information concerning privacy policies in general, and concerning online social networking and safety, you should visit the following site:
- Complete Agreement
If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us:
7152 99th Street Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
TERMS OF SERVICE
- Your Agreement
These Terms constitute a legal agreement between you and Power Washer World, and govern (i) your use of the Website; and (ii) your receipt of and participation in our services. By accessing the domain www.powerwasherworld.com, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to become bound by these Terms of Service, just as if you had signed these Terms.
- Obtaining a Password; Use of Your Password
2.1. User Account. To access most of the functionality of the Site you need to register as a user and create a user Account (a “User Account“). If you register a User Account, you agree to provide accurate and complete answers to questions in the registration form. After registering, you agree to update your account information to keep it current.
2.3. Protecting Your Password. Please keep in mind that we will treat anyone who uses your user name and password as “you.” We will provide this user with all of the rights and privileges that we provide to you, and we will hold you responsible for the activities of the person using your password. Therefore, we recommend that you maintain your user name and password in confidence, and that you refrain from disclosing this information to anyone who might “pretend” to be you with respect to your participation on our Website. We also ask that you notify us immediately if you suspect that someone is using your user name and/or password in this or any inappropriate manner.
- 3. Participation in the Service; Your Grant of Rights to Power Washer World and Others
The following specific provisions govern your use of Product Reviews (as defined below), and your use of Product Reviews posted by others, in connection with the Site:
3.1. Providing Product Reviews. As a Registered User (and among other Site features), you are entitled to submit reviews of our products (“Product Reviews“).
3.2. You Retain Ownership of Your Product Reviews. We do not claim ownership of your Product Reviews, and you retain all ownership rights you hold in your Product Reviews (including associated intellectual property rights).
3.3. No Ownership of the Other Elements of the Site. Although you retain ownership of your Product Reviews, as provided in Section 3.2 (You Retain Ownership of Your Product Reviews), you acknowledge (i) that this ownership has no effect on, and no relationship to, Power Washer World’s ownership of all other elements of the Site.
3.4. Your Grant of Rights to Power Washer World. By providing Product Reviews, you grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license, under your intellectual property rights, to copy, reformat, index, display, distribute and commercialize these Product Reviews. For the avoidance of doubt, Power Washer World is entitled to distribute the Product Reviews to third parties, including third party websites and third-party retailers.
3.5. Your Grant of Rights to Recipients. By providing Product Reviews, you also grant to all recipients the same license provided for in Section 3.4 (Your Grant of Rights to Power Washer World). Again, no compensation will be paid with respect to recipients’ use of your content under this grant.
- Posting Product Reviews
Power Washer World is and shall be under no obligation to publish Product Reviews, and we reserve the right, in our discretion to decline to post Product Reviews that are inappropriate, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable. We do not edit the content of Product Reviews that we make available. Although we may choose to combine promotional and other offers with our product review process, we do not assume, and expressly disclaim, any obligation to compensate customers for Product Reviews. We will remove Product Reviews from our site when we determine that the Review is no longer current, or for other business reasons.
- Product Reviews are not Guarantees
We provide Product Reviews as testimonials to our products, and generally to show the views of our customers. These Reviews do not guarantee that you will have a similar experience with the product. We expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content or completeness of the information included in Product Reviews.
- Power Washer World’s Grant of Rights to You
Power Washer World grants to Registered Users and Site Visitors the rights and licenses they will need to use and enjoy our Site as follows.
6.1. Power Washer World Intellectual Property; Ownership. Power Washer World and its licensors (where applicable) hold intellectual property rights with respect to the Site. By way of clarifying example, and not by way of limitation, (i) all Power Washer World trademarks are the intellectual property of Power Washer World; (ii) trademarks of other persons that appear on the Site are the intellectual property of their respective owners; and (iii) all content available on or through the Website – other than Product Reviews of users other than Power Washer World – including all information, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures, or other intellectual property found on the Website, is the sole property of Power Washer World and its licensors (or used under “fair use” principles).
6.2. Rights to Access Website. Subject to their compliance with these Terms, Power Washer World hereby grants to Site Visitors and Registered Users, under Power Washer World’s intellectual property rights, a revocable, non-assignable right to access and use the publicly-available areas of the Website for personal and non-commercial use, and for no other purpose.
6.3. Right to Participate in Services. Subject to their compliance with these Terms, including the restrictions set out in Section 6.3 (Restrictions; Non-Commercial Use Only), Power Washer World hereby grants to Registered Users a revocable, non-assignable right, under Power Washer World’s intellectual property, (i) to access and use the password-protected areas of the Website, solely for purposes of participating in the services; (ii) to submit Product Reviews; and (iii) to participate in various contests and promotions offered by Power Washer World.
6.4. Restrictions; Non-Commercial Use Only. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) you are entitled to use the Site only for non-commercial personal use; and (ii) you are prohibited from using the Site in any manner that generates revenue or other items of monetary value to you or another.
6.5. Reservation of Rights. Power Washer World Site is protected by U.S. and international copyright and other intellectual property laws, and Power Washer World retains all rights with respect to Power Washer World Site, except those expressly granted to you in this Section 6 (Power Washer World Grant of Rights to You). You agree not to duplicate, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works from, or exploit in any way Power Washer World Site or any associated intellectual property rights, except as expressly allowed in this Section 6 (Power Washer World Grant of Rights to You).
- Code of Conduct
Whether you are a Site Visitor or a Registered User, as a condition to your use of the Website, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct, set out below. Under this Code, you will not:
- Submit, upload, email, or otherwise transmit any User Text, User Images, or other images or content that are unlawful, obscene, harmful, hateful, invade the privacy of any third party, contain nudity or pornography, or are otherwise objectionable.
- Disseminate materials that impact or invade the privacy of others, such as photographs, video clips, sound recordings, personally identifiable information, or other materials that reveal personal, private, or sensitive information about another person, without that person’s consent.
- Submit material that is intentionally false, misleading, defamatory, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing.
- Infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy. Electronic materials – such as images and text in electronic form – can easily be copied, modified, and sent over networks (such as the Internet). These electronic materials are thus extremely vulnerable to unauthorized distribution and copyright infringement. These materials may not be transmitted over the Website without the copyright owner’s permission, or without a legitimate “fair use” justification for the transmittal.
- Transmit materials that contain any viruses or other computer-programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information.
- Use the Website in a manner that could disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
- Seek to obtain access to any materials or information through “hacking,” “data harvesting,” or through other means we have not intentionally made available to you through the Website.
- State or suggest, directly or indirectly, that Power Washer World endorses any Product Reviews you author.
- Use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms.
We will enforce the above Code of Conduct wherever we deem necessary. Please understand, however, that Power Washer World does not control – and does not necessarily endorse – Product Reviews found on the Site. When you use our site, and when you rely on Product Reviews found on our Site, you do so at your own risk, and we expressly disclaim responsibility for Product Reviews found on the Site.
- Links to Third Party Sites
The Website may also contain links to third party Websites (collectively “Linked Sites“). Power Washer World has no control over these Linked Sites or their content and does not assume responsibility or liability for any content, opinions, or materials available on Linked Sites. Power Washer World does not endorse the content of any Linked Site, nor does Power Washer World warrant that a Linked Site will be free of computer viruses or other harmful code that can impact your computer or other Web-access device. By using the Website to search for or link to another site, you agree and understand that such use is at your own risk.
- Disclaimer of Warranties
POWER WASHER WORLD SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” POWER WASHER WORLD DISCLAIMS (i) ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (ii) ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, OR LEGALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE; AND (iii) ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING INFORMATION ON THE SITE, INCLUDING HARM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR SIMILAR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND RELATED SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
- Limitations of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL POWER WASHER WORLD OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS, EVEN IF POWER WASHER WORLD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Power Washer World and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any liability to third parties, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your breach of these Terms.
- Mandatory Arbitration; Class Action Waiver
12.2. Rules and Procedures. This binding arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established by AAA (“Rules and Procedures”) (available at http://www.adr.org). The arbitration shall be held in the state of Illinois.
12.3. Choice of Law. The arbitrator shall apply the laws of the State of Illinois.
- Term and Termination
13.1. Your Right to Terminate. You may terminate your account at any time. Your rights to remove your Product Reviews — and the limitations on those rights — are set out in Section 3 (Participation in the Services; Your Grant of Rights to Power Washer World and Others).
13.2. Our Right to Terminate. We are entitled to cancel your account for a breach of these Terms of Service, as determined by us in our discretion, and with or without further notice. In addition, we reserve the right to modify, interrupt or discontinue your account with or without notice for any reason or no reason and you agree that Power Washer World will not be liable for any modification, interruption or suspension of the service.
13.3. Survival. Those terms that, by their nature, should survive termination or cancellation of these Terms of Service, shall survive.
- Modifications to these Terms
We may modify and change these Terms over time. We will not “retroactively” change these Terms, and any modifications we make shall take effect prospectively, once you next access the Website. Please feel free to print out a copy of these Terms for your records.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe, or describe the scope or extent of such section. Power Washer World’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This agreement and the terms and conditions contained herein set forth the entire understanding and agreement between Power Washer World and you, with respect to the subject matter covered by these Terms and supersede any prior or contemporaneous understanding, whether written or oral. Your rights and obligations under these Terms of Service shall not be assignable by you, either in whole or in part. Power Washer World reserves the right to assign its rights and obligations under these Terms.
If you have any questions or concerns about our Terms of Service, please contact us: