Privacy Policy


Effective: July 29, 2020


Hardy & Associates, Inc. dba Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Washington® respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, and protect personal information, when and to whom we disclose such information, and the choices you have about the use and disclosure of that information.




When you visit (the “Website”) we automatically collect certain types of browsing information about your Internet browser, computer, and/or device, including information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address and operating system, time zone, browser version, language, and type, domain name system requests, browsing history on the Website, such as date and time of your visit to the Website and visits to the pages within the Website, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device (“Information”).


Additionally, like most websites, as you browse the Website, our servers automatically log each visitor to the Website and may collect the Information described above, including information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Website, and information about how you interact with the Website. We use Information for system administration, troubleshooting, fraud investigation, and to improve our websites. Information generally does not reveal anything personal about you, though if you have created a user account for the Website and are logged into that account, the Website may be able to link certain browsing activity to your user account.


We collect Information using the following technologies:


“Cookies” are small pieces of data sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your device’s hard drive. Cookies often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit the Website, a cookie may be sent to your device. Information gathered using cookies helps us improve your user experience. For example, a cookie can help the website load properly or can customize the display page based on your browser type and user preferences. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing your Internet browser settings. Be aware that doing so may impair or limit some functionality of the Website. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit


 “Log files” track actions occurring on the Website, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.


“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Website. We use these to determine when and how many times a page has been viewed. This information is used to improve our website.


Our e-mail messages and advertisements may also use cookies and other technologies such as tracking, remarketing tags, and pixels based on context, (e.g., a search query, a channel you are reading, or inferred interests). These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. We design and target advertising based on how you interact with our Website. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with us more convenient and personal and provide you with better customer service. To limit ad tracking, you may opt-out by clicking on this tool for (USA) or this tool for (EU), both of which are not directly affiliated with us. You may also use your browser’s settings to disable cookies and other tracking tools. 




We may collect information about you from information we receive from you or your agent; information about your transactions with Hardy & Associates, Inc., and information we receive from third parties.





We use the Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Website (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Website, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).




We may disclose your Information in the following circumstances:

  • To enable us to detect or prevent criminal activity or fraud;
  • To nonaffiliated service providers who provide or perform services or functions on our behalf and who agree to use the information only to provide such services or functions. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Information here:  You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:
  • To law enforcement or authorities in connection with an investigation, or in response to a subpoena or court order; or
  • In the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal process or applicable laws or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Hardy & Associates, Inc., its customers, or the public.


The law does not require your prior authorization and does not allow you to restrict the disclosures described above, unless noted otherwise. Additionally, we may disclose your information to third parties for whom you have given us authorization or consent to make such disclosure. We do not otherwise share your Information with nonaffiliated third parties, except as required or permitted by law. We do share Information among affiliates to directly market to you. Please see “Targeted Advertising and Choices with Your Information” below to learn how to restrict that sharing.


We reserve the right to transfer your Information and any other information, in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of the Hardy & Associates, Inc.  business and/or assets, or in the event of bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, receivership, or an assignment for the benefit of creditors. By submitting Information, you expressly agree and consent to the use and/or transfer of the foregoing information in connection with any of the above described proceedings.




As described above, we use your Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.  For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at:


You can opt out of targeted advertising with the following by:










Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:


If you do not want Hardy & Associates, Inc.  to share your information among our affiliates to directly market to you, you may send an “opt out” request by email, phone, or physical mail as directed at the end of this Privacy Notice. We do not share your Information with nonaffiliates for their use to direct market to you.


For California Residents: We will not share your Information with nonaffiliated third parties, except as permitted by California law. For additional information about your California privacy rights, please visit or call (888) 413-1748.


For Nevada Residents: We do not sell your Information to third parties. You may be placed on our internal Do Not Sell List by emailing us at Nevada law requires that we also provide you with the following contact information: Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; Phone number: (702) 486-3132; email:


For Oregon Residents: We will not share your Information with nonaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes, except after you have been informed by us of such sharing and had an opportunity to indicate that you do not want a disclosure made for marketing purposes.


For Vermont Residents: We will not disclose your Information to nonaffiliated third parties to market to you, other than as permitted by Vermont law, unless you authorize us to make those disclosures.




This Website contains links to unaffiliated third-party websites. Hardy & Associates, Inc.  is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those websites. We recommend you read the privacy policy of every website you visit.




Please note that we do not alter our Website’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser (i.e. our Website currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” features enabled through your browser).




Hardy & Associates, Inc.  headquarters is located within the United States. If you reside outside the United States and choose to provide Information to us, please note that we may transfer that information outside of your country of residence. By providing Hardy & Associates, Inc.  with your Information, you consent to our collection, transfer, and use of such information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.




We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your Information.



This Website is not intended or designed to attract persons under the age of eighteen (18).



By submitting Information to Hardy & Associates, Inc., you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We may change this privacy policy at any time.  The Privacy Notice’s effective date will show the last date changes were made. If you provide information to us following any change of the Privacy Notice, that signifies your assent to and acceptance of the changes to the Privacy Notice.




We may use comments or feedback that you submit to us in any manner without notice or compensation to you.




For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions or want to opt-out of information sharing for affiliate marketing, please contact us by e-mail at or by mail using the details provided below:


Hardy & Associates, Inc.

DBA Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Washington

6912 220th Street SW, #306

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

United States