Effective Date: January 22, 2018
The Filtrete™ Smart App, along with the Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter(s) paired to it via Bluetooth, gathers information about the types of air filters you use, the air passing through those air filters, the life of those air filters, and information you choose to provide about your home. This allows the App to:
The Filtrete™ Smart App collects the following types of information:
We may also collect information from you directly outside of the App if you provide it to us, for example, based on an inquiry you make associated with the App. In addition, we may collect information about you from third parties and combine it with the information we have collected from you.
3M may share any information it collects with:
We may also otherwise share information we collect with your permission.
We may share aggregate or de-identified information (i.e., information that does not identify you personally) with third parties for any purpose.
3M takes steps to protect information collected through the App. Unfortunately, the Internet and any technical system cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure or error-free, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.
All information collected by the App will be processed in and subject to the laws of the United States, which, if you are not located in the United States, may not provide the same level of protection for your information as your home country. This information may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order made in the United States. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to our affiliates, business partners, and service providers located in other countries. By using the App and providing us your information, you consent to such transfer of your information to, and processing of your information in, the United States and these other countries.
You may choose not to install the App. You may choose not to provide certain information requested by the App. Please keep in mind that withholding this information may prevent the App from providing full functionality, as described above. You may choose to receive or stop push notifications at any time. "Push notifications" are messages that are sent to your mobile device to alert you about, for example, air quality or the life of your Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter, or to remind you to take certain actions. You can choose to turn push notifications on or off in the Settings of your device.
Through the App, you may access, and in some cases, edit or delete certain information stored locally in the App. The information you can view and update may change as the App undergoes further development. If you have any questions about viewing or updating your information, please contact us using one of the methods on the Filtrete.com support page.
If you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, you may opt out of receiving marketing emails by using the unsubscribe information available in any marketing email, or you may submit a request using one of the methods on the Filtrete.com support page. Please note that you may not opt-out of receiving non-promotional email messages regarding programs or events you have registered for or certain administrative, technical, or safety notices about the App or our products or services.
This App is not directed to or intended for use by children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that a child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us using one of the methods on the Filtrete.com support page.
We will retain your information for our legitimate business purposes, such as to maintain your account and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We also may retain and use any aggregate or de-identified information (i.e., information that does not identify you personally) for any purpose.
If you no longer wish to use the App and wish to deactivate or delete your account, please delete the App and contact us using one of the methods on the Filtrete.com support page.