Last updated: June 18, 2013
Your privacy is important to Garmin. We developed this Privacy Statement so you know how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information. Please read through this Privacy Statement to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices. If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending us a letter to the address set forth at the end of this Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement describes the treatment of information Garmin collects on the websites where this Privacy Statement is posted and from certain of our products and applications. Certain Garmin websites or those of our affiliates may be governed by privacy practices different from those set forth below. We encourage you to check the privacy statement of each Garmin website you visit. In addition, users of certain of our products and applications are provided with privacy statements that are specific to those products and applications — in those instances, those privacy statements supplement and should be read in conjunction with this Privacy Statement.
For individuals who provide information online to our affiliates in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), our affiliates may share such information with Garmin International, Inc. in the U.S. Garmin International, Inc. complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Garmin International, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. For additional information regarding the Safe Harbor Program and to view Garmin’s certification, see the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual. When you create an account on a Garmin website, register your products, purchase a map update or product on a Garmin website, sign up for a newsletter, participate in promotional activities, or contact our product support personnel, we may collect a variety of Personal Information, which depending on the circumstances may include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and payment card information. We may use Personal Information about you for the following purposes:
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as: browser and device information, app usage data, information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies, demographic information and other information provided by you, and aggregated information. Please note we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal information under applicable law, then we may use it as described in “Personal information” section above, as well as for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal information. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
If you do not want information collected through the use of these technologies there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline many of these technologies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting them. In addition, if you reside in a jurisdiction that requires us to obtain your consent to use these technologies on our sites then you will have an opportunity to manage your cookie preferences on the sites; except that certain cookies are required to enable core site functionality and you cannot choose to disable those cookies.
We use locally stored objects, also known as Flash cookies, in certain situations where we use the Adobe Flash Player to provide special content such as videos or video clips. Flash uses this technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but Flash cookies are not managed through your web browser. Learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies.
We may share information that you provide to Garmin with our affiliates worldwide for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. You may access a list of our affiliates in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, which can be found at www.sec.gov. Our affiliates are required to protect Personal Information about you in a manner consistent with this Privacy Statement. Garmin International, Inc. is the party responsible for managing jointly used Personal Information.
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and websites or administer activities on our behalf, such as fulfilling purchases, processing payment card payments and shipping products to you. We may share Personal Information about you, including payment card information, with these third parties to enable them to perform the services.
We may disclose Personal Information about you to others if we have your consent to do so in such form of consent as may be required under applicable law. We may also disclose Personal Information about you to others as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law or regulation, including laws or regulations outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public authorities and law enforcement officials, including officials outside your country of residence; (d) to assist or support theft investigations involving Garmin products or property, (e) to enforce any of our terms and conditions or policies; (f) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates and subsidiaries; (g) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Garmin, its affiliates and subsidiaries, you, or others; or (h) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
We may transfer information to an affiliate, a subsidiary, or a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of Garmin's business, assets, or stock, including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding.
You might have an opportunity to choose to use a Garmin or third party application on your device that allows you to invite third parties to view your location on another Garmin device and/or on a website. If you choose to use such an application, then you should use caution when determining to whom you want to make your location information available. If you choose to post an invitation to view your location information on third party social networks, then, depending on the privacy practices of those social networks, it is possible that persons in addition to those to whom you intended to invite to view your location information could have access to such information. Accordingly, you should use caution when making such an invitation via third party social networks and you should carefully review the privacy practices of such social networks. If you use a Garmin application or product to invite third parties to view your location, then Garmin will also provide you with a privacy statement that relates specifically to such application or product and which supplements this privacy statement.
Garmin takes reasonable security measures to help protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and unauthorized disclosure or alteration of the Personal Information under its control. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with Paragraph 10 below.
We will not share your Personal Information with third parties (other than our affiliates) for the third parties’ marketing purposes unless you opt-in if and when we give you the opportunity to do so. We and our affiliates may use your Personal Information to send you marketing-related correspondence (including emails) related to Garmin products or applications unless you opt-out of receiving them. To opt out of receiving marketing-related correspondence from Garmin and our affiliates, or to withdraw your previously given consent for us to share Personal Information about you with third parties for the third parties' marketing purposes, please email us at email@example.com. Please tell us whether you are opting out of receiving marketing-related correspondence from Garmin and our affiliates and/or withdrawing your previously given consent to share Personal Information about you with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Our products and applications are not directed to individuals under the age of 13, and we request that individuals under 13 not provide Personal Information to Garmin through any Garmin website or through our products and applications. If we learn that we have collected the Personal Information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time as we add new products and applications, as we improve our current offerings, and as technologies and laws change. You can determine when this Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the "LAST UPDATED" legend at the top of this page. Any changes will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Statement on our affected websites. We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. This notice may be provided by email, by posting notice of the changes on our affected websites or by other means, consistent with applicable laws.
We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Garmin takes reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we collect from you is accurate, complete, and current. You may request access and request that erroneous or inaccurate Personal Information be updated. You may also request that your Personal Information be deleted. Consistent with applicable law, Garmin will respond promptly to your requests. 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 may decline to process requests that jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or would cause us to take any action that is not permissible under applicable laws. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain in our databases and other records, which will not be removed.
Access, correction or deletion requests can be made as follows:
Mail: Garmin International, Inc., c/o Webmaster, 1200 E. 151st St., Olathe, KS 66062, U.S.A.