Your Privacy Matters to Garmin
Our goal is to make sure you know how we collect, use, share, and store you and your child’s personal data when you use the Garmin Jr. application (“Garmin Jr. app”).
What data does Garmin collect?
The Garmin Jr. app was created to help your child track their activities, chores, and even gain rewards — all while exploring new adventures. We ask for personal data — such as your name, email address, family name, your children's names, location, and other information — so you can sign in to your account, receive personalized support, monitor your children's activities, receive important safety information about your devices, and get the most out of our products and apps.
When You Make a Garmin Account
Garmin stores information such as your name, email address, and password so you can sign in. It also helps us verify your account if you call customer support.
When You Create a Garmin Jr. App Family Profile
We use your Garmin Connect name as your admin name for your profile. We also ask for your family name and names for the children you add to your profile. However, you don’t have to use any real names. If you want to be the Smiths, that works for us. If you want your children’s names to be Thing 1 and Thing 2, no problem. We also ask you to provide display text for each of your children's devices, which can be any text you wish. You can add photos of your children, their birthdays, and their genders to your family profile, but you don’t have to.
We set default sleep and wake times so you can monitor your children's sleep. You have the option to change it if you want, but you don’t have to. It’s the same with your location and your children's birthdays and genders. It’s all optional, based on how you want to use the app.
When Your Child Uses the Toe-to-Toe Challenge Feature
When your child engages in a Toe-to-Toe step challenge, the display text you chose for your child’s device will be displayed on the device of the child they’re competing with and in the app of that child's parent or guardian.
When You Challenge Other Families
We use your admin name and family name to help you find Connections and other families you want to compete with. During a challenge, your name, the names you use for your children in your profile, and the total steps for you and each family member will be displayed in the app of the other family’s admin.
When You Invite a Second Parent or Guardian
You may choose to invite another parent or guardian to help monitor your children's activities, chores, and rewards. We’ll ask for that guardian’s name and email so they can be invited to join your family. You can also invite someone as a caregiver, who would have more limited permission and access within the app.
When You Use Location Features
If your child’s device is configured to use location-based features such as live tracking and geofencing, your child’s location data is transmitted to the Garmin Jr. app, but you have control over who sees it from there.
When You Sync Devices
When you sync your child’s device with the Garmin Jr. app, your child’s activities, chores, rewards, and sleep times will be uploaded to Garmin, and you can monitor their progress. Plus, you can withdraw your consent and delete your child’s data at any time.
We also collect data such as your IP address, sync time and date, and battery level to help identify and resolve errors or syncing issues and to provide better customer support.
When You Contact Garmin
We know you might want to stay off the grid, but we may collect things such as your contact, device, or subscription information during support calls to ensure that you get the help you need.
Why does Garmin ask for your personal data?
From providing product support to keeping your kids active, the information we ask for is used to improve your Garmin Jr. app experience.
To Keep You Informed
To Improve Our Sites and Apps
When you visit our sites or use our apps, we collect information — such as your IP address, location, times that you visit, and more — to let us know how people navigate our sites and apps and how we can improve them.
Does Garmin sell your personal data?
No! We don’t sell your personal data to anyone. And we only share your personal data with others in specific situations.
Data Shared Within Garmin
Data Shared with Service Providers
We share data with third parties who provide services — such as analytics and hosting services and sending emails to customers — for us.
Data Shared for Legal Reasons
Garmin will share your personal data when required to by law enforcement and in other legal matters.
How can you share your personal data?
Your child’s personal data belongs to the child, legal guardians and/or caregivers, and those users control what is shared and with whom it’s shared.
Steps and Activities
Your children's activity data is automatically set to private when you upload it to Garmin. When your child engages in a Toe-to-Toe step challenge, their display text and total steps during the challenge will be displayed on the other child’s device and in the app of that child's parent or guardian. Your name and steps and those of the family members in your profile will be shown to other families when you engage in challenges with them.
Garmin Jr. App Community
Other Garmin Jr. app users will be able to see your family name, admin name, the names of any added parents or guardians, and the number of children on your profile. Your Connections will be able to see the same information plus the names you provided for the children in your profile.
How can you request to view, update, delete, or transfer your personal data?