Privacy Policy for Garmin Sports

Last Updated: July 13, 2022

Your privacy is important to Garmin. We developed this Privacy Policy to provide you with information on how we process your personal data when you use the Garmin Sports website and app.

The Garmin Sports app is developed by Garmin China Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Other Garmin websites, services, apps, and products that include a link to a different Garmin privacy policy are governed by that privacy policy. For example, we have a separate privacy policy that applies to Garmin Connect and its compatible wearables and other devices. Click here to review our other privacy policies.

"Personal data" is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

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Categories of Personal Data Processed by Garmin

Personal data that is processed when you create a Garmin account:

When you create a Garmin account, we ask you to provide your email address, name, and password. You can choose to provide only your first name or a nickname instead of your full name if you wish. We may also ask you to provide your mobile phone number.

PURPOSES:

(a) We process your email address and password because you use your email address and password to sign in to your account. This processing helps us protect the security of your account. If you enable two-factor authentication, we process your mobile phone number or email address to send the security code via SMS or email. If you reside in mainland China, we process your mobile phone number for purposes of real name authentication.

(b) We also process your email address for the purpose of sending you important information about your Garmin products, services, apps, or account, such as important safety information or material changes to this Privacy Policy. The name you provide is associated with your Garmin account profile and is displayed when you submit comments or other material on our websites or apps or engage with other users. This processing helps us provide you important safety or other information about your products, services, apps, or account or material changes to this Privacy Policy and to provide you with an opportunity to engage with other users.

(c) If you provide your opt-in consent to receiving marketing information from us, we will also process your email address for the purpose of sending you marketing information about our products, services, and apps, as well as newsletters. You may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your preferences in your Garmin account or through the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our marketing emails. The marketing emails you receive from us are based on the preferences you provide in your account, the locale indicated by your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the types of Garmin devices you have added to your Garmin account, and any subscriptions included in your Garmin account. This processing helps us reduce the number of marketing emails sent to each particular customer by selecting which customers receive a particular marketing email rather than sending every marketing email to every customer who has consented to receiving marketing emails. If you reside in mainland China, we may use your mobile phone number to send you marketing communications via SMS.

(d) We also process your email address to associate it with your Garmin account when you interact with our customer support representatives. This processing helps us provide quality customer support.

(e) We also process your email address to notify customers when they have violated our terms. This processing helps us provide a quality experience for all customers and promotes adherence to our terms.

Personal data that is processed when you sign in to your Garmin account with social media credentials if you choose (mainland China only):

If you live in mainland China, you may choose to sign in to your Garmin account using your social media sign in credentials (e.g., your WeChat, QQ, or Apple sign-in credentials). If you choose this method, the first time you sign-in, you will be asked whether you agree to the social media provider delivering certain information to us, such as your identifier, nickname, email address, profile photo, and other information associated with your social media account.

All of this information is made available to us by the social media provider due to the way the social sign-on configuration works. However, the only information we retain and process is your email address. If you do not want your information to be shared with us by the social media provider, then you can simply sign-in to your Garmin account using your Garmin account credentials instead of your social media account credentials.

PURPOSE:

We associate the email address provided by the social media provider with your Garmin account so that you can use your email address to sign in to your Garmin account in the future if you no longer wish to sign in using your social media account credentials. This process helps us provide you an alternative sign in method and in securing your account.

Personal data that is processed when you choose to participate in competitions or training activities:

You can choose to participate in competitions or training activities (e.g., training camps, courses, or plans) through Garmin Sports, and you can sync these activities (e.g., runs, walks, bike rides, swims, hikes, gym activities, etc.) and activity data (e.g., total time, distance, average pace, average heart rate, pace zone, heart rate zone, etc.) from your Garmin Connect or third-party platform account to your Garmin Sports account.

PURPOSES:

We process your activity and training data, if you choose to upload it to Garmin, to enable you to analyze your activity data, see your training summary of courses, including your achievement ratio, personal, and class performance comparison, class points, competition results such as cumulative points of speed or pace, fat-burning statistics, achievements, distances, elevation, etc.

Personal data that is processed when you post content to Garmin Sports:

When you post pictures or messages or share articles, we process your name and account identifier.

PURPOSES:

We process your account identifier to link your post to your account to enable you to manage your post (e.g., edit and delete it), as well as to apply your account’s privacy settings to the post (e.g., to whom to share the post). We process your name to identify you as the author of the post.

Additional personal data that is processed if you choose to provide it when you create a profile:

You can add additional information to your profile, such as home city, contact information, a photo, your gender, birthdate, height, and weight.

PURPOSE:

This information is used to personalize your profile if you wish.

Personal data that is processed when you communicate with Garmin:

When you interact with our customer support representatives by email or telephone, online, or in person, we collect personal data, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences, and information about the Garmin products you own, such as their serial numbers and dates of purchase, and subscriptions you've purchased. We also may create event logs that are useful in diagnosing product or app performance-related issues and capture information relating to the support or service issue. To improve customer service, subject to applicable laws, we may also record and review conversations with customer support representatives and analyze any feedback provided to us through voluntary customer surveys. With your consent, our customer support representatives may sign in to your Garmin account, if appropriate, to help troubleshoot and resolve your issue.

PURPOSES:

We use this information to provide you with customer and product support, to monitor the quality and types of customer and product support we provide to our customers, and to facilitate repairs, returns, or exchanges.

Personal data that is processed when you use location-based services:

If you choose to use location-based services, such as training camps, location sharing, weather, or personal best ranking billboards, then the physical location of your device will be collected in order for us or our providers to provide you with such location-based services.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of processing the location of your device is to provide you the location-based services you wish to use.

Categories of Recipients of Personal Data

OTHER GARMIN SPORTS USERS:

You may choose to join training activities or participate in competitions with other Garmin Sports users through the Garmin Sports website or app. When you interact with other Garmin Sports users in these ways, you will be displaying your data relating to your training summary or competition results through Garmin Sports.

SERVICE PROVIDERS:

We use cloud services from third parties such as Adobe and SendGrid, a Twilio service, to assist in sending emails. Those services track the activities associated with these emails, such as whether they were opened, whether links in the emails were clicked on, and whether purchases were made following clicks on those links. We use this data to analyze the level of engagement with its emails. We uses Vonage and MessageMedia to send text messages as part of our services and track the delivery of these messages.

We use services from third parties such as Alibaba Cloud to help identify inappropriate or harmful content uploaded by users. We provide personal data to such services only if included in the user's uploaded content.

We use libraries or software development kits from third parties in the Garmin Sports app to facilitate various services. A list of third-party libraries incorporated in the Garmin Sports app can be found here.

OTHER DISCLOSURES:

We may process and disclose personal data about you to others: (a) if we have your valid consent to do so; (b) to comply with legal obligations, such as a valid subpoena, court or judicial order, or other valid legal process; (c) to enforce any of our terms and conditions or policies; or (d) as necessary to pursue available legal remedies or defend legal claims.

We may also transfer your personal data 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 our business, assets, or stock, including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding, provided that any such entity that we transfer personal data to will not be permitted to process your personal data other than as described in this Privacy Policy without providing you notice and, if required by applicable laws, obtaining your consent.

International Transfers of Personal Data

Garmin is a global business. To offer our products, apps, and services, we may need to transfer your personal data to Garmin-owned companies in other countries. View Garmin-owned companies.

For customers outside of mainland China, when you create a Garmin account, add personal data in your account profile, or upload data to your Garmin account, your personal data will be collected and stored on servers in the U.S., U.K., and/or Australia. For customers in mainland China, when you create a Garmin account, add personal data in your account profile, or upload data to your Garmin account, your personal data will be collected and stored on Garmin China Shanghai RHQ Co., Ltd.’s servers in mainland China.

All Garmin-owned companies are required to follow the privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Information about Garmin's use of cookies and similar technologies on our websites can be found in our Cookie Policy.

Monitoring and Analytics

We collect data from users about their usage of our products, services, websites, and apps. The types of analytical information that are collected include the date and time of access to our servers, software or firmware version, the location of the device, language setting, what information and files have been downloaded, user behavior (e.g., features used, frequency of use), device state information, device model, hardware and operating system information, and information relating to how the product, service, website, or app functions. Garmin uses this data to improve the quality, security, and functionality of our products, services, websites, or apps; to develop and market products and features that best serve you and other users; and to help identify and fix stability issues and other usability problems as quickly as possible.

Here are examples of third-party providers we currently use:

  • Microsoft App Center; Firebase (Crashlytics): Microsoft App Center, formerly known as HockeyApp, and Firebase (Crashlytics), a Google service, are used to help us better understand usage to improve user experience and to identify and resolve the root causes of crashes or errors.

  • Amplitude: Amplitude is used to help us better understand usage to improve user experience.

See the "Cookies and Similar Technologies" section for information on Monitoring and Analytics vendors that rely on cookies.

Children

We request individuals under the age of 13 in the U.S. and under the age of 16 in the rest of the world not provide personal data to Garmin. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 13 in the U.S. or under 16 in the rest of the world, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as we add new products, services, and apps, as we improve our current offerings, and as technologies and laws change. You can determine when this Privacy Policy 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 Policy.

We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. This notice will be provided by email or by posting notice of the changes on the Garmin websites and apps that link to this Privacy Policy.

Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your personal data as long as your Garmin account is considered to be active or in accordance with applicable law and regulatory obligations. In addition, see below under “Your Rights” for a description of your right of erasure.

Automated Decision-Making, Including Profiling

Garmin does not make any decisions based on algorithms or other automated processing that significantly affect you.

Data Controller and Data Protection Officer

If you reside in mainland China, then your personal data collected by Garmin is controlled by Garmin China Shanghai RHQ Co., Ltd., 37F, Tower A, New CHJ International Business Center, No 391, Guiping Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200233, China. The company's Data Protection Officer for mainland China can be reached at the same address and by email at [email protected].

If you reside outside of mainland China, then your personal data collected by Garmin is controlled by Garmin International, Inc., 1200 E. 151st St., Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA, which you can contact by email at [email protected].

Your Rights

Depending on where you reside, you may have data subject rights under your local laws. To request access to or rectification, portability, or erasure of your personal data, or to delete your Garmin account, please visit our Account Management Center.

If you reside in mainland China and you wish to exercise any of your other data subject rights, please contact Garmin China Shanghai RHQ Co., Ltd. by email at [email protected].

If you do not reside in mainland China but you believe you have a right to exercise these or any other rights under your local laws, please contact Garmin International, Inc. by email at [email protected].

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