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Garmin respects your right to privacy and shares your concern about the security of any data you may submit to the flyGarmin website. The following statement discloses the guidelines Garmin has established for protecting the information you provide to Garmin during your visit to fly.garmin.com.

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What information about me does Garmin collect on the flyGarmin website and how is it used?
Garmin only collects personal information about you on the flyGarmin website if you voluntarily choose to share it with Garmin. Garmin does not share, rent or sell information concerning subscribers or other users of the flyGarmin website to third parties in ways other than disclosed in this privacy statement.

To use the core functionality of fly.garmin.com, you must first complete the registration form at https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/customers/myGarminHome.faces and open a free myGarmin account. If you register at https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/customers/myGarminHome.faces, then you will automatically be registered at fly.garmin.com. During registration you will be required to provide personal information such as your name, and email address.

On the fly.garmin.com website there are several other opportunities for you to share personal information about yourself with Garmin. This may include information about you such as your interests and activities, your biking and running routes, your name, and your mailing address and e-mail address. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary. If you choose to share any personal information with Garmin at fly.garmin.com, Garmin may store it and use it for internal marketing research and other marketing purposes, including e-mailing you with special promotions and other programs of interest. If the information is sent as part of a website evaluation, Garmin may also use the information to contact you about your comments. Garmin does not share, rent or sell your information collected through fly.garmin.com to another company in ways other than disclosed in this privacy statement.

If you elect to use Garmin's referral service for informing a friend about fly.garmin.com or for emailing an activity to a friend, Garmin will ask you for the friend's email address. Garmin will automatically send the friend a one-time email. Garmin does not permanently store this information.

When you visit fly.garmin.com, a cookie will be stored on your computer. Generally, cookies work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of the flyGarmin website. Garmin's cookies do not contain any personally identifying information; Garmin uses them to provide features such as personalization, to save your username and to keep track of your shopping cart. Garmin may also use cookies to assist it in delivering content specific to your interests. Additionally, after you've entered your username and password during a session on the flyGarmin website, Garmin saves that information so you don't have to re-enter it repeatedly during that session. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the flyGarmin website unavailable to you. Garmin may use your IP address to identify you, to administer the flyGarmin website and to assist in diagnosing problems with Garmin's server.

Like most standard Web site servers fly.garmin.com uses log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

As a result of displaying ad banners from third parties on fly.garmin.com, cookies from these advertisers may be stored on your computer when you visit fly.garmin.com. In addition, Garmin uses Google Analytics as a method of tracking site statistics and user behavior on its website.

You may decide to send Garmin personally identifying information in an e-mail message which might contain information or inquiries about Garmin's products or services. Garmin will use this information to identify you as a Garmin customer and to respond to the electronic mail. Garmin will only use the information obtained to resolve the issue identified in the e-mail. Garmin never sells e-mail addresses. You may change your personal information by contacting support@garmin.com.

Garmin may transfer personal information that you share within the Garmin group of companies in order to provide the products or services that you request. Except as specified above, Garmin will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • Garmin has your consent;
  • Garmin determines that it is required to do so by law; such as in response to a court order or subpoena.
  • Garmin determines it would be appropriate to do so only in order to assist or support a third party's theft investigation involving Garmin GPS units or a third party's theft prevention efforts relating to GPS products;
  • Garmin finds that you are in breach of its terms and conditions or any of its policies or usage guidelines for specific products or services;
  • it is necessary in Garmin's opinion to do so to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences or attacks on the technical integrity of Garmin's site(s) or its network;
  • it is necessary in Garmin's opinion to do so to protect the rights, property, or safety of Garmin or its employees, the users of its website(s), or the public; or it is necessary to fulfill your product or service order. Garmin uses a credit card processing company to process your credit card information as required for your order and to ensure that your transaction is secure. This processing company does not retain, share, store or use your personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
  • it is necessary to fulfill your product or service order. Garmin uses a credit card processing company to process your credit card information as required for your order and to ensure that your transaction is secure. This processing company does not retain, share, store or use your personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

What does Garmin do to protect the data I transmit to the flyGarmin Website?
The flyGarmin website uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information such as your name and address, as well as critically sensitive information such as your credit card number. Garmin engages a company that is an industry leader in online security and site verification to ensure the security of the flyGarmin site. The flyGarmin website is also registered with site identification authorities so that your browser can confirm Garmin's identity before any personal information is sent. In addition, Garmin's secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.

What can I do to help make sure the security works correctly?

As a result of displaying ad banners from third parties on fly.garmin.com, cookies from these advertisers may be stored on your computer when you visit fly.garmin.com. In addition, Garmin uses Google Analytics as a method of tracking site statistics and user behavior on its website.

Most browsers have the ability to notify you if you change between secure and insecure communications, receive invalid site identification information for the site you are communicating with, or send information over an unsecured connection. Garmin recommends that you enable these browser functions to help ensure that your communications are secure. You can also monitor the URL of the site you are visiting (secure URLs begin with https:// rather than the normal http://), along with the security symbol of your browser (an open or closed padlock in Netscape or a broken or complete key in Internet Explorer) to help identify when you are communicating with a secure server. You can also view the details of the security certificate of the site to which you are connected. Garmin encourages you to use this to check the validity of any site you connect to using secure communications.

Is Garmin responsible for all of the material I see on the flyGarmin website?
Garmin does maintain responsibility for and authority over all information contained on the flyGarmin website. However, Garmin may post links to sites that Garmin does not control. Garmin is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites.

What is Garmin's policy regarding children's use of flyGarmin?
While Garmin encourages everyone to visit the flyGarmin website and learn about the company and GPS technology and applications, Garmin has no desire to collect information from those under the age of 18. Any instance of personal information about a minor being collected would be purely accidental and unintentional.

Where can I learn more about using the Internet and protecting my privacy?

The United States Federal Trade Commission has a web page http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html devoted to providing you with information about protecting your privacy online. Garmin encourages you to familiarize yourself with the concepts discussed on this page.

Privacy/Security Policy changes
If Garmin makes changes to any terms or conditions of this Privacy/Security Statement, these changes will be posted on the flyGarmin website in a timely manner. If Garmin decides to change this Privacy/Security Statement it will post those changes on this Privacy/Security Statement and other places Garmin deems appropriate, which may include the flyGarmin website, for a period of time Garmin deems appropriate, so that you are aware of what information Garmin collects on the flyGarmin website, how Garmin uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, Garmin discloses it. Garmin reserves the right to modify this Privacy/Security Statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Garmin makes material changes to this Privacy/Security Statement, Garmin will update this Privacy/Security Statement and notify you by means of a notice on the flyGarmin website. In case of a business transaction in which a portion or all of Garmin's business is acquired, Garmin will notify you as described above in this paragraph.

Disclaimer
While Garmin continues to work hard to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure and Garmin cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the flyGarmin website. Transmitting personal information is done at your own risk.

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