Privacy Statement

Last updated: July 28, 2015

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.

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.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, please contact us by email at If you are not satisfied with our response you can submit an eligible Safe Harbor mediation claim to JAMS International to be mediated in accordance with the JAMS International Mediation Rules.


A. Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that identifies a particular individual. When you create an account on a Garmin website, register your products, purchase or otherwise obtain 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:

  1. Communications We may communicate with you, such as to provide you with the products and services you request, to communicate with you about your account or transactions with us, to give you important information about your products or applications, and (consistent with applicable laws and the choices available to you as described in Paragraph 6 below) send you offers and promotions for our products and applications.
  2. Customer Support When you interact with our customer support representatives via email, telephone or in person, we may collect Personal Information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and contact preferences; information about the Garmin products you own, such as their serial numbers, date of purchase and (if applicable) event logs that are useful in diagnosing product or application performance related issues; and information relating to a support or service issue. We use this information to provide you with customer and product support.
  3. Purchases If you provide your payment card information on a Garmin website or directly on your Garmin product, then Garmin will use your payment card information and related payment and account information, as well as your name and mailing address if applicable, for the purpose of filling your purchases or collecting payment of recurring fees, if applicable.
  4. Promotions If you enter into a sweepstakes, contest or similar promotion, we may use the information you provide to administer those promotions. To the extent that the terms and conditions of any such promotion regarding the treatment of Personal Information about you conflict with this Privacy Statement, the terms and conditions of the promotion will control.
  5. Information Posted by Visitors Garmin may make available through certain of our sites’ services (for example, message boards, forums, chat functionality and blogs, among other services) to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you disclose through such services or otherwise on our sites may become public information, and may be available to visitors to the sites and to the general public. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose Personal Information, or any other information, on our sites. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE SITES.

B. Other Information

“Other Information” is any information that does not identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, a particular 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, anonymous information 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. 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. Example of Other Information include:

  1. Location Information If you elect to use location-based services, such as weather, movie times, traffic information, fuel prices and information regarding local events, on your Garmin application or device, then the physical location of your device will be collected in order to provide you with location-based services. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you. If you provide your consent when using a Garmin navigation device or application then Garmin will collect and upload from your device data such as location, speed and direction. This data would be aggregated with data from devices of other consenting users to enhance the quality of traffic data and other content provided by Garmin or content providers. If you provide your consent, then Garmin may also share this data with or sell this data to third parties. This data would be shared and sold anonymously in a form that would not personally identify you.
  2. Ad Event Logs If you choose to use applications, such as traffic data and other content that contain advertisements, we may collect information such as which advertisements were viewed, how often they were clicked and how often certain actions such as saving a coupon or calling or routing to a location corresponding to an advertisement were performed so that the advertising providers can provide you with content and advertising that might be of particular interest to you. This information is collected and shared with our applicable partners anonymously in a way that does not personally identify you.
  3. Activities and Activity Data Some Garmin websites and mobile applications (such as Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile) allow you to voluntarily upload activities (for example, runs, walks, swims, hikes, geocaches, adventures, etc.) and activity data (for example, steps, location, distance, pace, activity time, calories burned, sleep, etc.) from your Garmin device. On those websites and applications you can control who can access see such activities and activity data by managing the privacy settings on those websites and applications. Garmin may use uploaded activity data in an anonymous and aggregated manner that would not personally identify you for purposes of enhancing the quality of its products and applications. If you provide your consent when asked whether you consent to the sharing of anonymous data collected from your device, Garmin may share activity data with strategic partners in an anonymous manner that would not personally identify you for the purpose of enhancing the quality of such strategic partners’ products and applications. Garmin will not transfer or sell your activity data to any third party without providing you prior notice and obtaining your consent.
  4. Server Log Information We and our service providers use server log information for purposes such as calculating site usage levels, helping diagnose problems with Garmin’s servers and administering Garmin’s websites. These server logs may include information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, the time(s) of your visit(s) and the web page(s) that you visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many web sites. Please note that we treat IP Addresses, server log files, and related information as Other Information, except where we are required under applicable laws to treat any such information as Personal Information.
  5. Cookies and Other Technology We may use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIF’s or other similar tools on our websites or in our email messages. These technologies help Garmin keep track of your movements within our sites, measure the effectiveness of advertisements, and compile aggregate statistics about site usage and response rates. They also help you to more smoothly navigate our websites. In addition, Garmin uses Google Analytics as a method of tracking site statistics and user demographics, interests and behavior on many of our sites. We may also engage one or more third party service providers to serve online advertisements on our behalf. They may use a pixel tag or other similar technology to collect anonymous information about your visits to sites, and they may use that information to target advertisements for goods and services. This information is collected anonymously, in a manner that does not personally identify you. For more information regarding this practice and to opt-out of such collection and use of this information by our third party service providers, please see

    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 cookies 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.

  6. Use of Apps When you download and use apps, we and our service providers may track and collect app usage data, such as the date and time the app on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the app based on your device number. Garmin uses a third-party service provider to collect analytical information related to the use of its mobile apps, such as device state information, device hardware and OS information, information relating to how an app functions, and the physical location of a user’s device at the time the device crashes. This information is collected and stored in a way that does not personally identify any particular user. Garmin uses this aggregated data to improve the quality and functionality of its mobile apps.


A. Affiliated Entities

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 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.

B. Service Providers

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.

C. Other Disclosures

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.

D. Assignment

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, such as LiveTrack, to invite third parties to view your location, then Garmin may also provide you with a privacy statement that relates specifically to such application or product and which would supplement this privacy statement.


Our websites, applications and products may contain links to other sites that are not operated by Garmin, and our websites or your product may contain applications that you can download from third parties. These linked sites, services, and applications are not under Garmin's control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any linked sites, services, and applications. If you provide any Personal Information through any third-party sites, services, or applications, your transaction will occur on the third party's site, service, and/or application and the information you provide will be collected by, and controlled by, the privacy statement of that third party. GARMIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OR THE CONTENT OF THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES OR THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS. We recommend you review the privacy statement of any third parties.


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 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.

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