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Garmin Canada Inc. (“Garmin”) respects your right to privacy and shares your concern about the security of any information you may submit to Garmin via ANT™ Wireless, a division of Garmin and the administrator of the ANT+™ Alliance (“ANT Wireless”). This Privacy Statement (the "Policy") covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by Garmin via ANT Wireless when you visit this website (www.thisisant.com) (the "Site"). Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about ANT Wireless’ information practices, including what type of information is gathered on the Site, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom information is disclosed, and how your personal information is safeguarded.
What information about me does ANT Wireless collect?
Personal Information. ANT Wireless collects personal information only if you voluntarily choose to share such information with ANT Wireless. You may browse the Site without disclosing any personal information. However, in order for you to take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the Site (for example, to sign up for a newsletter, to participate in promotions, or to view certain areas of the Site), ANT Wireless may require that you furnish personal information.
When you set up an account, register to be an ANT+ Adopter, join the ANT+ Alliance, sign up for newsletters or participate in promotions or surveys, ANT Wireless collects personal information such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number.
You also may decide to send ANT Wireless personally identifying information in an e-mail message or comment submission on the Site that might contain information or inquiries about ANT Wireless’ products or services.
There are several other opportunities for you to share personal information about yourself with ANT Wireless on the Site. This may include information about you such as your interests, name, mailing address, and e-mail address. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary.
If you voluntarily submit a job application through the Site, ANT Wireless will collect personal information from you such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, education history, work experience, and compensation information.
Anonymous or Aggregated Data. ANT Wireless collects and stores certain data about the use of ANT Wireless’ Site. This is done on an anonymous basis, and the same information is collected for all hits on ANT Wireless’ servers. The information collected may include the time and date you visited the site, the pages at which you looked and domain name. ANT Wireless does not link this information to anything personally identifiable to you. ANT Wireless only uses this information for system administration and to help develop ideas about how to tailor the Site to improve your visit.
IP Address. When you visit and interact with the Site, ANT Wireless and third parties with whom ANT Wireless has contracted to provide it with services may collect IP Addresses. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in ANT Wireless’ server log files whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited.
How does ANT Wireless use information about me?
Fulfillment of Requests. ANT Wireless may use personal information about you to fulfill requests made by you such as to respond to your e-mail inquiry or add you to ANT Wireless’ mailing list.
Administrative or Transactional Communications. From time to time, ANT Wireless may use personal information about you to send to you important information regarding the Site, changes to terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative or transactional information, including important information regarding your ANT Wireless products and applications or your ANT+ Alliance membership. Because this information may be important to your use of the Site or your ANT Wireless products and applications or ANT+ Alliance membership, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.
Other Communications. If you choose to share any personal information with ANT Wireless, ANT Wireless may store it and use it for marketing purposes, including e-mailing you with special promotions and other programs of interest. If the information is sent as part of a Site evaluation, ANT Wireless may also use the information to contact you about your comments. If you would prefer that ANT Wireless not send electronic marketing messages to you, you may opt-out of this by managing the settings in your account or by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
Testimonials. If you voluntarily submit testimonials or stories to ANT Wireless through the Site, ANT Wireless may make such information public or use such information in promotional materials.
Promotions. ANT Wireless may operate sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions (collectively, "Promotions") through the Site. When you enter and, if applicable, win a Promotion, ANT Wireless will typically ask you for certain personal information and will use e-mail to contact winners. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about ANT Wireless’ use of personal information about you. To the extent that the terms and conditions of the Promotion rules concerning the treatment of personal information about you conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of the Promotion rules shall control.
Internal Business Purposes. ANT Wireless may also use personal information about you for internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, order fulfillment, workflow planning and other similar purposes.
Compliance with Applicable Law. ANT Wireless may need to collect and retain personal information about you in order to comply with applicable laws and to respond to requests from public authorities, including public authorities outside your country of residence.
How does ANT Wireless disclose information about me?
Third Party Agents and Service Providers. ANT Wireless may work with third party agents and service providers who provide services including but not limited to administration of the ANT+ Forum, data analysis, and other services of an administrative nature. ANT Wireless may share personal information about you with third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide these types of services. ANT Wireless requires that its agents and service providers that have access to personal information properly safeguard that personal information and use it only for the purpose that it was collected and not for their own promotional marketing.
ANT+ Alliance. ANT Wireless may share your personal information with other members of the ANT+ Alliance unless you opt-out of such disclosure when you submit your ANT+ Alliance membership application or you opt-out of such disclosure by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
Promotions. ANT Wireless may share the personal information you provide in connection with Promotions with third party sponsors of such Promotions (irrespective of whether such Promotions are hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to such Promotion. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about a sponsor's or other third party's use of personal information about you. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of personal information about you conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.
Information Posted by Visitors. ANT Wireless may make available through the Site 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 the Site becomes public information, and may be available to visitors to the Site and to the general public. You are urged to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose personal information, or any other information, on the Site. ANT WIRELESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE SITE.
Testimonial Copy. If you submit a story or testimonial to ANT Wireless, ANT Wireless may make those comments public or incorporate them into its promotional materials.
Assignment. ANT Wireless may transfer any and all information that it collects from Site users to a ANT Wireless affiliate 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 proceedings).
In addition, ANT Wireless may share your personal information with third parties:
• if ANT Wireless determines that it is required to do so by law or to comply with legal process;
• to respond to a request from the government or another public authority;
• to enforce ANT Wireless’ terms and conditions or any of its policies or usage guidelines for specific products or services;
• if it is necessary in ANT Wireless’ opinion to do so to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences or attacks on the technical integrity of ANT Wireless’ site(s) or its network;
• if it is necessary in ANT Wireless’ opinion to do so to protect the rights, privacy, property, or safety of employees of ANT Wireless or Garmin, affiliates of ANT Wireless or Garmin, the users of its Site, or the public;
• to permit ANT Wireless or Garmin to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that it may sustain; or
• if ANT Wireless has your consent.
ANT Wireless does not share, rent or sell your information to another company in ways other than disclosed in this privacy statement.
What does ANT Wireless do to protect the data transmitted to ANT Wireless through the Site?
ANT Wireless will take the appropriate legal, organizational, and technical measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, regardless of the effectiveness of ANT Wireless’ security measures, no security system is impenetrable. You are asked do your part by, at a minimum, keeping any computer passwords you use to access the Internet strictly confidential. If at any time you believe that your interaction with the Site is no longer secure, please contact ANT Wireless as soon as possible.
For your convenience, ANT Wireless may include links to third party sites. You should carefully review security/privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from ANT Wireless’ Site. Other sites accessible through ANT Wireless’ Site have their own policies and data collection, use, and disclosure practices. Please consult each site's policies and practice. ANT Wireless is not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. The information practices of those websites linked from ANT Wireless’ Site are not covered by this Privacy/Security Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.
How can I access or change information about me?
If you would like to request access to personal information about you or if you would like to request that ANT Wireless correct, amend, suppress or delete personal information through this Site please send an e-mail to [email protected]. ANT Wireless will respond to your request for access within 30 days. Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such access, correction, objection, suppression or deletion rights pursuant to applicable data protection laws.
What is ANT Wireless’ policy regarding children's use of ANT Wireless’ Site?
While ANT Wireless encourages everyone to visit its web site and learn about the company and its technology, ANT Wireless 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. If a minor would like to submit information on the Site, ANT Wireless asks that the child's parent submit the information on his or her behalf. ANT Wireless strongly encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet and to take appropriate steps to ensure a positive and safe experience.
Where can I learn more about using the Internet and protecting my privacy?
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has a web page at http://www.priv.gc.ca/index_e.asp devoted to providing you with information about protecting your privacy online. ANT Wireless encourages you to familiarize yourself with the concepts discussed on this page.
Data Retention and Integrity?
ANT Wireless will retain personal information about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law and/or regulations. ANT Wireless also takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal information it processes is reliable for its intended use, accurate, and complete as necessary to carry out the purposes described in this Policy.
Privacy/Security Policy Changes
The Site is controlled and operated by ANT Wireless from Canada. ANT Wireless does not represent or warrant that the Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. ANT Wireless may limit the Site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction it chooses, at any time and in its sole discretion.
ANT Wireless and Garmin welcome your questions and comments about security and privacy. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. We will investigate and attempt to respond to any question or resolve complaints and disputes in a timely fashion.
You can also contact us at:
Garmin Canada Inc
124 – 30 Bow Street Common
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada