PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: August 17, 2016

Protecting your privacy is important to us. Please review our privacy statement to better understand our online information practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) site.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT, AND HOW IT IS USED

Information You Provide To Us
Depending on how you use the TRI site, we may collect Personal Information (information that can be used to identify you as an individual) such as your name and email address. For example, if you submit feedback or make a request using the form on the Contact page, we collect your name and email address. We use this information solely for the purpose of identifying who submitted feedback or to reply to your specific request.

In addition, if you apply for one of the jobs listed on our site, you will be asked to provide Personal Information directly to our third party recruiting service provider so that we may consider you for job opportunities and communicate with you about the hiring process. To learn more about data handling practices of our recruiting service, please refer to the privacy policy on their site.

Except as described here, the Personal Information you provide when you contact us will not be used for any other purpose.

Information We Collect Automatically
Usage Information. Whenever you visit or interact with the TRI site, we may automatically or passively collect information about how the site is accessed and used ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include browser type, device type, operating system, application version, the page served, the time and the preceding page views. This information helps us improve our site for visitors. We do not associate this non-Personal Information with the Personal Information you submit to us.

Cookies. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., to collect information about how visitors use our website. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use the TRI site. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the TRI website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site. For more information, including details on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

Except as described here, we will not provide any of your Personal Information to any third parties without your specific consent. We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate data and non-personal Usage Information with third parties.

We may also share your information in the following circumstances:

  • To comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law or a governmental authority requires it;
  • To verify or enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable policies;
  • To address fraud, security or technical issues; or
  • To otherwise protect our rights or property or security of third parties, visitors to our site or the public.

DATA RETENTION

We keep Personal Information and non-Personal Information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Policy and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the site. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. It may not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your Personal Information and non-Personal Information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.

If you have questions about Personal Information you have submitted via the TRI site, please email us at privacy@tri.global.

CHILDREN

The TRI site is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take information security seriously and use certain reasonable security measures to help protect your Personal Information. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the site and provide us with your information at your own risk.

CHANGES

We may update this Privacy Notice to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will clearly highlight them on this page. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. This policy was last updated August 17, 2016.

CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@tri.global or mail your inquiry to:
Toyota Research Institute
ATTN: Privacy Request
2 Palo Alto Square #100
Palo Alto, CA 94306