Effective as of February 1st, 2008 (Continental United States Only.)
- No Representation or Warranty
- Normal Web Site Usage
- Collection and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
- Disclosure for Legal Purposes
- We Do Not Seek Information from Children
- How to Update Your Information
- Cookies and Web Beacons
- Links to Other Websites
- Information about Phishing Scams
No Representation or Warranty
Your confidential use of this Site cannot be guaranteed by Toyota. Toyota shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this Site or any information you transmitted to this Site.
Normal Web Site Usage
You can visit the Site to read promotional and other information without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information (other than, in some cases, your zip code). When you do this, we collect and store the name of your internet service provider, the browser (including available plug-ins and browser functionality) and type of machine you are using, the IP address, the Web site that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests.
We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits to the Site. During normal usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number.
Collection and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
There are instances where Toyota requests information about you in order to complete the program registration process. Depending upon the type of request, the information we collect may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number (cellular or land line), date of birth and vehicle registration information. Your personal information is collected and stored by Toyota in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data.
Your personal information may be shared with our vendors and business partners to assist us in fulfilling your request. We may also share your personal information with companies affiliated with Toyota, our private distributors, and our authorized dealers and dealer advertising associations.
Please remember that uploaded photographs and/or videos may be posted on public areas (with corresponding identification of your name and likeness, and title of the photograph and/or video) and that blogs are public areas on the Site and chat rooms may be public areas on the Site. Please refer to the Program details. Any information posted in these areas can be viewed by other visitors or internet users. You should not post personal information in these areas unless you are comfortable to have third parties viewing and using such information.
From time to time we may conduct surveys on the Site. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain demographic information (such as your gender, date of birth and zip code). We may use the information that you submit, including your responses to the survey questions, for the purposes identified to you prior to your participation in the survey. In some cases, we may publish the results of the survey but will do so only as aggregate information and you will not be individually identified. As we may be conducting certain surveys with our business partners or other third parties, we may also share the results of those surveys with those third parties but will not identify individuals.
Disclosure for Legal Purposes
Toyota reserves the right to disclose any personally identifiable information or other information we collect through the Site or otherwise if we are required to do so by law or if we reasonably believe that the disclosure is necessary in order to (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on us; (c) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Toyota, the Site or its users, or third party licensors of any material on the Site; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health or safety of the users of the Site or the general public.
We Do Not Seek Information From Children
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Toyota does not knowingly collect personal information from children that young. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit your email address or any other personal information to us through the Site.
How to Update Your Information
From time to time Toyota collects personally identifiable information in connection with Programs. There may be times when you can access and update the information you provided as part of your participation in a Program. Please see the Forms section of the Site and reference the registration form concerning the specific Program to determine if you are able to access your information and how to do so. Updates may be made upon request by contacting program administrators at: [email protected]
Cookies and Web Beacons
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer when you visit a website. Its purpose is to manage your website experience and allow for customization of the web pages presented to you when you return to the site.
Web beacons are small bits of computer code that allow a website owner to track the actions of users on the site and recipients of e-mail communications.
Links to Other Websites
This site includes links to other websites, such as ToyotaFishing.com, MotorTrend.com, Toyota.com/Tundra. These sites are not under our control, even though they may use the Toyota name or logo on their site through an agreement with us. Such other sites do not necessarily follow our privacy policies, and may place their own cookies on your computer. This practice is standard on the Web, and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our site. These sites have their own privacy and information security policy and terms and conditions. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Information about Phishing Scams
There have been noticeable increases in the number of suspicious e-mails claiming that the e-mail recipient has won a Toyota lottery or other promotion. Sometimes the e-mail claims that the recipient has won a new Toyota Prius. In order to claim the prize, the e-mail asks that personal information (i.e. Full Name, Address, Nationality, Age, Gender, Occupation, Phone/Fax, and/or Country of Residence) be sent to a the Hotmail or Yahoo e-mail address. Samples of these hoax e-mails can be found at the following web site: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/toyota-car-promotions-scam.shtml. Note that these examples of the "phishing" hoax e-mails were not prepared by Toyota, all information and names contained in the hoax e-mails are fictitious, and any similarity to the names of actual people, including Toyota personnel, is entirely coincidental.
This type of e-mail solicitation is known commonly as a “phishing” scam, with the primary objective being to obtain one's personal information. This information can then be utilized to steal a person's identity. For example, a “Toyota Lottery” phishing scam is often sent from Chinese (.cn), German (.de) or British (.co.uk) addresses but can originate from anywhere and look very official even to the most savvy of Internet users. Neither Toyota nor any other reputable business will ever ask you for personal information through an unsolicited e-mail. Recipients of suspicious e-mail like this should delete the message from their in-box and, if possible, update their e-mail filter settings to block e-mails from the e-mail address being used. The Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/spam/report.html) and the Antiphishing Workgroup (http://www.antiphishing.org/) are also good sources of information about these types of security threats and how they may be reported to the authorities.