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Toyota Online Privacy Statement
UPDATED AS OF: January 1, 2016
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. ("Toyota", "we", "us", or "our") is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust as it relates to the privacy of your information. Please read below and learn how we collect, protect, share and use your information as part of our technology platforms, including, without limitation, our websites, web pages, interactive features, applications, Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks, and mobile applications (“Platforms”). If you are a resident of the European Union, please use the applicable European Union websites and applications, as our Platforms are intended only for the United States residents.
Toyota Safety Connect® This Online Privacy Statement does not apply specifically to our Toyota Safety Connect® Connected Vehicles Services. Please go to www.toyota.com/privacyvts to learn more about our vehicle and personal data collection, use and sharing practices.
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT ON OUR PLATFORMS.
Information You Provide To Us
We may collect Personal Information (information that can be used to identify you as an individual) such as your name, email, telephone number, home address, demographic information (such as zip code, age), or payment information (such as account or credit card number). The types of Personal Information we collect may vary depending on your use of the features of the Platforms. For example, we will collect your credit card number and other payment-related information in connection with your purchase of products and/or services through the Platforms, and we will collect Personal Information when you submit comments or participate in sweepstakes, contests, games, special events, promotions, blogs and chats, and surveys ("Programs"). In addition, we may post customer testimonials/video testimonials on our Platforms which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.
Toyota utilizes third-party social media management services to collect and analyze publicly available information on various social media sites. Information that you post on those sites, as well as publicly available information that you post on other pages made available through those sites and on other social media sites may be used by Toyota for customer satisfaction, customized marketing, marketing analysis, consumer research and other legitimate business purposes.
Friend to Friend: Some features on the Platforms may permit you to submit information about other people. For example, if you wish to invite your friends to participate in a Program offered through the Platforms or forward particular content from the Platforms to your friends, you will be asked to submit your friends’ email addresses. Our use, sharing and protection of the other person's information will also be subject to the terms of the Program and this Privacy Notice.
Information We Collect Automatically
Usage Information. Whenever you visit or interact with the Platforms, we, as well as any third-party advertisers and/or service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively information about how the Platforms are accessed and used ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include browser type, device type, operating system, application version, the page served, the time, the preceding page views, and your use of features or applications on the Platforms, such as interactions with friends and group activities. This information helps us keep our Platforms fresh and interesting to our visitors and allows us to tailor content to a visitor’s interests. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if Toyota associates it with you as a specific and identifiable person, Toyota treats it as Personal Information.
Device Identifier. We automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for the Device (computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device) you use to access the Platforms. A Device Identifier is a number that is assigned to your Device when you access a website or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. We, and our vendors, may use a Device Identifier to, among other things, administer the Platforms, help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends, track users’ web page movements over time and across different websites, help identify you and your shopping cart, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Cookies; Pixel Tags. The technologies used on the Platforms to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, include but are not limited to: cookies (data files placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Platforms), mobile analytics software and pixel tags (transparent graphic images, sometimes called web beacons or tracking beacons, placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed). Cookies may also be used to associate you with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and, if you so choose, enable interaction between your activities on the Platforms and your activities on such social networking sites. We, or our vendors, may place cookies or similar files on your Device for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience while visiting our Platforms (such as allowing us to select which ads or offers are most likely to appeal to you, based on your interests, preferences, location or demographic information). Please note that Dealer Advertising Associations may opt to place cookies or similar files on your Device to personalize your experience on their websites, including www.buyatoyota.com. A pixel tag may tell your browser to get content from another server.
To learn how you may be able to reduce the number of cookies you receive from us, or delete cookies that have already been installed in your browser’s cookie folder, please refer to your browser’s help menu or other instructions related to your browser. If you do disable or opt out of receiving cookies, please be aware that some features and services on our Platforms may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize and associate you with your Toyota account(s). In addition, the offers we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests. If you block or delete cookies, not all tracking that we have described in this privacy statement will stop. Some browsers have a "do not track" feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect about and from you for a variety of business purposes such as to respond to your questions and requests such as requests for product information, new vehicle information alerts, and brochures; advise you of important safety-related information; enable you to participate in promotional activities, or other Programs; provide you with access to certain areas and features of the Platforms such as your interactions with other users; verify your identity; communicate with you about your account and activities on the Platforms and, in our discretion, changes to any Toyota policy; tailor content, advertisements, and offers we serve you; improve the Platforms; comply with license obligations; and for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information or otherwise with your consent. We collect your location-based information for the purpose of providing you with offers and other information relevant to your location. We will only share this information with our mapping provider for the sole purpose of providing you with the service.
3. 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 Usage Information with third parties. We may also share your information as disclosed at the time you provide your information, as set forth in this Privacy Notice and in the following circumstances:
Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf. We may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners) such as service providers that host or operate our Platforms, analyze data, process transactions and payments, fulfill orders or provide customer service; advertisers; sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions, contests, sweepstakes, surveys or provide marketing or promotional assistance and "powered by" partners or partners in co-branded sites. Your Personal Information may also be used by us or shared with our subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors, partners, advertisers or other third parties to provide you with product information and promotional and other offers.
Program Partners. If you choose to participate in a Program, your Personal Information may also be shared with our Program partners and may be used by our Program partners if you indicate your interest in receiving communications directly from that company. If you elect to receive communications from our business partner, your information will be used by that company in accordance with its policies, and this Privacy Notice will not apply to that company's use of your information. Sometimes the rules, terms and conditions or disclaimers that apply to a particular Program include information on how we may use the Personal Information that you provide to us through your participation in the Program. If there is a conflict between the rules, terms and conditions that apply to a particular Program and this Privacy Notice, those applying to the particular Program will govern. Please review all of the information about a Program before you provide us with any Personal Information.
Business Transfers. We may share your Personal Information with other entities and our affiliates primarily for business and operational purposes. We may also share your information with our authorized dealers and their holding companies, dealer advertising associations and distributors for their own use. In the event that Toyota is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction.
4. INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD PARTIES
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from Toyota, that website will submit to us your email address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as one of our Facebook or Twitter applications or a similar application or feature on a third party website) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Usage Information and Personal Information such as lists of your friends, "likes", comments you have shared, groups and location. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on our Platform to your profile page to share with others within your network. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "connections" or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections’” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service. We may supplement the information we collect about you through the Platforms with such information from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and/or to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
5. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS, CHOICE AND ACCESS.
The Platforms gives you choices. If you choose to receive e-mails from us about products and other information, we strive to keep your Personal Information updated and accurate.
If you provided Toyota with Personal Information through the Owners section of toyota.com, you may review and update that information by clicking on the Owners link on the homepage of toyota.com, registering or logging in and then clicking on "Update Profile." If you are an Owner who subscribes to the Toyota owner e-mail list, you can access the Preferences page and change your user profile or unsubscribe from the Toyota e-mail list here.
For users who are not currently registered on our owner site, please call Customer Satisfaction at 800-331-4331 to opt out from receiving e-mail communications from Toyota. If you receive an e-mail, you may opt-out at any time by following the opt-out instructions provided in the e-mail you receive. Your opt-out request will be processed within 30 days of the date on which we receive it.
If you are participating in a Program, you may be able to access and update the information you provided as part of your participation in the Program. Please see the section of the Platforms concerning the specific Program to determine if you are able to access your information and how to do so.
In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Platforms. 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 information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons. We will retain your information (including geo-location data) for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We do not control certain privacy settings and preferences maintained by our social media partners like Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to make changes to those settings and preferences, you may do so by visiting the settings page of the appropriate social media site.
6. ADVERTISING/BEHAVIORAL TARGETING; HOW TO OPT-OUT.
If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt-out of some network advertising programs that use your information. To do so, please visit the DAA Opt-Out Page. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt-out), you will still see advertisements while you're browsing online. However the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive. The DAA Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.
The Platforms are 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 determine upon collection that a user is under this age, we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Information without the parent/guardian’s consent. 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.
8. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION AND PHISHING SCAMS.
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 Platforms and provide us with your information at your own risk. When we collect sensitive information on our sites or within our mobile application (such as credit card number or geo-location information), we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology.
Beware of 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 be sent to a Hotmail or Yahoo e-mail address. Samples of these hoax e-mails can be found at this web site.
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. Toyota will never ask you to send passwords, login names, Social Security numbers, or other personal information through e-mail or U.S. mail or fax or text message. If you receive an email or letter by U.S. mail or fax or text message from Toyota asking you to update your credit card information, do not respond: this is a phishing scam. 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 and the Antiphishing Workgroup are also good sources of information about these types of security threats and how they may be reported to the authorities.
9. OTHER SITES.
The Platforms may make available chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups. Remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and is not subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice.
10. CONSENT TO PROCESSING AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION.
The Platforms are governed by and operated in, and in accordance with the laws of, the United States, and are intended for the enjoyment of residents of the United States. Toyota makes no representation that the Platforms are governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nation. Given that we are an international business, our use of your information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Platforms, or providing us with any information, you (a) acknowledge that the Platforms are subject to the laws of the United States, (b) consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen, and (c) waive any claims that may arise under those laws.
We may update this Privacy Notice to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on our Platforms prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
12. CONTACT US.
To contact us with a question call us at 800-331-4331 or mail your inquiry to:
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
P.O. Box 259001
Plano, TX 75025-9001
You may also obtain an update on our information practices by sending a request to:
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
P.O. Box 259001
Plano, TX 75025-9001
PERSONAL INFORMATION SHARING PRACTICES FOR 2015
(Effective as of January 01, 2016)
During 2015, we shared the following types of personal information about our customers with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Toyota Financial Services and our authorized Toyota dealers where the information was used for the recipient's own marketing:
Model vehicle purchased or leased
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is located at:
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Toyota Financial Services is located at:
Toyota Financial Services - Mailstop EF10
P.O. Box 259001
Plano, TX 75025-9001
Please click on the link below to view a list of authorized Toyota dealers.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
P.O. Box 259001
Plano, TX 75025-9001
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS INCLUDE AN AGREEMENT TO MANDATORY ARBITRATION, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SITES TO BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN PROCEED IN COURT. THE DISPUTES/ARBITRATION PROVISION ALSO INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY DISPUTE INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION. THIS AGREEMENT ALSO INCLUDES A JURY WAIVER. DO NOT ACCESS OR USE ANY OF THE SITES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY.
THE SITES ARE ONLY INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES IF YOU ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER AND NOT A MINOR IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE. If you are not an intended viewer, kindly do not use or view any of the Sites.
We may at any time revise these Terms by updating these Terms. The "Last Updated Date" at the top of this Agreement will indicate when the latest modifications were made. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, your continued use of any of the Sites constitutes your agreement to any modified Terms, and you should therefore visit the Terms to review the current Terms from time to time. Furthermore, unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features or services that augment or enhance the Sites in the future shall be considered part of the Sites and subject to these Terms. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to interrupt, restrict, modify, suspend, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all of the Sites (or any portion thereof), with or without notice to you, and you agree that Toyota shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any or all of the Sites. Moreover, we may terminate these Terms for any or no reason, and with or without notice to you. Your rights under these Terms will terminate automatically without notice from us if you fail to comply with any provision of these Terms. Upon termination of these Terms, you shall cease all use of the Sites.
Certain features of the Sites may require you to download content, software and/or agree to additional terms and conditions, policies and disclaimers (collectively, "Additional Terms"), which are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms unless expressly set forth otherwise in such Additional Terms. If there is a conflict between these Terms and any Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will control with respect to the specific feature.
NOTE THAT THESE TERMS APPLY ONLY TO THESE SITES; OTHER PROVIDED BY TOYOTA’S DEALERS, DEALER ASSOCIATIONS AND DISTRIBUTORS MAY HAVE SEPARATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE USE OF THOSE SITES.
These Sites are for your personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Sites requires the prior written consent of Toyota.
1. DESCRIPTION OF THE SITES.
The Sites contain information regarding Toyota and its products, services and promotional programs, including advertising, Toyota Trademarks (as defined below), pictures, information, digital images, featured articles, surveys, applications, contests and sweepstakes, and other content (collectively, "Content"), all of which is protected under copyright law and/or other federal and state laws. Content may be in the form of text, data, music, sound, graphics, images, pictures, photographs, videos, software or other forms now known or later invented.
The Toyota products and services described on the Sites contain uniquely American specifications and equipment and are offered only in the continental U.S.A. The promotional programs offered on the Sites are only available in the continental U.S.A. and may be limited to particular states as described by the terms of such programs.
2. SIGN UP TO RECEIVE INFORMATION; ACCOUNT REGISTRATION.
You may opt-in to receive marketing materials from Toyota, including news and special event and new vehicle information. If you opt-in you may be asked to provide your Personal Information (as defined below) to us so we can fulfill your request. It is completely voluntarily to opt-in to receive these materials.
You may also opt-out of receiving any marketing materials from Toyota at any time by clicking here.
If you opt-in to receive information from Toyota, you agree to provide true, accurate and complete information about yourself as prompted by the online or mobile forms. You may also have the opportunity to register for an account on the Sites ("Account") to access and use certain features of the Sites, including certain applications offered by Toyota and certain specially-tailored products and services (e.g., for Toyota Owners). If we have reasonable grounds (as determined by us in our sole discretion) to suspect that the Personal Information you provide for opt-in or registration purposes is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, we have the right to refuse, with or without notice, any and all current or future requests you make through the Sites and/or to suspend or terminate your Account.
We shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to maintain accurate Personal Information in connection with your Account, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about Toyota and/or the Sites.
Your selection and use of an Account username and password, and any other information required for security access and authentication purposes, are subject to these Terms. You agree not to share your username, password and any security-related information with anyone. You are responsible for all use of your Account and for ensuring that access to and use of your Account complies fully with these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that any use of your Account through your username, password and security information shall be deemed to be your actions which we may rely upon. You are solely responsible for protecting the confidentiality and security of your Account.
3. OWNERSHIP AND USE OF THE SITES.
Toyota or its affiliates own all right, title, and interest, and/or have a valid right to use and sublicense the Sites and all Content on the Sites, including, without limitation, all trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names used on the Sites (collectively, "Trademarks").
Toyota grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right and license to access and use the Sites (including the Content and Mobile Services (as defined below)) for your own personal non-commercial use, subject to your compliance with these Terms, including, without limitation, the restrictions on use of the Sites. Toyota may, in its sole discretion, suspend, discontinue or terminate this license to you at any time for any reason.
Toyota reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend, discontinue or permanently cancel any or all of the Sites' operation, or portions thereof, with or without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that Toyota will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension, discontinuation or cancellation of any or all of the Sites' operation.
4. RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESSING AND USING THE SITES.
As a condition to accessing and using the Sites in accordance with the license granted to you under these Terms, you agree to comply with the following rules:
In addition, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and other legal requirements relating to your access to and use of the Sites.
You agree to immediately notify us if you suspect illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity, or any activity in violation of these Terms, including any unauthorized access to your Account. If you notify us or if we otherwise suspect such activity, you agree to cooperate with us in any investigation and to use any prevention measures we prescribe.
5. MOBILE SERVICES/APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES.
If permitted or available through any feature or service on any of the Sites, you (a) upload content to any of the Sites or download content from any of the Sites via a mobile device, (b) receive and reply to messages from or on any of the Sites, or to access or make posts using text messaging, (c) browse any of the Sites from your mobile device and/or (d) access certain features through a mobile application you have downloaded and installed on your mobile phone (collectively the "Mobile Services"), you must have a mobile communications subscription (or have the consent of the subscriber of such mobile device) for the necessary carrier services with a participating carrier or otherwise have access to a mobile communications network through which Toyota makes the Mobile Services available. You are responsible for any and all service fees associated with any such mobile access, including text messaging charges for each text message you send and receive on your mobile device, and all applicable data fees.
Your use of certain of the Mobile Services may incur charges and be subject to other terms from Toyota, which charges and other terms will be provided to you via separate terms and conditions for the applicable Mobile Services. For instance, all terms and conditions applicable to your use and download of the Entune® App Suite application may be found here. Additionally, please check your wireless plan because your carrier's per-minute, text messaging, and data or other charges may apply. You must provide at your own expense the equipment and wireless connections needed for you to use the Mobile Services, and you are solely responsible for any costs you incur to access the Mobile Services. You should keep in mind that the use of the Mobile Services to send content to another person via email or SMS (Short Message Service, or "text messaging") may result in wireless charges to both the sender and the receiver.
6. DOWNLOADS FROM THE SITES.
When you download any Content from any of the Sites (a "Download"), you understand that it is owned by Toyota, its affiliates and/or licensors, as applicable, and is protected by intellectual property laws. Toyota hereby grants, and you hereby accept, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right and license to download and use the object code version of the Download(s) on your own computer and/or mobile device that is compatible solely for your own personal non-commercial use. You acknowledge and agree that you may not reproduce, duplicate, modify, perform, transfer, post, distribute, sell, create derivative works of or otherwise use or make available the Download(s). No license is granted to you in the human readable code, known as the source code, of the content downloaded, and no rights are granted to you in any patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks or any other rights in respect of the content of any Download(s). You may not depict any Downloads on any merchandise or products of any kind or otherwise use any Downloads for commercial purposes. You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Sites, including, but not limited to, a computer (with internet access) that is in working order and suitable for use in connection with the Sites. You are responsible for ensuring that your equipment and/or software does not disturb or interfere with Toyota's operations or the Sites.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES, ANY PAGE(S) THEREIN, AND/OR ANY SERVICE(S) OF THE SITES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DOWNLOAD(S), IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT FROM SUCH USE. YOU AGREE THAT THE SITES, ANY SERVICE(S) OF THE SITES, AND ANY DOWNLOAD(S), ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.
7. THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND LINKS.
The Sites may contain links to other Web sites ("Third-Party Sites") as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the "Third-Party Applications, Software or Content"). Such Third-Party Sites and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, legality, timeliness, authenticity, reliability, or completeness by us, and none of the Toyota Entities (as defined below) are responsible for any Third-Party Sites accessed through the Sites or any Third-Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Sites, including without limitation, the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, legality, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third-Party Sites or the Third-Party Applications, Software or Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third-Party Site or any Third-Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us (or any of the other Toyota Entities).
If you decide to leave any of the Sites and access the Third-Party Sites or to use or install any Third-Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that, unless otherwise indicated, these Terms and any other Toyota terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Site and any Third-Party Applications, Software or Content to which you navigate from any of the Sites or relating to any applications you use or install from any of the Sites.
We may also make available or provide access to products, services, or applications of Third Parties. Such products, services, and applications shall be purchased and/or obtained directly from such Third Party. NO TOYOTA ENTITY SHALL BE A PARTY TO, OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, ANY TRANSACTION CONCERNING PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION PRESENTED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR APPLICATIONS OF THIRD PARTIES. NO TOYOTA ENTITY SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY WEB SITE OR MOBILE SITE LINKED TO THE SITES, AND THE FACT SUCH LINKS ARE PROVIDED ON THE SITES DOES NOT INDICATE OUR APPROVAL OR ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL CONTAINED ON ANY LINKED WEB SITE OR MOBILE SITE. YOUR CONNECTION TO AND USE OF ANY SUCH LINKED WEB SITE OR MOBILE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Any Visitor including a link to the Sites or any Content or other information on any Third-Party Site or in any Third-Party Applications, Software or Content must follow the Guidelines for External Sites set forth herein.If you would like to use Content or information or provide a link to any part of any of the Sites from any Third-Party Site or in any Third-Party Applications, Software or Content, you must read and agree to comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws.External Third-Party Site Use of Toyota Information
Third-Party Sites must have prior written approval before using any text, trademarks, graphics, photographs, or other materials or content from any Toyota source, such as any of the Sites, and other websites, brochures or other media operated or provided by any Toyota Entity.
Third-Party Sites and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content may use brand or model names in Web site text only to the extent reasonably necessary to identify Toyota products. Any other use of any Toyota Trademark is prohibited without prior written Toyota approval.External Third-Party Site Naming Guidelines
Third-Party Sites and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content may not use a brand, product name or other confusingly similar word or group of letters in a domain name that is similar to any Trademark of Toyota and/or its affiliated companies without prior written Toyota approval.No Misrepresentation
Third-Party Sites and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content must not in any way imply that Toyota is endorsing it or its products or services; must not misrepresent its relationship with Toyota; must not present false information about Toyota; must not be a Web site that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations; and must not be a website that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.Linking to any of the Sites
Third-Party Sites and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content may not use links to any part of any of the Sites in any way that implies sponsorship by or affiliation with Toyota. Furthermore, when linking to any part of the Sites, the Third-Party Site and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content may not appear as a frame within the applicable page(s) of the Sites that provides the link or appear in any way that makes the destination site appear to be content belonging to the site containing the link.External Third-Party Site Disclaimer
Any Third-Party Site and Third-Party Applications, Software or Content using Content, information from or linking to any part of the Sites must include a prominently displayed disclaimer on the home page stating that such Third-Party Site is not authorized by or affiliated with Toyota.
8. USER CONTENT AND CONDUCT
Where applicable on the Sites, you may be invited to post your own content ("User Content") understand that all User Content is your sole responsibility. Though the Sites are designed to be a safe place to share such User Content, we cannot guaranty that other users and Visitors will not misuse the User Content that you share. If you have any User Content that you would like to keep confidential and/or do not want others to use (including but not limited to, photos, images, videos, personal information, name, home address, telephone number, etc.), do not post it to the Sites. Under no circumstances will Toyota be liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Sites. TOYOTA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A USER’S OR VISITOR’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY USER CONTENT YOU POST TO THE SITES.
By posting any User Content at the Sites, you hereby grant Toyota a royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, combine with other works, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, edit and display such User Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You specifically waive any "moral rights" in and to the User Content. The foregoing grant includes, without limitation, any copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your User Content. You represent and warrant that: you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Sites or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section; and the posting of your User Content on or through the Sites does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees and any other monies owing any person by reason of any User Content you posted to or through the Sites.
You acknowledge and agree that Toyota may preserve User Content and may also disclose User Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process; enforce these Terms; respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Toyota, its customers, Visitors, and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Sites, including your User Content, may involve: transmissions over various networks; and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You agree to each of the conditions in this Agreement and further agree that each of these conditions applies forever and broadly with regard to Toyota worldwide. Posting of User Content to or through the Sites, including ideas or disclosures of opinions, is voluntary on your part. No confidential or additional contractual relationship is established by your posting of User Content or is to be implied by our review or subsequent use of your User Content. Toyota shall not be liable for any disclosure of any User Content, including opinion(s) or suggestion(s), you post to or through the Sites. TOYOTA SHALL BE ENTITLED TO UNRESTRICTED USE OF ANY USER CONTENT IT MAY RECEIVE FROM YOU AT OR THROUGH THE SITES, FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER, COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE, WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU AS PROVIDER OF THE USER CONTENT.
You agree that you will not use the Sites to:
You understand that by using the Sites, you may be exposed to User Content created by others that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Toyota does not endorse or have control over what is posted as User Content. User Content is not reviewed by Toyota prior to posting and does not reflect the opinions or policies of Toyota. Toyota makes no representations or warranties, express or implied as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content or any other material or information that you may access through the Sites. Toyota assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Sites for inappropriate submissions or conduct, but reserves the right to do so. If at any time Toyota chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Sites, Toyota nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the User Content, has no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content, and has no responsibility for the conduct of the users or Visitors submitting any such User Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Toyota and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Content at any time, without notice and for any reason, including but not limited to, content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable, in Toyota’s sole discretion. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such User Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any User Content. Toyota may store User Content indefinitely. However, Toyota has no obligation to store User Content or make it available to you in the future.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Sites users and Visitors. Toyota reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Sites users and Visitors. Toyota reserves the right to terminate your access to the Sites if Toyota determines, in its sole discretion, that doing so is prudent.You may submit reviews or other feedback on the Sites. Any comments, suggestions, or feedback relating to the Sites (collectively "Feedback") submitted to Toyota shall become the property of Toyota. Toyota will not be required to treat any Feedback as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas (including without limitation, product, services, application, site, or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in the Sites, or its operations or business, in the future. Without limitation, Toyota will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Feedback of every kind and nature everywhere and will be entitled to use the Feedback for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Feedback. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not Toyota, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.
9. COPYRIGHT AGENT.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask all Visitors to the Sites to do the same. If you are the owner of a United States copyright and you believe that your work has been copied on any of the Sites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact and provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:
10. OTHER COMPLAINTS AND COMMENTS TO TOYOTA.
Communication to Toyota with respect to any product or service complaint should be directed to the applicable Toyota dealer or to Toyota's Customer Relations Services at 800-331-4331, and not through the Sites. Please do not submit ideas or suggestions regarding current or future Toyota products, promotions or advertising. For legal reasons, we do not accept such unsolicited ideas or suggestions.
11. FORWARD TO A FRIEND OPPORTUNITIES.
You may forward information from any of the Sites to another individual person (a "Friend"), including via an email originating from any of the Sites. We may request that you submit information about your Friends, including, without limitation, email addresses, social networks, including but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter, and their personal names so that they may receive the information you request to be sent to them. We will use and store any such information or Personal Information that we collect from you about a Friend only to the extent necessary to carry out your request, and we will not use any such information for any other purpose unless the Friend consents to the use for such other purpose. We reserve the right to limit the number of Friends you can submit or to limit the number of transmissions to any particular Friends from time to time. You may not withdraw the contact information you provide for a Friend once it has been submitted. The contact information for a Friend must be valid and functioning in order for us to contact him or her with the information you have requested that we send to your Friend. We will not be responsible for validating your Friend’s contact information you provide. We may elect NOT to communicate with any email address if it appears to be on any of our "do not contact" or "do not email" lists, but are not required to make such an election. Moreover, we will not communicate with any Friend via text message unless your Friend opts-in to receive text messages from Toyota. In addition, we reserve the right to reject any request you make to forward to a Friend or email a Friend if (a) the contact information provided by you is incorrect or not valid, or (b) we determine in our sole discretion that the participation of such individual might be harmful to us, the Sites, any Service, or any third party for any reason. We specifically disclaim any liability for exercising such right.
Toyota Safety Connect® Connected Vehicle Services
Your vehicle may be equipped with Connected Vehicle Services technology that electronically transmits Vehicle Data to Toyota. These Services are called Safety Connect®. You should review our Connected Vehicle Services Privacy and Protection Notice at www.toyota.com/privacyvts for an explanation of our collection and use of your Vehicle Data and Personal Information for Toyota Safety Connect®.
13. INDEMNITY AND HOLD HARMLESS.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Toyota and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective distributors, dealers, dealer associations and advertising and promotions agencies, licensors and contractors, together with each of their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders (collectively, "Toyota Entities", each a "Toyota Entity"), from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of your use of the Sites, your breach or alleged breach of any of these Terms, or your breach or alleged violation of the patent, copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.
14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
You understand and agree that your use of the Sites is solely at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your mobile device or computer or any other equipment or loss of data that may result from your use of the Sites.
The Sites and the Content are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any warranty of any kind, expressed, implied or statutory. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Toyota makes no warranties that the Sites or any Content or other material obtained through herein will meet your requirements, or that the Sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, non-infringing or error-free. You understand and agree that you are responsible for any and all charges, costs and/or expenses for access to or use of the Sites, including any Mobile Services. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the Sites shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. You may not rely on any such information or advice. To the extent jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. We assume no liability or responsibility for any performance degradation, interruption or delays of any of the Sites, or errors or omissions in any Content or other materials on or through the Sites. We do not make any warranty or representation that your use of the material displayed on, or obtained through, the Sites is non-infringing of any rights of any third party.
Any decision or action taken by you on the basis of information or content provided on the Sites is at your sole discretion and risk. We are not responsible or liable for any such decision, or for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or availability of any content displayed, transmitted, or otherwise made available on the Sites.
15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
YOU HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH TOYOTA ENTITY FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES AND LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES OR LOSSES TO ANY PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PROPERTY OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN WHOLE OR PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SITES.
16. NO OFFER TO SELL OR LEASE.
All of the information contained in the Sites is for informational purposes only, and in no way constitutes an offer to enter into any transaction for a Toyota vehicle, or other Toyota product or service. The purchase of any Toyota vehicle shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable sale, lease or retail installment contract. Any MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) listed on any of the Sites are in U.S. dollars only and exclude tax, title, license and registration. Actual dealer price may vary. The Sites shall not be used or relied upon by you as a substitute for information that is available to you from an authorized Toyota automobile or parts dealer.
(a) Notices And Announcements: Except as expressly provided otherwise herein, all notices to Toyota shall be in writing and delivered via overnight courier or certified mail, return receipt requested to:Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
(b) Severability: If any provision of these Terms are unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
(c) Applicable Law: These Terms and any disputes arising under or related to these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to its conflict of law principles.
(d) Entire Agreement: These Terms constitute the entire, complete and exclusive agreement between you and us regarding the Sites and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings with respect to the subject matter of these Terms.
(e) Waiver: The remedies of Toyota set forth in these Terms shall be cumulative and not alternative, and the election of one remedy for a breach shall not preclude pursuit of other remedies. Any failure by us, at any time or from time to time, to enforce any of our rights under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right.
PLEASE READ THIS PROVISION CAREFULLY. IT INCLUDES AN AGREEMENT TO MANDATORY ARBITRATION, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SITES TO BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN PROCEED IN COURT. THIS PROVISION ALSO INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY DISPUTE INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION. THIS AGREEMENT ALSO INCLUDES A JURY WAIVER.
It is Toyota's goal that the Sites meet your expectations and that you are satisfied. However, there may be instances when you have a problem or dispute that needs special attention. In those instances, Toyota is committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution that satisfies you; however, we can only do this if we know about and understand your issue. Therefore, for any problem or dispute that you may have with Toyota, you acknowledge and agree that you will first give Toyota an opportunity to resolve your problem or dispute. This includes you first sending a written description of your problem or dispute to Toyota Motors North America, c/o Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Toyota Customer Experience Center, P.O. Box 259001 – Web Services, Plano, TX 75025-9001. You then agree to negotiate with Toyota in good faith about your problem or dispute. This should lead to resolution, but if for some reason your problem or dispute is not resolved satisfactorily within sixty (60) days after Toyota's receipt of your written description of it, you agree to the further dispute resolution provisions below.
You agree that the sole and exclusive forum and remedy for any and all disputes and claims that cannot be resolved informally and that relate in any way to or arise out of your use of any of the Sites and these Terms shall be final and binding arbitration, except to the extent that you have in any manner infringed upon or violated or threatened to infringe upon or violate any of the Toyota Entities' or any third party patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or publicity rights, in which case you acknowledge that there is no adequate remedy at law and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought by the Toyota Entities and/or the applicable third party(ies) either in court or from an arbitrator. You and we acknowledge that the Agreement affects interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to arbitrations under the Agreement (despite any other choice of law provision). To the extent that the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law do not supply substantive law necessary for the resolution of any disputes or claims, the laws of the State of Texas shall apply, except that Texas laws concerning choice of law or conflict of laws shall not apply if they would cause the substantive law of another jurisdiction to apply. To the extent that the parties litigate any part of any dispute or claim in court, including, without limitation, obtaining provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, confirmation of the award, and judgment enforcement, the laws of the State of Texas shall apply, except that Texas laws concerning choice of law or conflict of laws shall not apply if they would cause the substantive law of another jurisdiction to apply.
Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The arbitration shall be administered by AAA pursuant to its Consumer Arbitration Rules. If the arbitration results in an award, then judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. You and we agree to pay our own fees, costs, and expenses, including those for any attorneys, experts, and witnesses. You agree that any claim for or award of attorneys' fees, including such claim or award pursuant of Chapter 38 of Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is waived. An arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief. As a limited exception to the agreement to arbitrate, you and we agree that you may take claims to small claims court, if your claims qualify for hearing by such court.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, NO ARBITRATION OR OTHER CLAIM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE JOINED TO ANY OTHER ARBITRATION OR CLAIM, INCLUDING ANY ARBITRATION OR CLAIM INVOLVING ANY OTHER CURRENT OR FORMER VISITOR OF THE SITES, AND NO CLASS ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE PERMITTED. In the event that this CLASS ACTION WAIVER is deemed unenforceable, then any putative class action may only proceed in a court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration.
WE BOTH AGREE THAT, WHETHER ANY CLAIM IS IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, YOU AND TOYOTA BOTH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL INVOLVING ANY CLAIMS OR DISPUTES BETWEEN US.In no event shall any claim, action or proceeding by you related in any way to this Agreement be instituted more than two (2) years after the cause of action arose.
19. CONTACT US.
If you have any questions, complaints or claims about any of the Sites, or if you are having any technical difficulties with any of the Sites, please email through http://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/ask or call us at 800-331-4331.