Last Updated: 01/01/20
Assistance For The Disabled
Alternative formats of this Privacy Statement are available to individuals with a disability. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.This Privacy Statement describes how we use and disclose the information that we collect from you when you visit our website, and use our products, applications, and services that reference this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Services”). Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional policies may apply. These additional policies will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional policies become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services. For the purposes of applicable EU data protection laws and unless otherwise stated, Harman is the data controller and is responsible for the collection and use of your Personal Data.
“Aggregate Information“ is information that has been combined with information about other users and analyzed or evaluated as a whole, such that no specific individual may be reasonably identified. For example, Aggregate Information may include a statement that says “50% of our users have used the mobile app in the last month”.
“Cookies” are text files, typically small in size, that are placed on your computer by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
“Personal Data” is any information that can be used to identify you, either alone or in combination with other information. Personal Data does not include Aggregate Information or other anonymized information (including metadata) collected by Harman that cannot be used to identify you, even if such information was derived from your Personal Data.
“Usage Data” is information about how you use the Services, such as your browser type, domains, page views, duration, and information about the device you use to access the Services.
“Web Beacons” (also known as “Clear GIFs” and “Pixel Tags”) are small bits of code embedded in web pages or in emails that are used to monitor the behavior of a website user or recipient of an email.
We collect Personal Data when we deliver our products, conduct marketing activities, gather feedback, provide customer support, fulfill product orders, and run our business operations. The Personal Data we collect varies based upon which of our Services you are using.
For the information that you provide to us during sign up or when you setup your account or profile, the information we collect may include your name, email address, telephone number, gender, date of birth, country where you reside, and other information that may help us better provide our Services to you.
We may also collect information from your use of our Services, such as how you use a particular Service. This information includes:
Information we collect when you are signed in to our Services may be associated with your account. When information is associated with your account, we treat it as Personal Data.
In addition to the purposes listed above, we may also use your Personal Data to:
We also gather non-descriptive, non-identifiable statistical information about how many visitors use our Services, how our users use our Services, how our users access certain content available on our Services, how long our users access certain content, what content our users are accessing, and our user preferences or settings for certain Services. We use this Aggregated Information for statistical analysis of how users make use of our Services so we can better improve our Services.
Although most browsers and devices accept Cookies and other Data Collection Technologies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or decline Cookies. If you disable Cookies, some of the features of our Services may not be available or function properly.
Interest Based Advertising: We may use vendors to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These advertising vendors may collect non-identifiable information about your visits to and interactions with our Services. In addition, our vendors may also use the information about your visits to other websites to target advertisements for products and services available from us. If you would like more information about this practice, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Because we know your Personal Data is important to you, we may share your information for the reason(s) disclosed to you at the time we collect it, with your consent, as well as in the following ways:
Your preferences about how we use your information are important to us and, when possible, we aim to honor them. Depending on where you reside, we offer the following choices that you can exercise with regard to your Personal Data.
We use reasonable organizational and technical security measures designed to preserve the security of your Personal Data, including without limitation, encryption technologies and authentication tools. Note, however, that no data transmitted over the Internet is 100% secure and any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by parties other than the intended recipient. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Services.
We manage our Services through our teams around the world, including our teams in the United States, India, and European Union. We acknowledge that the data protection laws may be different from country to country, and may not provide the same level of protection. If you use our Services or contact us from outside of the United States, please be advised that (i) any information you provide to us or that we automatically collect may be transferred to the United States and other countries where our teams are located; and (ii) that by using our Services or submitting information, you explicitly authorize the transfer of your information to and subsequent processing in the United States and other countries where our teams are located in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions about our policies for transferring your Personal Data, please contact us as stated below.
We respect the privacy of children. Our Services are not designed to attract an audience younger than 16, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 16. Please contact us using the contact details below if you believe we may have collected information from your child, and we will work to delete it.
Scope Of This Section
This section of the Privacy Statement applies only if you reside in the state of California in the United States (“California Consumer”). This section applies to all Personal Information of California Consumers that HARMAN collects both online and offline, including through California Consumers’ (a) visits to our website, (b) attendance at Harman events and conferences, (c) inclusion in research studies and (d) use of our Services.
As used in this section, “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California Consumer or household.
Collection, Use And Disclosure Of California Consumers’ Personal Information
1) Categories Of Personal Information Collected: In the last 12 months, HARMAN collected the following categories of Personal Information about California Consumers:
2) Purposes For Using Personal Information Collected: In the last 12 months, HARMAN used the categories of Personal Information listed above for the following purposes:
|Categories of Personal Information||Purpose For Which Information Is Used|
||To Provide Our Services|
||To Communicate With Current And Prospective Customers, Including Responding To Questions About Our Services|
||To Communicate With Current And Prospective Customers About Our Services As Well As Promotions|
||To Protect Against Malicious, Deceptive, Fraudulent, Or Illegal Activity|
||To Audit HARMAN’s Customer Interactions, Transactions, and Legal Compliance|
||To Identify And Repair Errors That Impair Existing Intended Functionality Of HARMAN Products And Services|
||To Undertake Internal Research For Technological Development And Demonstration|
||To Undertake Activities To Verify Or Maintain The Quality Or Safety Of Our Services, And To Improve, Upgrade, Or Enhance Our Services|
||For Product And Service Training|
||Short-term, Transient Use|
3) Sources Of Personal Information Collected: In the last 12 months, HARMAN collected the following categories of Personal Information about California Consumers from the following sources:
4) Disclosure Of Personal Information To Third Parties: In the last 12 months, HARMAN disclosed the following categories of Personal Information about California Consumers to the following categories of third parties for a business or commercial purpose:
|Category of Personal Information||Category of Third Party|
|Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information||
|Commercial Information Payment (Financial) Information||
5) No Sale Of Personal Information
HARMAN does not and will not sell Personal Information.
Your California Privacy Rights
Right to Know
California Consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request to know:
Right To Delete
Making Requests To Know Or For Deletion
HARMAN will respond to requests in accordance with applicable law if it can verify the identity of the individual submitting the request. California Consumers can exercise their rights in the following ways:
How We Will Verify Your Request
When you submit a request to know or a request to delete we apply the following process to verify your identity:
Step 1: Verification Email: Harman will send an email to the email address that you provided to register for our Services. Please read through this email and complete the verification criteria and once complete send a reply email back to Harman. The required criteria is described below:
Step 2: After receiving the information above and confirming your identity, we take action to fulfill the request.
In the unlikely situation that you submit a request to know or a request to delete and Harman does not have your email address, we will perform the steps listed above via phone.
If we cannot verify your identity to a sufficient level of certainty to respond to your request, we will let you know promptly and explain why we cannot verify your identity.
HARMAN’s Non-Discrimination Policy
California Consumers have the right not to be subject to discriminatory treatment by HARMAN for exercising their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, and HARMAN will not discriminate on that basis. However, HARMAN may charge a California Consumer a different price or rate or provide a different level or quality of goods or services if the difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the California Consumer by the Consumer’s Personal Information. If HARMAN does so, it will provide Consumers with any legally required notice.
You may designate an authorized agent to exercise your right to know or your right to delete by submitting to us a completed “Authorized Agent Designation” form. You can obtain the designation form by contacting us at email@example.com.
If an authorized agent submits a request to know or a request to delete on your behalf, the authorized agent must submit with the request either (a) a power of attorney that is valid under California law, or (b) a document signed by you that authorizes the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf. In addition, we may ask you to follow the applicable process described above for verifying your identity.
Right to Information About Disclosures of Personal Information for Direct Marketing Purposes:
Under California law, California Consumers can request information from us whether we have disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We will not sell your Personal Information to, or share it with, third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. California Consumers desiring to request further information about our compliance with these laws or who have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies are welcome to contact us using the contact information below.
For More Information
For questions or concerns about HARMAN’s privacy policies and practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Setting
The Site collects personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across our Services. Harman also interacts with third parties to understand online activities starting from a different site and landing on a Harman site.
We DO NOT support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting. DNT is a preference you can set in your browser’s settings to let the websites you visit, including the Site, know that you do not want the sites collecting your personally identifiable information.
We provide links to third party websites operated by organizations not affiliated with Harman. We do not disclose your Personal Data to organizations operating such linked third-party websites. We do not review or endorse, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices of these organizations. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by Harman through the Services.
From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Statement to accommodate new technology, industry practices, regulatory requirements, or for other purposes. If we make material changes to this Privacy Statement that would impact your continued use of the Services, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such changes (including through email, push message, and/or by posting a notice directly to your account), and may also ask you to affirmatively consent to the changes at the time of your next login to the Services. By continuing to use the Services after such notice and/or consent, you agree to be bound by Privacy Statement as modified. If you do not agree with our changes to Privacy Statement, your sole and exclusive remedy will be to discontinue use of the Services.
We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices. You can also contact us to exercise your privacy rights under applicable law. You can contact us as follows:
Harman International Industries, Incorporated
400 Atlantic Street, 15th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901, USA
1 (877) 871-6755