Effective Date: January 1, 2016
THE TORO COMPANY
Toro's Commitment to Your Privacy
The Personal Information Toro Collects
There are a few places where Toro gives you an opportunity to voluntarily provide Toro with your personal information. This refers to information that lets Toro know the specifics of who you are, and may include, without limitation, your first and last name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, and other personally identifying information. When you engage in certain activities on the Service, such as ordering a product or service; filling out a form to request a demo, entering a contest or sweepstakes; participating in third-party social network service activities whether through the Service or third-party social network services; filling out a survey; sending feedback or product reviews; requesting owners and parts manuals; or registering your product online, Toro may ask you to provide personal information. You choose whether to engage in these activities. Depending upon the activity, some of the information Toro asks you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
Toro also may collect information about you from publicly available sources and may receive information through a third-party social networking service.
The Anonymous Information Toro Collects
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, your IP address, cookies and other technologies (as more particularly described below) are generally used by Toro on an anonymous basis to, among other things, (1) help diagnose problems with Toro's server, administer the Service, measure the use of the Service, improve the content of the Service; (2) to identify visitors' domain names, the type of web browsers used, the pages viewed, the websites from which a visitor found this Service, the websites to which a visitor went after leaving the Service; the search terms and search engines used to find this Service; and (3) to gather other web analytics information relating to visitors' use and navigation of the Service.
Cookies and Other Technologies
Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. They are deleted when you close the browser.
Performance Cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use the Site. They allow Toro to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it.
Functionality Cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features and to improve your experience on the Site.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies are used to collect information about your browsing habits in order to enable Toro and its affiliates to provide you with information about products and services that may be of specifically of interest to you.
Web Beacons are small strings of code (e.g., 1 x 1 pixel) that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. You can disable the ability of Web beacons to capture information by blocking cookies.
Persistent Device Identifiers are unique strings that are associated with the mobile device that you use to connect to an App. Persistent device identifiers may be modified or disabled by sophisticated users.
Third parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual user’s online activities over time and across different Internet services when a user uses the Service.
To opt-out of the Google Analytics browser add-on, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ , http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html .
opt-out of DoubleClick’s or other third-party vendors’
Note that clearing cookies from your browser will remove the above opt-outs because they are stored in cookies.
Do Not Track. At this time we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent from Web browsers or other mechanisms that provide users the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about a user’s online activities over time and across third-party internet services.
For EU users only: To comply with current legislation in the European Union, Toro asks for your consent to set the cookies described above. When you arrive on the Site, a banner informing you of the types of cookies we use will appear. By clicking 'continue' you expressly consent to the use of such cookies. Once your consent has been provided, this message will not appear again when you revisit. If you do not click “continue,” your continued use of the Site will indicate your implied consent. The banner will remain, and we will set only the cookies for which implied consent is sufficient. If you, or another user of your computer, wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings or by selecting the opt-out options above.
The Way Toro Uses Personal Information
The Way Toro May Disclose Information
Toro may share this information with Toro's affiliates, distributors, dealers or other business partners in connection with the Service. We may share information about you that they need to perform their functions and in accordance with our agreements with them. Toro's affiliates, distributors, dealers or other business partners may use this information for marketing and solicitation purposes as permitted by applicable law. Toro must release your credit card information to credit card authorization service providers and the credit card-issuing bank to confirm and settle payment for products or services purchased on the Service and to facilitate returns or refunds. Toro may share aggregated anonymous information relating to visitors to and users of the Service with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.
Toro may disclose personal information in any of the following circumstances: (1) in response to a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other legal process or request, or as may otherwise be required by applicable law or regulation; (2) to protect and defend Toro's rights or property or those of its affiliates, distributors, dealers, business partners, or others; (3) to enforce or apply the Terms or any applicable end user license agreement; or (4) as Toro, in its sole discretion, believes is appropriate under exigent circumstances in response to a perceived threat to the personal safety or property of any person or organization.
Processing of your Personal Information
BY SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO TORO, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
Retention of your Personal Information
Toro keeps your personal information as long as Toro needs it for the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you have subsequently consented), for other legitimate purposes (such as regulatory compliance), or as permitted by applicable law. Since some of these activities may continue for an extended period of time, subject to applicable law, Toro may keep your personal information indefinitely.
Toro's Relationship to other Sites or Mobile Applications that can be Accessed through the Service
Other Information You should Know about your Privacy
Toro will not knowingly collect personal information about children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personal information through the Service. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal information from an individual under age 18, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Access & Correction of your Personal Information
Toro strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the personal information in its databases and to keep that information up-to-date. Toro provides ways for you to access your personal information as required by applicable law, so that you can correct inaccuracies or update your personal information. Toro reserves the right to charge a fee as permitted by applicable law. If you would like to review or correct your personal information, please contact Toro by email at email@example.com , or send a letter to:
Attn: Legal Department
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420-1196
All communications must be in the English language.
Toro will respond to reasonable requests within the time limits established by applicable law or within a reasonable time if no time limit is established by applicable law. For your protection, Toro may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, Toro will provide the access you request and correct or delete any inaccurate personal information you discover.
Requests to delete personal data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on Toro.
Toro's Commitment to Security of Your Personal Information
Toro has implemented physical, managerial and technical procedures to try to protect the security of data and information, including personal information. Toro strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness, and current status of personal information and to protect the privacy and security of such. Unless applicable law provides otherwise, Toro does not guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data or personal information. While Toro strives to protect your personal information, Toro cannot always guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from the Service, and you provide such information at your own risk. You acknowledge that: (1) there are security and privacy limitations in computer systems and on the Internet which are beyond Toro's control; and (2) any such information and data, including personal information, may be viewed or tampered with by a third party while such information or data is being used, transmitted, processed, or stored.
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