Corporation U.S.A.'s ("Yamaha") website. Yamaha
values your right of privacy, and wants you to feel comfortable
using its website at http://www.yamaha-motor.com (the "Yamaha Website" or "Website").
and enables you to opt out of certain uses and disclosures
of your personally identifiable information.
1. Your Acceptance
By using and/or visiting the Yamaha Website, you signify
the general Terms and Conditions for using the Website,
which are published at http://www.yamaha-motor.com/corporate/gen_terms.aspx,
and which are incorporated herein by reference. If you do
not agree to any of these terms, you should not use the
Website. Should Yamaha make any substantial change to this
email you if you have not opted out of email notifications.
2. Yamaha Website
which may contain links to third party websites that are
not owned or controlled by Yamaha. For instance, if you
apply for Yamaha Factory Financing or establish a Yamaha
Card Account, you may access the independent website of
Capital One, N.A. or another third party. Yamaha
has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for,
the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third
party website, which may collect both passive and personally
identifiable information. In addition, Yamaha will not and
cannot censor or edit the content of any third party site.
By using the Website, your expressly relieve Yamaha from
any and all liability arising from your use of any third
party website. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware
when you leave the Yamaha Website, and to read the terms
that you visit.
3. What Type of Information Do We
Collect and Use?
When you visit the Yamaha Website, we may collect passive
information about your visit. Passive information is any
form of aggregate data, navigational data, tracking data,
click-stream data, or historical data, which does not on
its own personally identify you. Passive Information includes
information collected through cookies and web beacons. When
you register a product, apply for extended service through
our YES program, send us an email, subscribe to one of our
newsletters, or submit other data through the Yamaha Website,
we may also obtain and collect personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information is information collected
online that personally identifies you, such as by name,
email address, or mailing address. Yamaha provides you with
the ability to "opt-out" of certain uses of such
personally identifiable information.
4. Maintenance & Opt-Out of Information
If you wish to opt-out of our use and disclosure of your
personally identifiable information, other than as expressly
to do so when you first submit your personally identifiable
information via the Yamaha Website. Simply state your desire
to opt-out where indicated. If you wish to amend or delete
any personally identifiable information that you have previously
provided without opt-out, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will endeavor to provide a simple way to review, correct,
update or remove personally identifiable information you
have given us. If you wish to stop receiving a Yamaha newsletter
or other circulation, please follow the "unsubscribe"
instructions contained in each newsletter.
5. How Do We Use Personally Identifiable
If you have opted out of our general use of personally identifiable
information, Yamaha will not use or disclose such information
except as follows:
- to communicate directly with you in
connection with your specific requests;
- to validate credit card numbers;
- to permit our website designers to develop features and
services that meet your needs;
- to tailor your experience on our Website, showing you
individually tailored content;
- to comply with a lawful subpoena or court order;
- to remedy any violation or breach of an agreement between
you and Yamaha; and
- to prevent harm to the property or rights of Yamaha or
If you have not "opted-out"
of our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable
information, Yamaha may also use such information for its
own marketing and survey purposes, and Yamaha may appoint
third party agents in connection with such marketing and
survey efforts, subject to a confidentiality agreement concerning
the information. Yamaha will not, however, disclose any
personally identifiable information for use in connection
with a third party's marketing efforts.
6. Aggregate Information
Yamaha may share aggregate statistical information with
business partners, sponsors or other third parties, but
none of them receive personally identifiable information.
For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of
visitors visited a certain area on a website, or that Y
number of men and Z number of women applied for extended
service, but we would not disclose anything that uniquely
identifies those individuals.
7. Unsolicited Emails Received by
Yamaha does not send unsolicited bulk emails to anyone who
has requested that we do not contact them. We send newsletters
only to those who have taken affirmative steps to subscribe.
If you have inadvertently received one of our newsletters,
or if you simply wish to stop receiving them, please follow
the "Unsubscribe" instructions contained in each
newsletter or send a request to be unsubscribed to email@example.com.
Your browser software includes a feature called "cookies."
We may use "cookies" to enhance your experience
with our site. If enabled, cookies may store small amounts
of data on your computer about your visit to the Yamaha
Website, including your page preferences. Cookies tell us
nothing about you personally, unless you specifically give
us additional information. Yamaha does not merge or associate
our cookie information with any personally identifiable
information obtained by us or from third parties. Cookies
simply assist us in tracking which of our features you like
best and what content you may have viewed during past visits.
When you re-visit the Yamaha Website, cookies can enable
us to customize our content according to your preferences.
to the Website; (ii) accumulate anonymous, aggregate, statistical
information on website usage; (iii) deliver content specific
to your interests or past viewing history; and (iv) save
your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time
you visit our sites. You can also disable cookies. By modifying
your browser preferences, you can accept or reject all cookies,
or request a notification when a cookie is set.
9. P3P (Platform for Privacy Preference)
Our cookies conform to the emerging P3P privacy standard,
developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. P3P provides
a simple, automated way for users to control the use of
personal information. Browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer
6.0 conform to the P3P standard. At its most basic level,
P3P is a standardized set of multiple-choice questions,
Taken together, they present a clear snapshot of how a site
handles personal information. P3P-enabled browsers can "read"
this snapshot automatically and compare it to the consumer's
own set of privacy preferences. P3P places privacy policies
where users can find them, in a form users can understand,
and, most importantly, enables users to act on what they
10. IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol ("IP") address is a number
assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet.
An Internet Service Provider ("ISP") typically
assigns a random dynamic IP address at the time of your
dial-up. For local area network ("LAN"), DSL,
or cable modem users, a static IP address may be permanently
assigned to a particular computer. Yamaha may record the
IP addresses of visitors to its Website. While an IP address
may reveal your ISP or geographic area, we cannot determine
your identity solely based upon your IP address. Other websites
you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses
of those websites and their pages, but these IP addresses
are never associated with Internet users.
11. Web Beacons
The Website may contain web beacons, which are electronic
images (sometimes called "single-pixel gifs")
that allow us to count page views, or to access cookies.
We may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted newsletters
containing graphics that we may send to opt-in subscribers,
to count the number of newsletters that have been opened
and read. Our web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor,
or share any personal information about our website visitors.
They are used only to compile our anonymous, aggregate statistics
about website usage.
12. Computer Profiles
Yamaha may also collect and accumulate other anonymous data
that helps us understand and analyze the Internet experience
of our visitors. For example, we may accumulate visitor
data relating to referring domain names, the type of browsers
used, operating system software, screen resolutions, color
capabilities, browser plug-ins, language settings, cookie
None of this information is personally identifiable and
we only share this information in the aggregate, reflecting
overall website or Internet usage trends, as outlined in
13. Chat Rooms and Forums
The Yamaha Website may in the future include chat rooms,
forums, message boards, and/or news groups. If so, Yamaha
as a passive conduit will not be liable for any of the transmitted
information. Any information that is disclosed in these
areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution
before disclosing your personal information via these public
venues, which you do at your own risk. If you do so, you
may receive unsolicited emails or "spam." Yamaha
cannot safeguard the privacy of personally identifiable
information that is disclosed and can be viewed or accessed
online in this manner.
Some pages of the Yamaha Website use security measures to
protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information that
is transmitted through the Website. These pages use Secure
Socket Layer ("SSL") connections with 128-bit
encryption for certain transactions and confidential data.
When you use a secure browser, all information you submit
comes to us over the Internet in an encrypted form, with
a digital certificate issued by a third-party certification
authority such as VeriSign®. To view this certificate,
click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key on
the bottom bar of your browser window. We also maintain
our servers in locked facilities with secure access. Unfortunately,
no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network
can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while
we strive to protect your personally identifiable information,
we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information
you transmit, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive
your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its
security on our systems. You can report network abuse and
any risk of security violations to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
15. Children's Online Privacy Protection
The Yamaha Website complies with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying
FTC regulation protects the privacy of children using the
Internet. Yamaha does not knowingly collect contact or personally
identifiable information from children under 13. The Yamaha
Website is not intended to solicit information of any kind
from children under 13, and is designed to block our knowing
acceptance of any such information, wherever age related
information is requested. It is possible that by fraud or
deception we may receive information pertaining to children
under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify
the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent
or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If
you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children
under 13, please do so by emailing us at email@example.com.
16. Contact Information
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy
Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or at the following address:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
Attn: Online Privacy Manager
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, California 90630-5101