BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC PRIVACY POLICY

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (the “Company”) thanks you for accessing this web site (the “Site”). The Company wants to assure you that we respect your privacy because we know that trust is the key to any successful relationship. The following Privacy Policy describes the Company’s commitment to protect your personal information.

This Privacy Policy explains how the Company collects, uses and discloses your personal information. This Privacy Policy also explains the steps the Company has taken to ensure that your personal information is secure. Finally, this Privacy Policy explains your choices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

The Company is the operator who will collect or maintain information gathered through the Site. The Company will respond to inquiries about the privacy policy on behalf of the operations of the Site. You can contact the Company at:


535 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

info@teensdrivesmart.com

THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OR PRIVACY PRACTICES ON ANY WEB SITES NOT AFFILIATED WITH TEENSDRIVESMART.COM TO WHICH THIS SITE LINKS.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

  1. Information Collection. The Company collects information from you at several different points and in different ways on this Site. The Company will ask you for your permission before the Company collects any information that personally identifies you or allows the Company to contact you.  The Company’s primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with an efficient, meaningful and customized experience.  For example, the Company can use your personal information to:
    • deliver newsletters
    • enter you into contests sponsored by the Company
    • make this Site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
    • help you quickly find information and services.
    • help the Company create content on this Site that is most relevant to you.
    • alert you to updated information and services offered by the Company.
    1. Registration. To use portions of this Site you may be required to first complete an online registration form. During registration you will be prompted to provide to the Company certain personal information, including but not limited to your name and e-mail address.
    2. Cookies and Other Technology. The Company may collect aggregated site-visitation statistical information through “cookies” and other technology, such as clear GIF technology which is also known as a “web beacon”. Such aggregated statistical information is non-personal information. This Site employs cookies and web beacons to speed your navigation of the Site, recognize each user and its access privileges, and tracks a user’s site usage.
      1. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by a user’s Internet browser on a user’s computer’s hard drive. Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. A user can set his or her browser to refuse cookies, but the user will not be able to access or use portions of this Site. THIS SITE’S COOKIES DO NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF INFILTRATING A USER’S HARD DRIVE AND GATHERING A USER’S PERSONAL INFORMATION.
      2. “Web beacons” assist in delivering cookies and help the Company determine whether a web page on this Site has been viewed and, if so, how many times.  For example, any electronic image on this Site, such as an ad banner, can function as a web beacon.
    3. Log Files. The Site server automatically recognizes the Internet URL from which you access this Site. The Company may also log your Internet protocol (“IP”) address for system administration and troubleshooting purposes. (An IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet.) The Company does not link an IP address to any personally identifiable information.
  2. Information Use and Disclosure.

    1. Internal Use. The Company may identify you in connection with your use of certain aspects of this Site. For example, the Company may identify you by your viewing history, IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and/or browser type.  The Company may also request other profile data including but not limited to: geographical information (such as zip code), personal interests, gender, education, occupation and income level.  The Company may internally use your personal and non-personal information to track its users’ demographics, improve the Company’s marketing and promotional efforts, to improve the Site’s content and/or layout, and to determine general marketplace information about visitors to this Site.
    2. Disclosure. This Site permits you to post comments in response to blog entries and this gives you an opportunity to disclose information.  Any information you disclose by posting comments is available to the public and BSAM does not undertake to protect the confidentiality of information (including personal information) that is voluntarily, unilaterally, disclosed to the public in that manner. BSAM may disclose some information about you (name, likeness, city and state of residence on the Site if you win a prize in the contest) unless you expressly opt out of such disclosure.
    3. External Use. The Company does not sell, rent, license or otherwise disclose your specific personal information or financial information to any third parties, but the Company may be required to disclose such information in response to a valid court order or if the Company is otherwise required to disclose such information by law, including without limitation, in response to investigations conducted by law enforcement agencies. If the Company should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another company, the Company may sell or otherwise distribute the information you provide to us on this Web site to a third party or share your personal information with the company with which the Company merged. The Company does not use any outside companies to ship the Company products, to process customer orders or to process financial transactions.

DATA SECURITY

While the Company uses SSL encryption to protect your personal information online, the Company also takes several steps to protect your personal information in the Company’s facilities. Access to your personal information is restricted. Only employees who need access to your personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to your personal information. Finally, the servers where the Company stores your personal information are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage and an electronic firewall.

WHILE THE COMPANY HAS TAKEN EVERY COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE PRECAUTION TO SAFEGUARD YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, THE COMPANY CANNOT GUARANTEE COMPLETE SECURITY BECAUSE COMPLETE SECURITY DOES NOT PRESENTLY EXIST ON THE INTERNET. IN ADDITION, COMPANY SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES INCURRED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER USERS OF THIS SITE.

OPT OUT/CORRECTIONS

Upon your request, the Company will (a) remove your personal information from the Company’s database (which might cancel your subscription to this Site or a portion of this Site); or (b) correct or update your personal information. You can request that the Company remove, correct or update your personal information at the customer information section of this Site teensdrivesmart.com, or by mailing, telephoning, or e-mailing your request to the Company’s Customer Support department
info@teensdrivesmart.com