1.2. The use of terms like ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’ must be understood as references to Bridgestone and its affiliated structures.
1.3. Bridgestone was established in 1931 and acquired Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1988. Its parent company, the Bridgestone Corporation, has become one of the world's largest tyre and rubber companies and has created a global team dedicated to serving customers worldwide with the highest level of quality, service and technology.
1.4. Bridgestone makes and sells a range of rubber products and other diversified products. Many of these products and technologies are used in a variety of everyday applications. Bridgestone delivers a wide range of tires to customers around the world, such as tires for passen¬ger cars, trucks and buses, aircraft, const¬ruction and mining vehicles, motorcycles, etc. Bridgestone is focused on business and the environment, creating value through products and services that contribute to reduced environmental impacts, while engaging in efforts to reduce our own environmental loads.
2.2. We understand the importance of protecting your personal information and as
2.3. All information collected on our website is treated as confidential. Information is primarily collected by engaging with you through i.e. subscriptions to our newsletters, mailing list, email or
2.4. Bridgestone believes that it is an important responsibility to protect any and all of your personal information. To better protect your privacy, Bridgestone provides the following policies that apply to this website, in terms of which Bridgestone undertakes to prevent any leakage, misuse or alteration of your personal information to the best of our ability.
4. WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
4.1. Personal information includes your name, address, age, telephone number, e-mail address, any information that personally identifies you, or any information that is specific to you, and must be understood so as to include, inter alia, your name; email and/or physical address; fixed or mobile phone number; location; online identifier; race or ethnic origin; gender; age; religious or philosophical beliefs; health or biometric information; culture; language; education; medical, financial, criminal or employment history, including allegations of the commissioning of offences and proceedings in respect of these allegations; your personal opinions, views or preferences; and another person’s views or opinions about you.
5. WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU COLLECT AND HOW ARE YOU COLLECTING IT?
5.1. Every computer connected to the internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as its IP address. When you visit a page on any website within our network, our web servers recognise your domain name and IP address.
5.2. Bridgestone automatically receives your IP address, cookie information or information on any web pages that you review, and records this information onto our server. This information is gathered to be used in the process of customising our website contents.
5.3. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate the data of individuals.
5.4. When Bridgestone collects the personal information you submit to this website, Bridgestone clearly indicates its purpose, and so does within its necessary limitation.
5.5. If you prefer not to provide your personal information to Bridgestone, you can deny the submission on your own decision. However, please note that by denying your personal information submission, you may not be able to utilize some of the services on this website that require the submission of your personal information.
5.6. We also collect, use and share aggregated data, such as statistical data, for any purpose deemed necessary by Bridgestone or its affiliated structures.
5.7. Aggregated data refers to data that is incapable of revealing your personal information, and is used for the purposes of answering various market-related questions. We undertake to never mass your personal data, i.e. data which can reveal your exact identity, with aggregated data.
6. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
6.1. Bridgestone only uses your personal information within the specific purpose that is indicated to you. We will inform you beforehand if an occasion arises where we will need to use your personal information beyond the purpose originally indicated to you. If you do not agree, you can deny the usage of your personal information.
6.2. We will treat your personal information with the utmost confidentiality and will only share your information with our officers, directors, members, employees, agents and services providers required to be given access to the information. We will not share, rent or sell this information to any other third parties.
6.3. Information which we may collect from you may be used for, inter alia, the following:
6.3.1. to compile a broad profile of visitors who access and transact via the website.
6.3.2. to establish general demographics, statistics or market information of website users;
6.3.3. to identify you, verify your identity, create a user account for you and enter into a contract with you;
6.3.5. to provide you with a catalogue of our new products and services from time to time;
6.3.6. to tailor our products and services to you, including our marketing solutions, based on the information we receive;
6.3.7. to provide you with information related to any competitions and promotions and to market our products and services, subject to your right to refuse direct marketing communications; and
6.3.8. responding to queries you may have asked us through the website.
6.4. We may receive other information about you that is publicly or commercially available and combine it with the information we have collected about or received from you in other ways.
7. NON-DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
7.1. Bridgestone does not disclose, transfer or lend the personal information you submit to our website to any third parties, save:
7.1.1. when we obtain your permission;
7.1.2. when we find it necessary to disclose it to Bridgestone-affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors or agencies in order to answer any inquiries from you;
7.1.3. when we find it necessary to disclose information to other companies or persons with which Bridgestone contracts, that have confidentiality agreements with Bridgestone, in order to implement what was indicated to you;
7.1.4. when such information is required to protect our legitimate business interests, such as the processes of recording-keeping or debt collection;
7.1.5. when such information is processed into non-personally-identifiable information as statistical data;
7.1.6. in cases of urgent circumstances to protect people’s life, body or property.
7.1.7. in cases of being required by law to disclose such information or to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Bridgestone;
7.1.8. to protect and defend the rights or property of the Bridgestone network of websites.
7.1.9. to identify people who may be violating the law,
7.1.10. to co-operate with the investigation of purported unlawful activities.
7.2. We use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. When you submit your personal information on this website, we will use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or other equivalent methods in order to protect the transmission of data.
7.4. Be aware that the security measures we take cannot be guaranteed to be safe from intrusion by all unauthorised persons and Bridgestone can take no responsibility for unauthorised, unintended access to your personal information by third parties.
8. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
8.1. You have the right to:
8.1.1. Request access to your personal data (commonly referred to as a ‘data subject access request’). You have the right to receive a copy of your personal information, which is held by us, so as to enable you to ensure that we are lawfully processing it.
8.1.2. Request the correction of the information we hold about you. You have the right to request the correction of any incomplete or inaccurate data that we hold about you, subject to our right to request the verification of such corrected data.
8.1.3. Request the transfer of your data to a third party or yourself. You have the right to request that we transfer to yourself or a designated third party, any personal information we hold about you. This excludes the transfer of aggregated
8.1.4. Withdraw your given consent which allows us to keep and process your data. You have the right to inform us that you no longer consent to the holding and processing of your personal information. This right entitles you, inter alia, to
9. USE BY VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS
9.1. Bridgestone is also committed to protecting
9.2. Bridgestone recommends guardians to review the website when website visitors under the age of 18 access this website.
9.3. If you are under the age of 18, please provide your personal information with the consent of your guardian.
10. COOKIES AND STORAGE INFORMATION
10.4. You can set up the browser not to receive new Cookies, to arrange a warning to appear on the screen when Cookies are received or to void the cookie functions (please refer to help in your browser's toolbar).
10.6. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our website may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
10.7. Information collected through the website is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public.
11. OTHER INFORMATION WE MAY REQUEST
11.1. We may request your email or postal address or phone number for the purpose of conducting a survey or to provide additional services.
11.2. Whenever we request your identity, we will indicate the purpose of the enquiry before the information is requested.
11.3. We maintain a strict "no-spam" policy – we will not give your email address to a third party without your consent. In addition, we will not send you an email that you have not agreed to receive, although we may from time to time send you an email announcing new products and services.
12. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND HYPERLINKS
12.1. The Bridgestone website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies adopted by these websites.
12.2. The inclusion of any links on our website does not imply recommendation or endorsement by us or any of our affiliates. Use of or reliance by you of any links on the website is at your own risk.
12.3. You are prohibited from creating any links to the website without the prior written consent from Bridgestone.
13. PROMOTIONAL EMAILS
13.1. In the event that you elect to be added to Bridgestone mailing list or subscribe to a Bridgestone
13.2. From time to time we will email you information about us or our
14. FRAUDULENT EMAILS
14.1. Bridgestone will never request you to provide personal information such as credit card or debit card or banking details, ATM Pins, password etc, or ask you to verify or confirm your information by clicking on a link.
14.2. In the event that you
14.3. Bridgestone would never ask for such information via an email, we strongly urge that you do not respond to these emails and does not click on any links to such an email.
14.4. Responding to such an email places your personal information at risk.
14.5. Bridgestone shall not be held liable from any consequences arising from such fraudulent emails.
15. SOCIAL MEDIA
15.1. Please note that on the website we have links to our social media pages.
15.2. You must be aware that any information or material you may post on our social media pages will become public information.
15.3. You must be careful of the material or information you post on our social media pages.
15.4. Bridgestone shall not be held liable for any information or material you publish on our social media pages through our website.
16. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MY PRIVACY WHEN ONLINE?
16.1. We do not share with any of the websites to which we link any of the individual information you provide to us, although we may share aggregate data with such websites, such as data on how many people use our website. Please check with those websites to determine their privacy policies.
16.2. Keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
16.3. Ultimately, you are the one responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
17. YOUR CONSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT
17.1. By using our websites, you consent to the collection and use of information by Bridgestone as specified above.
17.5. Any major policy revisions will be posted on our website in an easy-to-find and timely manner.
18. INQUIRES, CORRECTIONS OR DELETIONS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
18.1. If you would like to inquire, make any corrections or request deletion of your personal information, please place your request by clicking on Contact Us.
19. WHOLE AGREEMENT
19.1. The terms and conditions expressed above
21.1. Any indulgence, leniency or extension of time which Bridgestone may give to you shall not operate as
22. QUERIES AND DISPUTES
22.1.1. Address: 6 Ridge Road, Vorna Valley, Midrand, 1685
22.1.2. Telephone: 011 923 7500
22.1.3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
22.2. If you are dissatisfied with our resolution of your complaint, you have the right to refer it to the Information Regulator, the supervisory authority for data protection issues in South Africa. The Information Regulator’s contact details are:
22.2.1. Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria, 0002.
22.2.2. Telephone: 012 406 4818
22.2.3. Email: email@example.com