The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and its affiliates (collectively, "Goodyear") respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its associates, customers, vendors, and others with whom we do business. Goodyear strives to collect, use, and disclose Personal Information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business, and prides itself on upholding the highest ethical standards in its business practices.
This Policy applies to all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), in any format or medium, relating to all employees, customers, vendors, and others who do business with Goodyear.
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
"Personal Information" means any information or set of information, whether alone or in combination with other Personal Information gathered, processed, used, or stored by Goodyear that is sufficient to identify an employee, or other individual. Personal Information does not include information that is anonymous, nor does it include publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Information.
"Goodyear" means The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and its affiliates as used in this Policy.
Goodyear, when gathering, processing, storing, using, or disclosing Personal Information, shall follow these principles:
Notice and Consent: Goodyear endeavors to inform persons whose Personal Information Goodyear collects about the purposes for which it collects and uses the Personal Information, the types of third parties to which Goodyear discloses or may disclose that information, and the choices and means Goodyear offers the subjects of the information for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information. Goodyear will endeavor to provide notice when persons are first asked to provide Personal Information to Goodyear, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before Goodyear uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected. Unless permitted by applicable law, no Personal Information is collected without first obtaining the consent of the individual for the collection, use, and disclosure of that information. In some circumstances that consent may arise from the nature of the relationship between Goodyear and the individual. When you provide information to Goodyear you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy and other applicable Goodyear privacy policies. You may, as provided by applicable law, be free to refuse or withdraw your consent upon reasonable advance notice. Goodyear will endeavor to advise you of the consequences of withdrawing your consent.
Choice: Goodyear will endeavor to offer persons whose information it possesses an opportunity, where feasible and reasonable under the circumstances, to choose whether their Personal Information is (a) to be disclosed to a third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
Goodyear will endeavor to provide individuals with mechanisms, reasonable under the circumstances, to exercise their choice.
Access and Correction: Upon request and where required or otherwise appropriate, and within periods (if any) set by applicable law, Goodyear will endeavor to grant individuals reasonable access to the Personal Information that it holds about them. Such access may be denied by Goodyear where such denial is permitted by applicable law and where (i) such access could potentially disclose Personal Information of another individual, and therefore, violate his/her privacy rights; (ii) such access could potentially disclose information relating to any ongoing Goodyear investigation; (iii) such access could potentially disclose Goodyear’s confidential information; (iv) the cost of such access would be significantly disproportionate to the benefits derived; (v) Goodyear has a good-faith belief that the request is not to correct data but to hide or alter data that could adversely affect the individual requesting the correction; and (vi) at any point it becomes clear that any individual’s access requests are unjustified or harassing in nature. In the event a request is denied, Goodyear will notify the individual regarding the reasons for denial in writing. Consistent with how your information is maintained in the ordinary course of Goodyear’s business, Goodyear will provide the information in an understandable form. We may impose a reasonable charge when a request is made (e.g., for photocopying or postage). In addition, Goodyear will endeavor to take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. To guard against fraudulent requests for access, Goodyear may require sufficient information to allow it to confirm the identity of the individual making the request before granting access.
Data Integrity: Goodyear will endeavor to use Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Goodyear will endeavor to take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant to its intended use, and is accurate, complete, and current.
Disclosure and Transfer to Third Parties: Goodyear will endeavor to obtain appropriate and reasonably enforceable assurances from third parties to which it discloses or transfers Personal Information that they will safeguard Personal Information in a manner consistent with this Policy. Where Goodyear becomes aware that a third party is using or disclosing Personal Information in a manner contrary to this Policy, Goodyear will endeavor to take reasonable steps to prevent or stop such use or disclosure. To the extent applicable law requires your consent before disclosing your Personal Information to third parties we will endeavor to obtain your consent prior to such transfer. There may be circumstances where we will be required to transfer Personal Information without obtaining prior consent, including (i) where required by a court order; (ii) where Goodyear believes, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, or safety or property of a person or group of persons; (iii) where it is necessary to establish or collect monies owing to Goodyear or to complete a transaction with a third party; (iv) where it is necessary to permit Goodyear to pursue available remedies or limit any damages we may sustain; or (v) where the information is public. Where obliged or permitted to disclose Personal Information, Goodyear will not disclose more than is required.
Because Goodyear does business in many countries, information collected by Goodyear in one country may be processed in another country, including the United States of America, whose laws may provide different levels of protection from those in the country where the information is first collected. Personal Information gathered in one country may be subject to access by and disclosure to law enforcement agencies of jurisdictions other than the country where the information is first collected. Goodyear also may share Personal Information with organizations and entities that perform services on its behalf, and these organizations and entities may be located in countries other than the country in which the information is first collected.
Security: Goodyear takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect Personal Information in its possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, and to respond to the misuse, loss, or unauthorized use of such information.
Governance: Goodyear will regularly review compliance with this and other Goodyear privacy policies. Except to the extent otherwise prohibited by applicable law, any Goodyear employee, associate, or contractor who Goodyear determines is in violation of this Policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or engagement.
Dispute Resolution: Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information should be directed to Goodyear at the address given below. Goodyear will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy.
Questions or comments about this Policy should be submitted to the following person, by mail or e-mail:
Director Compliance & Ethics