Privacy Policy

YOKOHAMA understands the importance of respecting and safeguarding the privacy of our customers and visitors to YOKOHAMA Europe’s Website. This statement sets out our policy for dealing with personal information: it explains what types of information we collect through YOKOHAMA Europe’s Website, how we use that information, to whom we may disclose it and how You can contact us if You have any questions about this policy.

The tyres of personal information that we collect from You will depend on how You use YOKOHAMA Europe’s Website. Irrespective of the nature of the information that You provide to us You can be certain that we will handle in confidentially and only use or disclose that information in ways that are explained in this statement or where we are required to use or disclose the information by law.

Personal Details: Confidentiality

YOKOHAMA uses information that it gathers from You only for internal business purposes. Any information that You provide will be stored in a protected file, which is only accessible by select YOKOHAMA Europe employees, who need this information to perform their work. This information is not shared with any other entities or individuals. YOKOHAMA may disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating YOKOHAMA’ Terms and Conditions of Use. The same policy applies in cases where we believe an individual may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) YOKOHAMA’s rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Purpose of Information Gathering

YOKOHAMA’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide You with a customized experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online commerce, and many other types of service. By knowing a little about You, YOKOHAMA is able to deliver better service and more relevant content to our individual Site users.

Information gathered from “Get Newsletter” form YOKOHAMA gathers these personal details in order to identify You and if necessary in order to establish contact with You. If You wish to unsubscribe from the newsletters, You can email contact@yokohama-online.com with the keyword “Unsubscribe”. This data will not be stored any longer than deemed necessary and will be deleted when the un-subscription becomes effective.

Information gathered for competitions, games etc.

YOKOHAMA gathers these details in order to establish contact with You. This data will not be stored any longer than deemed necessary for the specific purpose for which it was gathered.

Revocation of Approval to store Personal Information

Once you have agreed to the Privacy Policy and in particular to the storage of personal information, this approval can be revoked at any time. If you wish to revoke the approval, you can send an e-mail to web(at)yokohama-online.com with the subject “Revoke approval for storage of personal details”.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent to Your browser from a Web server and gets saved on Your computer hard drive temporarily. These cookie files store and sometimes track information about what You do on the site. This information makes it possible for us to offer and provide highly customized services.  If You do not wish to have cookies stored on Your computer, You can modify Your browser to reject all cookies, or to notify You when a cookie is set.  The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell You how to do this.  If You choose to reject all cookies, however, You will be unable to use those Site services that require submission of information by You in order to participate.

Inaccurate Information

If You think that any of the information You have provided to YOKOHAMA may be inaccurate or out-of-date, please contact us and we will review the relevant information.

Waiver

YOKOHAMA Europe’s Website contains links to other websites. YOKOHAMA has no control over these websites and therefore waives all responsibility for privacy issues on these websites.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.