Last Updated : 21July 2023
“Personal Information” is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly to identify you. Examples of Personal Information include your name, email address, IP address, and mailing address.
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1. What Personal Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
In order to provide you with our services and the full range of features, we and our service providers may collect and use your Personal Information (such as your name, email address and IP address) for the following purposes:
In principle (unless we have a legal or other legitimate reason to maintain it), we delete information related to you:
In addition to those just described, we want to explain certain of our processing activities to you in more detail:
1.1 RECRUITING PROCESS
We process your Personal Information in order to determine your suitability for employment if you apply for a job with us. For the application process, we collect the information from your application and the information included in your CV/resume and cover letter, which may include contact details, academic background, job history, skills and competencies, as well as the IP address from the device you are applying from etc. Your Personal Information will not be kept for longer than is legally allowed, or as required by applicable law.
1.2 VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
We process Personal Information gained from video surveillance in some of our stores and campuses for purposes allowed by law including: security, loss and fraud prevention reasons. We share this Personal Information in the cases described in Section 3. The duration of the Personal Information storage depends on the governing national law unless storage is otherwise permitted (see Section 4).
1.3 INTEREST BASED ADVERTISING
We may contact you for direct marketing purposes via email, mail, and/or other electronic communication methods (e.g., social media) unless you have opted-out from receiving direct marketing messages. For certain types of direct marketing methods (e.g., text messaging), we will obtain your explicit consent prior to sending you direct marketing messages. To select which marketing information may be of interest to you, we:
1.4 CROSS-DEVICE TARGETING
1.5 LOG FILES, COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
1.6 WEBSITE AND APP TRACKING VIA CONTENTSQUARE
Our websites and apps use technology provided by a third-party service provider, Content Square, Inc. (“ContentSquare”), to track mouse movements, clicks and mobile interactions. The tracking data is securely sent to ContentSquare servers, where it is aggregated and prepared for analysis. ContentSquare then provides us with actionable insights and recommendations, which help us to improve our website and app experiences and better market our products.
1.7 WEBSITE INTERACTIONS
1.8 YOUR REVIEWS AND SHARED CONTENT
When you post a product and/or seller review, upload an image or other material to our website, and/or when you share content with us on third party websites, such as social networks, we may publish and use this information on our website and third party websites. Information shared with third party websites is not necessarily under our control and we do not control and do not assume responsibility for the use of that information by such third party websites. Please refer to the applicable third party’s privacy policies for more information about how your Personal Information is handled by them.
2. WHERE DO WE GET PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM?
Most of the Personal Information we process, we received from you or your actions, be it because you entered the Personal Information during the registration process, placed an order, applied for a job vacancy or because we track your usage of our website, or newsletter, etc. However, we also may receive information about you from other sources, such as, other Fossil Group companies, and, if publicly available, from third party websites. In some cases we receive Personal Information about you from our service providers and partners, e.g., from Facebook, Google, etc.
3. WHEN DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will share your Personal Information in the following cases:
3.1 LEGAL OBLIGATION AND INTERNAL PURPOSES
We disclose your Personal Information
3.2 JOINT PROCESSING WITHIN FOSSIL GROUP
Your information may be combined with other Personal Information that Fossil Group companies have obtained about you that might be covered by other Fossil Group Privacy Policies (e.g., wearable data, goods you have purchased on a different Fossil Group company website or from a Fossil Group store in another country, repair transactions). We may also make your Personal Information available to Fossil Group companies for analytic purposes, or if you apply for a job with us (for information about Fossil Group companies click here www.fossilgroup.com). We base this joint processing on an intra-group agreement, allocating the responsibilities of the respective group entities. According to this agreement, each Fossil Group company will be responsible for the Personal Information processing related to its own business operations and will remain responsible for the Personal Information jointly processed with others. For you as our customer, this means that the Fossil entity you are in touch with will answer your privacy requests. If you are not sure about the entity responsible in your case, please contact email@example.com.
3.3 LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES
On some pages, you may share Personal Information with third parties, such as social networks like Facebook. In these instances, you are agreeing to the Personal Information being shared and the shared Personal Information being subject to the privacy policies of the third parties. We do not control and do not assume any responsibility for the use of Personal Information by such third parties. For more information about the third party’s purpose and scope of their use of Personal Information in connection with sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of such third parties.
3.4 THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
3.5 PUBLIC DISCLOSURE
Any Personal Information that you include in the text of a product review may be made public in the product review section of our product pages. We may also make your wishlist public on our website when you enable this function.
3.6 SHARING WITH THIRD PARTIES
We involve other companies for the provision of services, who are allowed to use Personal Information only on our behalf and must not use it for their own purposes, unless permitted by law.
The following is a list of categories of services and functions along with example recipients:
3.7 TRANSFER OF ASSETS
We may transfer your Personal Information to a third party in the event of a transfer of all or some of our assets to a third party.
4. FOR HOW LONG DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will retain your Personal Information as long as necessary to provide you with functionality and services as described above under Section 1, as long as reasonably necessary to further our legitimate interests or as long as we are required or allowed to by law. Examples include: to support a transaction with you, the defense against, or the establishment of legal claims and legal obligations (e.g., tax law, or the principle of accountability, which requires us to demonstrate that our processing complies with applicable data protection laws). In order to verify whether you opted out or in to marketing activities, for example, we store your respective choice (e.g., via a cookie or a declaration).
5. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE?
We have implemented commercially reasonable physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures with a view to protecting your Personal Information and other information from loss or theft, unauthorized collection, use and disclosure.
Despite the measures outlined above, no method of information transmission or information storage is 100% secure or error-free, so we unfortunately cannot guarantee absolute security. You must also do your part by keeping your password safe.
6. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES?
6.1 OPT-OUT OF DIRECT MARKETING
6.2 ACCESS TO, DELETION AND RECTIFICATION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have an account on this website, you have the ability to view and/or change the Personal Information you provided to us within the ‘’My Account’’ section of the website and/or using the contact details in Section 12 below. You may access information we hold about you, request a correction where Personal Information is incorrect and/or a deletion of your Personal Information, unless we have to keep your Personal Information for legal or other legitimate reasons. We encourage you to address any concerns you may have regarding our use of your Personal Information by using the contact details provided below.
In order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, change, or deletion, we will require you to verify your identity before we process your request to access, correct, or delete. If we cannot verify your identity, we will not be able to honor your request.
You may also submit a right request through an authorized agent. If you do so, the agent must present signed written permission to act on your behalf and you may also be required to independently verify your identity with us. Authorized agent requests can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that, at this time, our website does not scan for universal opt-out mechanisms.
6.3 OPT-OUT OF SALE OR SHARING AND/OR PROFILING
If you are a resident of Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, or California, you are granted the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information, which entails the exchange of this data for monetary consideration to a third party, as dictated by respective state laws. Notably, California extends this right further to include the option of opting out of the sharing of Personal Information with third parties.
When you use the opt-out link at the bottom of our website under the name ‘’Your Privacy Choices”, we will cease (i) sales of your Personal Information, as guided by the aforementioned states, and, (ii) in the case of California residents, sharing of your Personal Information.
Additionally, the privacy laws of Connecticut, Colorado, and Virginia provide consumers with the right to opt-out of processing Personal Information for profiling purposes in limited situations. Please note that Fossil does not engage in automated processing of Personal Data in furtherance of, or in relation to, decisions that produce legal or similarly-significant effects to you. For this reason, we do not offer a direct mechanism for opting out of such profiling. Nonetheless, Fossil remains committed to upholding the highest standards of data privacy and encourages our consumers to understand and exercise their rights as provided under relevant privacy laws. For any assistance or to exercise your opt-out rights, please contact us at email@example.com.
6.4 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) provides California residents with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. If you are a California resident, you have the right to request the disclosure of:
You have the right to request deletion of any Personal Information that we have collected, subject to certain exceptions defined in CCPA.
To exercise your access and deletion rights described above, you have to submit a verifiable request to us by (i) sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (ii) calling us at +1 (800) 449-3056. The verifiable request must contain sufficient information to allow us to verify you and to properly understand and respond to your inquiry. As part of our verification process, we will send you an email with a link to verify your email address. Following this, we will ask you one further verification question. Once the verification process is complete, we will send you emails with login credentials to our secure privacy portal for you to access, download or instruct us to delete your Personal Information.
We will respond to your verifiable request within 45 days of receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days) we will provide you with notice and explanation of the reason.
We may not be able to fulfil your deletion request in part or completely if retaining the information is necessary for us and/or our service providers to:
Furthermore, you have the right to request that in case we sell/share your Personal Information, or disclose it for a business purpose, we disclose to you:
In case we have sold/shared your Personal Information, you have the right, at any time, to direct us not to sell/share your Personal Information. You may opt out of the sale/share of your Personal Information by completing the webform here. You may also submit your request to opt-out by sending us an email at email@example.com or by calling us at +1 (800) 449-3056.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to access, delete and to opt-out on your behalf if you provide the authorized agent written permission to do so and verify your own identity directly with us. “Authorized agent” means a natural person or a business entity registered with the Secretary of State that a consumer has authorized to act on their behalf. We may deny a request from an authorized agent who does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf, unless you have provided the authorized agent with power of attorney, pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from California residents between the ages of 13 and 16. Likewise, we do not collect or process Sensitive Personal Information to infer characteristics about you. We only collect and process Sensitive Personal Information in accordance with the permissible purposes stated under Section 7027(m) of CPRA. Given this, we do not provide a “Notice to Limit” link on our website.
In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of Personal Information about California residents:
We have collected the Personal Information directly from you, e.g., during your account registration, your purchases and/or through your usage of our website and from consumer data resellers, from employment applications you submit to us, through transactions in our stores and interactions with our customer care and/or warranty and repair services. We may use or disclose the Personal Information we collect for "business purposes" or "commercial purposes" such as security, debugging/repair, performing services on behalf of the business or service provider, advance a person’s commercial or economic interests, quality, safety maintenance and verification of a service or device, enabling or effecting a commercial transaction etc.
In the preceding 12 months, we have sold and/or sahred the following categories of Personal Information:
|Categories of PI
|Categories of third parties
|Consumer data resellers, Advertising and Social networks
|Affiliates, Service providers, Logistic, Payment processors, Public auditing
|2. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
|Affiliates, Service providers, Logistic, Payment processors, Public auditing
|3. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law
|Affiliates, Service providers, Public auditing
|4. Commercial information
|Consumer data resellers, Advertising and Social networks
|Affiliates, Service providers, Payment processors, Public auditing
|5. Internet or other similar network activity
|Advertising and Social Networks
|Affiliates, Service providers, Payment processors
|6. Audio / Visual
|Affiliates, Service providers
|7. Inferences drawn from other personal information
|Affiliates, Service providers
We do not discriminate against you because you exercised any of your rights, including, but not limited to:
However, we may charge you a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to you by your Personal Information (e.g., your identifiers). In addition, we may offer financial incentives, including payments to you as compensation, for the collection of Personal Information, the sale of Personal Information, or the deletion of Personal Information. We may also offer a different price, rate, level, or quality of goods or services to you if that price or difference is directly related to the value provided to you by your Personal Information. We may enter you into a financial incentive program only if you give us prior consent which clearly describes the material terms of the financial incentive program, and which may be revoked at any time. We shall not use financial incentive practices that are unjust, unreasonable, coercive, and/or usurious in nature.
6.5 APPEALING AGANIST A DECISION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO YOUR RIGHTS
In cases where you submit a request to exercise one or more of your data subject rights and that request is denied by us, we will inform you about our justification for such denial within 45 days of receipt of your request. You may object to our decision by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org within a reasonable period of time after receiving that decision from us. In that email, please explain why you may disagree with our decision. Within 45 days of receipt of your objection, we will inform you in writing of any action taken or not taken, accompanied by our justification.
Depending on where you live, you may have the right to appeal a decision we make relating to requests to exercise your rights under applicable local law. To appeal a decision, please send your request to email@example.com. For Virginia and Colorado residents, your right to take your appeal to your state’s Attorney General (AG) is reserved. For Colorado residents, follow this link to fill out a form on the Colorado AG’s website. For Virginia residents, follow this link to contact the Virginia AG.
7. DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
We do not currently have the technology to automatically respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals sent by web browsers, mobile devices, or other mechanisms.
8. PERSONAL INFORMATION STORAGE IN THE U.S.
Personal Information we collect will be primarily stored in the United States with Fossil Group member companies and our service providers, see examples in the list in Section 3.6. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also use and transfer Personal Information in and to other countries and territories. Your information may thus be subject to U.S. and foreign laws and accessible to U.S. and foreign governments, courts, law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
9. AGE REQUIREMENT AND CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT ("COPPA")
We do not knowingly collect, maintain or use Personal Information about children under 16. Persons under the age of 16 may not use our website without supervision from a responsible adult. We will never request Personal Information from a child under 16 without verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 16 has sent Personal Information without prior parental consent, we will remove his or her Personal Information from our records.
10. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CHANGE THIS PRIVACY NOTICE?
11. LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Whenever we provide links to other websites on our website, this is in the interest of our users and should be understood as a courtesy. Some pages to which we link and pages that link to our websites are not under our control. In such cases, we are neither responsible for the content of these pages nor for compliance with the applicable data protection regulations of those providers. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy statements of these third parties to learn how your Personal Information is stored, used or shared.
12. WHO ARE WE AND HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
Please address any questions, concerns, inquiries, complaints, and/or requests regarding our practices concerning Personal Information to Fossil at:
Attention: Compliance Manager
Address: 901 S. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Telephone Number: +1 (800) 449-3056
You can also get in touch with our data protection team and the responsible data protection officer we designated in every case required by law per email using firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website is provided by Fossil Group, Inc., 901 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080, USA, email: email@example.com.