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Boston Dynamics, Inc. (“Boston Dynamics,” “we,” “us” or “our”) respects your right to privacy. This policy summarizes our policies and practices regarding how and why we collect, store, use, and share information related to you or your use of our products and services in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. It also explains your rights in relation to this information and how to contact us in the event you have a complaint.
We may collect and use your personal and non-personal information to communicate with you, provide our products and services to you, improve and develop our products and services, or evaluate your education, skills and experiences in considering you for a position at Boston Dynamics or for a vendor or other relationship with us.
Personal Information. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. We may collect and use the following personal information that identifies or relates to you:
Non-Personal Information. We may also collect non-personal information about you. Non-personal information is information that does not, on its own, permit direct association with an individual person. It may include information such as:
To the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information or is deemed personal information under applicable data protection or privacy law, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this policy.
We collect information from you in person, by telephone, text, email, via our website, from the products we sell or lease to you with your consent, from publicly accessible sources, from third parties (e.g., sanctions screening providers; credit reporting agencies; customer due diligence providers), from cookies on our website, and via our IT systems (e.g., door entry systems and reception logs; automated monitoring of our website and computer networks).
We may use your information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; to provide the products and services you use; for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract; for our other legitimate interests or those of a third party; or where you have given consent. Examples of how we use your information include, to:
We may use your information to send you updates about our products and services, including exclusive offers, promotions or new products and services. We treat your personal information with the utmost respect and do not sell or share it with third party organizations for their own marketing purposes.
You have the right to opt out of receiving our promotional communications at any time by:
We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you instruct us to provide further products or services in the future, or if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.
We may share your information with:
We only allow our service providers to handle your information if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect it. We may also share your information with external auditors, e.g., in relation to the audit of our accounts.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may also need to share your information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. In addition, if we sell all or a portion of our business, we may provide the acquirer with information about you that is related to that business.
Boston Dynamics does not sell your personal information (and does not sell personal information of minors), and does not share your personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
Your information may be held at our offices and those of our third party service providers, representatives and agents as described above (see above: “Who we share your information with”).
We will keep your information while you have an account with us or while we are providing products or services to you or performing under a contract with you, or in accordance with any applicable requirement set forth in this policy. Thereafter, we will keep your information for as long as is necessary to:
We will not retain your information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
Boston Dynamics is based in the United States and has affiliates and service providers around the world. Your personal information may be transferred to other countries, which may not have similar privacy or data protection laws. However, we will always protect your information as described in this policy, no matter where it is stored, and take steps to comply with applicable local laws when processing your personal information, including conditions for and restrictions on the transfer of personal information. If you are located inside the European Economic Area (EEA), you may ask for further information on the safeguards that we have put in place to secure the transfer of your data to outside of the EEA by contacting us as indicated below at "How to contact us.”
We have administrative, technical and physical security measures in place designed to prevent your information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. These measures include limiting access to your information to those who have a genuine business need to access it and who are subject to confidentiality obligations. We also require those processing your information to do so only in an authorized manner. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to obtain confirmation regarding whether we process personal information about you, request access to and receive information about the personal information we maintain about you, receive copies of the personal information we maintain about you, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information, object to the processing of your personal information, and/or have the information blocked, anonymized, or deleted, as appropriate. The right to access personal information may be limited in some circumstances by local law. To exercise these rights, please email us at email@example.com. You will need to provide us with:
We are not obligated to make a data access or data portability disclosure if we cannot verify that the person making the request is the person about whom we collected information, or is someone authorized to act on such person’s behalf.
Any personal information we collect from you to verify your identity in connection with your request will be used solely for the purposes of verification.
Boston Dynamics adheres to applicable data protection laws in the EEA, which, if applicable, practicable, and required under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, include the
These are in addition to the rights you have in Section 11 above. When we process personal information about you, we do so with your consent or as necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; to provide the products and services you use; for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract; or for our other legitimate interests or those of a third party.
To make sure your information is secure, we communicate and enforce our privacy and security guidelines with our employees and applicable service providers.
We may update this policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, we will contact you via your email contact information on file.