Do you share information with Garmin?

 

Before "myDashboard" loads at the Garmin website, users are asked: "To improve future Garmin products, do you give us permission to collect, process and use anonymous data from your device as detailed in our Products and Applications Privacy Statement?"

On the one hand, I value my privacy and am not comfortable allowing Garmin to mine my unit. Is it truly "anonymous" since Garmin has all of my registration information? On the other hand, I understand that mining GPS data could offer Garmin the opportunity to improve its services, especially as those services relate to real-world traffic data.

If I lived or drove weekly in a large metro area where traffic is a major issue, I would probably give Garmin permission. Since I don't live or drive weekly in such an area, my choice is to deny permission.

Do you permit Garmin to access your GPS data? Am I wrong to deny Garmin permission to mine the data on my GPS?

Edit: Just to show that I can spell "information" correctly!

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No

No

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do you share info w/Garmin

No

No

No, I don't. And, I erase track logs before I update as well. I don't trust them to keep their word.

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No

Nor with Microsoft either on my PC.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

As A General Precaution...

I do not share the information.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

No.

No.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Negative

Ditto

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Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

The real problem

I'm not sure what all they do collect but from what I've been told from GARMIN is that they do NOT collect the DeviceError.xml file. Which is what they should be doing instead of worrying about where we've been going.

I have shared in the past. There isn't anything on my GPS that really matters, they already know where I live. It does irritate me that their priorities are in the wrong place.

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Nope.

Nope

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No way

No way

No!

Why would I? Why should anyone?

Do you share info. w/Garman

I have just gotten this 1450lmt and as of yet not been on the road and hve not used it much. I travel ulling a trailer and need all the updated info I can get.
i have found Gqarman tech people most helpful and cooperative and will share with them.

Share Information

We share information with everyone else, so why not Garmin.
When you choose your channels on your cable remote, you share;
When you swipe your cards at the supermarket and drug store, you share;
When you sign up for those cash back programs with your credit card companies, you share;
When you visit those message boards and social network sites, you share;
I'm sharing right now.......

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Privacy and Sharing

PastorMC wrote:

We share information with everyone else, so why not Garmin.
When you choose your channels on your cable remote, you share;
When you swipe your cards at the supermarket and drug store, you share;
When you sign up for those cash back programs with your credit card companies, you share;
When you visit those message boards and social network sites, you share;
I'm sharing right now.......

You're spot on PastorMC!

Privacy is an interesting and very personal concept. We seem to go to great lengths to protect what we believe is "personal information" and then utilize social media like Facebook and Twitter - even the Internet confused You give some 14 year old kid sitting in his parents' basement enough Red Bull, time and intent and he or she can hack into the Pentagon!

Our fear that Big Brother or Big Sister (two GREAT organizations, by the way) are really THAT interested in our simple lives to spy in our every movement simply generates revenue for the security industry.

I am not that worried about my privacy... just too lazy to respond to questions.

Share / Not Share

Not

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Me neither

Gary A wrote:

Nor with Microsoft either on my PC.

Ah, I'm also one of them Linux users, does that count for not sharing with MS ?

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I share

Hard to complain that they don't ever fix anything if you don't allow them to find out about the problems. Just MHO.

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Tin Foil Hat

I might not consent to the sharing, but I wouldn't be surprised if they have it/take it anyway.

Many times I'll do a search on the computer and a day or two later, I'll have an email offer based on that search.

Winston Smith weeps. grin

Share Info with Garmin

No... I am never comfortable allowing anyone to examine anything of mine that contains any sort of personal info.

The one exception with Garmin, was when I was having a very hard time doing a map update an dI allowed their Tech dept to access my device remotely and fix the problem.

That was the one and only time.

I would allow something like that ONLY in extreme situations.

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drbillk wrote:

Hard to complain that they don't ever fix anything if you don't allow them to find out about the problems. Just MHO.

My thoughts also

He should

ericruby wrote:

I might not consent to the sharing, but I wouldn't be surprised if they have it/take it anyway.

Many times I'll do a search on the computer and a day or two later, I'll have an email offer based on that search.

Winston Smith weeps. grin

Winston should weep. It seems everyone wants a "piece of me". And no I don't share.

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NO!!!!!!

Hels no...

I'm with you!

drbillk wrote:

Hard to complain that they don't ever fix anything if you don't allow them to find out about the problems. Just MHO.

If I can help improve their product I'll share.

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No, And

No.

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Hard to complain that they don't ever fix anything if you don't allow them to find out about the problems. Just MHO.

If I can help improve their product I'll share.

There's a big difference between voluntarily supplying specific problem data to resolve issues, and what else is collected for other purposes, imo.

After reading the Products and Applications privacy statements here http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/products/cache/offonce... the majority of uses they have for the info appears to be marketing related.

But, whatever they DO collect is currently subject to disclosure to the federal government, without warrant or explanation (courtesy of the still in-force Patriot Act). Just ask a librarian if you doubt it's being done.

Besides, there's no excuse for continually relying on customers to make products market ready, imo. To improve them sometimes, yes. To make them fit for use, no.

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Re: No, And

JD4x4 wrote:

No.

There's a big difference between voluntarily supplying specific problem data to resolve issues, and what else is collected for other purposes, imo.

After reading the Products and Applications privacy statements here http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/products/cache/offonce... the majority of uses they have for the info appears to be marketing related.

But, whatever they DO collect is currently subject to disclosure to the federal government, without warrant or explanation (courtesy of the still in-force Patriot Act). Just ask a librarian if you doubt it's being done.

Besides, there's no excuse for continually relying on customers to make products market ready, imo. To improve them sometimes, yes. To make them fit for use, no.

My reading is Garmin uses the information for marketing of ads on the traffic receivers.

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I try not to share

I try not to share information with many companies unless it is something that I really want to know about or have help with.

Sharing

When we all kids, we were told to share with others. Yea, my candy back when but no info with anyone now.

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Nuvi 750 and 755T

Nope

I turn everyone down. If I can't see what they are downloading, they can forget it.

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It is not a sign of weakness to need other people; it is a sign of strength to have them!

No

I am thinking about it.

Too Much Info Already Out There

There's too much personal information already out there.

I will not knowingly allow further privacy invasion. Garmin benefits, how does it benefit us?

It might not be much, but it's a little something that "I" can do to help prevent more of my personal information getting out there...for someone else's benefit.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

I do

It's not wrong that you don't, they did ask after all. But, I do share my information in the hopes it will lead to a better product in the future.

No.

No.

Bingo

pkdmslf wrote:

There's too much personal information already out there.

While young people seem to think this is all good, and don't care. I for one, do care. It's none of anyone's business what my demographics are, where I go and what I do while there.

Too many seem to willingly relinquish this info. A prime example of what these people want to do is here:

Double Tap wrote:

If you are dumb enough to place the Progressive insurance company MyRate or Snapshot Discount http://tinyurl.com/4qqbzu9 (they can't make up their mind what to call it) driving monitoring system tracking device in your car to get a rate reduction, you will deserve every bad thing that happens to you as a result of its instillation. smile

Of course, once precedence is set, it will no longer be 'voluntary', it will become mandatory.

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bullseye

Juggernaut wrote:

Of course, once precedence is set, it will no longer be 'voluntary', it will become mandatory.

very right on target.

NO!

pkdmslf wrote:

There's too much personal information already out there.

I will not knowingly allow further privacy invasion. Garmin benefits, how does it benefit us?

It might not be much, but it's a little something that "I" can do to help prevent more of my personal information getting out there...for someone else's benefit.

I agree and I do not share. I do wonder how much information we can truly "prevent" them from taking. I'm sure there's a lot of marketing money to be made with this information.

This is from Garmin's Products and Applications Privacy Statement

WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES GARMIN COLLECT

A. Personally Identifiable Information: We collect PII used in conjunction with your my.Garmin.com account or when you contact our customer service center, such as your name, address, telephone numbers, email address, or account details. We may combine the information that you submit under your account with information we collect from our products or applications or that we receive from third parties, in order to provide you applications and services and to improve the quality of our products and applications. We may also collect PII when you use our products or applications or enable certain features on one of our products, such as the nüvifone™ or a personal navigation device. Such PII may include location information collected from wireless devices or from cell towers. You may also voluntarily provide PII when you provide points of interest feedback, reviews, or comments on Garmin licensed content.

B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information: Garmin also collects Non-PII from personal navigation devices and nüvifones. If a device is not registered on my.Garmin.com, information collected is not associated with any particular user and thus is non-PII. For instance, Garmin may collect information relating to how often a device is turned on and for how long or the frequency with which certain applications and features of the product or service are used. Garmin may also collect information relating to which advertisements were viewed, how often they were clicked and how often certain actions such as saving a coupon or calling or routing to a location corresponding to an advertisement are performed.

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/lang/en/site/products/home/...

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Sometimes

selfruler wrote:

Before "myDashboard" loads at the Garmin website, users are asked: "To improve future Garmin products, do you give us permission to collect, process and use anonymous data from your device as detailed in our Products and Applications Privacy Statement?"

Do you permit Garmin to access your GPS data? Am I wrong to deny Garmin permission to mine the data on my GPS?

I have allowed access to my GPS at various times. i feel that it might help Garmin to improve the product and software.

Ad material explained

Box Car wrote:

My reading is Garmin uses the information for marketing of ads on the traffic receivers.

So that's why I keep on getting those small pop up ads for the Dovetail Ranch and the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada.

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Share When You Want

I can see if you are having major problems so that maybe they can try to troubleshoot. You can turn it on & back off at any time.

No

I also say no...