Updated January 2022
If you are a visitor located in the EEA, the UK or Switzerland, please note that Samsara complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (“EU GDPR”), its incorporation into the laws of England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland by virtue of section 3 of the UK European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“UK GDPR”) and/or the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (“FADP”), as applicable (together, the “GDPR”). Your rights in relation to the GDPR are detailed below. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a California (USA) Resident: We have not sold personal information, as “sell” and “personal information” are defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, in the preceding 12 months.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
Personal Data. “Personal data” is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. Samsara may collect a variety of personal data about you in a number of ways:
Personal data you provide directly. We may collect personal data that you provide directly, such as when you access our website, establish a user account with us, register our products, or otherwise give us your name, email address, etc. You may also choose to submit personal data to us via other methods. E.g., in response to marketing or other communications; through social media or online forums; through participation in an offer, program or promotion; in connection with an actual or potential business relationship with us; or by giving us your business card or contact details at trade shows or other events. When you contact Samsara, we may also keep a record of your communication to better support you in the future. From time to time, we may offer referral programs to refer prospective customers to us. Please refer a prospective customer and provide their personal data to us only if you have their permission. If you later find out you did not have such consent, please inform us as soon as possible.
Personal data we collect from other sources. As mentioned above, we may receive your personal data via a referral. In addition, we may supplement other personal data we have collected with information from third parties or other publicly available sources. If the Service you use is offered by one of our partners and you registered with such a partner, we may also receive your personal data from them.
Categories of personal data we typically collect. Depending on your interaction with our business, we may collect:
Personal identifiers, such as your real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, government-issued identifiers, email address, phone number, account name, or other similar identifiers.
Internet activity information, such as Internet protocol (IP) address, device and advertising identifiers, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, the web page that directed you to our services, the date and time of your visit, information about how you engage with us (e.g., the links or buttons you click and pages you view of our website or applications), the fact of whether an email was opened, and other standard server log information.
Commercial information, such as records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consumption histories or tendencies.
Professional information, such as your title and company name.
How we use personal data we collect. We collect, use, and store your personal data for the reasons set out below.
Where the processing is necessary for us to administer our relationship with you. For example:
creating and administering orders for you (including, if necessary, processing payments)
registering, maintaining and managing your account (e.g., email preferences) or for interacting with our business (e.g., via our website, telephone, video conferencing and/or email)
providing you with support and responding to your queries, feedback, claims and/or disputes
when visiting our offices or attending events
Where necessary for Samsara's legitimate interests, and where our interests are not overridden by your data protection rights. For example:
developing product or service features or functionality, including when you give us feature feedback and suggestions
managing and improving our website, systems and infrastructure
identifying, developing, and marketing products and services that we believe will interest you
communicating with you regarding our business, products and services, including promotional offers and suggested products, services, or new features which may be of interest to you
protecting the security of our premises, assets, systems, customers, customer end users, and intellectual property and enforcing company policies
undertaking mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, or disposals, as permitted/required in accordance with local law
protecting our legitimate business interests and legal rights, including use in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory, auditing, investigative and disciplinary purposes (including disclosure of such information in connection with legal process or litigation) and other ethics and compliance reporting requirements
Where necessary to comply with a legal obligation. For example:
tax law and similar obligations (e.g., tax and national insurance reporting, filing and withholding)
responding to court orders, subpoenas or other legal processes with which Samsara is required to comply
complying with legal, regulatory and other requirements
We may provide you with more specific notices for some of the processing described above and, if we require your consent, will ask for this at the time we collect your personal data.
To the extent that we process any special categories of personal data relating to you, we will do so because: (i) the data has been manifestly made public; (ii) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim; (iii) the processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest; or (iv) you have given your explicit consent to us to process that information (where legally permissible).
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
TRANSFER AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
Protecting your personal data is important to us and we neither rent nor sell your personal data to anyone. We may, however, disclose or transfer your personal data in certain circumstances, including:
to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets;
to our subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and/or collaborate with; provided always, they are bound by contractual obligations to keep such personal data confidential and only use it for the purposes of providing the services for, or with, us based upon your chosen settings, configurations, and/or purchases;
to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
to enforce or apply our Terms of Service and/or any other agreement that governs the sale, use or purchases of our products and/or services; and
to protect the rights, property or security of Samsara, our employees, our users and/or others.
ONWARD TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA
To facilitate our global operations, and in accordance with applicable laws, we may transfer your personal data to, and access your personal data from, our offices, subsidiaries, and affiliates in the various countries in which we operate (including the United States of America). This may be to a country other than the one in which it was provided or collected. When we transfer your personal data, we do so in compliance with applicable data protection laws. We take steps to protect personal data in whatever country it is stored in or transferred to. You may request additional information in respect of transfer mechanisms by exercising your rights as set out below.
Where Samsara is unable to rely on an adequacy decision, we rely on other transfer mechanisms. For example, to comply with applicable data protection laws around international data transfer mechanisms from the European Union or the United Kingdom to the United States, we have entered into European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) and offer additional safeguards to provide adequate protection.
Samsara further remains self-certified under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks, which were developed specifically to establish a way for companies to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Europe to the United States:
Samsara is accountable for personal data received under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transferred to a third party as described in the Privacy Shield Principles located at https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Pursuant to the Privacy Shield, Samsara remains liable for the transfer of personal data to third parties acting as our agents unless we can prove we were not a party to the events giving rise to the damages.
Samsara has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by BBB National Programs. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://bbbprograms.org/privacy-shield-complaints/ for more information and to file a complaint. This service is provided free of charge to you.
As further explained in the Privacy Shield Principles, a binding arbitration option is also available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means. Samsara is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
We are committed to keeping personal data secure, and we have implemented technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against its unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. Such measures have been implemented taking into account the state of the art of the technology, their cost of implementation, the risks presented by the processing and the nature of the personal data. When we provide your personal data to third parties, including service providers, we require those companies to protect the personal data they receive and not to use the personal data for any purpose other than providing the required services.
Nevertheless, although we have tried to make our products and services secure and reliable, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us cannot be guaranteed. We therefore urge you to exercise caution when conveying any personal data over the Internet. As when disclosing any information on the Internet, you should remain mindful that such information might be accessible by the public and, consequently, may be collected and used by others without your consent. You should also recognize that your use of the Internet and any other means of communication with us is solely at your own risk.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND FEATURES
As a convenience to you, Samsara may provide links from our websites, products and/or services to other websites maintained by independent third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of independent third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave this website, and to read the privacy policies of any other websites that you may visit.
Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
HOW LONG DO WE STORE YOUR DATA?
We will retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with legal, regulatory or internal policy requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
OUR POLICY TOWARD MINORS
Our website, products and services are not directed to minors under 16 and we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors under 16. If we learn that we have collected personal data of a minor under 16 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS, AND HOW TO EXERCISE
You may have a right to access and to obtain a copy of your personal data as processed by Samsara. If you believe that any personal data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may also request the correction of it.
You may also have the right to:
object to the processing of your personal data;
request the deletion of your personal data;
request a restriction on the processing of your personal data; and/or
withdraw your consent where Samsara obtained your consent to process personal data (without this withdrawal affecting the lawfulness of any processing that took place prior to the withdrawal).
Samsara will honor such requests for access, correction, deletion or restriction and/or any withdrawal or objection as required under the applicable data protection laws and regulations (including the GDPR and CCPA). However, please note that such rights are not absolute: they do not always apply, and exemptions may be applicable (e.g., such exemptions noted in CCPA §1798.105). Samsara will usually, in response to any such request, ask you to verify your identity and/or provide information that helps us to better understand your request. If we do not comply with your request, we will explain why.
You may exercise any of your rights in this section without discrimination by us. We will not deny you goods or services, charge different prices or rates, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services based on your exercise of any rights in this section, unless the difference is reasonably related to the value provided by your data.
To exercise the above rights with Samsara, you may send an email to email@example.com. If you are not satisfied with how we process your personal data, please let us know and we will investigate your concern. You can also raise any concerns by contacting our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you have the right to make a complaint to the data protection authority in the jurisdiction where you live or work, or in the place where you think an issue in relation to your data has arisen. The contact details of each Data Protection Authority can be found at the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
To communicate with our Data Protection Officer, please email email@example.com.
CHANGES AND OTHER COVERED ENTITIES
If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices or would like to review or update your personal data, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us by writing to us at the following address:
Samsara Inc. Attention: Legal Department – Privacy Issues 350 Rhode Island Street 4th Floor, South Building San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Samsara Networks Limited (UK Representative) Floor 4 1 Alie Street London E1 8DE United Kingdom
Samsara Deutschland GmbH (EU GDPR Representative) Maximiliansplatz 22 c/o Bird & Bird LLP 80333 München Germany