Your Privacy

Our website is designed to give you a platform to share your experiences and opinions. The information you share with us helps us understand our audience and make better decisions about our company.

We support your right to be informed about your data and make choices about your information. We’ve created this privacy site for this purpose.

We’ve structured our policies so that it’s easy to understand with clear and plain language. We make it easy for you to control the information you provide us. Our privacy policy explains how you can make choices about your information, and the measures we’ve put in place to keep your information secure.

Please read our policies so you can be informed about the information we collect. If you have additional questions contact us.

Information we collect

Information We Collect

The following summary highlights the information we collect and our data policies. On this page you can learn:

  • What kinds of data do we collect?
  • How do we use the data we collect?
  • How do you keep my data secure?
  • What’s your data retention policy?
  • How do I control my data?
  • Where can I learn more?

What kinds of data do we collect?

Things you share

We collect the information that you choose to share with us. This may include the opinions you express and the interests you choose to share.

  • Survey and study responses
  • Discussions and chats
  • Likes and comments
  • Media such as images, videos, and documents you upload

Things that make you “you”

When you join this website, we keep the information that you share with us. This can include personally identifiable information including:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Country

We may also ask you about your household to help us better understand the interests relevant to you.

From time-to-time we may ask you to update your information. We may supplement this information with data from other sources and our partners. The information we collect can viewed by you in the Your Data section.

You will only be asked about your personally identifiable information in the private and secure areas of our website. Please do not volunteer personally identifiable information in areas viewable by others like discussions and comments. We will never ask you to share highly sensitive information such as passwords, social security numbers, credit cards, bank accounts, and financial information.

Web Browser and Device Information

We collect information about the devices you use to access our website and mobile app. The purpose of this information is to authenticate users, comply with applicable regional regulations, understand the quality of the user experience, and general website usage metrics with our users.

This information may include the following:

  • Connection information such as the name of your internet service provide (ISP), mobile operator, phone number, and IP address
  • Browser/device information such as browser, language, time zone, operating system, hardware version, device identifiers, and device settings
  • Device locations such as specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals

Cookies & Other Storage Technologies

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.” We use cookies to manage user sessions. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information.

Information from third-party partners.

We exchange information about you and your activities on-and-off this website from integrations and third-party partners, such as information about your experiences or interactions on this website and with partners. The data exchanged with partners is pseudonymized. This means we do not share data about you thats classified as sensitive personally identifiable information that specifically identifies you, such as your full name and address.

How do we use the data we collect?

Our website is designed to give you a platform to share your experiences and opinions. The information you share with us helps us understand our audience and make better decisions about our company based on information you provide.

We may include information you share in company internal reports and presentations without permission, including suggestions, responses, and uploaded media created and shared by you. The purpose of this is to highlight your experiences and opinions to our broader team and to help inform our company decision making.

Your personally identifiable information is protected. We practice pseudonymization so that your identity is masked whenever and wherever possible. We do not share information that can identify you with partners or third-parties.

How do you keep my data secure?

Our servers are protected by high-end firewall systems. We secure data with sophisticated controls and access restrictions. All data is encrypted at rest for maximum security.

What’s your data retention policy?

Typically, we maintain data for as long as it remains relevant to the stated purpose of this website, i.e. understanding our audience and inform company decision making. We erase your personally identifiable information when it’s no longer pertinent to this purpose, or when instructed by you using the data controls on the Your Data section of this website.

How do I control my data?

We support your right to be informed about your data and make choices about your information. Visit the Your Data section to learn more.

Where can I learn more?

The full detail of our policies is available in our Privacy Policy. The purpose of this page is to highlight specific details from that policy. If you have additional questions you may contact us.

Access Your Data
We support your right to be informed and make choices about the data and information you share with us. Our website includes tools for users to manage their personal data. You can request a copy of your data and download it. You can also request the permanent destruction of your account and all associated personally identifiable information.

These actions can be performed by accessing Data Controls on the next page.
First, we must verify your identity to ensure secure access to your data. If you have an active account you can login with your member credentials. You may also authenticate by entering your email address below.
Thank you. You will receive an email shortly with additional instructions to securely access your data controls.
Privacy Policy

Through the Carhartt Apparel Research Program (the “ARP”) we gather useful information that helps Carhartt to improve existing products and to develop new products. The ARP uses many information-gathering mechanisms, including discussion boards, online video chats, idea screens, field tests, surveys, quick polls, focus groups, and fit clinics. Carhartt may also from at any time and from time-to-time introduce additional information-gathering mechanisms into the ARP.

With that background, I agree, if selected by Carhartt to participate in one or more ARP, my participation will be subject to this Participation Agreement. I understand that I will not receive financial or other remuneration for my participation, but that participation may afford me the special opportunity to see and discuss confidential product ideas as well as potentially wearing and testing confidential Carhartt prototype apparel:

1. Confidentiality and Ownership of Rights
I acknowledge that I forfeit and hereby assign to Carhartt any and all rights I may otherwise have to any ideas, concepts, expressions, or images that I share with Carhartt through my participation in an ARP, and that any and all information I receive from Carhartt or other ARP participants is the confidential and proprietary information of Carhartt (“Carhartt Information”). By submitting content via ARP, you agree to assign and are transferring all right, title and interest, in and to, the content to Carhartt. In other words, once you submit the content, Carhartt will own the content. Carhartt’s ownership rights shall not be affected in any manner by the termination of this agreement for any reason whatsoever. You agree to grant Carhartt a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, license to use, copy, translate, modify, distribute, and make derivative works of any non-transferable and other rights disclosed to Carhartt vis ARP.
I agree not to disclose any Carhartt Information, including but not limited to still images, video, sketches, written descriptions, or summaries of Carhartt Information, to any party other than Carhartt, or to allow any third party to have more than incidental physical proximity to Field Testing apparel researched, possessed or worn by me. I further agree that should I breach my agreement of confidentiality, monetary damages alone will not provide Carhartt with an adequate legal remedy and that Carhartt shall be entitled to injunctive relief to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.

2. The Content
The content you create and submit via ARP (The Content) must be your original ideas and opinions. If applicable, you are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, consents and clearances, necessary for Carhartt to exploit the Content.

3. Indemnification
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Carhartt and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all demands, claims, damages, costs, losses, injuries, penalties, fees, fines, liabilities or expenses (including attorneys’ fees, court costs, damage awards, and settlement amounts) which result from any demand, claim, proceeding, or allegation against any of the Indemnified Parties arising from or relating to (a) ownership of the Content; (b) a claim of libel, slander, defamation, copyright , trademark and/or patent infringement, any intellectual property
infringement, misappropriation of ideas, or invasion of rights of privacy arising from the Content; and/or (c) any actions or omissions related to your obligations, representations or warranties herein.
4. Return of Property
I understand that all of the prototype apparel and other products I may be asked to evaluate during the ARP remain the confidential and exclusive property of Carhartt before, during and after the testing phase. I will not loan, sell or give the products to anyone else should I be chosen to participate in a Product or Field Test. After testing, or whenever Carhartt shall request their return, I will promptly return all products and Carhartt Information to Carhartt. Carhartt may, in its sole discretion, allow testers to keep certain tested products.
5. Release and Assumption of Risk
Before participating in any ARP or wearing any Carhartt prototype apparel, whether for personal, recreational or business use, I will personally inspect the apparel item or Carhartt prototype. If I believe anything is unsafe, I will immediately advise Carhartt. I acknowledge that Carhartt has made no representations as to the suitability, condition or safety of apparel involved in any ARP. I will consider and evaluate the nature, scope and extent of any risks involved in participating in the ARP including, but not limited to, any risks arising out of the composition or flammability of fabrics, material or other elements of the prototype apparel, and I voluntarily and freely choose to assume any risks. I fully and forever release and discharge Carhartt, its subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents and all other involved in any ARP from any and all injuries, losses, damages, claims, demands, lawsuits, expenses, and /or any other liability of any kind, of or to me directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with my wearing of prototype apparel and participation in the ARP, even if it is due to the negligence or other fault of the released parties.
In no event shall Carhartt be liable to the you or any third party for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, punitive or reliance damages (including without limitation anticipated or lost revenues or profits) arising out of this agreement or Carhartt’s use of the content, on any theory of liability, even if the party is advised of the possibility of such damages.
6. Photos and Images.
I understand that I may be asked to provide Carhartt with one or more photos, films, videos, or audio recordings of me and that I may be asked to submit to Carhartt other photos or media of me during the course of the ARP. I further understand that Carhartt and others may also request to photograph, film, or record me at any phase of the ARP for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes. I have the right and hereby grant to Carhartt or its designee the unconditional right in perpetuity and throughout the world, without any compensation, to use my voice, image, likeness or any other aspect of my identity, in any media now existing or hereafter created, whether digital, analog, or otherwise, including, but not limited to, television, radio, product catalog, brochures, point of purchase videos, displays, the Internet and any other printed, written or electronic material in connection therewith for the purpose of advertising, promoting, marketing or selling Carhartt , or Carhartt-affiliated, products. I do not claim, and expressly waive as to
Carhartt, any copyright, publicity rights, rights of privacy, and all other rights in any such photograph, video, film, or audio portrayal or image.
7. Use of Carhartt Name
I agree that I shall not be entitled to use Carhartt's trade names, service marks, or trademarks for any purpose whatsoever.
8. Relationship
I acknowledge that I am an independent contractor when participating in an ARP, and that such participation does not create any employee/employer, partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship with Carhartt or any of its affiliated entities, and that I have no authority to speak or act for Carhartt or to enter into any obligations or contracts on behalf of Carhartt.
9. Termination.
I acknowledge and agree that this is an at-will Agreement and that Carhartt may terminate my participation in the ARP and under this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, and without any prior notice.
8. Choice of Law, Arbitration and Forum.
All disputes arising in connection with this Agreement or any ARP shall be finally settled by arbitration. The arbitration shall be before a single arbitrator at the Offices of the American Arbitration Association located in Southfield, Michigan, in accordance with the Commercial Litigation Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association will select the arbitrator. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. I further agree that if I commence any litigation arising out of or in any way relating to this agreement or the ARP, it shall be subject to the aforementioned provision regarding arbitration and, shall only be filed in an appropriate Circuit Court located in the State of Michigan. This Agreement shall be construed and the rights of the parties shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.
10. Complete Agreement.
I agree that this Agreement is the full and complete agreement and understanding between Carhartt and me as to the subject matter of this Agreement and that there are no other oral or written agreements.
11. Not a Minor.
I represent and warrant that I am not a minor, that I am over 18 years of age, and that I am competent to enter into this Agreement.
12. Privacy.
I acknowledge and agree that any and all information I disclose through my participation in an ARP is subject to Carhartt’s Privacy Policy then in effect, and found at the following link:
I have read this Agreement carefully and I understand its content and voluntarily agree to its terms.
13. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Carhartt be liable to the you or any third party for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, punitive or reliance damages (including without limitation anticipated or lost revenues or profits) arising out of this agreement or Carhartt’s use of the content, on any theory of liability, even if the party is advised of the possibility of such damages.