Privacy Policy - Suppliers & Potential Suppliers


At Textron we know you care about protection of your personal data. Because we care, we have adopted the practices described in this Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers. You should not access Textron’s supplier registration portal (this “Site”) until you have carefully read this Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers and agree to the terms and conditions described in it.

Textron's Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers (”Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers”)
Textron Inc. and its subsidiaries and business units (“Textron”) respect the privacy of our business partners and are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws in every country in which we operate. This Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers is intended to inform you about how  personally identifiable information you submit within your company profile (“Personally Identifiable Information”) through this Site and throughout the Textron supplier registration process will be handled and protected by Textron. This policy supplements the general Privacy Policy posted on

Why We Collect and Use Your Personally Identifiable Information
Textron's supplier registration process is designed to collect information about your company’s qualifications as a potential Textron supplier. When you choose to participate in the Textron supplier registration process you will be asked to provide Textron with information about your company and its capabilities together with certain Personally Identifiable Information such as contact information for key personnel. The Personally Identifiable Information that you provide will be used to assist us in matching your company’s capabilities to Textron supplier requirements. This Personally Identifiable Information will also be used to contact and identify you throughout the supplier evaluation process.

Disclosures of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Access to your Personally Identifiable Information will be restricted to Textron staff and designated third party agents who have a need to know the specific information in question in order to carry out their responsibilities with regard to Textron’s procurement process. Your information may also be disclosed to governmental entities pursuant to and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, or a subpoena or court order.

We are not in the business of selling your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do not reveal Personally Identifiable Information about you to unaffiliated third parties, unless: (1) you request or authorize it; (2) the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you; (3) the information is provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection etc.); or (4) the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of  the assets of an applicable Textron business are acquired by another party). We may also gather aggregated data about you and disclose such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to third parties for analysis or other purposes.

How We Collect Personal Information about You
Textron collects and stores the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us through the Site, including but not limited to information submitted during the supplier registration process.  The third party servers are located in the United States.

Your Access to Your Personally Identifiable Information
Once you have established a Profile through this website, you will have online access to correct or update the information it contains, at any time.

Retention and Deletion of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Textron retains your Personally Identifiable Information only as long as is necessary for supplier evaluation purposes.
For Potential Suppliers Located Within the United States:   In the event that a business relationship with Textron is not established, we will retain your Personally Identifiable Information for a period of up to 12 months if not otherwise notified by you. 
For Potential Suppliers Located Outside the United States:  Your company profile, including Personally Identifiable Information, will be retained only as long as necessary to complete the supplier evaluation process (generally 6 months). 

Textron uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard your Personally Identifiable Information against loss, theft, and unauthorized use or modification. This includes any credit card information that you may provide in order to pay the registration fee. Our site uses a combination of encryption technology and authentication to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. As long as the web browser you are using supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), your information will be submitted to us with a high level of security. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. It is also important for you to help protect against unauthorized access by signing off of our Site each time you finish using the Site.

Textron has obtained assurances from its third party agents that they have similar practices in place.

Communications from Textron
Textron may contact your company, using the contact information you have provided, for purposes of responding to your Profile.  In addition you may be contacted about other procurement-related issues.

Inquiries or Questions
If you have questions or concerns about Textron’s policies and practices for handling your Personally Identifiable Information received through this website, you may e-mail us at

No Contract
This Privacy Statement does not constitute a contract between Textron and any supplier or potential supplier.

Changes to This Policy
As our business changes, this Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers is expected to change from time to time, and we reserve the right to change it at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices with respect to this Site. We may email periodic reminders of our notices and terms and conditions and post any changes to the Privacy Policy for Suppliers and Potential Suppliers to our Site. We encourage you to check our Site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect and any changes that may have been made to them.

Website Terms of Use
In addition to the Privacy Policy above, your use of this site is also governed by the Textron Inc. website Terms of Use which are provided here for your review.  By using this site and submitting any information to it, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use as published.

Date issued: August 16, 2011

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