Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Ford Motor Company, its employees, suppliers, and contractors do not accept, review, or consider any unsolicited ideas, works, materials, proposals, suggestions, artwork, content or the like, including for advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, product enhancements, product designs, processes, marketing strategies, product names, content or other creative materials. Please do not send or provide any submissions in any form to Ford or any of its executives, employees, suppliers, or contractors.


Specifically, do not submit confidential information to Ford; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.    Please note that Ford employees or contractors are not authorized to accept unsolicited information on a confidential or restricted basis.


Ford respects the intellectual property rights of others.  To minimize the risk associated with receiving ideas from outside the Company and to avoid misunderstandings, Ford chooses not to accept unsolicited ideas from individuals or other companies, including start-ups.


Ford and its suppliers invest billions of dollars each year and have thousands of employees around the world engaged in research and development of new ideas.  If Ford has something in development similar to an idea that might be submitted from outside the Company, this can cause confusion about the origin of the idea.  That is why we avoid evaluating ideas that could create conflict with our internal efforts.  Determining who developed certain aspects of an idea can be complex, time-consuming, and involve hundreds of people.  Therefore, Ford seeks to develop ideas from the people we employ, and the vast majority of the ideas used by Ford Motor company originate with our employees or suppliers.


If, despite our request that you not send us your submissions, you still submit them, then regardless of what your correspondence says, the following terms will apply to your submissions to newideas@ford.com.


You agree that: (1) your submissions, their contents, and any related intellectual property rights will automatically become the property of  Ford, without any compensation to you; (2) Ford may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way on an unrestricted basis; (3) there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential, (4) there is no obligation for Ford to review the submissions or provide a review of or response regarding the submission. If you do not agree to these terms, PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR INFORMATION.


Product Feedback


Ford encourages you to provide feedback regarding our products via social media:  Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and Instagram.


Any feedback you provide through social media will be deemed to be non-confidential and not proprietary. Ford will be free to use and redistribute such information on an unrestricted basis, without any compensation to you.


Other Ways to Communicate with Ford Motor Company


If you have a consumer complaint, please call Customer Relations at 800-392-3673.


If you have a donation, sponsorship request, or grant request as a 501(c)(3) organization, go to The Ford Motor Company Fund website for more information: www.fordphilanthropy.org or email info@fordphilanthropy.org.


If you are a supplier or agency interested in doing business with Ford. Please go to the Ford Purchasing site and fill out the Potential Supplier Form: https://fsp.portal.covisint.com/web/portal/potentialsuppliers.


If you are interested in purchasing one of our products (individuals or fleets), please contact your local Ford or Lincoln dealership.


If you are interested in employment, you would be better served by checking our career website at www.mycareer.ford.com.