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LEGAL & PRIVACY STATEMENTS

The following is a summary of the topics covered in our privacy policy and the terms of use for our Web site. Please refer to the complete policy statement.

Privacy Policy

  1. Protection of your Personal Information
  2. "Cookie" Technology Usage
  3. Links to other Web Sites
  4. Security
  5. Access for Corrections, Updates and Subscriptions
  6. Your Consent and Submissions
  7. Childern and Minors
  8. Additional Rights

Terms of Use

  1. Legal Notices
  2. General Terms and Conditions of the Agreement
  3. Copyrights and Trademarks
  4. Products and Colors
  5. Errors and Inaccuracies
  6. Links to other Web Sites
  7. Postings and Other Information Input
  8. Equal Opportunity Employer
  9. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
  10. International Users and Applicable Law
  11. Indemnification and Termination
  12. Forward Looking Statements
  13. Entire Agreement
  14. Special Notice for California Residents
  15. Contacting Us

A. PRIVACY POLICIES

1. Protection of Your Personal Information

Protecting your personal information on the Internet is of serious concern to Gardner Denver, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Gardner Denver” or the “Company”). Gardner Denver’s policy is to protect the confidentiality of the individually identifiable information that you provide, and to prohibit the unlawful disclosure of your personal information. These policies may be amended periodically without prior notice and will become effective upon posting. Continued use of this site following the posting of any amendment, modification, or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof. As such, please periodically check these policies to be informed of any changes. The effective date of these policies, and any amendments, modifications or changes thereto, may be found on this page, on the bottom left hand corner of these policies.

This website is owned and operated by Gardner Denver. We do not collect any information that can be traced to a specific individual unless he or she voluntarily and knowingly provides this information. We do, however, anonymously track the usage patterns of all visitors to measure the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc. We use these statistics and share them with trusted third parties to improve our website design and content.

Occasionally we will request personal information (name, address, phone number, etc.) from you. You are under no obligation to provide such information. However, if you agree to share that information with Gardner Denver we will be able to better serve you in many instances. Typically when we request personal information from you, we will ask you whether you would like us to contact you with additional information from time-to-time. If you “opt-in” by selecting “yes”, we may contact you from time-to-time with special offers, news updates or promotions, which may be targeted based on information you have shared with us. As an example, if we sponsor a trade show in your area, we may invite you to visit us there. However, if you “opt-out” by selecting “no” or if you provide your information without affirmatively “opting-in” (for example by sending us an inquiry via email) we will not contact you for unrelated matters. Rather, we will retain your personal information to enable us to respond to your inquiry and complete any related follow-up to such inquiry. In addition, unless you provide your express permission by “opting-in”, we will not disclose any information you provide, except: 1) to address your direct inquiry, resolve technical problems or provide customer service; 2) as required by law; 3) to comply with a court order or other legal process; 4) to protect the rights and properties of Gardner Denver; 5) to bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interference with Gardner Denver; 6) in the event that all or substantially all of Gardner Denver’s assets are acquired by a third party, or 7) under special circumstances. For example, if you request pricing information on a product we do not sell directly to end users, we may forward your request to a third-party that does, in order to address to your direct inquiry. We do not share, sell, trade, or lease your personal information to any unrelated third parties for their marketing use.

This website may contain links to websites that are controlled and operated by other entities, including our business partners, vendors, and affiliates. Gardner Denver is not responsible for the content, privacy, or security practices of any other website. We recommend that you review the privacy practices of those sites when you visit them.

Gardner Denver recognizes that the European Union (“EU”) has an “omnibus” data protection regime established pursuant to the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (together, “Data Privacy Laws”).  Among other things, the Data Privacy Laws generally require “adequate protection” for the transfer of personally identifiable information about Gardner Denver employees in the EU to Gardner Denver operations in the United States.  Gardner Denver accordingly adheres to the requirements of the US/EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by the US Department of Commerce ("Safe Harbor") with respect to certain employee data received in the United States from our affiliated companies in the EU.  For more information about Safe Harbor please refer to the US Department of Commerce website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.  Any individual in the EU who cannot resolve his or her issue directly with Gardner Denver can contact the local data protection authority for further information and assistance.  Gardner Denver provides its EU employees with more detailed information about its data handling practices through internal company policies.

2. "Cookie" Technology Usage

A "cookie" is a small piece of information that our Web site can send to your browser, which can then be stored on your computer's hard drive so we can recognize you upon your return to our site. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide specific features to you when visiting our Web site. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a "cookie". Should you decide not to accept "cookies" from us, you may limit the functionality we can provide during your visit to our site.

3. Links to Other Web Sites

This website may contain links to websites of Gardner Denver's business partners. Gardner Denver is not responsible for the content of their websites or the actions of the owners/operators of the websites. Gardner Denver does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. If you decide to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Gardner Denver shall not, however, be a party to any contract entered into by you, the user, and any third party as a result of contact with the websites linked from this website, and thereby does not in any way guarantee the performance of any third party under any contract. You hereby release Gardner Denver and its affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against Gardner Denver, arising from your use of these third party products or services, or the breach of any third party contract.

4.  Security

Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information.

5. Access for Corrections, Updates and Subscriptions

Users can review, correct, or update their information or unsubscribe by sending an e-mail to: webmaster@gardnerdenver.com.

6. Your Consent and Submissions

By using this Web site, you consent to our policies and accept the terms and conditions described herein. You agree that any comments submitted by you to the site will not violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or property rights. You further agree that any comments submitted by you to the site will not be or not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any comments you submit.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas, or other such communications submitted by you shall become and remain the exclusive property of Gardner Denver. We will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, and distribute any such material you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction, and without compensating you in any way. Please do not send any comments or materials that you do not wish to assign to us.

7. Children and Minors.

Gardner Denver makes no active effort to collect personal information from children under the age of 18 and does not wish to receive any such information.

8. Additional Rights:

Applicable laws may give you additional rights that are not described in this online privacy policy. 

B. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

1. Legal Notices

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

This Web site is provided by Gardner Denver for informational purposes only. Use of this Web site constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions, do not use this site or the information provided in any way.

The material contained on this site is derived in whole or in part from material provided by Gardner Denver and is protected by international copyright and trademark laws. Gardner Denver aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the site without the prior written permission of the trademark owner.

Use of this site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give full effect to all provisions of this agreement, including the warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions below. Gardner Denver has endeavored to comply with all legal requirements known to it in creating and maintaining this site, but makes no representation that the materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdictions.

You agree that Gardner Denver may at any time and without notice change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this site is offered. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Gardner Denver as a result of this agreement or your use of this site. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Gardner Denver with respect to this site. This agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications with respect to this site.

2. General Terms and Conditions of the Agreement

Gardner Denver grants you permission to view, print and download pages in their entirety from this site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you agree to accept, without modification, the notices, terms, and conditions set forth herein. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not modify, distribute, reproduce, transfer, create derivative works, or sell any information, products, or services from this site. In addition, you represent and warrant to Gardner Denver that you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful, immoral, or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices and that (a) you will not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through this Web Site any materials which (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Web Site, (ii) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate law, (iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right, (v) contain a virus or other harmful component, (vi) contain any information, software or other material of a commercial nature, (vii) contain advertising of any kind, or (viii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; and (b) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old.

If you do not agree and accept without modification the terms and conditions set forth herein, please suspend your use of this Web site.

3. Copyrights and Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively the "trademarks") used and displayed on this site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Gardner Denver and others. All materials, including text, graphic images, compilations, designs, icons, illustrations, photographs, video/audio clips, and other documentation contained on this Web site, unless otherwise indicated, are the intellectual property of Gardner Denver and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

All graphics, logos, names, and other features bearing the symbols ™, SM, or ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gardner Denver and must not be removed or altered in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Gardner Denver. By using this Web site, you agree to abide by all applicable laws in connection with the intellectual property rights of Gardner Denver

You may download any part of our Web site for personal, non-commercial use only, but agree not to republish or redistribute any content, whether in printed or electronic format, to any third party. You may also provide an HTML link to any page of our Web site. No part of this Web site may be used within another Web site, without the express written consent of Gardner Denver. Other product and company names mentioned in the site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

4. Products and Colors

The products mentioned in this site may be available in certain stores; however, Gardner Denver cannot guarantee availability. The colors you see will depend upon your computer monitor, and accuracy cannot be assured.

5. Errors and Inaccuracies

This Web site may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Gardner Denver reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

6. Links to Other Web Sites

This website may contain links to websites that are controlled and operated by other entities, including our business partners, vendors, and affiliates. Unless expressly disclosed otherwise, these links are included solely for your convenience and do not constitute any endorsement by Gardner Denver, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Gardner Denver” or the “Company”) of the websites linked or referred to, or the content of such websites, nor does Gardner Denver have any control over any content or terms and conditions of use of any such websites. Further, Gardner Denver does not maintain these third-party websites and does not make any representations regarding the availability or accuracy of content or materials on such websites. Information presented on such websites is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. If you decide to access third-party websites through links on our website, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party websites is subject to any terms and conditions of use of those websites which you should read immediately prior to using such websites. In addition, inclusion of a link does not imply that Gardner Denver is authorized to use any trade name, trademark, logo, legal or official seal that may be contained in the linked site.

7. Postings and Other Information Input

By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively "Communications") to this Web Site, you hereby grant to Gardner Denver a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive all rights to any claim against Gardner Denver for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications.

8. Equal Opportunity Employer

Gardner Denver may make employment information available through this site. Gardner Denver is an equal opportunity employer to qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.

9. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

GARDNER DENVER PROVIDES THIS SITE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GARDNER DENVER MAKES NO REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.

GARDNER DENVER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. GARDNER DENVER SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE, FOR YOUR ACTION OR INACTION IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THIS SITE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR DATA OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE.

Gardner Denver does not represent that the information is accurate, complete, or current or that the Web site will operate without interruption or error. Your use of this site is at your own risk. In no event will Gardner Denver or any of its agents, employees, officers, directors, vendors, suppliers, or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of use of this site, the material contained in this site, the delay or inability to use this site, or otherwise arising in connection with this site, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of any such damages. Under no circumstances will Gardner Denver be liable for any loss of data, income, or profits as a result of usage of this Web site.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation for incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. If any part of this limitation on liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the aggregate liability of Gardner Denver under such circumstances for liabilities that otherwise would have been limited shall not exceed One Hundred U.S. Dollars ($100).

10. International Users and Applicable Law

This site is controlled, operated and administered by Gardner Denver from its corporate headquarters in Quincy, Illinois, United States of America. Gardner Denver makes no representations or warranties regarding the suitability or availability of the materials contained on this site for use outside the United States. Access to this site from international locations where the content of said site is illegal is strictly prohibited. This site may not be used to export materials contained herein in violation of United States export laws and regulations. If this site is accessed from locations outside of the United States, the user is responsible for compliance with all local laws.

This Agreement and your use of this Web site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions or interpretations. Sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this agreement or your use of this Web site shall be an appropriate state or federal court located in the State of Illinois.

11. Indemnification and Termination

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Gardner Denver, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and employees harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising from or related to your use of this site. These terms are effective unless and until terminated by Gardner Denver.

12. Forward Looking Statements

All of the statements included in this website, other than historical facts, are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, growth, earning performance and financial and operating measures. As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused upon anticipated events or trends, expectations, and beliefs relating to matters that are not historical in nature. The words “could,” “anticipate,” “preliminary,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “foresee,” “project,” “forecast,” or the negative thereof or variations thereon, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for these forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the Company notes that forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in, anticipated by or implied by such forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: exposure to economic downturns and market cycles; intense competition, particularly the pricing of products; large or rapid increases in raw material costs or substantial decreases in their availability; economic, political and other risks associated with international sales and operations; the risk of non-compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar laws; pending asbestos and silica personal injury lawsuits; and, the potential loss of key customers. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read together with important information regarding risks and factors that may affect the Company’s future performance set forth under Item 1A “risk factors” of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K and the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

The forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of management with respect to future events. The Company does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any duty to update these forward-looking statements, even though its situation and circumstances may change in the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The inclusion of any statement in this report does not constitute an admission by the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

13. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Gardner Denver and you with respect to your use of this Web site. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Web site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

14. Special Notification for California Residents

As stated above, we will not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for purposes of their direct marketing. However, we may provide your personal information to trusted third parties, consistent with our goal of providing the highest level of global service to our clients. This information may be used to send you updates, seminar invitations, and other information or promotional material about the products and services offered by us and our trusted partners. Because separate legal entities are considered “third parties” for purposes of California Civil Code Section 1798.83, we are providing the following information for California residents.

Effective January 1, 2005, California residents may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personally identifiable information to trusted third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us either by email at webmaster@gardnerdenver.com or by mail at the following address:

Gardner Denver, Inc.
1800 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, IL 62305
Attn: Legal Department

Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to separate legal entities for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these entities. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing addresses specified in this paragraph.

15. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policies or legal notices, please click here to contact us.
Effective: May, 2009.