Privacy Policy

INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY PRIVACY POLICY

Ingersoll-Rand Company and its affiliated companies appreciate your interest in this Web Site and other related or linked Ingersoll-Rand Company sites (the "Web Site"). This Privacy Policy applies and is limited to treatment of information that is collected via the Web Site or used as a result of the Web Site.

General and Policy Updates

Ingersoll-Rand Company takes the privacy of your personal information very seriously and will make reasonable efforts to use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully. We may revise this Privacy Policy over time. If we make significant changes, we will notify you by either e-mail or by posting a notice on our Web Site. Please check the Web Site from time to time for the most current version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Web Site after we have notified you of such changes as described above constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Information We Collect

At registration, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your first and last name, company name, email address, phone number, fax number and address. You will also be asked to establish a username and password in order to access the Web Site. If you forget your password, you may access the appropriate link on the Web Site for assistance. To process an order, you may be asked for information similar to the registration form and for payment information. Ingersoll-Rand Company's web servers automatically collect Web Site usage information from you when you visit the Web Site. Web Site usage information informs us about how our visitors use and navigate the Web Site, including the number and frequency of visitors on each Web Page, their Internet Protocol addresses, the length of their stays and the actions they take (including purchases). All or certain pages of the Web Site may use cookies and clear GIFs to track and store your information for the purposes described in this policy and to allow us to recognize you as a registered user if you return to the Web Site using the same computer and browser. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a Web Site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so that the Ingersoll-Rand Company server can recognize when you return. All or certain pages of the Web Site may require your acceptance of cookies in order to utilize the Web Site.

The Web Site is directed towards adults.

Ingersoll-Rand Company does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.

How We Use the Information Collected

We may combine the personally identifiable information you provide Ingersoll-Rand Company with other information about you that is available to us, including information from other sources. The ways that Ingersoll-Rand Company may use your information include (a) to enable the Web Site and its operators to process, manage and deliver your orders; (b) to respond to your specific inquiries; (c) to troubleshoot and provide you with technical support; (d) to provide you with information on Ingersoll-Rand Company products and services, either on a personalized or aggregate basis; (e) to give Web Site editors anonymous, aggregate information that is useful for developing new features and products for our visitors and to improve the content and navigation on the Web Site; (f) to resolve disputes, prevent and detect fraud, and otherwise to help Ingersoll-Rand Company to avoid legal liability; (g) to notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy or to other policies or terms that affect you and your use of the Web Site; and (h) for other purposes.

Your Ability to Choose

We communicate with you to provide information, products and services that you have requested. It is your choice to send us these requests. You may always opt out of receiving marketing emails by following the instructions on the marketing email. We explicitly ask when we need information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information").

Ingersoll-Rand Company makes reasonable efforts to use industry-standard security technologies to secure your information. Servers where personal information is stored are password and firewall-protected, and access is limited to those employees and independent contractors with a need to know and only for the purposes identified above. All financial information is transmitted and stored in encrypted form. We maintain safeguards to protect the security, integrity, and privacy of these servers and of your Personal Information.

You are responsible for keeping your username and password confidential and are responsible for all actions taken with your username and password, including fees. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

This Web Site may contain links and pointers to other Internet sites maintained by third parties, or content such as advertisements from other internet sites maintained by third parties and Ingersoll-Rand Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party sites. Third party sites may collect information directly from you and may place or recognize cookies on your browser. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of those sites when you visit them. Ingersoll-Rand Company does not provide your information to third parties unless (1) you request or authorize it; (2) if such disclosure is necessary to process transactions or provide services which you have requested; or (3) Ingersoll-Rand Company is compelled to do so by government authority, regulatory body, or under subpoena or similar governmental request. In addition, Ingersoll-Rand Company maintains the right to disseminate data you send to Ingersoll-Rand Company, so long as such data is in anonymous, aggregated form so as not to identify you.

Restrictions on Use

This site is owned and operated or controlled by Ingersoll-Rand Company and contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by Ingersoll-Rand Company, its related business units and other joint ventures and is protected by international copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from this site including code and software. You may download material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notice.

The materials in this site and any the third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Ingersoll-Rand Company disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Ingersoll-Rand Company does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. Ingersoll-Rand Company does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not Ingersoll-Rand Company) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Ingersoll-Rand Company, or its related businesses, suppliers, agents, or representatives ("Ingersoll-Rand Company Parties") be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, Ingersoll-Rand Company materials. You specifically acknowledge and agree that Ingersoll-Rand Company Parties are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any Ingersoll-Rand Company material, or with any of Ingersoll-Rand Company's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Ingersoll-Rand websites.

Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to sandsprivacy@irco.com.

Contact Information

Ingersoll-Rand Company has procedures to help you make sure that your information is accurate, current and complete. If you desire to correct any such information or if you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please send an email to sandsprivacy@irco.com.