Canada Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 25, 2018

Grundfos Americas Corporation, a United States-based company of Grundfos Holding A/S, maintains and operates this and other Unites States-based web sites (collectively the "Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites") and is sensitive to privacy concerns on the internet. Therefore, Grundfos Americas Corporation believes that visitors should know its practices regarding online information, including the kinds of information collected and how that information is intended to be used. 

For each visitor to a Grundfos Americas Corporation Site, Grundfos Americas Corporation collects the visitor's domain name and/or IP address. When communicating by email with Grundfos Americas Corporation, Grundfos Americas Corporation collects email addresses. Other information is only collected on Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites when voluntarily provided. Information collected can include, but is not limited to, name, role type, company, mobile telephone number, address and email address.

Information collected, as described above, is evaluated to understand and improve the effectiveness of the Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites. Typically, this information is primarily used to respond to an inquiry from visitors, and may also be used by Grundfos Americas Corporation to inform visitors about products and services and other business-related activities.

Beyond internal use, Grundfos Americas Corporation may provide information collected on visitors, as described above, to business partners and affiliates such as distributors and sales representatives. The purpose of sharing this information with partners and affiliates will be to further help Grundfos Americas Corporation inform visitors about products, services and other business-related activities. Grundfos Americas Corporation may also provide web links to these business partners and affiliates’ websites. While Grundfos Americas Corporation believes these partners and affiliates employ high standards and respect for privacy, Grundfos Americas Corporation is not responsible for content or privacy practices these organizations utilize. Grundfos Americas Corporation will not sell to third parties any information derived from a visitor's visit to or use of a Grundfos Americas Corporation Site.

Grundfos Americas Corporation uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data exchanged with the Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites. Reasonable security measures are in place in the Grundfos Americas Corporation physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that has been collected. Guarantee of the security of any such information however cannot be provided.

Visitors should be aware that:

  • If requested to disclose visitors’ information by law, court of law, or a governmental or law enforcement authority, Grundfos Americas Corporation may do so.
  • Grundfos Americas Corporation may pass visitors’ information or details of web site usage to other companies within the Grundfos Group.
  • Information may be shared, as necessary, to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on Grundfos Americas Corporation’s information technology systems, and as necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense.

In order to help gather more information about site usage, Grundfos Americas Corporation uses cookies, web beacons, advertising, analytics, and tags powered by tools such as Google, Adobe, Omniture, and others. This information is collected anonymously and is not personally identifiable. It does not contain visitors’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, or email addresses. Instead, these tools collect information such as general information about visitors’ computer settings, connection to the Internet, the operating system and platform, IP address, browsing patterns, and geographical location. Cookies enhance visitors’ experience on websites by saving preferences for specific sites visited. If desired, most internet browsers offer the ability to erase and block cookies. Cookies and web beacons are explained as follows:

  • Cookies - a small text file that is placed on a visitor’s computer via the web browser when visiting a website.  Grundfos Americas Corporation uses cookies to both ensure functioning of the site as well as to record user-specific information on what pages you are visited. Both session and persistent (permanent) cookies are utilized.
  • Web Beacons - small tags, pixel tags and images placed on web pages and emails that is designed to allow monitoring of incoming traffic and content viewing, for information such as the incoming IP address, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party to learn which advertisements brought visitors to Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites.

By using the Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites, you consent to the processing of data in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. 

The Grundfos Americas Corporation Sites are intended solely for residents of the United States. As part of efforts to comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the United States-based Grundfos Americas Corporation has enacted measures to avoid collecting and storing the data of EU citizens. Likewise, Grundfos Americas Corporation has enacted measures to avoid storing any data in servers based in the EU. Sites directly managed by Grundfos Holding A/S, which do store data of EU citizens and do store data in the EU, are subject to the GDPR protections. These Grundfos Holding A/S-managed sites include sites such as Grundfos Extranet and Grundfos Product Center, which are used by US residents.

If Grundfos Americas Corporation's Privacy Policy changes, such changes will be posted to this privacy policy site.  Only information collected after such posting shall be subject to the new Policy or will be put to the new use.

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us and ask for the office of the General Counsel.