The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with information about Green Bay Machinery, and allow visitors access to Green Bay Machinery’s products, services and other industry information.
Types of information we collect
At our site, we collect both personally-identifiable information and aggregate information.
Personally-identifiable information relates to an individual visitor to our website and includes: name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, email address, and company name and address. We only collect personally-identifiable information from individuals who provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly, such as by registering at our site, or by providing name and address information and requesting follow-up contacts from us. We do not require visitors to register or provide this information to us in order to view our site or have access to its content – unless content is customer-specific.
Aggregate information relates to such things as how many consumers visit the site, which pages they access, what information they download, the type of web browser and operating system they use, the name of their Internet Service Provider (e.g., America Online), and so on. When someone visits our site, we automatically collect this information, and combine it with similar information collected about all other visitors. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our website to our visitors.
How information is collected
As we noted above, personally-identifiable information is collected from you directly and with your knowledge. Thus, when you register on the site, we collect the information you provide. When you enter a promotion, we collect the information needed for you to participate and for us to fulfill our obligations to you. When you email us, we collect the email address you supply, so that we can respond.
We also collect aggregate, non-personal information on an ongoing basis when you view our website. The collection of this non-personal information is done either through “cookie” technology or with “web beacons” (also called ‘single-pixel gifs’), as explained below.
Like many companies, we use “cookie” technology on and off of our website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for purpose of keeping records. They enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. The cookies do not contain any personally-identifiable information and cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive.
When you view our website we may place a “cookie” on your computer. Temporary cookies are used for purposes such as counting the number of visits to our sites. These temporary cookies are eliminated when you exit your browser. A permanent cookie may also be stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in, this type of cookie tells us whether you’ve visited us before or if you are a new visitor. The cookie doesn’t obtain any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn’t extract any information from your computer. We do use the cookie to help us identify site features in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide more of what you may want.
The help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Remember, though, that cookies allow you to take full advantage of all of Green Bay Machinery’s newest website features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Web beacons are Internet instrumentation that helps us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed. When you ask us to send you information, we may use web beacons to determine how many of the emails we sent were actually opened. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page can act as a web beacon.
Questionnaires and surveys
We may ask visitors to complete surveys and opinion polls about their attitudes and interests. Surveys help us to understand your needs. If sample answers to surveys are posted on the website site, no personally identifiable information will be included. If you participate in one of our surveys, you can be assured that we do not maintain any personal information about you in our databases as a result of the survey.
How we use your personal information
If you specifically agreed to follow-up contacts by us or asked to be put on our mailing list when you registered, we may contact you from time to time. For example, we may send you marketing or promotional materials; we may respond to your comments or requests for information; or we may contact you if needed in the course of processing a product or service you requested through our website.
In the email section of our site, we ask for some personally-identifiable information, such as your name and phone number. We use this information only if we need to contact you directly because our attempts to contact you by email were unsuccessful. We do not use your email address for any purpose other than to communicate with you and as provided herein, unless we have your permission.
We also use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; to statistically analyze website usage; and to improve our features and content. We may also use your personal information to deliver content that is customized to your interests as we best understand them from the information you’ve provided to us and your activities on the site. This customized content may include such things as product information and promotions. We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may combine non-personal information collected automatically (through cookies) with your previously submitted personal information.
Green Bay Machinery’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to give you a meaningful and customized experience while you are using our website.
Children and Data Collection
We adhere to the federal privacy protection standards as stated in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). We care about the safety of children. We will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information. Children under 13 years of age are required to obtain the express permission of a parent or guardian before submitting any Personal Information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail address, and phone number) over the Internet. If a child has provided us with personally-identifiable information without the consent of a parent or guardian, the parent or guardian of that child should contact the Privacy Officer immediately at email@example.com. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly delete the child’s information from our servers.
Third parties who provide support services to Green Bay Machinery
In the course of doing business, we employ other companies and individuals to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, we hire agencies to help administer promotions, to analyze data, to fulfill orders you place, and to provide customer service. These agents may have access to personal information if it is needed to perform their functions for Green Bay Machinery; however, they have agreed not to use it for other purposes and to maintain the information in confidence.
Data sharing and transfer
We do not sell, transfer, or disclose the personally-identifiable information we gather at our website to third parties without your prior consent. There are only two exceptions to this rule: (1) We will disclose information in cases where we believe in good faith that it is necessary to prevent a crime or an injury to ourselves or third parties; and (2) We disclose information to third parties who provide support services to us, as described above.
There may be times when we share aggregate information about our visitors with business partners and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising of our site for our users. We may also aggregate data from web log files (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to understand how users navigate the site and what features are most popular.
We endeavor to protect your Personal Information using physical, electronic or procedural security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our control. These measures include safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use and modification.
Currently, our website utilizes a variety of different security measures designed to protect Personal Information by users both inside and outside Green Bay Machinery, including the use of encryption mechanisms (e.g., Secure Socket Layers or SSLs), password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. This helps maintain the confidentiality, privacy, and integrity of your transactions, and helps to protect your confidential information – such as credit card numbers, online forms and financial data, from loss, misuse, interception and hacking.
How To Contact Us
Green Bay Machinery
P.O. Box 19010
Green Bay, WI 54307-9010
Attention: Legal Department
(7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday)
By email at:
We’ll be happy to answer your questions or hear your concerns.
Global Code of Business Conduct and Social Responsibility
Green Bay Machinery Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries have a responsibility to work with customers, suppliers, partners and advisors in a law-abiding manner and according to high ethical standards in every community in which they do business. Green Bay Machinery complies with all laws and governing regulations applicable in the country, state and local jurisdiction where business is conducted. All partners are encouraged to be good corporate citizens and to strive to become economic, intellectual and social assets to their local communities.
As members of the Green Bay Machinery team, partners are expected to accept certain responsibilities and adhere to acceptable business principles. Partners build meaningful relationships based on collaboration, commitment and trust. Payments, gifts, contributions or similar inducements in the nature of bribes, payoffs, kickbacks, acts of corruption or having similar intentions are inconsistent and unacceptable as a way of doing business at Green Bay Machinery.
No Green Bay Machinery funds shall be paid to any government official or political campaign in an attempt to influence the recipient’s decision or to encourage them to use their influence with other officials to affect their decisions. In countries where corporate political contributions are legally permissible, a case-by-case review will be required by the Executive Board of Green Bay Machinery.
All financial records, assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses must be recorded in such a way as to provide accurate descriptions and controls to each and every transaction.
Green Bay Machinery is committed to fair and open competition in markets around the world and partners are expected to comply with the antitrust/competition laws of countries in which they do business.
Green Bay Machinery values diversity and protects the right of each partner to fair and equitable treatment. Green Bay Machinery partners treat all people with respect and dignity.
Green Bay Machinery seeks to establish and sustain a positive environmental legacy for our company, our partners, our communities, our earth and future generations. Green Bay Machinery is committed to the prevention of pollution, the protection of the environment and the reduction of the global environmental impact of our business.
Green Bay Machinery treats trade secrets and proprietary information about our business activities and our customers and suppliers with confidentiality.
Our suppliers are required to provide a safe and healthful work setting for their workers worldwide by complying with the Green Bay Machinery Supplier Code of Conduct.
All partners must conform to the highest ethical and legal standards and preserve Green Bay Machinery’s integrity and reputation. Our partners care about our customers, our suppliers, our communities and each other. All officers and department/team leaders are responsible to ensure this Global Code of Business Conduct is being followed within their areas of responsibility. All partners are responsible for their actions. The Company will not tolerate any unethical, illegal or discriminatory acts either by its partners or in the use of its financial resources.
To report violations of any of the above, go to the Trust Line and communicate through phone, email or anonymous message. Green Bay Machinery guarantees that all comments will be heard and all violations will be promptly investigated. Any partner found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.