(last updated November 22, 2010)
The Website is intended for use by individuals 13 years of age or older. Ecolab has no intention of collecting any personal information from children under the age of 13. Children under 13 should not submit personal information without the consent and guidance of a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect information from children online.
What Information We Collect
Certain technical information, such as the type of browser or operating system used and user domain name, may be automatically collected in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. This information enables Ecolab to measure site usage and improve this site to better suit customer needs. In general, you can browse our Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We are, however, able to determine your IP address. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website, to measure the use of our Website and to improve the content of our Website. In short we use your IP address to gather aggregate demographic information and we may use such aggregate demographic information, which will not include your IP Address, without restriction. We use “cookies” to track your use of the Website and to improve your experience in using the Website. These cookies do not generally include personal information. You may choose to disable “cookies” through your browser settings, but this may impact your experience in using the Website.
There are a few places where Ecolab collects personal information voluntarily provided by users of this site. This information lets us know the specifics of who you are. If you choose to share any personal information with us, you will see that the amount and type of personal information we request depend on how you use our Website. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information.
The Way We Use Information
It may be necessary by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence for us to disclose your personal information and we reserve the right to do so without notifying you of such disclosure. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
Our web site may contain links to sites of other organizations. Ecolab is not responsible for the content of any of those sites and cannot guarantee that they maintain the same privacy standards. Please refer to the privacy policies of those sites if you have any concerns.