PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. Privacy Policy

PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. is very sensitive to issues of individual privacy on the Internet. To that end, we provide the following policy on the use of information gathered on www.pdqinc.com:

Gathering of Information

PDQ Manufacturing gathers information on its users in two ways:

  • By gathering identifying information about individuals through optional, voluntary submissions, such as in our discussion forums, electronic newsletters and from participation in polls or surveys;
  • By gathering information, such as your internet protocol or IP address, through aggregated tracking derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better administer this site, analyze trends, and help diagnose problems with our website, track user’s movements, and gather internal data to better tailor our content to our readers’ needs.
    • PDQ Manufacturing tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. PDQ Manufacturing does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Use of Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. PDQ Manufacturing uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

Public Forums

PDQ may make available chat rooms, discussion forums, message or bulletin boards, and other such public forums (collectively, “public forums”). Please remember that any information you disclose in a public forum becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal or business information in such areas.

We reserve the right, at our sole and exclusive discretion, to save and archive any content of any nature posted on the public forums on this site.

PDQ may without liability to any user, disclose such content if required to do so: (1) to comply with legal processes; (2) by law; (3) to respond to claims that any of the content violates the property, privacy, publicity or other rights of others; and or (4) to protect the rights, property, or safety of any party.

Should any visitor to PDQ’s website provide information, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or any material through the feedback or public forum discussions located in the website, PDQ shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, delete, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation.

Third Parties

It is not our policy to sell or make available such information to unrelated third parties; occasionally such information may be shared with other divisions of our company, our distribution network or the Dover Corporation.

Users should keep in mind that when posting their user name or e-mail address on bulletin boards or in other user-posted content areas, that information, along with any information in their postings, can be read by any third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. PDQ Manufacturing has no control over and can not prevent this from happening.

Copy Righted Information

The images and materials found in the website are copyrighted or otherwise proprietary to PDQ Manufacturing, and may be downloaded or reprinted for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained herein. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document, photograph or graphic in whole or in part for redistribution is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from PDQ Manufacturing, Inc.

You Agree to Not:

  1. Upload, post, distribute, e-mail or otherwise publish or make available on PDQ’s website any libelous, defamatory, obscene, harmful, vulgar, threatening, harassing, abusive, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, or otherwise illegal material;
  2. Upload, post distribute, e-mail or otherwise publish or make available on PDQ’s website any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements.);
  3. Upload, post, distribute, e-mail or otherwise publish or make available on PDQ’s website any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
  4. Upload, post, distribute, e-mail or otherwise publish or make available on PDQ’s website any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; or
  5. Upload, post, distribute, e-mail or otherwise publish or make available on PDQ’s website any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  6. Any submissions you make may be edited, removed, modified, published or displayed by PDQ without prior notice at its sole discretion.

You represent, warrant, covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted to PDQ’s website will (i) violate, plagiarize or infringe on the rights of any third party; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old. You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless PDQ and its officers, directors, owners, agents and employees from all liability and costs incurred by those indemnified in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this agreement.

Changes in our online privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or replace this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion at any time. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any updates or changes in this Privacy Policy.

Your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy

You consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy by using this website; you signify your consent to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy and our terms of use. If you do not agree with any term of this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, please do not use this site or submit personally identifiable information.

Process to remove your personal information

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to remove your information, please contact us via e-mail webmaster@pdqinc.com. You may also reach us by telephone at US/CAN 1-800-227-3373 or +1-920-983-8333 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm Central Time, weekdays).