Privacy Statement

At Kadant, we take your privacy seriously.  This statement states our policy and practices regarding the collection and use of information on Kadant Web sites. When we refer to Kadant, we, or us, we mean our entire company, including our divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates.

Our privacy statement is subject to change from time to time and, if we update it, we will post these changes on this page so that you will be aware of how we use your information.

In general, you can visit the Kadant Web site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.  You may choose to provide us with personally identifiable information (information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, telephone number, or similar information).  You can be assured that information you provide voluntarily will only be used in connection with your business relationship with Kadant.

Within the Kadant Web site, you can make requests for information, register to receive materials, and in some cases, order products or services. The types of personal information collected at these pages are name, contact preferences (including email addresses), and billing, transaction, and credit card information. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data, such as credit card information.

We use this information to process orders, better understand your needs, and to provide better service.  From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the choice to opt-out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact.

We will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the uses described in this statement. We may disclose your personally identifiable information if required by applicable law, regulation, or as part of a legal process. Our subsidiaries are located throughout the world and information may be sent to countries that have a different level of privacy protection than the United States.

We do automatically track certain information about your behavior while visiting our Web pages. We use this information in order to measure our Web site’s performance and to improve its design and functionality.  At this time, we do not permanently store “cookies” on your PC and do not employ “cookies” to transmit personal information.  We use “session cookies,” which gather information stored in a browser’s memory and include the URL from which you accessed the Web site and which URL you visit next. The session cookie is never saved nor written to disk, and the information contained in the session cookie is only valid for that particular session and is discarded when the browser is closed. The information we collect in this way does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you voluntarily choose to provide Kadant with personal information.

By using the Kadant Web site or by providing personal information, you consent to the collection and use of information for the purposes set forth in this statement.  For the other terms and conditions of the use of our Web site, please read our Terms of Use.

Updated  July 2006