Terms and Conditions



Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy
Lincoln Electric is committed to minimizing risks to human health and the environment in and around the workplace. More specifically, Lincoln is dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of its employees, customers and neighbors, as well as preserving the integrity of our environment. This commitment is supported by management and is the individual and collective responsibility of all Lincoln Electric employees.

We will achieve these goals through our EHS system and strive for continual improvement by:

Education and training to institutionalize EHS values throughout the company;

Setting EHS objectives and monitoring progress to improve employee health and safety and reduce adverse environmental impacts;

Raising EHS awareness of all employees and stressing personal accountability throughout the Lincoln organization;

Complying with or exceeding all applicable EHS regulatory requirements;

Conserving natural resources through pollution prevention, energy conservation and waste minimization.


Privacy Statement
We have adopted this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of certain information provided to it by customers and potential customers who use the Website. This policy states the Company’s policy regarding information collection and dissemination practices for the Website:www.lincolnelectric.com. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information. This site contains links to other sites. The Company does not control and is not responsible for the operation of such websites and refers you to the privacy practices stated on such websites.

Information Collected
Lincoln collects information supplied by individuals who use the Website for the purpose of providing information or updates about Lincoln or its products or arc welding to such individuals. We may also use personal information you submit for internal purposes including the administration of our websites, data analytics and compliance with law or legal process and Lincoln's policies and procedures. Examples of the information collected and purposes for which it is requested follow:

Contact Us and Ask the Experts
We collect your name, address, phone number and email address along with any inquiry or comment you may wish to submit to the Company for the purpose of replying to your inquiry.

Cookies, etc.
Lincoln tracks information about the visits to the Website through various methods, including the use of cookies.  These statistics are used internally to better provide services to users and are not provided to other organizations. Lincoln may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website.

Marketing and Other Information
Lincoln publishes various information about Lincoln products and arc welding, such as send ads, videos, contests, rebates and e-newsletters, which we email to users of the Website or to other individuals they identify to us.  Recipients may opt out or unsubscribe from such informationhere.

Lincoln uses Remarketing with Google Adwords and DataXU to advertise online. This permits third-party vendors, including Google, to show Lincoln ads on sites across the Internet.  Lincoln and third-party vendors, including Google and DataXU, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Adwords cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based upon your past visits to Lincoln’s website.

When creating a remarketing list, Lincoln will not use any of your sensitive information whether collected directly or associated with a visitor, based on your profile or behavior on Lincoln’s site or app

Ad content will not use or imply knowledge of your personally identifiable or sensitive information

Restrictions on list creation apply to individual webpages and entire websites

You may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visitingGoogle's Ads Settings. Alternatively, you may opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting theNetwork Advertising Initiative opt-out page or theDoubleClick opt-out page.


Questionnaires and Surveys
Lincoln may ask users of the Website to complete optional online surveys and opinion polls for the purpose of obtaining their input relating to our present or planned products and their use. These surveys help us to better meet your needs.  In conducting these surveys we may ask you to provide your name and contact information.

Product, Accessory and Extended Warranty Orders
If you purchase products from the Website, we ask for your contact, shipping and billing information. You will also be asked to provide your credit card number and security code solely to our credit card processing vendor, 3Delta Systems (3dsi.com), for purposes of payment. Lincoln will not have access to or store your credit card information. You may also register your Lincoln producthere so we can provide information updates to you.

Locating a Distributor
If you use the Website to locate a nearby Lincoln distributor, we will ask you for a location, including zip code.  This information may be retained and analyzed for statistical business reasons.

Customer and Investor Updates
Lincoln may ask you to provide contact information so that updates to our products, material safety data sheets (MSDS), safety and corporate investor information may be sent to you.

Children’s Privacy
The Website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We will ask you to confirm that you have not and will not provide such information to us or in postings on the Website when you register. If we become aware that such information has been provided or posted on the Website, we will delete it from our records.

Notice:  When Personal Information is collected, Lincoln will inform individuals of the purpose for which it collects and uses Personal Information and the types of third parties to which the company discloses or may disclose that information.  Lincoln will provide individuals with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information.  Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information to Lincoln, or as soon as practicable thereafter and, in any event, before Lincoln uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.

Choice: Lincoln will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (Opt Out) when their personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Sensitive Personal Information is not knowingly collected on the Website. It is Lincoln’s policy that any individual providing Sensitive Personal Information to it will have the opportunity to explicitly consent (Opt Out) to the disclosure of such information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

The Website provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request Personal Information.

The Website also gives users the following options for opting not to receive future communications from Lincoln:

1.Remove your name from our subscription list;and

2.Emall us your request to unsubscribe.


Updating Personal Information
The Website provides you the option to update or correct information previously provided bylogging into your account and clicking User Admin Center and then My Profile to access your Personal Information and correct, amend or delete inaccurate information.

Information Transfer
The Lincoln Electric Company does not sell any personal information or email addresses collected on the Website. It also does not share this information with third parties not directly affiliated with Lincoln Electric.

Data Security
Lincoln will take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information it collects from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Lincoln has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information it collects from loss and misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Lincoln cannot guarantee the security of information on or transmitted via the Internet.

Data Integrity
Lincoln will only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant to the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Lincoln will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current as provided and reliable for its intended use.

Enforcement
Lincoln uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, prominently displayed, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, implemented as stated and in conformity with the Principles. If you have any concerns about the privacy of information you have provided to Lincoln, pleaseemail us. Lincoln will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints you have and any disputes regarding the use and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this policy.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Website or your dealings with the Website, you canemail usor contact us at the following address:

Webmaster
The Lincoln Electric Company
22801 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117



DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
LINCOLN ELECTRIC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR PERFORMANCE OR THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE, OR THAT INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY.  IF YOU RELY UPON OR DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIALS FROM THE WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN OBTAINED BY YOU FROM LINCOLN ELECTRIC OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THE LAWS MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH USE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK AND YOU AGREE TO ASSUME THAT RISK.  YOU AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SUBJECT TO THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC PRIVACY POLICY AS STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE, NEITHER LINCOLN ELECTRIC NOR ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTIAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, OR ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF INFORMATION YOU SEND TO US.  THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING FROM ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, MISUSE, ALTERATION, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR LOSS OF ANY RECORD OR DATA, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, COMMUNICATION-LINE FAILURE, NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGE, COMPUTER VIRUSES, FILE CORRUPTION, LOSS OF PROFITS.


TIME LIMITATION FOR CLAIMS
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED NO LATER THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CLAIM ACCRUES OR IT IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.  BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTIAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


Amendments
Lincoln’s Terms and Conditions of Sale and this Legal Notice and Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy, may be amended from time to time without further notice and consistent with legal requirements, including the Safe Harbor relating to Privacy or Lincoln’s business requirements. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access and use of the Website thereafter.  Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.


Applicable Law
The laws of the state of Ohio shall govern the interpretation and application of all terms of use for the Website. By accessing and using the Website you agree that all legal claims or disputes arising from your use of the Website shall be exclusively filed in the courts of the State of Ohio located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.


Geographic Restrictions
The owner of the Website is based in the State of Ohio in the United States. We provide the Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


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