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Privacy Policy

Effective November 11, 2013

Welcome to the SPX Corporation (“SPX”) website (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect (including Personal Data) when you visit the Website and how we use, share and protect that information.

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” refers to any data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and other information to which the organisation has or is likely to have access.

Collection of Information

We collect and receive the following types of information when you use the Website:

  • Information You Provide Directly. You may choose to provide information directly to us. For example, when you use the Contact Us feature, we ask for your name and contact information so that we may respond to your request.

  • Information We Collect Automatically. We also collect certain information about you and your computer automatically when you visit the Website. This type of information may include:

    • The type of Web browser and operating system you have used to access our services;
    • Your IP address (which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and can be used to derive your general geographic location); and
    • Information about the content you view and the features you access on the Website that we collect using cookies, Web beacons, and similar technologies.

We may combine all of the information we collect or receive about you and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Information

We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:

  • To provide you with the Website and respond to your questions about SPX;

  • To improve the Website by, for example, learning more about what information our users find interesting or useful;

  • Subject to your consent if required by applicable law, to provide you with SPX promotional materials; and

  • We may also use the information we collect for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time when we collect your information.

Sharing of Information

We may share your information with the following entities:

  • Affiliates and Partners. We may share your information with our affiliates -- companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with, SPX -- as well as select partners. These entities may use your information to make predictions about your interests and may provide you with promotional materials, advertisements and other materials.

  • Service Providers. We also may share your information with entities that provide services to us, including companies that provide web analytics, advertising, email distribution, and other services.

  • Other Parties When Required by Law or as Necessary to Protect Our Services. There may be instances when we disclose your information to other parties in order to:

    • protect the legal rights of SPX, its affiliates, and of the users of the Website;
    • protect the safety and security of users of the Website;
    • prevent fraud (or for risk management purposes); or
    • comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.
  • Other Parties in Connection With a Transfer of Assets. If we make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.

  • Other Parties With Your Consent. In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may also share information about you with other third parties, subject to your consent to such sharing if required by applicable law.

Third-Party Functionality

Some of the functionality on the Website may be provided by third parties that are not affiliated with SPX. For example, we enable you to share certain materials on the Website with others through services like Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn. These types of entities may collect or receive certain information about your use of the Website, including through the use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. SPX is not responsible for the privacy practices of these entities and you should review the privacy practices of these third parties if you should choose to use such services.

Protection of Information

We use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect the information we maintain, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us.

Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information from our database.

Changing or Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information

If you have submitted personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email address, or credit card number) through our web site and would like to change or delete that information, please contact us at the address below or update the information on your next order.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to the Website or for other reasons. Therefore, it is important to check the effective date of the Privacy Policy posted at each time you use the Website. If we make any material revisions to this Privacy Policy, we will provide prominent notice on our website. By continuing to use the Website after we make changes, you indicate your consent to those changes, unless your consent is separately required under applicable law, in which case you will have the opportunity to provide us with such consent.


We want to assure you that we are dedicated to protecting your privacy. If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or if you wish to withdraw your consent to any use of your personal information by us as set out in this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

SPX Corporation
13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Charlotte, NC 28277
Attn: Legal Department/Privacy

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies

SPX — as well as certain third parties that provide content, functionality, or business services on the Website — uses a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Website. This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work. If you do not agree, please turn off the cookies function in your browser, but this may affect functionality of the Website.

  • Cookies. Cookies are small text files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. Cookies may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer so that a website can recognize you as the same user across different visits to the website. You can configure your Internet browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely.

    SPX and the third parties that provide content, functionality, or business services on the Website may use cookies to collect information about your browsing activities in order to provide you with more relevant content and promotional materials (where you have provided SPX with consent to receive such promotional material in compliance with any applicable laws), on and off the Website, and help SPX understand your interests and improve the Website.

  • Other local storage. We, along with third-party partners, may use other kinds of local storage, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with the Website. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your computer and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these objects are stored in different parts of your computer than the ordinary cookies discussed above. Many Internet browsers allow you to disable HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in HTML5 local storage using browser controls. For information about disabling or deleting information contained in Local Shared Objects, please click here.

  • Web beacons. We, along with our third-party partners, may also use technologies called web beacons that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the web beacon was viewed. We and our partners use web beacons for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of the Website and in conjunction with cookies to improve the Website and to provide you with more relevant promotion materials.