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Privacy Statement


Nordson Corporation
Data Protection and Private Personal Information Policy

Our commitment to protecting your privacy.  Your privacy is important to Nordson Corporation.  We’ve developed this Data Protection and Private Personal Information Policy to address how Nordson, its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information.  To ensure your personal data is secure, we communicate our data security and privacy guidelines to all Nordson employees and enforce privacy safeguards within the Company. 

Safe Harbor Certification.  Information you provide may be transferred or accessed by Nordson, its affiliates or third party service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf.  Nordson complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.  Nordson self-certifies that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Nordson’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

What information do we collect?
We collect information that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you and includes a variety of information such as your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. 

What do we use your information for?
We collect personal data for legitimate business purposes, which may include processing payroll and benefits information, recruitment and retention reviews, talent management, meeting government, national security, public interest, or law enforcement requirements or in an emergency where the health or security of an individual may be endangered.

How do we protect your information?
Nordson takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and current.  These precautions may include password protections for online information systems and restricted access to personal data.  All inquiries from outside the Company concerning identity, employment record, or performance of a current or terminated employee are referred to the Human Resources department and/or an attorney in the Law Department, who will verify the credentials of the agency representative before releasing information about a current or terminated employee. 

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
In certain situations, Nordson may transfer information to trusted third parties who assist us in conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties enter into an agreement to provide the same level of protection as required by the Safe Harbor Principles.  We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law (such as garnishments or to tax authorities), or to protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.  

How can I review my data and correct it if it is inaccurate?
An employee has the right to inquire about the personal data that is stored or processed by Nordson or a third party vendor.  Certain Nordson employees who are in the Workday human capital management system may review and correct his or her data on-line at any time.  Upon request, any employee may access personal individual information by making a request to your manager or the Human Resources department.  All employees are asked to inform the Human Resources or Payroll departments, or his or her manager, immediately in the event of changes in personal information.  If any information is inaccurate or incomplete, the individual may request that the inaccurate information be corrected. 

Nordson provides individuals the opportunity to opt-out from allowing the Company to disclose his or her personal information to a third party or to use it for a purpose inconsistent with legitimate business needs.  To the extent Nordson collects sensitive data, employees will be provided with an affirmative or explicitly (opt-in) choice if the data will be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose other than for which it was originally authorized or collected.

What if I have a complaint?
Individuals may contact Gina Beredo, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, at gina.beredo@nordson.com, to register complaints, to submit access requests, or to address any other issues arising under the Safe Harbor Principles.  In addition, Nordson self-certifies annually with the U.S. Department of Commerce as a data controller and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has been empowered to investigate complaints and to obtain redress for individuals. 

Nordson conducts an annual self-assessment in order to verify that this Data Protection and Private Personal Information Statement is published and implemented within the Company and that it conforms to the Safe Harbor Principles.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.   

This policy was last modified on 1/15/2015.

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