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Privacy Notice

Your Privacy

Last modified: January 4, 2018



1.1 This Privacy Notice sets out how we the Donaldson group of companies with global headquarters at 1400 West 94th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431 (further referred to as “Donaldson”, “our” or “we”) process the personal data of our website visitors and customers (“User”).  The contact details of all of our global affiliates can be located here.


2.1          Personal data or PII means any information relating to a person who can be identified either directly or indirectly; it may include name, address, email address, phone number, credit / debit card number, IP address, location data, (“Personal Data”).  


3.1          Donaldson will only process your Personal Data, in accordance with applicable law, for the following purposes:

3.1.1             offering our goods and providing our services to you in a personalised way, for example, we may provide suggestions based on your previous searches to enable you to identify suitable goods and services quicker;

3.1.2             enabling our suppliers and service providers to carry out certain functions on our behalf, including payment processing, verification, technical, logistical or other functions, as may be required, in order to fulfil your orders;

3.1.3             sending you marketing communications, in order to keep you informed of our and our products and services, which we consider may be of interest to you;

3.1.4             serving advertising to your devices; delivering ads based on your interests ascertained from your past searches, visits of subpages and purchases on our websites, and other data obtained through the use of "cookies" placed on your devices. Please see our Cookie Statement below.

3.1.5             ensuring the security of your account and our business, preventing or detecting fraud or abuses of our website, for example, by requesting verification information in order to reset your account password;

3.1.6             developing and improving our products and services, for example, by reviewing visits to our website and its various subpages, demand for specific goods and services;

3.1.7             to comply with applicable law, for example, in response to a request from a court or regulatory body, where such request is made in accordance with the law;

3.2          The bases for processing your Personal Data for the purposes described above will  include: 

3.2.1             to fulfil a contract that we have in place with you;

3.2.2             for the Donaldson’s legitimate business interests;

3.2.3             you provided us with your consent or

3.2.4             for compliance with a legal obligation to which Donaldson is subject.


4.1          There are circumstances where we wish to disclose or are compelled to disclose your Personal Data to third parties. This will only take place in accordance with the relevant applicable law and for the purposes listed above. These scenarios may include disclosure:

4.1.1             to our subsidiaries, branches or associated offices;

4.1.2             to our outsourced service providers or suppliers to facilitate the provision of our services or goods;

4.1.3             to our advertising partners who enable us to deliver advertising;

4.1.4             to third party service providers and consultants in order to protect the security or integrity of our business, including our databases and systems and for business continuity reasons;

4.1.5             to another legal entity, on a temporary or permanent basis, for the purposes of a joint venture, collaboration, financing, sale, merger, reorganisation, change of legal form, dissolution or similar event. In the case of a merger or sale, your Personal Data will be permanently transferred to a successor company;

4.1.6             to public authorities where we are required by law to do so.


5.1          We may transfer your Personal Data to a third party in countries outside the country in which it was originally collected for further processing in accordance with the purposes set out in paragraph 3 above. In particular, your Personal Data may be transferred throughout the Donaldson group and to our outsourced service providers located abroad. In these circumstances we will, where required by applicable law, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected by appropriate technical, organisation, contractual or other lawful means.  Please contact us for a copy of the safeguards which we have put in place to protect your Personal Data and privacy rights in these circumstances.


Your Personal Data will be retained until as long is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed above or as required by applicable local law.  Please contact the us for further details of applicable retention periods.

7               DATA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Data privacy law provides individuals in certain countries with numerous rights, including the right to: access, rectify, erase, restrict, transport, and object to the processing of, their Personal Data.  Individuals may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data privacy authority if they believe that their Personal Data is not being processed in accordance with applicable data privacy law.

8               CHILDREN

Please note that this website is not intended for children under the age of 13.



What exactly are cookies?

In order to collect the information as described above, we may use cookie and similar technology on our website.

A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive, mobile phone or other device.

You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.  This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.  However, some of the services and features offered through websites may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Cookies can be first party or third party cookies.

·       First party cookies - cookies that the website you are visiting places on your computer; or

·       Third party cookies - cookies placed on your computer through the website but by third parties

The cookies placed on our site

We use the following first and third party cookies on our website:

1                   Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.  They are deleted when you close the browser.  These are first party cookies.

2                   Performance cookies

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it and the approximate regions that they are visiting from. These are first party cookies.

3                   Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.  These are first party cookies.

4                   Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually third party cookies, placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Cookies and opting out

When you arrive on our website a pop-up message will appear informing you that we would like to place cookies on your device. If you, or another user of your computer, wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings otherwise we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies from our website. For more information please visit and