Privacy Policy

Updated 1 June 2023

LECO Corporation respects your privacy. We handle your personal data responsibly and are committed to safeguarding your personal data. We act in your best interests and are transparent about personal data processing.

This Privacy Statement describes how LECO Corporation and affiliates handle your personal data: how we receive, why and how we process, and how we safeguard personal data. We tell you what rights you have, how to exercise those rights and how to contact us if you have questions or concerns. We tell you how to contact our data protection regulator.

Please read this policy carefully. Also, please read our Cookie Statement, which tells you how we use cookies and other similar tracking technologies.

This single privacy statement applies to any kind of personal information we collect through our websites or by any other means, associated with:

  • (potential) suppliers, customers, contractors, clients, and other relations of LECO Corporation;
  • visitors to  and other ;
  • recipients of information from LECO Corporation;
  • all other persons in contact with LECO Corporation.

We might amend this privacy statement and the cookie statement from time to time, so we recommend visiting this page occasionally. If we communicate with you, we may notify you of significant changes to the privacy statement or processing activities. We will notify you before any significant changes to processing begin, such as if we plan to use automated processing for decision making.

Contact us at

Our competent supervisory authority in the EU is the Dutch Data Protection Authority:


Summary of terms and principles here.

About collection and processing here.

About your rights here.

About cookies and tracking technologies here.

About collaboration with third parties and international transfers here.

About practices, protection, and controls here.

About contacting us or the data protection regulator here.



Summary Of Terms And Principles

LECO Corporation observes the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other applicable data protection law when processing personal data.

In the GDPR, personal data are data that can be directly or indirectly traced back to, and identify, a natural person, referred to as a “data subject.”

Personal data processing can refer to anything we might do with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, updating, or modifying, retrieving, consulting, using, providing by transmission, distributing, making available, aligning, combining, shielding, deleting, or destroying.

LECO Corporation observes core principles when processing personal data. The data:

  • are processed lawfully, properly, and transparently;
  • are processed only for the purpose for which they were collected (purpose limitation);
  • are processed as little as possible (data minimization);
  • are processed correctly (accuracy of data);
  • will not be kept longer than necessary (storage and retention limitation);
  • are transferred internationally under applicable international regulations;
  • are processed with safeguards in technical and organizational controls to address security, integrity, and confidentiality; and
  • are processed in systems, programs and services with privacy and security by design.


Collection And Processing

LECO Corporation is the personal data controller and defines the purposes and means of processing.

What personal data might we process?

LECO Corporation may process:

  1. personal data that you provide to us, such as:
    • identity information and personal details;
    • contact details;
    • details as described in a curriculum vitae or employment history;
  1. personal data obtained through means of communication and interaction, such as our browsing our website, receiving newsletters, and sending and receiving emails:
    • identity information and personal details
    • contact details;
    • information about the device with which you visited our website, such as an IP address;
    • your browsing activity on our website, such as:
      • which data/web pages you have viewed;
      • how you navigated the website;
      • whether you opened a newsletter or email and which parts did you click;
      • the dates and times of your visit to the website;
    • the operating system you are using;
    • the Internet address of the website to which a link is made;
    • the geo-location;
    • the data sent to LECO Corporation; or
    • the data downloaded from the website.
  1. Personal data obtained from other sources:
    • data available from public sources such as, but not limited to, LinkedIn;
    • data obtained from the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce and the Land Register;
    • data available on public business websites.

Note: we do not “scrape” sites or databases using automated techniques.

Why do we process personal data?

LECO Corporation may process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to inform you about products and services of LECO Corporation;
  • to contact you about newsletters, but only if you have opted-in;
  • to measure the use of the website;
  • to manage, secure, adapt and improve the website and related technologies;
  • to verify your identity;
  • for marketing purposes;
  • for commercial contract purposes; or
  • for employment recruitment and selection.

By what legal means do we process personal data?

LECO Corporation may process your data:

  • if you have given us permission to process personal data for one or more specific purposes. We are transparent and inform you so you can grant or remove consent with genuine choice and control;
  • if the processing is necessary for the performance of an agreement to which you are a party, or to take measures at your request prior to the conclusion of an agreement;
  • if the processing is necessary for the legitimate interest of LECO Corporation or of a third party unless your rights and interests outweigh either our or the third-party’s legitimate interest;
  • if processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation of the LECO Corporation;
  • if the processing is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person;
  • if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in LECO Corporation;


Your Rights

You have rights.

You can ask us by any means, but sometimes under certain restrictions or conditions, to:

  • provide access to personal data;
  • restrict or object to processing;
  • rectify errors or erase personal data; or
  • receive a portable copy of personal data;

You can complain to a supervisory authority that is the data protection regulator.

You may exercise these rights by submitting your request in writing or by phone to us, adjusting preferences in myConsentChoice, or by sending an email to . We are required to verify your identity before your request can be met.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise below, LECO Corporation will respond to your request without undue delay, and within one month. In principle, your requests will be processed electronically (and will therefore be replied to by email), unless this is not possible, or you request otherwise.

In principle, LECO Corporation will not charge you for request processing, unless your requests are excessive, manifestly unfounded or if you request additional copies when exercising your right of access.

Viewing and/or modifying data
You can ask us at any time, by any means, to indicate which categories of your personal data LECO Corporation holds or are being processed, for which purposes, from which data source, and what retention period(s) is(are) applied. In addition, you can ask us at any time to complete, correct or delete your data. We will correct incorrect personal data we have about you. If we have changed your personal data, we will notify you accordingly.

Limit the processing of your data
You can ask us to temporarily restrict, object to or withdraw consent to the processing of your personal data. We will tell you if we cannot honour your request and explain why.

Ask to transfer personal data
You can ask us to provide to you or a third party your personal data in a structured, common, and machine-readable form.

Right to be forgotten
You can ask us to delete your personal data. We will tell you if we cannot honour your request and explain why.

Exercising your rights does not affect processing that has already taken place, unless incorrect data has been used in previous processing and it can be reprocessed with correct data.


Cookie Statement:  Cookies And Tracking Technologies

LECO Corporation uses cookies and tracking technologies on our websites.

In this Cookie Statement, we inform you about our cookies practices, a listing of cookies that are always enabled and others that are enabled after consent, their purpose and details such as classification, provider/domain, and retention period before expiry.

This cookie statement applies to the following domains:

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer to provide control for current functions while browsing our websites, for recognition of preferences on subsequent visits to our websites, and for third-party features.

We use some cookies as strictly necessary components of our websites.  We use other cookies in functional, analytical, and marketing categories only when you provide consent directly with myConsentChoice or when your browser provides preference information to myConsentChoice in the browser session.


Cookie Name


Cookie Purpose




Used to remember user consent to cookie types.

30 days

Strictly necessary




Strictly necessary


Google reCAPTCHA provides spam protection.

5 months

Strictly necessary


CloudFlare reads and filters requests from bots.


Strictly necessary


CloudFlare reads and filters requests from bots.


Strictly necessary


CloudFlare provides the identification of trusted web traffic.


Strictly necessary


Google Analytics provides an aggregate analysis of website visitors.

2 months



To prevent malicious sites from acting on behalf of a user without that user’s knowledge.

1 day



Identifies website users by assigning a random number.




Tracks user behaviour on website.

2 years



Google Adsense stores and tracks conversions.

2 months



Tracks user behaviour on website.

2 years



To secure digitally signed and encrypted data from the unique Google ID.

1 year



Google DoubleClick to provide ad delivery or retargeting.

2 months



Google Ads optimisation.

2 months



Used to keep track of a visitor.

1 year



The cookie sets an ID for the specific user, which allows the website.

1 year



Tracks user behaviour on website.

1 year



The cookie sets an ID for the specific user, which allows the website.

1 year



The cookie sets an ID for the specific user, which allows the website.

1 year



Tracks user behaviour on website.

1 day


You will be prompted with the myConsentChoice consent manager when visiting our websites. You can accept or reject all optional cookies or manage preferences within the consent manager. You can change your preferences to grant or withdraw consent at any time.

Consent Expiry
We remember your consent preferences for 30 days. You can change your consent preferences at any time by clicking on the Manage Consent link from our website’s footer. You can then adjust the available preference sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, and save by clicking ‘Save Choices‘. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g., User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after the third-party expiry period. Monthly deletions for expired cookies and tracking technologies are processed automatically.

Google Processing

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”) is then enabled on our websites. The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions, and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and then analyse activities across devices.

Google may transfer to and process consent-granted personal data in the United States. However, as IP anonymisation (IP masking) is activated on our websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states per the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of our use of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found at or

Purposes of Google Processing
Google will use personal data provided to evaluate your use of our websites, to compile reports on website activity and other services related to website use.

Legal Basis of Google Processing
Consent is the legal basis for Google Analytics.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients
Google is the recipient of the collected data and is an independent controller.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit our website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics.


Third Parties And International Transfers

LECO Corporation may engage third parties who process personal data on behalf of LECO Corporation as controller. These third-party sub-processors act on our instruction under contract and under the same purposes and lawful bases set out in this privacy statement. These may be:

  • (government) organizations;
  • service providers (including occupational health and safety service); or
  • contractors/suppliers, including but not limited to suppliers of IT services.

LECO Corporation remains accountable for personal data processing of our sub-processors as described in the privacy statement and under applicable data protection legislation.

We enter service agreements that include data processing addendums. The addendums include EU standard contractual clauses (SCC), UK international data transfer agreements or addendums (IDTA) or other contractual clauses and schedules as required by applicable data protection legislation.

LECO Corporation will not give or sell the data to any third party for its use in marketing or solicitation program.

The third party is a joint controller if LECO Corporation and the third party jointly define the purposes and means of processing. The third party is an independent controller if the third party defines the purposes and means of processing separately from us.  The controller distinctions can vary depending upon data protection processing purposes and processing activities.

Transfers outside the EEA

LECO Corporation is an international company with locations and activities around the world. We may need to transfer your personal data within our group of companies or to third parties established outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

All international data transfers are subject to applicable data protection legislation. We follow the guidance and directives of those regulations, including the use of adequacy decisions by competent data protection supervisory authorities, SCCs, IDTAs and other contractual measures, and industry accepted technical and organisational measures. We have measures that apply across all processing and ones tailored for distinct personal data processing purposes and processing activities. We will only transfer your personal data if an appropriate level of protection is in place.

Specifically for international data transfers to the USA, we rely on the March 2022 Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework between the EU and USA, after the invalidation of EU-US Privacy Shield.


Practices, Protection And Controls

LECO Corporation follows internal policy and applicable data protection legislation in its data protection compliance programme. Also, we have an information security management system (ISMS) and a personal information management system (PIMS) in place. Those management systems include industry accepted physical, administrative, organisational, and technical measures to maintain security, integrity, and confidentiality.

Measures and controls include:

  • administrative controls for policy, guidelines and procedures, training, governance, periodic audit reviews and regularly testing, assessing, and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures
  • administrative controls for contractual practices such as confidentiality agreements, data processing agreements, SCCs, IDTAs and specific mechanisms for certain countries
  • measures for ensuring ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services
  • measures for ensuring data minimisation
  • measures for allowing data portability and ensuring erasure
  • physical security controls where personal data are processed
  • technical security controls
    • user identification and authorisation
    • conditional and role-based access
    • pseudonymisation and data encryption at rest, in processing and in transit, when applicable and feasible
    • system configuration, including changes to default configurations
    • device controls, monitoring, auto management controls
    • events logging and monitoring
  • data disposition controls
    • we do not store personal data for longer than is necessary, according to internal policy or after statutory periods associated with the purpose of the processing.


Contacting Us Or The Data Protection Regulator

You can contact us by any means to enquire, comment, exercise rights, disclose a suspected or adverse data event such as a personal data breach, or complain.

If you suspect that there has been a breach of the security of your or others’ personal data that may expose those data to loss, compromise or unlawful processing, please contact us directly on the following telephone : +800-292-6141 or +269-985-5496 ; or by email:

Other contacts details for LECO Corporation and LECO Europe B.V.:


Attn: Privacy Team
St. Joseph, MI 49085
United States of America

: +800-292-6141 or +269-985-5496

LECO Europe B.V.
Attn: Privacy Team
Vouersweg 118
6161 AG Geleen
P.O. Box 1174 | 6160 BD Geleen

: +31 46 4747473

If you do not agree with LECO Corporation’s handling of your personal data, you can also submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Contact details are:



LECO Corporation may modify or change this Privacy Statement. None of the provisions of this privacy statement are intended to create any obligation or agreement between LECO Corporation and you as a data subject.

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Dutch law will apply to the provisions of this Privacy Statement and all disputes arising there from.