HODGE Privacy Policy

Updated & Effective: February 23, 2022

What does hodge do with my personal information?

At HODGE, we take your privacy seriously. We want you to know how we collect, use, share, and protect your information. Throughout this policy which describes our privacy practices the words “HODGE,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to HODGE, our subsidiaries, and affiliates.

The privacy policy applies to HODGE material handling branches, our websites at hodgecompany.com, and other locations where we may collect your personal information.

Hodge Privacy Policy

This policy applies to:

What we collect:

Visitors to our HODGE website are able to access products and browse without providing personally identifiable information. However, there are situations in which we ask for personal information such as form submissions, survey participation, etc.

Through our website, third-party platforms, and company assets, we could collect:

  1. Information you give us about yourself. We collect and store information you provide through our digital sites and paper applications. The information we collect from you includes categories like:

    • Name
    • Company Name
    • Job Title
    • Mailing address (personal or company)
    • Email address (personal or company)
    • Phone number (personal or company)
    • In some cases, credit card number and other payment information

    In certain situations, we may also collect things like:

    • Company information (for example, if you purchase a product we collect your business’ legal name, year founded, number of employees, FED ID, SIC code)
    • Location information (such as when you input your zip code so we can locate the nearest HODGE branch location)
    • IMEI/UDID (a numeric identifier for your mobile device)
    • MAC address (another kind of numeric identifier for your mobile device)
    • IDFA (Apple's ID for Advertising, a randomly generated number, which can be cleared like cookies)
    • Your responses to surveys
  2. Information you give us about others. You may give us information about other people, such as the name and contact information of a contact within your company. We will only use this information for the specific reason you provide it.

  3. Information from other sources. We may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties that help us update, expand, and analyze our records and identify new customers.

  4. Information collected automatically online. We collect information about your interactions with us, including the type of device or browser you're using, your IP address, your browsing behavior while on our website, and the URLs of the websites you were at before you visited our site (these are called “referring URLs"). HODGE and our partners may use technologies such as cookies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our userbase. When in use, users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level.

    We may permit third-party service providers to collect and process some information from our digital properties. We may share personal information with those providers and may have similar arrangements with interest-based advertisers. We provide more information about interest-based ads below.

  5. ocation information. Some of our digital properties may collect your location to help you search for one of our branches. We also may use this information to determine whether to provide you with content, information, and notices that may be required by law based on your location.

    For any mobile application to identify your location, you must enable location services through your mobile device's settings. If you do not want HODGE to collect this information or to enable these features, you can turn off location services on your mobile device. HODGE has no control over the settings on your devic

  6. Store cameras. Our stores may use cameras for asset protection, improving our business, and other operational purposes.

  7. Reviews and other content you provide. Our websites and social media pages offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums. Be aware that anyone who accesses these areas may read, collect, and use the information you provide.

How we use the information we collect:

Internet-based advertising

You can opt out of interest-based advertising from third-party providers who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at www.aboutads.info/choices. Check your web browser settings by clicking the link.

Information retention

We may retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

How we share your information:

We may share your information for our business purposes and as legally required or permitted, including:

  1. With third parties who may perform services on our behalf.
  2. To offer financing for equipment products, if applicable.
  3. To provide extended warranty services.
  4. Data sharing or catalog mailings.
  5. With any successor to all or part of our business.
  6. With our business partners.
  7. To protect us.
  8. At your direction.

How we protect your information:

We use a variety of information-security measures to protect your online interactions with us.

We use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it.

Our digital properties use encryption technology to protect your personal information.

We are committed to protecting your information, but you can do your part. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and by using our digital properties you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

Your choices

At any time, you may:

Please note: Even if we are able to anonymize or make your content or information no longer visible, this does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of your content or personal information from the internet.

Opting out of third-party services:

Adobe marketing cloud

To learn more about Adobe Marketing Cloud, their privacy policies or how to opt-out of their services please go to: http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html


To learn more about HubSpot, their privacy policies or how to opt-out of their services please go to: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy


To learn more about Google, their privacy policies or how to opt-out of their services, please go to: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.


To learn more about Salesforce, their privacy policies or how to opt-out of their services, please go to: https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/

Other third-party companies

If you purchase through HODGE, we may share your information with third party companies such as the manufacturer of the product you purchased. Your name, address, and details about your purchased products could be shared so that you can receive offers for other products that may interest you. If you would not like us to share your information for this intent, please email us or call (563)583-9781.

You can also write us at:

HODGE | Attn: Marketing
7465 Chavenelle Road Dubuque, IA 52002

Protecting children's privacy

We are committed to protecting children's privacy on the internet and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

Links to other websites

Our website may link to other websites, many of which have their own privacy policies. Be sure to review the privacy policy on the website you're visiting.

Social media features

Our website includes ways to interact and share using social media, through features such as Facebook’s "like" button or the "share this" button. These features may collect information such as your IP address or the page you are visiting on our website and may set cookies to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features can be hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the social media company providing the feature.

Wireless operators

You authorize your wireless operator (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, or any other branded wireless operator) to disclose your mobile number, name, address, email, network status, customer type, customer role, billing type, mobile device identifiers (IMSI and IMEI) and other subscriber status and device details, if available, to our third party service provider, solely to verify your identity and prevent fraud for the duration of the business relationship.

Privacy policy updates

We may need to update our HODGE Privacy Policy as we continue to grow and evolve as a business and society. If we make material changes, we may post a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective and will inform our customer contacts of any choices they have with respect to the changes.

Contact us

If you have additional questions, you can call us at (563)583-9781 or reach us by email marcom@hodgecompany.com. You may also write to us at:

You can also write us at:

HODGE | Attn: Marketing
7465 Chavenelle Road Dubuque, IA 52002

California residents

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.