Privacy Policy


Revised September 28th, 2023

Welcome to Machinery Scope, LLC (“Machinery Scope”, “we”, “us”, “our”). This Privacy Policy is implemented to describe how we collect, use, and share your information in connection with our websites and platforms (the “Site”) and any other online content, tools, or services that we control and that link to this Privacy Policy. The Sites are operated by Machinery Scope and have been created to provide information to our visitors (“you,” “your”) about our company and our online content, tools and services, whether such content, tools and services are accessed on the Sites or through third-party websites, mobile sites and/or applications (together with the Sites, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy describes how Machinery Scope collects, uses, and discloses information from visitors to the Services, including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”).


We want to build a platform to aid people in securing quality risk management solutions for equipment utilized in commercial applications. Knowing certain things will help us do that better.

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information through the Services. By using or submitting information through the Services, you are indicating that you agree to the collection, transfer, manipulation, processing, storage, disclosure, and other uses of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy and to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into Machinery Scope’s Terms of Service at and any other agreement entered by and between you and Machinery Scope.


We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, including but not limited to when you access, complete and/or use one of our online forms, tools or content items, contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, register for access to the Services or use certain Services.

If you complete one of our online forms, you may be asked to provide Personal Data in order to provide the Services as described:

Demographic DataContact data such as your name, address (including zip code), email, zip code, and phone number.
Personal RecordsOwnership or rental history, equipment information, equipment data logs, equipment repairs, and other information.
Account RegistrationIf we have registration and/or a log-on experience, this would include the information we collect when you create an account such as name, email and/or other information to provide account related functionalities to our users.
Feedback and SupportIf you provide us feedback or contact us for support, we may collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us. We collect and use this data based upon our business need to receive and act upon your feedback or issues.
SurveysIf you voluntarily submit certain information to our services, such as filing out a survey about your user experience, we may collect the information you have provided. We may collect this information to understand your opinions, better market our services and to collect relevant information about our business.
Other InformationInformation we may collect which is not specifically listed here is described in this Privacy Policy or is otherwise disclosed at time of collection.

For clarity, Machinery Scope collects Personal Data from you to, in part, provide you with personalized content and information related to extended service plans and other risk management solutions, but Machinery Scope does not engage in offering in any type of insurance product. Any insurance product to which you may become a party, through any type of introduction made through our Services, is solely transacted between you and the applicable provider and is not a part of these Services.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You represent that the Personal Data you provide is true, accurate, current, and complete, and that you have the authorization to provide it to us. If you provide Personal Data to the Services, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Machinery Scope and the authorized third parties referred to herein.


Whenever you interact with the Services, Machinery Scope may automatically receive and record information from your computer, browser and/or mobile device, which may include the following: 

IP Addresses:

The requests you make to Machinery Scope may contain your IP address (the Internet address of your computer). We may use visitors’ IP addresses for various purposes, including to display customized content and analyze and report upon usage of the Services; to diagnose and prevent service or technology problems affecting the Services; and to monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.

Device IDs:

We may collect information on the type of device you are using, operating system, settings, browser and OS information, unique device identifiers, network information and other device-specific information. The information collected may depend on the type of device you use and its settings.

Location Data: We may collect location data based on your IP address and the geolocation of your device. We collect this data to better tailor our services to you and to help provide service offerings available to you in your geographic area.

Usage Information: We collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types and categories of content that you view or engage with, the features you use, the actions you take, the and the time, frequency and duration of your activities on the Sites.


In operating the Services, we may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies used by Machinery Scope. We do not sell or share your cookies other than as described in this Privacy Policy. Uses of these technologies by third-party advertisers or websites linked from the Services, including third parties with which we partner, are governed by each such advertiser or website’s privacy policy.

Cookies & Analytics:

A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Services gives to your browser when you access the Services. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the Services, customize users’ experiences with the Services and help us analyze Services usage more accurately for research, advertising, and marketing purposes. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Services’ features.

Please note that we use Google Analytics cookies for data analytics purposes, and you can find more information on how Google uses data from these cookies at You may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics by installing their opt-out browser add-on

Additionally, we may share certain information with companies like Facebook, that allow us to create custom or Lookalike Audiences. You may learn more about Facebook Lookalike Audiences click here and about your off-Facebook activity and how to opt out of having such activity sent to Facebook click here.

Web beacons:

In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons (also known as “clear GIFs”) to measure traffic to or from or use of our online forms, tools or content items and related browsing behavior and to improve your experience when using the Services. We may also use customized links or other similar technologies to track hyperlinks that you click and associate that information with your Personal Data in order to provide you with more focused communications. Web beacons may be placed on the Service by third parties such as an analytics provider in order to support functionality described in this Privacy Policy. The information collected by these third parties in this manner is subject to that third party’s own privacy policies.

Aggregated Personal Data:

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, Machinery Scope often conducts research on our customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Machinery Scope may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, service providers and other third parties with whom we do business. This includes, but is not limited to, information such as financial trends, choices, and comparisons. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Machinery Scope may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective financial service providers, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.


Machinery Scope uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Generally, we may use information we collect in the following ways.

  • To identify and potentially personalize the Services when you visit our Sites
  • To provide products and services
  • For fraud and information security
  • To improve the Services
  • To conduct analytics such as usage trends
  • To respond to inquiries related to support or other requests
  • To send marketing and promotional materials about the Services
  • To manage our relationships
  • To build aggregated user profiles and segments

For more clarity, if you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email or provide feedback in any way such as to ask a question or report an issue with the Services, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to learn about certain products that may be available to you through third-party providers, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with information on such products and providers, to provide other personalized services, and/or to monitor your use of the Services.

Machinery Scope and our affiliates may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Services to help us improve the content and functionality of the Services, to better understand our users and to improve the Services.

We may also use research vendors in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. The technology we may use helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. These services may use cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location, and the preferred language used to display our website. The vendor may store this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile.

Partners and Third-Party Sources:

We may also obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as our partners. We may also, at your direction, receive information from third-party services that provide an ability to share information you have provided to the third-party through the use of an application program interface (API). If we combine or associate information from sources with your information that we collect through the Services, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Terms, and applicable law.


Machinery Scope’s financial providers with whom we share your information for product pricing may use your Personal Data to communicate with you by email, postal mail or by text message to provide you with:

  • Information regarding your application status, or transactional information relevant to your account.
  • Opportunities, surveys, and promotions related to your submitted request available through the services or products of our financial providers that we think may be of interest to you.
  • Information or content – such as articles or white papers – that we believe would be of interest to you through email, text messages, or postal mail.

Each marketing-related communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing communications. If Machinery Scope intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

You may choose to unsubscribe from marketing emails or mail by emailing [email protected] or at the address below and asking to be removed from any correspondence. Although we will remove you from our marketing lists you may still receive transactional messages related to the Services.

We may contract with third-party advertising companies and social media companies to display ads on their service. These companies may use cookies and similar technologies to track your activity, the information collected by these third parties in this manner is subject to that third party’s own privacy policies. We may also use aggregated information from these sources for creating similar audiences in order to better target advertisements on their networks to potential customers who appear to have shared characteristics. You may opt out of “similar audiences” in Google, you can do so through You can also learn more about how to opt out of their collection in general by going to, www.networkadvertising.or and/or


Machinery Scope is not in the business of selling your information to third parties. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Certain Business Partners: When we partner with other businesses to provide content or services to you or to such business partners, we may share relevant Personal Data in connection with such content or services. For example, we may share your contact and other information with an obligor, service provider, and/or insurance company if the information you provide in one of our online forms or tools matches certain criteria for products offered by the obligor, service provider, and/or insurance company.

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets. Your Personal Data could also be shared with professional advisors and counterparties during such events.

Business Analytics: When we partner with certain businesses in order to learn and improve user interface, content, site performance, and our offerings. For example, Information may be shared in order to improve your experience on partner sites as well as on our Sites.

Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with the Machinery Scope Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Machinery Scope, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, and providing marketing assistance. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements: Machinery Scope may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, including responding to a subpoena, warrant, or other legal process, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Machinery Scope, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.


Your Choices

In general, you can visit the Services without providing Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, however, you may not be able to use certain features of the Services.

Registration/Account Information:

If we have registration and/or a log-on experience, this would include the information we collect when you create an account such as name, email and/or other information to provide account related functionalities to our users. If you choose to register and/or provide information, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself.

Please note that if you allow others to use your account (including others you permit to set up profiles under your account), they may be able to view information about your account or any of the profiles under your account.

If you no longer want to use our Services, you can deactivate your account by contacting us at [email protected] or at the address below.

Due to regulatory and information retention requirements, we do not delete your information when you deactivate your account. We will, disable your account and cease sending any communications.

Access To Information:

We rely on you to ensure your information is accurate and up-to-date. To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified at the below address or [email protected]. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Machinery Scope other than Personal Data collected through the Services. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Machinery Scope through the Services or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Services, such as forums, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and Machinery Scope shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Children’s Privacy Online:

Machinery Scope does not knowingly collect Personal Data from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on the Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Data to Machinery Scope through the Services, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links To Other Websites:

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services. The Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Machinery Scope (the “Third-Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. The links from the Services do not imply that Machinery Scope endorses or has reviewed the Third-Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Social Media

Through the Sites, you can choose to access certain social media websites and services that are owned and/or controlled by third parties (including, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others) (such websites and services, collectively, the “Social Media Services”). When you elect to access and use the Social Media Services, you will be sharing your information (which will include personal information if you elect to share such information) with those Social Media Services. As with other Third-Party Sites, the information that you share with the Social Media Services will be governed by the privacy policies and terms of service of the providers of such Social Media Services and not by the policies and procedures we describe here. You may also be able to modify your privacy settings with these Social Media Services to, for example, control what information the Social Media Services disclose to other entities, including Machinery Scope. However, please remember that the manner in which Social Media Services use, store and disclose your information is governed by the policies of the applicable Social Media Services provider.


Machinery Scope takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Machinery Scope via the Internet.

By using the Services or providing Personal Data to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services or by sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at [email protected].

If you are, or believe you have become, a victim of identity theft, you may visit the website of the Federal Trade Commission at for free information to help guard against identity theft and guidance on the recovery steps you can take.

International Users:

The Service is hosted and intended for customers in the United States. All Personal Data is stored on servers in the United States and is subject to United States law. By choosing to use the Services or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the state of Minnesota and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with the Services will be in accordance with the Terms of Service at

If you are visiting the Services from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and the global processing of such information. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Other Terms and Conditions:

Your access to and use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service at

Changes to Machinery Scope’s Privacy Policy:

The Services and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Machinery Scope to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Machinery Scope reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

New Uses of Personal Data: From time to time, we may desire to use Personal Data for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals:

Our Sites currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and operates as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in this Privacy Policy.


To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Machinery Scope’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Services.

You may contact us as follows:

[email protected]

1910 Aga Drive, Suite 300

Alexandria, MN 56308


Sources of Personal Information

With respect to each of the categories of Personal Information listed in the table above, we obtain such Personal Information from a variety of sources, including from:

  • our customers, with respect to both online and offline interactions they may have with us or our service providers and other entities with whom you transact;
  • others with whom you maintain relationships who may deal with us on your behalf; credit bureaus;
  • identify verification and fraud prevention services;
  • marketing and analytics providers;
  • public databases;
  • social media platforms;
  • advertising networks;
  • government entities;
  • internet service providers and the devices you use to access our websites, mobile applications, and online services;
  • operating systems and platforms;
  • third party through the use of an application program interface (API), such as Facebook or Plaid;
  • data brokers

Use of Personal Information

With respect to each of the categories of Personal Information listed in the table above, we may use or disclose such Personal Information for any one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us;
  • To provide you with email alerts, event registrations and other statements concerning our products or services;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collections;
  • To detect and protect against security incidents, and malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and prosecute the same;
  • To debug to identify and repair errors in our systems;
  • As otherwise necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our customers or others;
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations;
  • For such purposes as may be necessary or appropriate in connection with audits and reporting relating to particular transactions and interactions, including online interactions, you may have with us or others on our behalf;
  • To improve our website and apps and present their content to you;
  • For testing, research, analysis and product development;
  • For short-term, transient use including contextual customization of ads; and/or
  • As otherwise described to you when collecting your Personal Information

Sharing Personal Information

With respect to each of the categories of Personal Information listed immediately below, we may disclose such Personal Information to a third party for any of the business purposes identified above.

In addition, as is common practice among companies that operate online, we may allow certain third parties, including nonaffiliated business partners, advertising networks, analytics providers, and other advertising providers, to directly collect information about your online activities on the Sites and across your browsers and devices using cookies, web beacons, mobile advertising identifiers and other technologies. These third parties may use this information to display online advertisements tailored to your interests and preferences across your browsers and devices, to conduct ad campaign measurement and site analytics, to detect, prevent and report fraud, or to carry out their own business and commercial purposes. For more information about these practices, please review the “Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technology” section of the Machinery Scope Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy policy, we will notify you through a statement on our website and/or any other appropriate means.