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Advanced Search Bar Capabilities

The Information Portal web site has many built-in capabilities to search for a new product. One can search by Product Line, Project Type, Specification or enter key words into the Search bar. The following are advanced search tips one can use when conducting a search using the Search bar.

Definition of Single Terms and Phrases
  • A query is broken up into terms and operators. There are two types of terms: Single Terms and Phrases.
  • A Single Term is a single word such as "cover" or "frame."
  • A Phrase is a group of words surrounded by double quotes such as "sanitary sewer."
  • Multiple terms can be combined together with Boolean operators to form a more complex query (examples will be provided below in these procedures).
Wildcard Searches
  • The search bar supports single and multiple character wildcard searches.
  • To perform a single character wildcard search use the "?" symbol.
  • To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the "*" symbol.
  • The single character wildcard search looks for terms which match the single character replaced by the "?".
    • For example, to search for "trap" or "trip" you can use the search: tr?p
  • The multiple character wildcard search looks for terms which match zero or more characters replaced by the "*".
    • For example, to search for cover, covers or covering, you can use the search: cover*
  • You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term.
    • For example: tr*p
  • You cannot use a * or ? symbol as the first character of a search.
Fuzzy Searches
  • The search bar supports fuzzy searches. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a single term (word).
    • For example, to search for a term similar in spelling to "rvr" use the fuzzy search: rvr~
    • This search will find terms like rwr and cvr.
  • An optional parameter may be added to specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1. A value closer to 1 returns terms with a higher similarity.
    • For example: rvr~0.8
    • The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.
Boosting a Term
  • The Search bar provides the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, "^", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.
  • Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term.
    • For example, if you are searching for airport cover and you want the term "airport" to be more relevant, boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term, you would type the following: airport^4 cover
    • This will make documents with the term airport appear more relevant.
  • By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1, e.g., 0.2.
Boolean Operators
  • Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. The Search bar supports AND, "+", OR, NOT and "-" as Boolean operators. Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS.
  • OR
    • The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms or phrases, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.
    • To search for documents which contain either "airport cover" or just "airport" use the query: "airport cover" airport or "airport cover" OR airport
  • AND
    • The AND operator matches documents where both terms or phrases exist anywhere in the text of a single document. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.
    • To search for documents which contain the phrase "airport cover" and "und asy" use the query: "airport cover" AND "und asy"
  • +
    • The "+" or required operator requires that the term after the "+" symbol exist somewhere in the field of a single document.
    • To search for documents which must contain the term "airport" and may contain the term "cover" use the query: +airport cover
  • NOT
    • The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term or phase after NOT. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.
    • To search for documents which contain the phrase ?airport cover" but not the phrase "und asy" use the query: "airport cover" NOT "und asy"
    • Note: The NOT operator cannot be used with just one term or phrase. For example, the following search will return no results: NOT "und asy"
  • -
    • The "-" or prohibit operator excludes documents which contain the term or phrase after the "-" symbol.
    • To search for documents which contain the phrase "airport cover" but not the phrase "und asy" use the query: "airport cover" -"und asy"

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy For EJ

EJ is committed to following standards set both by national and state laws, as well as by company policies and ethics. Our privacy policy is committed to securing your personal information.

This policy covers how EJ collects, uses and secures your personal information.

How Information is Collected and Used (Back to top)

We collect information in four primary ways:

  • Navigation habits are collected via cookies during navigation of our web site.
  • Personal information is collected via web site registration.
  • Contact and billing information via credit applications.
  • Surveys

The Use of Cookies (Back to top)

The use of cookie technology allows EJ to collect information such as browser type, geographical location, as well as to identify and understand the navigation of visitors to the EJ web site. EJ uses cookies to maximize the efficiency of a web site visit by delivering customized content and advertising; to gauge the effectiveness of the site's customized marketing materials; and to investigate or take action regarding illegal activities, such as violations of the EJ Acceptable Use Policy. Cookies may be disabled in your browser, however, the EJ site will not run as efficiently if this is done. Cookies are not used to collect personal information.

Personal Information (Back to top)

Any personal information shared with EJ is collected for marketing and communications purposes only. This information will largely be collected via the web site registration. The type of personal information collected upon web site registration includes address, phone number, email, and industry information. If you choose to register with EJ and become a Registered User, you may take advantage of certain features of the web site not available to unregistered users. If you register, you may also opt-out of receiving marketing communications from EJ.

Any registered users outside of the United States must understand that all information shared during the registration process is sent to secure servers located in the United States, where it is stored. The United States has data protection laws that may not be consistent with those of other countries. If EJ transfers your information outside of your host country, EJ will take the necessary steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

An unregistered user of the EJ site will not be required to provide any personal information, but cookies may be used to aid in the marketing of EJ products.

Credit and Contact Information (Back to top)

Credit and contact information is collected through a credit application process. This information is stored electronically for the purposes of establishing the selling relationship with the customer. Access to this information is limited to EJ employees, agents and contractors who we believe reasonably need this information to do their jobs. This information will not be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

Web Surveys (Back to top)

Every so often, EJ includes survey forms on the web site to help better understand and respond to our customers' needs and interests. Customers are able to opt-out of participating in these surveys if they wish. EJ will not disclose survey response information to companies or individuals outside EJ affiliated companies unless all personal information is removed and/or the information is given to vendors who are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping to provide services to EJ and its customers.

Disclosure of Information (Back to top)

EJ does not sell, rent, or trade any cookie or personally identifiable information to third parties for their own purposes. Personal information may be shared with corporate affiliates, or joint venture partners to assure that EJ is more responsive to the needs of its customers. Personal information may also be disclosed when in compliance with fraud prevention, legal action, and/or law enforcement.

How Personal Information is Secured (Back to top)

EJ is committed to keeping your personal information secure.

EJ uses passwords, firewalls and physical security to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access your personal information.

Third Party Links (Back to top)

For customer convenience, EJ provides links to third-party sites. EJ is not responsible for the security of third-party web sites linked to the EJ site. Please be aware that third-party sites which may be accessed through our website may collect personal information about you. Third-party websites linked to EJ are not covered by this privacy policy.

Consent to Receive Certain E-mails (Back to top)

By providing personal information to EJ through the website, you consent to the collection and use of the personal information in accordance with the purposes described in Personal Information section of EJ's Privacy Policy.

EJ sends e-mail communications about its products, services and special offers requested by customers and others who have given prior consent. Each e-mail EJ sends for marketing purposes enables recipients to opt-out of receiving further marketing e-mails. Opting-out also can be accomplished through the recipient's personal profile on the EJ web site. EJ also uses e-mail to provide details about customer account(s) and information regarding existing products, services and systems.

Confidentiality, Licensing and Acceptable Use Policy (Back to top)

EJ logos, product markings and descriptions of products depicted on the EJ web site are among the trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks owned by EJ. These marks may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the permission of EJ. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress owned by EJ, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the permission of EJ. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned are the property of their respective owners, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part without the permission of the respective owners. Any request for grant of license to use the EJ marks/trademarks is subject to approval, and should be addressed to the EJ Marketing Group, at the corporate headquarters in East Jordan, Michigan, or via email at .

Product Drawings (Back to top)

Product drawings are the property of EJ and may not be copied or used for the manufacture of an exact, similar or imitation products. In addition, drawings may not be used for the development of complementary products without explicit written permission from EJ.

Security (Back to top)

User IDs and passwords for registered users are provided at the discretion of EJ and may be revoked at any time. User IDs and passwords are offered to registered users in order to obtain EJ company and product information for their personal benefit or the benefit of their employer. It is a violation of the EJ Acceptable Use Policy to share the EJ site user ID and password with anybody who is not part of the registered user's employing organization. Doing so will be considered reason for account termination.

Customer and Competitor Cross-references (Back to top)

EJ provides this information for reference purposes only and recommends that you compare actual prints and/or castings when interchangeability is necessary or when writing specifications. Cross-references are only approximations and should not be considered exact matches. Please contact our local sales offices for additional assistance finding the correct products to match your needs.

Changes to the Privacy Policy (Back to top)

EJ reserves the right to update the privacy policy at its own discretion. EJ advises that you frequently review the privacy policy in order to be better informed about how your personal information is being collected, used and secured.

Safe Harbor (Back to top)

EJ complies with the U.S.-EU 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. EJ has certified 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 EJ's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Specifications Policy For EJ

Country, state, county and all local municipal product specifications are subject to change. EJ strives to maintain a current product specification list. EJ is not responsible if specification updates are not accurate. EJ highly advises that before making any product decisions, you consult with your local EJ sales representative to verify product specifications.