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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

EJ is committed to following the standards set by national laws, international law in addition to EJ's 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 for the Web Site and used (Back to top)

We collect information in three primary ways:

  • Navigation habits are collected via cookies and other similar technologies during navigation of our web site.
  • Personal information is collected via web site registration.
  • Surveys

Data Controller (Back to top)

The data controller is the authority who controls the content and use of the personal data. EJ Group, Inc. is the entity with this primary authority. Data which relates to customers in the European, Middle East and Africa regions is coordinated by EJ EMEA.

The Use of Cookies and other similar technologies (Back to top)

Cookies set for an unregistered web site visitor set the language and unit of measure preferences. Cookies set for a registered web site visitor set the language and unit of measure preferences as well as the Remember Me default e-mail address used to sign into the web site.

Cookies may be disabled in your browser,; however, the aforementioned features on the web site will not default in previously set values when cookies are not used. On Microsoft Internet Explorer, this can be done by selecting "Tools/Internet Options" and reviewing your privacy settings or selecting "delete cookies". However please note that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu.

Cookies and similar technologies for a registered web site visitor may also be used 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.

Registration, Services and Personal Information (Back to top)

Any personal information shared with EJ is collected only for EJ's marketing and operational purposes. This information will largely be collected via the web site registration process, but may also be collected in other instances, such as requests for literature or requests to be contacted by an EJ salesperson. The type of personal information collected 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.

EJ uses the personal information that it collects to evaluate and grant rights to access information posted on the EJ web site, to supply requested services, to communicate with registrants concerning their use of the web site, to monitor for misuse of EJ's proprietary information, for support and notification of new services, for marketing, to gather registrants' views about EJ services, and to notify registrants about important changes or developments to the web site or EJ services.

Any registered users outside of the United States must understand that all personal information shared with EJ on this website is sent to secure servers located in the United States, where it is stored and used by EJ. The United States has data protection laws that may not be consistent with those of other countries. EJ's United States operations adhere to the US/EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. 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 consistent with our privacy policy.

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.

If you register and select to join the EJ mail list, you may opt-out of receiving future marketing communications from EJ by selecting to unsubscribe in any any email marketing campaign or by sending an email message to to request to be unsubscribed from future email marketing campaigns.

Any registered user is entitled to request access to and correction of their personal data collected by EJ as well as to require EJ to delete their data if they no longer want EJ to process it. To do so, users can either change their personal information from the Personal Information page found on the My Account page or send an email to to request that the account be cancelled and the personal data be removed from the system.

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

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)

Information collected on this web site is stored on secure servers in the United States owned by EJ USA, Inc. Personal information collected on its US servers may be accessed from, or sent to Europe and be re-exported to the United States, together with additional Personal Information collected in Europe. EJ Americas, LLC and EJ EMEA have agreed to adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 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 Secure (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. Cookies for third party web sites are not collected on the EJ web 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-mail (Back to top)

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. No one shall reproduce, distribute or publish the elements or marks on this site for any purpose whatsoever without the previous express consent of EJ. All rights are reserved. EJ shall exercise its rights to the fullest extent permitted by law. 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 or suppliers 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 a local sales office for additional assistance finding the correct products to match your needs.

Changes to the Data Protection Policy (Back to top)

EJ will periodically make changes to this policy. Those changes will be logged at the bottom of the policy for at least six months and then will be incorporated to the base version of the policy.

Specifications Policy For EJ (Back to top)

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.

Waiver of Guarantee (Back to top)

The content of this site is supplied without any guarantee whatsoever. Furthermore, EJ shall incur no liability in case of interruption of the functions offered by this site and EJ does not guarantee that the site will be error-free or that its defects will be remedied. In the event of damage or failure to a web site visitor's computer sustained as a result of the visitor's access to the site and use of the server through which the web site is made available, EJ shall not be held liable.