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Caterpillar Employment Application Data Privacy Statement

This website allows you to apply for career opportunities at Caterpillar Inc. a global company, and its affiliated companies (“Caterpillar”). This statement is to notify you of the practices that will govern the processing of personal information that you decide to provide on the employment section of this website and to obtain your consent for the use of this personal information consistent with this notice.
The collection of personal information on this website is made exclusively to enable –HR Professionals  to examine the fit between profiles and the requirements of a position. Caterpillar does not use the information that you provide in any discriminatory way and Caterpillar conducts its selection process according to objective criteria.

This privacy statement does not apply to information that Caterpillar collects through other means (e.g., if you request information about Caterpillar products from another Caterpillar website) or to information collected on any other company or third-party site regardless of whether such site links to or is accessible from this site. You should carefully read the privacy statement of any other website.


How does Caterpillar collect personal information?
Caterpillar obtains personal information about you when you decide to provide information to it either through employment application forms, through the resume posting and/or the sign-in process. It is not necessary to provide any employment application information to view job openings.


What personal information does Caterpillar collect?
Caterpillar requests your name, address, city, country, state, postal code, telephone and email address. We also request information regarding your job preferences, current and prior employment, referral source, competencies, education, language proficiencies, professional qualifications, analytical skills. Additionally, depending upon your location or the location of the job, we may request optional references and self-identification information (e.g., in the United States of America, we request gender, race and ethnicity as optional self-identification information which is used for EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity reporting)). There is also an opportunity to provide a free-form resume/CV.


Where is your personal information stored?
This site is hosted and managed for Caterpillar Inc. and its affiliated entities by:

Taleo Corporation
4140 Dublin Boulevard, 4th Floor
Dublin, CA 94568
United States of America
Phone: (888)836-3669


Does Caterpillar collect technical information and user electronic mechanisms such as ‘Cookies’?
Caterpillar does not use electronic mechanisms such as “cookies” at this site; however, this site is hosted by a third party that hosts and manages the application and technical infrastructure.

Its privacy statement is available at:http://www.oracle.com/us/legal/privacy/index.html.


How does Caterpillar use the personal information that you decide to provide?
The personal information you provide will be used to evaluate your qualifications, and fill job openings. If you are chosen for a particular job opening, Caterpillar will retain this information and process it in relation to your employment with Caterpillar and its affiliates. In order to evaluate your information, it may be transferred to countries or jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as the legal jurisdictions where you are located. Wherever the information is accessed or  transferred, it will be subject to this policy. So that you can return and apply for additional job openings and for internal reporting purposes, your information will be retained in the system for up to one year (five years for applicants located in the United States of America) after you last access your account, unless you choose to delete your information (please see below for details of how to access, update or delete personal information). Additionally, Caterpillar may contact you should another job opportunity come up which may suit your background and interests.

Caterpillar will use the contact information to reach you regarding receipt of information from you and other employment related communications. Your email address and password will be used to identify you. The optional self-identification information will not be used in connection with consideration for employment, and will only be used when applicable laws require processing this information for government reporting.

In addition, the personal information that you provide may be de-identified (rendered anonymous) and used, for example, to allow Caterpillar to better understand the aggregate characteristics of those who are applying for jobs at Caterpillar.


How does Caterpillar safeguard personal information?
Caterpillar takes reasonable measures to prevent the misuse, loss, unauthorized access disclosure or modification of the information that you provide. Caterpillar  also limits access to your personal information to those professionals within Caterpillar Inc., its affiliated companies and third parties who have a legitimate interest in such information (e.g., Human Resources professionals, supervisors seeking applicants with particular qualifications).


Will Caterpillar disclose the personal information that you decide to provide?
Caterpillar will share the personal information collected with Caterpillar Inc., its affiliated companies and third parties duly authorized (including without limitation website hosting and application hosting providers acting on behalf of Caterpillar) in connection with the legitimate business purposes of Caterpillar and its affiliates to review your information in order to consider your qualifications for a position. If Caterpillar employs you, Caterpillar will share the information with Caterpillar Inc., affiliated companies and third parties acting on behalf of Caterpillar to process the information for personnel, administrative or other purposes related to your employment. Notwithstanding the above disclosures, we will disclose personal information when required or permitted by law.


How may you access, update or delete your personal information?
You may visit www.caterpillar.com where you may access and update applicant, contact and password information. If you have any questions or need any assistance accessing, updating or deleting your information, please see “How can I obtain further information” below.

How can I obtain further information about this privacy statement?
If you have any queries about this privacy statement or your personal information, please contact us at:
Caterpillar Inc.

T.a.v.: Corporate Human Resources
100 N.E. Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61629
E-mail: corporate_human_resources@cat.com
Or you may contact Caterpillar’s Office of Business Practices at http://www.caterpillar.com/company/strategy/code-of-conduct or by calling (800)-300-7898.

You are also free to contact your local Caterpillar affiliate.


Additional Considerations for French Applicants

You are about to send us personal data which will be processed fairly and lawfully in accordance with the law “informatique et liberté” of 6 January 1978 amended in 2004. By agreeing to this privacy statement you authorize Caterpillar to keep the personal information that you provide in our database in the United States of America. As noted above, your information will be treated confidentially and for recruitment purposes. Under the French legal provisions (Articles 38, 39 and 40 of the Act of 78-17 of January 6, 1978 known as “informatique et liberté” amended by law 2004-801 of 6 August 2004) you can exercise your rights of objection for legitimate purpose, access, rectification and deletion of the personal data concerning you contained in this database by contacting Caterpillar as specified in the preceding paragraph.


Settlement of Disputes (applicable for Indonesia only)
Any dispute arising between you and Caterpillar in relation to this privacy statement shall be settled amicably. If any dispute cannot be settled amicably by deliberation, you and Caterpillar agree that (i) the dispute shall be settled in accordance with the mechanism for the settlement of industrial relations disputes as provided under the prevailing laws and regulations if you have entered into an employment agreement with Caterpillar, or (ii) the dispute shall be submitted to a Board of Arbitration under the applicable rules of the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI) if you have not entered into an employment agreement with Caterpillar.


What happens if this privacy statement changes?
Caterpillar reserves the right to amend this privacy statement. If Caterpillar updates or changes this privacy statement, the changes will be made on this page. Your continued use of the Caterpillar employment website following the posting of changes to this privacy statement will mean you accept those changes and terms of this privacy statement.


Your consent
By providing us with your personal information and clicking “Agree" below, you confirm that you have read and understood the above information and hereby consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement. You also consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as the legal jurisdiction where you are located.

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