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Caterpillar Talent Community Data Privacy Statement

This talent community allows you to be notified about career opportunities, news, and information 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 to this talent community and to obtain your consent for the use of this personal information consistent with this notice.

The collection of personal information on this talent community is made exclusively to enable –HR Professionals to examine the fit between your career preferences and the requirements of a position. This examination of preferences will allow Caterpillar to send you career opportunities that meet your preferences. 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 by completing the talent community form.


What personal information does Caterpillar collect?

Caterpillar requests your name and email address. We also request information regarding your education, career areas of interest, employment visa status, and relocation preferences. 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:


Yello Corporation

120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3700

Chicago, IL 60602

United States of America

Phone: (312)517-3200


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:


How does Caterpillar use the personal information that you decide to provide?

The personal information you provide will be used to evaluate your preferences and notify you of 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 personal information will be used to identify you. The optional self-identification information may be used to further assist in sending you information regarding job openings with Caterpillar.


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).


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. 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 “opt-out” of certain marketing communications. Most of our marketing communications are sent by email, though you may also opt out of telephone calls, texting and online behavioral advertising as well.


To do so yourself, you may:


  • Follow opt-out “unsubscribe” instructions in promotional e-mails we send to you.

  • Reply to promotional emails we send to you with "Remove my information". This will remove all personal information from this database

  • Text STOP to text messages (SMS/MMS) we send to you.



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


Or you may contact Caterpillar’s Office of Business Practices at or by calling (800)-300-7898.


You are also free to contact your local Caterpillar affiliate.


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.