Caterpillar Global Data Privacy Statement

As stated in Our Values in Action - Caterpillar's Code of Conduct, "We recognize and respect the personal information privacy interest of individuals.” When you provide Caterpillar with your personal information, you trust us to protect that information. Trust is the foundation of the relationships Caterpillar has with its employees, suppliers, dealers, customers and all others. We collect and process only personal information needed or appropriate for business purposes, and do so only by lawful and fair means. This Privacy Statement is meant to help you understand what personal data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. We hope you take time to read it carefully.

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Caterpillar Global Data Privacy Statement

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

Updated: October 15, 2020

This Privacy Statement describes how Caterpillar collects, stores, uses, and transfers personal information. This Privacy Statement reflects the values and principles expressed in Our Values in Action (Caterpillar’s Worldwide Code of Conduct).


Section 1. What is the scope of this document?

Section 2. What is personal information?

Section 3. How does Caterpillar collect personal information?

Section 4. How does Caterpillar use personal information?

Sections 5-7. How does Caterpillar safeguard, keep, and dispose of personal information?

Section 8. How does Caterpillar transfer or share personal information that is collected?

Section 9. What are your Access rights regarding personal information?

Sections 10-11. Where can you obtain further information? What happens if this Privacy Statement changes?

Appendix 1. Non-Human Resources Data Subjects EEA

Appendix 2. Human Resources Data Subjects EEA

Appendix 3. Australia

Appendix 4. California

Appendix 5. Brazil - Non-Human Resources Data Subjects

Appendix 6. Brazil - Human Resources Data Subjects

Schedule A – List of Caterpillar Data Controllers / Legal Entities