CATERPILLAR’S AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY NOTIFICATION AND POLICY
This Privacy Notification and Policy describes the way that the Caterpillar Entities manage personal information about employees and contractors. Caterpillar Entities include Caterpillar of Australia Pty Ltd, Caterpillar Global Mining Expanded Products Pty Ltd and Caterpillar Underground Mining Pty Ltd.
The Caterpillar Entities may collect personal information about you for various purposes, including:
Types of Personal Information Collected
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable: (a) whether the information or opinion is true or not; and (b) whether the information or opinion is recorded in material form or not. Generally, the kinds of personal information collected by the Caterpillar Entities may include:
Personal information is usually collected directly from the individual. However the Caterpillar Entities may also collect personal information about individuals from third parties, including other entities within the Caterpillar Inc. group of companies, Caterpillar’s independent dealers and Caterpillar’s suppliers.
If you pass personal information about third parties to a Caterpillar Entity or related bodies corporate of the Caterpillar Entities, other bodies in the Caterpillar Inc. group of companies and related bodies corporate and affiliates of those entities, you acknowledge that you will provide a copy of this Privacy Notification and Policy to that person.
If some or all of the personal information that a Caterpillar Entity requests or requires is not collected, the Caterpillar Entities may not be able to do the things outlined above.
Disclosure & Sharing
The Caterpillar Entities may disclose personal information that it collects or holds to:
Some of the recipients to whom the Caterpillar Entities disclose your personal information may be located overseas and may not have an Australian link. The countries in which overseas recipients (which may include Caterpillar Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies) are likely to be located currently include the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Japan and India. For more information about Caterpillar Inc.’s subsidiaries and affiliated companies, including the country in which they are organized, please see Caterpillar Inc.’s most recent annual 10-K filing with the United States Securities Exchange Commission (available here [http://www.caterpillar.com/en/investors/financialInfo/materials-request.html]). You acknowledge that, when you consent to us disclosing your personal information to overseas recipients, Australian Privacy Principle (“APP”) 8.1 will not apply to the disclosure (which means that we will not be obliged under the Privacy Act to take reasonable steps to ensure that an overseas recipient does not breach the APPs and we may not be liable under the Privacy Act if the recipient does not act consistently with the APPs).
You have a right to request to access or correct your personal information or to find out what information the Caterpillar Entities hold about you, subject to certain exemptions in the Privacy Act, by using the contact details given below.
When you request access we may need to take measures to verify your identity and we may impose a reasonable charge for providing access. If you think that any personal information held about you is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, you may request that correction of that information. Where a Caterpillar Entity refuses to provide you with access to your personal information or to correct your personal information, the Caterpillar Entity will tell you why.
If you believe your personal information has not been treated by the Caterpillar Entity consistently with the Privacy Act, please contact the relevant Caterpillar Entity using the details set out below.
We will investigate your privacy complaint and respond to you as soon as practicable. Where we find that your complaint is justified, we will resolve the complaint. Where we disagree with your complaint we will provide you with our reasons.
You can contact the Caterpillar Entities as follows:
Attention: Mr Scott Latham
1 Caterpillar Drive, Tullamarine, Victoria 3043
Telephone: +61 3 6432 9108 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org