Social Media Photo And Video Terms & Conditions

By submitting content through any of our social media channels, I hereby agree to the following Terms & Conditions:

1.     USE OF NAME, HANDLE, TEXT, PHOTO, VIDEO, LIKENESS and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. I hereby grant to Caterpillar Inc. ("Caterpillar"), its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and their respective successors and assigns (collectively, the "Permitted Parties") a non-exclusive, irrevocable (except as specified in Section 3 herein under Takedown), unlimited, perpetual, royalty-free, fully-sublicensable, fully paid up, worldwide license, and the right(s) and permission(s) to use my name and/or handle, image(s), and likeness, and the text and photograph(s) and/or video(s) posted to a social media platform including, but not limited to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the Permitted Parties’ promotional hashtag (collectively, the "Content") on the,, and other websites controlled by Caterpillar or its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, “Caterpillar Websites”), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other social media platforms and other websites (collectively, “Platforms”), and in other print, audio and video marketing and advertising avenues (“Advertising”).

I agree that the Content may be used, copied, distributed, published, exhibited, digitized, publicly displayed, reproduced, altered, edited, manipulated, and otherwise used via any medium and by whatever means, in whole or in part, anywhere in the world, at any time, for an unlimited number of projects, for any and all purposes of advertising, marketing or trade in promoting and publicizing the Permitted Parties.

I agree that I shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation (including, but not limited to royalties), and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, right of publicity, copyright infringement or trademark infringement) arising out of any use (in accordance with the terms hereof), blurring, alteration, editing, distortion, faulty reproduction, or use in any composite form of the Content.  Furthermore, I irrevocably waive any and all so-called moral rights I may have in the Content. To the extent I provide any personal information, I agree to comply with Caterpillar’s Privacy Statement ( and Caterpillar’s Global Data Privacy Statement (

2.     COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS FOR THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS. I acknowledge and agree that in order to post Content on the Platforms, I will be in full compliance with the terms and conditions of such Platforms.

You should carefully read the privacy statements of any such Platforms. 

3.     TAKEDOWN. If I want my Content removed from the Platforms, Caterpillar Websites and Advertising, I will send an e-mail message to:

4.     REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION BY USER. I represent and warrant: (a) I am 18 years old or older; (b) I have the legal right to post the Content; (c) neither the Content nor the use of the Content by the Permitted Parties will infringe upon or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights, including, without limitation, any right of publicity, trademark, patent and/or copyright, of any other person or entity or any applicable laws; (d) the Content does not contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous or otherwise depicts inappropriate behavior; and (e) the Content does not contain any advertising or other commercial content. 

I hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Permitted Parties from and against any and all claims, lawsuits, demands, actions or other proceedings of any kind brought against it by any third party and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by the Permitted Parties in connection with or arising from any such claim, lawsuit, action, demand or other proceeding: (a) relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of my warranties, representations or agreements hereunder, (b) violation of these Social Media Terms And Conditions, or (c) violation of any law(s), regulation(s) or third party rights.

I shall pay any and all costs, damages and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by the Permitted Parties in connection with or arising from any such claim, lawsuit, action, demand or other proceeding.

5.     TERMS OF USE AND CATERPILLAR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY GUIDELINES.  Except as otherwise expressly set forth in these Social Media Terms and Conditions, I hereby understand and agree to the Terms of Use located on Caterpillar’s website ( and such Terms of Use are hereby incorporated as if fully set forth herein.  I further agree to comply with the Caterpillar Social Media Community Guidelines (

6.     NO OBLIGATION TO USE. I understand and agree: (a) that Permitted Parties shall have no obligation to use the Content (or any part thereof) in any way; and (b) that Permitted Parties may remove the Content (or any part thereof) from the Platforms, Caterpillar Websites, or Advertising at any time for any reason in Permitted Parties' sole discretion. I further understand and agree that Permitted Parties will not use any Content or other materials it finds inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or that Permitted Parties believes may violate or infringe another's rights, including, without limitation, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights.