Ohio Machinery Co. DBA Ohio CAT (“Ohio CAT”) is committed to providing its customers and suppliers with the best value products and services, both in the field and online. We also recognize and respect your online privacy and are committed to providing adequate data protection and full compliance with applicable data privacy laws. Please be aware of and read any other privacy statements that may be on this website as they may pertain to affiliated sites not hosted by Ohio CAT. We’ve asked for your personal information, so we want you to know how it will be used. By registering with or using Ohio CAT’s website, you agree that any information or comments you provide may be shared between Ohio CAT, its affiliated companies and dealers and Caterpillar Inc., and may be used without restriction to process customer orders and improve and market our products and services.

How do we collect personal information?
Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit this site. For example, we may receive and collect the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; the geographic location from which you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We may use this information to monitor the usage of our site. All of the information we automatically capture provides us with the ability to enhance our customers’ search and shopping experiences and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.

Individual pages and forms may include their own data privacy statements that apply in addition to, or in lieu of, this privacy statement. When you click on links and banners on our site that take you to third-party web sites (including, for example, Caterpillar Inc. websites that are not controlled by Ohio CAT), you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Ohio CAT cannot be responsible for the policies actions of any third-party web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any and every site you visit, whether you are linking from our site or browsing on your own.

Do we use electronic mechanisms such as “cookies”?
We use data collection devices such as “cookies” to deliver customized visitor experiences and to analyze website user metrics. “Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our services. While you may configure your browser to reject cookies, due to the technology we use, cookies may be required to fully use the features of this website. You may encounter cookies or other data collection devices that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

What personal information do we collect?

In general, you can browse our site without revealing any personal information. However, once you register or otherwise provide personal information, you are no longer anonymous to us. During registration, order entry or other interactive use of this website, you may give us general identity information about yourself (e.g., your name, company name, business address, business telephone number, business email address) and more detailed information for specific purposes (e.g., special interests in products or industries, your job responsibilities, shipping and payment preferences for online purchases). Additionally, as you browse the site we may collect certain information about how you use the site, regardless of any registration.

How do we use this personal information?
We may use this information to process orders and improve and market our products and services. We also may use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviors to better understand and serve our customers.

About Children
Ohio CAT is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children (persons under the age of 18) and encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Children are not eligible to use this website unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this website in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, your parents or guardians.

How do we safeguard personal information?
We will strive to ensure that your personal information is adequately protected wherever it may be processed. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, we may use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as financial information. We will exercise reasonable efforts to keep such information secure. However, we cannot fully eliminate the risk of loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information, and Ohio CAT is not responsible for unauthorized access to your personal information by hackers or others who have obtained such access through unauthorized or illegal means.

Safe Harbor
The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the “Safe Harbor Principles”) to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the EU law requirement that personal information transferred from the EU to the United States be adequately protected. Consistent with its pledge to protect personal privacy, Ohio CAT adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles.The Safe Harbor Privacy Policy applies to all personal information received in the United States from the EU, in any format including electronic, paper or verbal.

Will we disclose the personal information that we collect?
Ohio CAT, Caterpillar Inc., and their affiliated persons and companies are currently handling the processing of personal information and intend to use and share this information to process customer orders and to improve or market our products and services. The personal information may be transferred to and processed in various countries, including countries like the U.S., which have chosen not to adopt comprehensive federal codes for handling personal data.

We will not sell or rent your information to any third party. The data collected on this site is for the explicit use of Ohio CAT, Caterpillar Inc. and affiliated persons and companies. We comply with the Caterpillar, Inc. and Caterpillar Financial privacy policies. However, we will disclose personal information where such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to protect the safety of our users or others, or for other purposes relevant to our company policies.

Your consent
By registering with or using this website in any way, you consent to this use of personal information.

What happens if this privacy statement changes?
We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement. If Ohio CAT updates or changes this privacy statement, the changes will be made on this page. Your continued use of this website its applications following the posting of changes to this data privacy statement will mean you accept those changes and terms of this privacy statement.