Data Privacy Policy

Solar Turbines Incorporated (Solar) recognizes and respects the privacy interest of individuals with regard to personal information provided to us. Solar’s activities are consistent with Caterpillar's Data Privacy Policy and Website Privacy Statement. 

How do we collect personal information?
We collect the personal information that you supply to us, through the Contact Us Form on the Solar Turbines Website. We may also collect personal information from other sources, both within and outside Caterpillar. 

When you click on links on our site that take you to third-party web sites (for example, sites which are not controlled by Caterpillar), you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Caterpillar Inc. cannot be responsible for the 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'?
Solar Turbines does use cookies as a means of personal information collection and identification. We use 3 types of cookies:

  • Session - keeps track of user identification while navigating within the portal.
  • CWS - Caterpillar security cookie tracking user validation to use Caterpillar applications.
  • Portal (LTPA) - cookie used by the portal software (IBM Websphere) to validate security.

What personal information do we collect?
The Contact Us Form identifies you by name from logging in through CWS and submits your name to the webmaster of the Solar Turbines Web site. 

How do we use this personal information?
Personal information collected by us through the Contact Us Form will only be used to respond to your inquiry.  We will also use CWS ID in Business related reporting. 

How do we safeguard personal information?
Solar Turbines utilizes reasonable measures to protect personal information against loss, manipulation, falsification, unauthorized access, or unauthorized disclosure by any party inside or outside Caterpillar. For example, this information is kept in a database that requires authorization and a password to access and is located behind a security firewall. 
We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as financial information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window. 

Will we disclose the personal information that we collect
We may disclose your personal information when it is necessary to answer your inquiry and to fulfill the purposes of the Contact Us Form. In any case, the disclosure of personal information is given only to those with a legitimate business reason to access the information. Notwithstanding the above disclosures, we will disclose personal information when required or permitted by law or according to relevant Corporate Policies. 

How may I access my personal information?
Upon request, and after providing satisfactory proof of identity, individuals may be given access to the personal information they have provided through the submission of this form. Solar retains personal information provided to us only as long as needed to fulfill your request and for necessary follow-up and otherwise as provided by law or appropriate Caterpillar records retention guidelines. 

Your consent
By providing personal information to us, you consent to the collection and use of the personal information in accordance with the purposes described in this privacy statement. Since this service is available to individuals in a variety of global locations, you are also consenting to transferring your personal information to countries or jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as the legal jurisdiction in which you are located. 

Where can I obtain further information about this privacy statement?
You may contact Solar Turbines Incorporated by phone at 619 544 5000 

What Happens if this privacy statement changes?
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement. If the statement changes, the changes will be made on this page. Your use of the Contact Us Form following the posting of changes to the Data Privacy Statement will demonstrate your acceptance of those changes.