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Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;

  1. information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
  2. information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
  3. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and
  4. any other information that you choose to send to us.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.  A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We may send to you the following cookies:

(1)    OAG2009UUID2 – Unique User ID made up of alphanumeric characters and
hyphens to identify a subscriber who has logged in to change
their preferences.

(2)    EVENTBASKET – Set when visiting the Event Booking area. Stores the ID of the
user’s basket.

(3)    UKOOAPUBS – Set when searching for Publications. Relates to the user’s
basket.

Cookies (1) and (2) are session cookies, whereas cookie (3) is a persistent cookie.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies come from other domain sources that have items embedded on
the page.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Google Analytics may send to you the following cookies:

__utma
Cookie type: Persistent
Tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit .

__utmb 
Cookie type: Persistent
Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.

__utmc
Cookie type: Session
Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.

__utmz
Cookie type: Persistent
Tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link).

__utmv
Cookie type: Session
Used for custom segmentation in a user-defined report.

YouTube

YouTube may send to you the following cookies:

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Type: Persistent

use_hitbox
Type: Persistent
Set when the controls are clicked on a video.

PREF 
Type: Persistent
Set by clicking the Share button on a video. Used to remember a Youtube users’ basic preferences.

Yudu

Yudu may send to you the following cookies:

_ramaze_session_data
Type: Session

_ramaze_session_data

Type: Session

Batchgeo

Batchgeo may send to you the following cookies:

_drt_ 
Type: Persistent
DoubleClick is Google’s ad serving service (the map displays an advert in its footer). The DART cookie is used to track visitors across all websites serving Doubleclick advertising so that ads can be targeted to their interests.

test_cookie 
Type: Persistent
Used to test if a browser will accept the _drt_ cookie.

__utma 

Type: Persistent
For Google Analytics.

__utmb
Type: Persistent
For Google Analytics.

__utmc
Type: Session
For Google Analytics.

__utmz 
Type: Session
For Google Analytics.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  1. administer the website;
  2. improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  3. enable your use of the services available on the website;
  4. send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
  5. send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  6. send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  7. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  8. send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  9. provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
  10. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  For example:

(1)    in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

(2)    in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1)    in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(2)    in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:
1) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
2) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and
3) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Contact

If you have any questions about this cookie and privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to [email protected] or by post to Oil & Gas UK, 6th Floor East, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH.

This website is run by The United Kingdom Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Association trading as Oil & Gas UK.

Registered Office: 6th Floor East, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH. Company No: 1119804

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