Oil & Gas UK – Privacy Notice

Last updated May 2018

Your information will be held by The UK Oil & Gas Industry Association Limited (trading as Oil & Gas UK) of 6th Floor East, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, established in April 2007 but with a pedigree stretching back over 40 years.

Oil & Gas UK is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Our Privacy Notice explains:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it
  • How we use that information
  • Our legal basis for processing
  • Who we share our personal information with
  • How long we hold personal data
  • Your rights in relation to your information

Information that we collect

We may collect, store and use personal information about you from these sources:

  • Information you give to us: For example, when you register for our products and services, when you talk to us on the phone or at a meeting or event, in e-mails and letters, in surveys, when you use our website. We will typically collect name, e-mail address, job title, telephone number, postal address and in certain circumstances we will collect date of birth and nationality.
  • Information we get when you use our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them for example, when you download a publication or book a space at an event. Website usage information is collected using IP addresses and cookies.
  • Information we receive from other sources / third parties. We collect information from third parties for example your employer when they become an Oil & Gas UK member or when they register you for our events. We typically collect name, e-mail, job title, telephone number and postal address.

If you do not provide personal information

Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that personal information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services). In this case, we may have to cancel the service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

 

How do we use the information that we collect

At Oil & Gas UK we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and we will only use your personal information:

  • to manage our relationship with you including providing membership services;
  • to provide and improve our services to you including our website services;
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we may feel may be of interest to you;
  • to compile anonymous statistics, for example website usage statistics;
  • to inform you about our seminars and events and efficiently run those seminars and events;
  • to fulfil our legal obligations;
  • to process and respond to inquiries; and
  • to send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you.

Our legal basis for processing personal information

In order for Oil & Gas UK to fulfil its contractual, membership and customer obligations, we need to collect personal information relating to you. We will only process your personal information when we have a lawful basis for doing so. Our lawful basis will be one or more of the following:

  • To fulfil a contract we have with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract; or
  • When it is our legal duty; or
  • When it is in our legitimate interest.

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to process your information. But even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you. Our legitimate interests are as follows:

  • to effectively run and manage the business of a trade association for the industry;
  • to provide our membership offering to member companies, prospective members and their employees;
  • to provide the services available throughout our website;
  • to promote the development of services offered to industry and further improve those services;
  • to promote, manage and run events;
  • to promote and circulate information and news about the industry to members, industry stakeholders and the wider public;
  • to maintain and update an accurate record of registered doctors approved to carry out Oil & Gas UK medicals for the benefit of industry.

Who we share your personal information with and why

Please note that we may share your information with third parties who provide services to us on our behalf including but not limited to postal services, document storage facilities, IT service providers such as cloud providers of software, companies who help us manage our electronic communications with you. We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law. We will not share your information with any other third party.

 

Transfer of your information out of the EEA

To deliver services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), for example:

  • with our service providers located outside the EEA; or
  • if you are based outside the EEA;

Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Any transfer of your personal information will be subject to appropriate or suitable relevant safeguards.

If you would like further information regarding the mechanisms used to comply with data protection laws when transferring your personal information out of the EEA, or to obtain a copy of the safeguards, please contact us (see our contact information below).

 

How long will we hold your personal data for?

We will keep your data only for as long as it is necessary for the particular purpose or purposes for which we hold it unless there are any legal or operational reasons to hold it for a longer period in accordance with our internal retention procedures. The retention period depends on the nature of the information. If you would like further details regarding the applicable retention period(s) which apply to your data, please contact us (see our contact information below). At the end of that period the data that we hold will be securely destroyed.

 

Your rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you

You have rights under data protection laws to request from us access to, rectification of, or erasure of your personal data. You also have the right to request the restriction of any processing or to object to our processing of your personal data. Finally, you have the right to data portability. Please use the contact details below to exercise your rights. You can find more information about your rights at www.ICO.org.uk.

If you have any questions or concerns about how long we keep your information for, please contact us using the details below.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner in respect of our processing of your personal data. Information can be found at www.ICO.org.uk.

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Our contact information

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the processing of your personal information, please contact us at:

  • privacy@oilandgasuk.co.uk; or
  • Legal Manager, Oil & Gas UK, 3rd Floor, The Exchange 2, 62 Market Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5PJ.