Privacy Policy

OGUK – Privacy Notice

Last updated May 2018

Your information will be held by The UK Oil & Gas Industry Association Limited (trading as OGUK) – 1st Floor, Paternoster House, 65 St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AB. OGUK 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.

OGUK is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Our Privacy Notice explains:

Information that we collect

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

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 OGUK we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and we will only use your personal information:

Our legal basis for processing personal information

In order for OGUK 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:

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:

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:

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: