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Privacy & Cookie Policy
Website Privacy Policy
Our goal is to protect the privacy of your personal information and simultaneously provide you with the best possible experience on the Oil Plus ("Oil Plus") website.

We will maintain the privacy of and protect your personal information in accordance with Oil Plusís confidentiality procedures and applicable law. Oil Plus shall retain the personal information collected on the Oil Plus website only as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or as permitted by applicable law.

Please read the following policy to understand how Oil Plus will treat user information when you use our website (the "Website").

Collection and Use of Personal Information

There are two ways we may collect and use information about you:

1. Information you voluntarily provide

Oil Plus collects information you voluntarily provide when you use the Website, some of which may be personal information. Information is user provided information which is entered and submitted by you via a Website form, template or page submission. This is done, for example, where a user is requesting additional Oil Plus information, registering for an Oil Plus training course, providing feedback or participating in an Oil Plus survey, etc.

Oil Plus will use your information for the purposes for which you provide it and for which you give permission. For example, if you provide your email address and permission, Oil Plus would send you updates about Oil Plusís services via the provided email address to deliver requested information. Any email updates sent to you by Oil Plus will contain an "unsubscribe" option in case you want to discontinue receiving email updates or alerts at any time.

2. Information sent to us by your web browser

Every time you visit the Website, we store computer related details, such as your IP address, domain name, date and time of visit to the Website, etc., but not your email address unless you voluntarily provide it. This enables us to determine what you looked at, whether a page request was successful or not, and which browser your machine used to view the Website pages. The use of this data is primarily for obtaining statistical information and Website monitoring purposes. This data also helps Oil Plus evaluate the use and performance of the Website, and improve the content of the Website for subsequent Website users.

Cookies used on Oil Plus Website

The Oil Plus Website uses "cookies" which will be stored on your computer or machine hard drive or on any other device you are using to access the oil Plus Website and which can be subsequently accessed and retrieved by the Website. Cookies are text files generated by a website and placed on your computer or other device. Oil Plus uses session / non persistent cookies for authentication purposes only, including e.g. remembering a logged in user when moving from page to page and (in future) to facilitate online purchases.

Oil Plus uses persistent cookies for the purpose of e.g. obtaining Website statistical data or information, not to identify specific individual Website users, including for the following purposes: to determine the number of Website visitors; determine how many Website users are new versus repeat visitors; determine how often a visitor has visited the Website; track which Website pages a user has viewed; track user selections on the Website; improve the user experience of the Website; help user browsers to navigate through the Website; and obtain aggregate Website statistics.

The cookies on the Oil Plus Website do not contain or access any personal user information that would subsequently specifically identify an individual user's identifying or personal information. They merely identify a computer or other device. All information collected by cookies on the Oil Plus Website is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The table below contains further details about the cookies used and their purposes.

Session cookies / non-persistent cookies do not store information on the hard disk of your computer or other device and they expire at the end of your browsing session ie when you close your browser window the session cookie and information it collected is deleted. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or other device and they remain there after you close your session until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the pre-determined period contained within the persistent cookie's file. The Oil Plus Website uses both, see the table below.

First party cookies are set by the website operator and this Website does not use cookies set by Oil Plus. Third party cookies are set by other organisations (and in this case with the permission of Oil Plus and this Website uses those, See the table below. Underneath the table there is more detailed information about the use of third party cookies in particular analytics cookies.

We have decided to categorise cookies used on our website based on the UK International Chamber of Commerce's cookie guide, as follows:

- Cookies "strictly necessary" for functionality of this website's platform. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around this website and use its features.

- "Performance" cookies which collect information about how users navigate a website, for instance which pages users access most frequently. They identify e.g. how users interact with a website and what pages users tend to visit and in what order. All of this helps Oil Plus to refine and develop the Website to improve user experience in future.

- "Functionality" cookies which allow the Website to remember you as a logged in user.

When you first visited the Oil Plus Website you were told that it uses cookies and you were directed towards this Privacy & Cookies Policy. It was explained to you on that first visit that if you continued to use the Website, cookies would be installed on your machine or device. If you wish to delete or block cookies at any time, you can do this by altering the browser settings on your machine or other device.

For more general information about cookies and how to disable them through your browser, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Contact Oil Plus (see below) if you have questions about the cookies used on this Website or how to delete or block them.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Life of cookie: persistent or session?

Category of cookie as defined in the ICC UK Cookie Guide

Privacy Impact and more information

CommerceServer2000

ASPSESSIONID*

This cookie is Ďstrictly necessary' for functionality of the platform. This cookie does not gather any information about the user which identifies that user as an individual or which could be used for marketing purposes including but not limited to targeted advertising based on visits to this Website and other websites. See cookies section above for further details.

This cookie may also be used (in future) to facilitate online purchases.

Non Persistent - Session Only.

 

First party.

Strictly necessary.

 

Functionality.

Low - Technical details only. No personal information processed.

Google Analytics

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_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Website. With Oil Plus's permission Google uses the information collected to compile reports and to help Oil Plus improve the Website. These cookies collect information in an aggregated ie anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. See cookies section above for further details.

Persistent (ie cookie remains on your machine/device after a browser session is ended.)

Third party.

Performance.

Mid - Analysis only. No personal information processed.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Cookie Acceptance

ChkCookieAcceptance

This cookie is used to record which banners have already been shown to a machine/device (in particular, it records that the cookies consent banner - which appears when a machine/device first visits the Website - has been shown). This prevents you having to see that banner every time that machine/device is used to visit the Website.

Persistent. Duration: 180 days.

First party.

Strictly necessary.

Functionality.

Low - Technical details only. No personal information processed.

Google

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by a third party company ("Google").  Google Analytics install the cookies described above in the table to help Oil Plus analyse how the Website is used (see further explanation above). The information generated by those cookies about your use of the Website and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on behalf of Oil Plus for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to Oil Plus (see above). The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may choose to disable or block the Google cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Transfer or Sharing of User Information

Oil Plus does not sell, rent or exchange user information collected from the Website with any third party outside Oil Plus, without the userís consent and approval.

Oil Plus may aggregate user information for the purpose of creating statistical data and information about Oil Plusís Website and its use. The aggregated statistical data is created from user data in Oil Plusís databases and via cookies stored on a userís computer or machine hard drive. The aggregated Website statistical data may be shared by Oil Plus with a third party, in certain circumstances, however such shared aggregated statistical data does not and would not contain a specific userís identifying or personal information, unless required by applicable law.

Oil Plus may share and transfer collected user information with Oil Plus subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or appointed representatives for internal Oil Plus directed use and purpose. Some of Oil Plusís subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives may be located in countries outside the United States, such as a country in the European Economic Area ("EEA") which may have a different level of data protection requirement than the United States. Whenever Oil Plus transfers Website user information to a country outside of the United States, Oil Plus will make a good faith and commercially reasonable effort to ensure that user privacy rights are protected and that the information is transferred in accordance with local law and this Oil Plus Privacy Policy.

Oil Plus may share user information with Oil Plus agents or representatives hired or retained by Oil Plus to perform needed support services for Oil Plus. Such Oil Plus agent or representative third parties are required to use the shared user information only to perform services or action on Oil Plusís behalf and to treat such user information as strictly confidential.

Oil Plus will only disclose user personal information to a third party under other circumstances in order to: comply with the law or regulatory authorities; enforce or apply any Oil Plus terms of use; protect Oil Plusís rights and those of its users; or with a Website userís consent and approval. In such cases, Oil Plus will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information and share only the minimum amount of information needed by the third party.

Access to Special Content and Services

Some areas and content on the Website, such as registering for a Oil Plus training course require the user to provide and enter registration information via the Website in order to access. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you may still view and use other Website pages.

Security

Oil Plus maintains security measures, programs, procedures and practices in place in our physical and information technology facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration or disclosure of user information that Oil Plus has collected from the user on the Website. Information collected from you on the Website is protected via the use of encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access of stored data and information. Although, Oil Plus undertakes commercially reasonable and practical steps to maintain the security of user information collected via its Website, Oil Plus will not be responsible for breaches of its security beyond its reasonable control. Oil Plus shall not be liable for punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages arising from any claims for user information security breaches beyond its reasonable control.

Links to Third Party Sites

Where there are links on the Website to other sites, not operated by Oil Plus, the content of those linked sites is not covered by this privacy policy and is not endorsed by Oil Plus. Oil Plus makes available or links to third party application which includes a map feature as part of the Websiteís pages and features. These third party sites have separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information collected by a third party is used, enabled, collected and processed under the third partyís privacy policies. Oil Plus does not claim or have any responsibility or liability for such independent third party privacy policies, nor for the content, security or privacy practices of any third party sites.

Consent

By using the Oil Plus Website, you signify your assent and agreement to be bound by the terms of Oil Plusís Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this privacy policy, do not use the Website and do not submit any personally identifying information.

Contact

Oil Plus strives to ensure that information maintained about its Website visitors is accurate, current and complete. If you have any questions regarding this policy or if you wish to review, update or correct your personal information, please contact us through our website or at:

Marketing Communications
Oil Plus Ltd,
Dominion House,
Kennet Side, Newbury,
Berkshire, RG14 5PX, UK.
mail@oilplus.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1635 30226
Fax: +44 (0)1635 49618


Notification of Changes

Oil Plus reserves the right to amend and revise this privacy policy from time to time. For changes to the Oil Plus privacy policy that may be materially less restrictive on Oil Plusís use or disclosure of personal information provided by the user via the Website, Oil Plus will attempt to obtain your user consent before implementing the change by sending a notice to the primary email address specified by the user or by placing a prominent notice on the Website. A revised privacy policy will apply from the date posted on the Website. You accept that through such Website posting, Oil Plus has provided you with sufficient notice of an amendment or variation. Oil Plus encourages a Website user to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Oil Plus will make available to a Website user, upon written request, prior versions of the Oil Plus privacy policy.

Last Updated on: May 1, 2012.

Copyright 2012 Oil Plus Ltd.

Registered Information:
Dominion House, Kennet Side
Newbury, Berkshire,
RG14 5PX UK Company
Registration number: 1386979