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Privacy statement | BP

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BP is committed to protecting your privacy. We provide this Privacy Statement to inform you about the type of information we collect from you online and how we use that information. This website is governed in accordance with the laws of England. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.

The bp.com (http://www.bp.com) website is owned by BP p.l.c. 1 St James's Square, London. SW1Y 4PD. Registered in the UK: 102498

The privacy statement is effective from 2006.

Collection of personal information

We endeavor to collect personal data about you only with your knowledge and consent. Personal data is information that could identify a specific individual such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers (“Personal Information”). If during your visit to this site you order products or services, enter a competition, or submit other information to us, you may provide us with Personal Information.

Use of personal information

If you choose to provide us with Personal Information it will be used to provide the information, products or services you request or which we think may be of interest to you, to communicate with you for the same purpose or for any other purposes stated at the time at which the data is collected and subject to any preferences indicated by you at the time.

For example, if you subscribe for a free newsletter, we will collect and use your email address and other contact details only for the purposes of sending you the newsletter unless we have requested and you have consented to our using your data for marketing or other purposes and where a fee is payable for a service or product we will also use your information for billing and payment collection purposes.

Data retention

Data will be held for the lifetime your subscription is active for the purposes of contacting you effectively after which time it is depersonalized and non-identifiable. We do not collect any additional information about you other than that outlined above.

How your personal information is kept accurate and up to date

We are committed to ensuring that your Personal Information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. However, we can only make changes to your Personal Information if you notify us. It is your responsibility to let us know if there are inaccuracies or changes to your Personal Information at any time. Please notify us at Webassure@bp.com or by post at the following address, BP.com Team, Chertsey Road, Sunbury Upon Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7LN if there are any changes to or inaccuracies in your Personal Information providing us with sufficient information to identify you, so that any changes can be made.

Security

We will ensure that all Personal Information supplied is held securely in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. We take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss of Personal Information. However, at present we do not give visitors to our Web site the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their Personal Information.

Disclosures of and the international transfer of your personal information

BP does not sell or otherwise release your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to market their products and services to you. We may, however, pass, or allow other companies within the BP Group and/or third party organizations that provide data processing or IT services for us or that otherwise assist us in providing goods, services or information you request access to your Personal Information.

Since BP operates globally, this may mean that we could transfer your data to other countries, including countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However, in all circumstances, we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information receives the same level of protection as within the EEA that it is kept secure and used only in accordance with our instructions and for the purposes we have indicated to you at the time of collection of the data. We will not transfer sensitive personal information outside the EEA without your specific consent.

We also reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required by law or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us. Other than as provided above, we will not pass your details to any other third party without first obtaining your permission.

Direct marketing

We will only send you marketing material about products and services which we think may be of interest to you if you have indicated that you wish to receive such material. If you no longer wish to receive such marketing material, please contact us at Webassure@bp.com or by post to the following address, BP.com Team, Chertsey Road, Sunbury Upon Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7LN at any time to exercise your opt-out rights.

BP Energy Calculator and Quiz

Since BP operates globally, the information you submit may be transferred outside the country of origin to other companies in the BP Group. This and all other transmissions will remain secure and under our sole control.

Provision of your data is voluntary but necessary if you wish to benefit from the BP Energy Calculator service. Should you have any questions regarding our use of your data or data privacy or should you wish to opt-out of receiving e-mails, please contact bpenergylab@bp.com.

Site traffic information and cookies

Servers located within BP and hosted by third parties outside the European Economic Area automatically log data about your visit to our site based on your IP address. This information does not identify you as an individual, but identifies the computer or other device you use to access the website. This information we collect is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with Personal Information about specific individuals.

During the course of your visit to our website, we may also automatically download short text files called “cookies” to your computer. Cookies enable us to provide you with a better online experience by enabling the site to know that you have visited before and in some cases to record preferences in order to personalise your visit. Cookies also assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors. Cookies do not identify the individual user, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. These can be session cookies which are deleted when you close your browser and/or persistant cookies which remain on your computer for a longer period of time.

We use cookies for two reasons: to help us track usage patterns in order to improve and manage our sites and to record preferences in order to personalise your visit

There are four types of cookies used on this website.

You can still use most of this site with cookies turned off. To stop cookies being placed on your terminal equipment refer to your specific internet browser. In a few cases blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of some sites or prevent access to them depending on your chosen browser options.

To delete or stop cookies being placed on your computer refer to your specific internet browser. In a few cases blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of some sites or prevent access to them depending on your chosen browser options.

For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org. This link will take you to another website that is opened in a new window. BP is not responsible for the content of the www.aboutcookies.org website.

Your right to object and how to access your personal information

If you have any questions relating to the BP Groups data privacy statement or the personal data we hold about you or wish to amend the details we hold about you please email us at Webassure@bp.com using this link, or by post at the following address, BP.com Team, Chertsey Road, Sunbury Upon Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7LN

Changes to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement from time to time. If we make material changes to this statement, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage. By continuing to use this privacy statement after such changes have been made, you are indicating your acceptance of the changes.

Hyperlinks

This website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The BP Group Privacy Statement does not cover the personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties and we encourage you to review the privacy statement on any third party websites before submitting your personal information on those sites.