Privacy statement

Information about our organization and website

This site is operated by

BP Europa SE

Bereich Presse & Externe Kommunikation Deutschland

Wittener Str. 45

44789 Bochum

VAT Registration No.: DE118616994

Court of registration: AG Hamburg HRB 113611

Tel.: +49 234 4366 3333

Fax: +49 234 315 2679

Represented by the Management Board

  • Wolfgang Langhoff  (CEO)
  • Frédéric Baudry
  • Dr. Hildegard Bison
  • Mathias Buschbeck
  • Claudia Joost
  • Thierry Rondeau

For queries regarding your personal data or questions regarding our data privacy statement, please send an e-mail to our data protection officer at datens@bp.com or write to the following address:

BP Europa SE

Data Protection Officer

Wittener Straße 45

D-44789 Bochum

The website contains links to sites of third parties to which these data privacy regulations do not apply. For this reason, please also refer to the websites of other providers for the data privacy statements provided there.

Collection of personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. This includes, for example, information such as your

  • Name,
  • Address,
  • Telephone number or
  • E-mail-address .

When using our websites it is not necessary that you disclose personal data. However, if you order information material on our websites or register for a newsletter, we need your name and address as well as further information so that we can provide the services requested.

Where this is necessary, we will inform you accordingly. In addition, we only store and process data that you provide to us voluntarily or automatically.

Whenever we ask you for further data, any such information is provided on a voluntary basis. The processing of personal data takes place for the exclusive purpose of fulfilling the service requested and for the protection of our own justified business interests

Use of personal data

We generally use the personal data you provide in order to

  • answer your queries,
  • process your orders or
  • give you access to certain information or offers.

We do not use your personal data for direct marketing or market research purposes.

Disclosure and forwarding of personal data

We reserve the right to disclose your personal data as required by law; also in cases where we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to properly comply with a legal process, court order, regulatory request or other legal disputes against BP.  

In order to provide the services you have requested, we share your personal data with an external service provider who provides communication services for BP.

BP as a global company may therefore share your personal data with countries outside the European Economic Area and the European Union. The cross-border transfer of personal data within the BP Group is regulated by the Binding Corporate Rule, which guarantees an adequate level of data protection within the entire BP Group.

Data retention

We only hold your personal data for as long as necessary to maybe assert or defend ourselves against legal claims.

Data you make available to us in the course of communication will be held for a maximum of 24 months for the purpose of assigning and tracking the relevant processes.

Your rights

You have the right to access and rectify your personal data and to have it deleted in the event of unlawful handling.

You are entitled to lodge a privacy concern with your National Data Protection Authority. Before doing so, however, you might consider contacting BP directly with your concern and using the company's complaint resolution mechanism.

Information on data traffic and cookies

Our servers automatically record information about your visit to our websites based on your IP address. This information cannot identify you as a person, only the computer from which our website was accessed. We use this data only to determine from which location in the world the access takes place and how the visitors move on our web pages.  

In order to be able to track the movements of visitors to our website, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that we can read out with the help of certain software.

You can find out how to delete cookies or prevent them from being set in the Help menu of your internet browser. In some cases, blocking cookies may limit the functionality of some internet pages or - depending on the browser settings you have chosen - may prevent you from accessing them. A distinction is made between a "session cookie" (which is deleted when you close your browser) and the "persistent cookie", which remains on your computer for a longer period of time.  

Further information on cookies can be found here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.  

This website uses cookies which

  1. are indispensable to enable you to navigate on this page and to use its special features, e.g. to access secure areas. Without these cookies, some of the services you request cannot be offered
  2.  serve to improve the performance of this website by collecting information about user behaviour (e.g. to create a uniform appearance and ease of use for the user)
  3. help improve the functionality of this website and tailor it to your personal needs by recording your user settings (e.g. your location, preferred font and size, etc.) and thus offer the improved features listed in the cookie-specific list of usage features.

By using this website you give your consent to the use of our cookies for the above purposes.

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Our pages include functions of the Twitter service. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in this process.

Please note that that, as the provider of the pages, we are not aware of the contents of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter's privacy policy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings.

Information on the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google").

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.  

However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.   

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with any other Google data.

You can block the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).  

For more information on the terms of use and data protection, please refer to http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

This data privacy statement was last amended on 24.01.2018.