Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to maintaining the security of all Personal Information provided to us, whether by individuals with whom we do business, visitors to and users of our websites or otherwise. This Privacy Policy details how we collect, use and manage this Personal Information.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection and privacy laws:


  • “Personal Information” is defined as information and data, whether recorded in a material form or not, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person that is processed by or on behalf of OILS, whether or not by automated means; and
  • OILS is considered the “data controller” in respect of the Personal Information that it collects, uses and manages in connection with this Privacy Policy.


Whose information do we collect?


  • OILS collects Personal Information from a range of individuals in the context of its business activities,


What information we collect and why we collect it


We collect Personal Information from you where it is relevant for our purposes as further detailed below.


Business use


OILS may collect a range of information in a business context, such as your name, gender, job title, photographic identification, email address, home address and other contact details, details of your business and other interests, experience and/or academic and professional qualifications, third party references, communications with you (including notes from meetings and telephone call recordings), feedback or survey responses that you provide to us, financial and payment information, and information collected from clearance questionnaires and/or interviews.


OILS uses information collected from you for business-related purposes.


Our website


When you use this website, OILS collects certain standard information that is sent by your browser to our website. This includes technical information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, language, time zone setting, access times and any referring website addresses.


OILS uses this information to administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes. OILS also collects certain information to provide users with a personalised experience when visiting our websites. Through the use of a ‘cookie’, OILS can record information about your visit to our website including the clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), the pages visited, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page. This information is used anonymously and in aggregate and is collected and logged for statistical purposes.


Other than as stated in this Privacy Policy, no attempt is made to identify our website users or their browsing activities except:


  • where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect logs or any such information is otherwise required to be produced by OILS to authorities or regulators; or
  • where OILS believes it is required to collect and produce relevant electronic documentation to fulfil its obligations to third parties, including statutory organisations under local law.



Access to other websites via hyperlink


Other websites that may be accessible via hyperlinks from the OILS website are owned and operated by third parties and are not subject to the OILS Privacy Policy. OILS has no control over the content of those websites. Please review the privacy policy of each individual website you access and assess whether the policy is satisfactory to you before you use the other websites.


Cookies & Related Technologies


Our websites and mobile applications (“apps”) use cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use an app. Cookies collect information about users and their visit to the website or use of the app, such as their Internet protocol (IP) address, how they arrived at the website (for example, through a search engine or a link from another website) and how they navigate within the website or app. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.


OILS uses cookies and other technologies to facilitate your internet sessions and use of our apps, offer you services according to your preferred settings, track use of our websites and apps and to compile statistics about activities carried out on our web sites and/or through our apps.


You may set up your web browser to block cookies or remove cookies stored from your computer or mobile device. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features and functions of our websites and apps.


Providing Personal Information


At times, OILS may ask you to voluntarily supply Personal Information, such as your name, email address, location, telephone number and preferred means of communication, for purposes such as subscribing to news alerts or requesting further information from OILS.


Where we ask you to voluntarily supply Personal Information we will use it to provide you with the information or services that you have requested from us.

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