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Cairn Energy PLC is an independent, UK-based oil and gas exploration and development company with its headquarters in Edinburgh as well as offices in London, Stavanger, Dakar and Mexico City.

This privacy notice applies to the use of the personal data collected via our website, or provided to us by any other means, and is intended to provide a clear explanation of what personal data we collect and how it is used. We will only hold information about you that is necessary for specific purposes and will not request any additional information that is not required for those purposes. When we talk about processing, under GDPR this means anything that is done to, or with, personal data (including simply collecting, storing or deleting this information).

Much of the personal data we hold will have been provided directly by you, such as when you have submitted an enquiry or subscribed to receive email alerts. Other information will have been collected from your browsing, for example, cookies and IP addresses.

Further information about the types of personal information we hold and how it is processed are listed below:

Cookies

When you use our website, like many others, we use small files called cookies in order to make the site work as expected, to help us customise your experience when visiting the site and provide us with information about the use of our website.

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to store things like user preferences, almost like a memory of your browsing so that you can be recognised if you use the website again, making your next visit easier and the site more useful to you.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device where they are essential to the operation of the site, for example, to enable you to move around the website and use its features. For other non-essential ones we require your permission. At any time you can remove your permission for non-essential cookies, however, disabling these may have a negative impact on how the website functions for you.

Where we use non-essential cookies we do so in order to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used, which pages are visited and how often, etc. We use this information to ensure our website functions effectively for our users. We do not use these cookies to track or identify individual users.

Below is a list of the cookies we use on this site and how long we keep them for:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to function and cannot be switched off.

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These are temporary cookie files that allow you to access and move around our website and access any secure areas.  These cookies are deleted at the end of your browsing session.
Performance Cookies

Performance cookies allow us to count visits to our site and the traffic source, enabling us to improve the performance of the site. They help us understand which pages are most and least popular and how users move around our website. The information gathered is aggregated and anonymous. These can be disabled but may have a negative impact on your experience when using our website.

Google Analytics Cookies

 

All Google Analytics cookies collect information in an anonymous form.


 

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ga cookies are used to distinguish users. ga cookies are deleted after 2 years.
 

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gat cookies are used to throttle site request rate. gat cookies are deleted after 10 minutes.
Custom Cookies

Custom cookies allow us to record your cookie preferences.

Custom Cookies cookiesAccepted Used when user accepts our cookie policy Deleted after 1 year

For information on how to manage Cookie preferences go to http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Enquiries

Our website allows users to contact us via an online form. When you contact us we use your information only to respond to your enquiry. We do not share this information with any third parties.

Subscriptions

Through our website you can subscribe to email alerts relating to our business. We will only send you the information you have indicated you would like to receive at the time of subscribing and you are able to unsubscribe at any time by using the unsubscribe option contained in the emails we send you. We do not share this information with any third parties.

Our email alerts to you contain web beacons. These tell us if you have opened the email or followed any links that may be contained within the email. They help us to understand better the effectiveness of our email alerts to you and to identify areas for improvement.

If you do not want us to have this information you can switch this off by amending your email preferences via the MailChimp link contained in the email we sent you.

Job Applications

On our Careers page we publish any vacancies we have and users can submit an application to us online via this page. We will use and retain the information you provide for recruitment purposes only.

Employees of Suppliers & JV Partners

In our day to day business we need to communicate with our suppliers and JV partners regularly. In order to do so we use contact information provided by our suppliers and JV partners. We only use this information for the purposes of conducting agreed business activities.

In some circumstances we require additional information from our suppliers for billing purposes, such as timesheets and invoices. These will contain a limited amount of personal data relating to employees or sub-contractors of our suppliers. This information is only used for the purpose of meeting our business and contractual obligations to the supplier.

Where employees or sub-contractors of our suppliers are providing services offshore we may need to provide some personal data to third parties who provide local services such as transport to offshore installations. This data may include a small amount of Special Categories of personal data. This information is required to ensure the safety and well-being of these individuals when travelling to and from our offshore installations, and while located on these installations. We will only ask you for this information if it is absolutely essential and only the minimum amount of information is provided for these purposes.

Likewise where employees or sub-contractors of our suppliers are providing services outside of the EU (including Norway) we may also need to provide some personal data to third parties who provide similar local services. This data may also include a small amount of Special Categories of personal data. This information is required to ensure the safety and well-being of these individuals when travelling to and from our offshore installations, and while located on these installations. We will only ask you for this information if it is absolutely essential and again only the minimum amount of information is provided for these purposes.

Where we have to use third parties we take care to ensure only the required information is shared and that the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data at all times. If you would like further information please use the Contact Us section.

Shareholders

We have a legal obligation to ensure certain information about our Shareholders (name, address and number of shares held) is made available on our Register of Members. In order to meet this obligation we use a third party share registrar (Equiniti) to maintain this register on our behalf.

Where we have to use third parties we take care to ensure only the required information is processed and that the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data at all times. If you would like further information please use the Contact Us section.

If you are a Shareholder and have any questions about your shareholding or other information maintained by our share registrar, please contact Equiniti on 0371 384 2660 (+44 121 415 7047 if calling from overseas). Lines are open between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales. Equiniti’s own privacy policy can also be found at https://equiniti.com/uk/privacy-policy/.

Third Party Processing

While using our website no personal information about you is shared with third parties.

A limited number of third parties are used to support our offshore activities and shareholder management. These circumstances are detailed in the Employees of Suppliers and JV Partners and Shareholders sections.

Transfers of Data Outside the EU

Personal information provided to us via our website is not transferred outside of the EU.

A limited amount of personal data is transferred outside of the EU (including Norway) to support our offshore activities. These circumstances are detailed in the Employees of Suppliers and JV Partners section.

Data Retention

We only keep your personal data for the length of time we need for stated processing purposes. When no longer required this information is deleted from our systems.

Security

We use reasonable technical, organisational and administrative measures to protect our website and any personal information we may collect through it. The internet is an unsecure environment and it is easy to fall victim to computer viruses and malware, therefore, it’s also important that you take appropriate steps to protect yourself when using the internet, such as keeping your device software up to date and having anti-virus software on your devices.

Future Processing

If we plan to change how we process your personal information, such as changing the cookies we use, we will let you know before we make the changes and will publish the revised policy on our website.

Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have a number of rights relating to the collection, processing and storing of your personal information. In relation to using our website, including contacting us via the website, or where you have provided personal data to us by other means, you have the right to:

  • Be informed about certain aspects of our processing of your personal data
  • Request access to a copy of your personal data
  • Request that any personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete is rectified
  • Request erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances (also known as the right to be forgotten)
  • Restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances
  • Object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances

In addition, where the processing is being performed on the basis of your consent you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. This withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before consent was withdrawn.

If you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of GDPR in relation to the processing of your personal data you have the right to submit a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority. In the UK this is the Information Commissioners’ Office (www.ico.org.uk) and in Norway the Data Protection Authority (https://www.datatilsynet.no/en/).

Data Protection Contacts

Data Privacy Coordinator
Cairn Energy PLC
20 Lothian Rd
Edinburgh EH3 9BY

Telephone (office main switchboard) +44 1314753000

E-mail dataprivacy@cairnenergy.com