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TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA and its wholly-owned
subsidiaries (“TGS”) respects
the privacy of our online visitors. Our
privacy practices are described below to inform you how we collect, use and share
personal and device information that we obtain from users of the TGS website. This Privacy Statement only applies to the
Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement,
please send an email to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
This Privacy Statement covers the following topics:
What we collect
We may collect the
1 - “Personal Information”
- that is, information such as your full name, job title, company, postal
address, email address and telephone number;
2 - “Device Information” -
that is, information about you or your activities, (such as your Internet
Protocol Address, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating
system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on
our website, and dates and times of website visits) through which we do not
attempt to identify you but through which it may be possible to identify you;
3 - Information related to
customer surveys, promotions and/or offers which may be Personal Information
and/or Device Information (e.g., preferences, demographics, interests, etc.).
We collect Personal
Information from our online visitors only when voluntarily offered when those
visitors place log in to certain parts of the website. We may also collect Device Information from
users of the TGS website.
What we do with the information we gather
We use the Personal Information that we gather and that
you provide in order to perform and monitor performance of any contract you
enter with us. This includes using the
information: (i) to understand your
preferences, provide you with a better service, and respond to your inquiries;
(ii) for internal recordkeeping; (iii) for internal analysis; and
(iv) to administer offers for which you provided Personal Information. It is not possible for us to enter a contract
with you unless you provide this Personal Information.
We use the Device Information for our legitimate
interests, such to allow our website to operate, to improve our products and
services, and to measure the number of visitors to the TGS website and the
areas of the website that are of most interest to our visitors.
We may share your Personal
Information with another entity or with unrelated third parties (including
contractors who provide services to us) to assist with any of the uses of
Personal and Device Information described herein. For example, we may share and/or provide your
Device Information with/to third parties that assist with the operation,
administration, or maintenance of our website.
Other Third Parties: TGS may be required to disclose certain
Personal Data to other third parties: (i)
As a matter of law (ii) to protect TGS’s legal rights; (iii) to Law
Enforcement Authorities in accordance with the relevant legislation in the
different EEA Member States.
How long do you keep Device Information?
We retain Device Information to the extent it used to
assist with the operation administration or maintenance of our website.
TGS is committed to taking appropriate technical,
physical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against
unauthorized access, unlawful processing, accidental loss or damage and
Equipment and Information Security
To safeguard against unauthorized access to Personal Information
by third parties outside TGS, all electronic Personal Data held by TGS are
maintained on Systems that are protected by up‑to‑date secure network
architectures that contain firewalls and intrusion detection devices. The data saved on servers is copied on
separate media to avoid the consequences of any inadvertent erasure,
destruction or loss otherwise. The
servers are stored in facilities with access control, and other physical
safeguards to protect against unauthorized personnel, as well as fire detection
and response systems.
TGS is committed to safeguarding the integrity of
personal information and preventing unauthorized access to information
maintained in TGS’s databases. These
measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown
and unauthorized access to our computerized system and information, and to
provide reasonable protection of Personal Information in TGS’s possession. Users are limited to data required to perform
their job function. Security features of
our software and developed processes are used to protect personal information
from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and
Access and Correction
You can request access to Personal Information we hold
about you and also ask, if you are not a current customer, to be removed from
our database. If the Personal
Information we hold about you is incorrect, we will change it upon your request. Please email your request to TGS’ Corporate
Compliance Director at email@example.com. Please state “Request/Remove/Change
Personal Data” in the subject line of your email.
When you visit the TGS website, we may use “cookies” and
similar technologies to help us recognize and serve you better. Cookies are small files that contain
information sent by a website that is saved on your computer’s hard drive. A list of all cookies used on this website by
category is set out below. You may
delete cookies from your computer or set your browser to reject cookies.
“Strictly Necessary” Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to
move around the website and use its features.
Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use
a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get
error messages from web pages. These
cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated
and therefore anonymous. It is only used
to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you
make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide
enhanced, more personal features. These
cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts
and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you
have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is
anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
“Targeting or Advertising” Cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant
to you and your interests. They are also
used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help
measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising
networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website
and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies
will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
Changes to Privacy Statement
Please note that this Privacy Statement may change from
time to time. We will notify you of any
material changes to this Privacy Statement by posting a link on the home page
of our websites that says “Revised Privacy Statement.” We will also indicate a revised Effective Date
not be effective until 30 days after first posting the revised version. Please check this Privacy Statement