Why we collect personal information
We collect and use your personal information in order to provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us, to manage our relationship with you, to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us (including for billing and collection purposes), to respond to enquiries and provide information or advice about existing and new products or services, to provide you with access to protected and exclusive areas of our website and notify you about changes to our website, to conduct product and market research, to improve our products and services, to improve the quality of our client services and to detect, investigate, and/or prevent activities that may be unlawful and/or which violate our policies.
We may use information in our databases to send you information about us and our products and services that we think may be of interest to you.
The personal information we collect
Depending on the nature of your interaction with us, we may collect the following types of personal information from you: contact details (including postal address, email address, telephone number, etc.), organizational affiliations, profession or occupation, positions held, communication preferences, payment details and details of the products and services you have purchased from us or about which you have enquired.
We may also collect additional information relating to you that you have provided to us directly or indirectly through your access and use of our web sites, our application ("App"), by email or telephone, Technical Support, customer surveys and/or conversations with our representatives or otherwise.
How we collect personal information
We also use Google Analytics, which provides anonymous statistical information to us. They process IP addresses and information from other cookies used on our sites so we know how many page views we have, how many users we have, what browsers are used and, in some cases, in which country, city or region they are located.
More information about Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631
Retention of personal information
Personal data may be retained by AAPG for so long as necessary or useful to pursue the legitimate interests of AAPG. Other factors may include: the duration of the business or contractual relationship between AAPG and an individual, archiving of historical information, and legal requirements, including limitations periods during which a legal claim might be brought.
Sharing of personal information
We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We share your information within AAPG. We also share your information with our licensors, our agents, our distributors, and our suppliers, which assists us in making our App, web site and any related products and services available to you.
If we believe that your use of our App, web site or other related services are unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained about you to third parties to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to your conduct.
We may also disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; in order to enforce or apply any agreements or licenses with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of AAPG, our employees, affiliates, agents, distributors, licensors, suppliers, and/or our customers. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
If any part of our business is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers.
Security and our partners outside North America
The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the Internet. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
Individual rights regarding personal information
Individuals generally have the right to access their own personal data and to request that AAPG correct any errors or incompleteness in their own personal data. There is also a limited right to request deletion of personal data, which may be limited to complete anonymization of personally identifying elements of the data. Such requests should be directed to the designated Data Protection Representitive.
Inquiries regarding privacy of personal information
Inquiries regarding this privacy notice, requests to update or correct personal data, or other privacy concerns should be directed to:
Data Protection Representative
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
1444 S. Boulder Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119 USA
Local: +1 918 560-2607
Toll free: 1 800 364 2607
Fax: 1 918 560-2665