Privacy Statement

Last update: 21 April 2020

The website v-p-s.com is owned and operated by Veritas Petroleum Services BV. (Zwolseweg 3, 2994LB, Barendrecht, The Netherlands, registration number 588 48 754).

Introduction

This privacy statement applies to any processing of personal data on the website, via our online subscription services and our mobile application. In the following statement v-p-s.com is referred to as the “Website” and our mobile application as the “Application”.

Personal data in this regard shall mean any information relating to an individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual.

Processing shall mean any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

VPS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our Website or Application, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

VPS reserves to right to make changes to this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Website. You are encouraged to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed of updates.

This policy forms part of our organisations Data Protection Policy

What personal data we may process

We will process personal data actively provided by you, e.g. when you register with us, send us requests or questions or place orders. Such personal data may contain among other details, your name, (company) address and contact details.

When you visit the Website to browse information it contains, we will gather and store certain information (e.g. IP address, the browser used, the date and time of visit, pages visited) about your visit automatically.

We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s (Bluetooth, calendar, camera, location services, contacts and storage) and other features. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

When you access the Application, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology, but we may track usage of the Application.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To improve our products and services
  • Periodically send promotional messages about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes
  • To customise the Website or Application according to your interests
  • Increase the efficiency of the Application
  • Monitor and analyse usage and trends to improve you experience with the Application
  • Notify you of updates to the Application
  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Application

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us through the Website as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Retention periods

Personal data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose it was collected for.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

The Website uses Google Analytics IP anonymization function. Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse 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.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Security

In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we take market standard precautions to protect personal data.

Unfortunately, no data transmission or processing can be guaranteed to be 100 % secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts to protect the personal data, VPS is not able to guarantee or warrant the security of the personal data.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information as follows:

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at http://www.v-p-s.com/contact-us/

Details about the information we process under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018