Privacy policy

Information about our Organisation and Website 

BP Education Service is responsible for this website, which is governed by the laws of England. The courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of it.  BP Education Service is managed for BP International Ltd by EdComs Ltd registered in England and Wales, No 02983471, registered office: EdComs, Canterbury Court, Studio 1.19, 1-3 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6DE.

You can contact our helpline on 0871 472 3020 or at bpes@education.co.uk.

BP Group companies may carry out due diligence checks on potential and existing counterparties.  These checks may involve BP collecting personal information via publicly available databases and other on/off-line sources.  For information on how BP does this in accordance with applicable data privacy laws please contact privacy3@bp.com.

Collection, Use & Retention of Personal Information

Personal data is information that can identify a specific individual such as name, physical and/or email address and telephone number. If during your visit to this website you order products or services, enter a competition, or submit other information, you are choosing to provide us with your personal information. You agree that it will be used to provide the information, products or services you request (including information on additional products and/or services which BP reasonably thinks may be of interest to you).  For more information see the "Direct Marketing" section below.

When you register, you are offered the facility to use a service provided to us by a third party called SPIRIT. This is a UK based database of teachers supplied to us by The Education Company. We use this database to simplify your registration process and monitor which resources you open to assist us in our development of new resources.

Keeping Personal Information Accurate

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is kept accurate and up to date. However, we can only make changes to your personal information if you notify us. It is your responsibility to let us know if there are inaccuracies or changes to your personal information.  Please notify us at bpes@education.co.uk if there are any changes to, or inaccuracies in, your personal information providing us with sufficient information to enable us to identify you, so that any changes can be made.

Security

We take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss of personal information. 

Disclosures and Transfers of Personal Information 

BP does not sell or otherwise release your personal information to third parties to allow them to direct market their products and services to you. In order to provide our products and services we may, however, need to share your personal information with other companies within the BP Group, and/or third party service providers that process data on our behalf.  If you submit personal information to BP, you agree to such disclosure.   

Since BP operates globally, BP may want to transfer your personal information to other countries, including countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we always seek to ensure that your personal information receives the same level of protection as it would had it stayed within the EEA, including seeking to ensure that it is kept secure and used only in accordance with our instructions and for the agreed purpose(s).

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process served on BP. In the event that BP is subject to a takeover, divestment or acquisition we may disclose your personal information to the new owner of the business.

Enterprising Science 

If you have contacted us regarding Enterprising Science, we may share your contact details with our project partners, the Science Museum Group and King's College London.

This personal data may be used by the above-named parties for the purposes of communicating with the young people, their families and teachers as necessary for the delivery of the Enterprising Science programme, and for liaising with the local authorities as required.

Direct Marketing 

You agree that BP may send you marketing communications. If you no longer wish to receive such, please contact us at bpes@education.co.uk to modify your preferences, or follow the opt-out instructions contained in each marketing communication.

Site Traffic Information and Cookies 

Servers located within BP and hosted by third party service providers (which may be located outside the EEA) automatically log data about your visit to this website based on your IP address.  BP uses this information to see where the website is being used in the world to ensure seamless coverage.

To delete or stop cookies being placed on your computer refer to the help menu on your internet browser. In a few cases, blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of some websites or prevent access to them depending on your chosen browser options. Cookies can be "session cookies" (which are deleted when you close your browser) and/or "persistent cookies" which remain on your computer for a longer period of time.

By visiting this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies for these purposes.

For further information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

This website uses cookies which:

(a)        are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site and use its features, e.g., accessing secured areas.  Without these cookies some of the services you've asked for cannot be provided.  These cookies do not gather information about you that can be used for marketing purposes, or for remembering where you've been on the internet; and/or

(b)        enhance the performance of the website by collecting information about how visitors use it (e.g., to maintain a consistent looks and feel for the visitor).  The information these cookies collect is not used to send you targeted advertising or remember where you've been on the internet; and/or

(c)        increase the website's functionality and make it more personal to you by allowing us to remember your previous choices (e.g., your location and preferred font type and size) and to provide any enhanced features detailed in the cookie-specific user notice.  The information these cookies collect is not used to identify who you are, send you targeted advertising or remember where you've been on the internet. You agree that your attention was specifically drawn to this section of our privacy statement and to the explicit privacy notice given to you and that you consent to our use of these cookies for these purposes; and/or

(d)       collect information about your internet browsing habits (e.g., the cookies remember which websites you've visited before and share this information with on-line advertisers who use it to provide you with adverts which are more relevant to you and your interests, usually by linking to functionality provided by third parties.  Although these cookies record your web browsing they do not usually know who you are as an individual.  Without cookies like these, there would be less free content on the internet and the on-line adverts that you see would be less relevant to you.  You agree that your attention was specifically drawn to this section of our privacy statement and that you read and understood the explicit information which was presented to you in a prominent fashion on the home page.  We will only use these cookies in accordance with the separate and additional consent you gave after receiving such explicit information.

Questions About Your Personal Information 

If you have any questions relating to this privacy statement or the personal information we hold about you please email us at bpes@education.co.uk or by post at the following address BP, c/o EdComs, Canterbury Court, Studio 1.19, 1-3 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6DE.

Children 

BP does not knowingly collect information from children.       

Changes to this Privacy Statement 

We review this privacy statement regularly and may modify it from time to time.  We will place any updates on this webpage. By continuing to use this website after such changes have been made, you acknowledge and agree you have read, understood and accept the changes. This privacy statement was last updated on 6th September 2012.

Hyperlinks 

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy statement. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of those websites may collect information from or about you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy statement, which may differ from ours. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.