Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

Information about our organisation and website 

BP p.l.c 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. These education service and materials are managed for BP p.l.c 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.

We take your privacy seriously and want you to understand our practices with respect to the handling of your personal data. This privacy policy explains how we do this. This website has different sub-sites for BP business, products and services, which may also have their own privacy policies. Please read these if you visit our sub-sites.  

Collection and use of personal information

If during your visit to this website you wish to download content and access our free resources, you will be prompted to create an account. This is because BP has a legitimate business interest in protecting the copyrights of our freely-accessible materials and in collecting the minimum information necessary to identify the relevant public and tailor our materials to its needs. We will retain this information for as long as necessary to manage your account and allow you to log in with your email address and password.

To the extent that you actively opt in to any of our services, such as receiving our personalised emails, surveys, newsletters or posters, we will rely on your active consent to process your personal information for the purpose of providing you with the information, products or services you requested. If you asked to receive emails, we will record you activities on our website, such as recent downloads, for the purpose of recommending the most appropriate content based on your interests. In each of our communication, you will be offered the option to unsubscribe at all times.

We may also use your organisation’s address, your activities and your preferences to generate reports which help us develop our services. Whenever we do so, all data shall be anonymised, so that they no longer identify you as an individual.

Disclosures and transfers of personal information

Any transfer of personal data to this site will be secured by encryption. We may store or transfer your personal data to our other BP companies around the world.  We do this under our group-wide Binding Corporate Rules, which guarantee an adequate level of data protection wherever your data is physically kept.

We also use the services of third-party service providers to host our webcasts and offer technical support. Any third-party provider we appoint must act in accordance with our written instructions when processing your personal data and must protect your personal data in line with the contractually required security measures.  Where we store or transfer your personal data to a third party provider based outside the European Economic Area, we take steps to ensure your personal data is adequately protected. 

We reserve the right to disclose your personal data 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. If there is a takeover, sale or purchase of our business, we may disclose your personal data to the new (or prospective) owner of the business.

Site traffic information and cookies

Where your selected browser setting permits, when you visit this site and other BP sites, persistent cookies (and their functional equivalents, such as web beacons) are placed onto your computer. These log data about your visit to BP's websites based on your device's IP address.

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

This website uses persistent cookies, which:

1.     collect information about how visitors use it, allowing us to enhance the performance of our websites by analysing such information (e.g., to maintain a consistent look and feel for the visitor) and

2.     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.

These cookies expire two years after your last visit. The information they collect is not used to send you targeted advertising, identify who you are or remember where you’ve been on the internet (with the exception of logging visits to other BP sites). You agree that your attention was drawn specifically to this section of our privacy statement and to any explicit privacy notice given to you and that you consent to our use of these cookies for these purposes.

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 altogether.

How long do we keep your information?

We will hold your information for as long as it necessary to manage your account and provide you with the goods and services you may request from time to time. Unless otherwise required by you or any applicable law, we will hold your personal information for three (3) years from the date of your last visit to our website, before making it non-identifiable or deleting it.

Your rights

You have the right to access your personal data, ask for it to be rectified or deleted, or object to or restrict our continued processing of your information. Please email us at bpes@education.co.uk to get in contact for privacy related enquiries.

If you are in the EU, you also have the right to raise a privacy concern with the Data Protection Authority established in the relevant EU country. However, please consider using BP’s EU-approved complaint resolution mechanism under our BCRs using the contact address set out above.

Third party websites we link to

Our website may contain links to third-party sites. This privacy statement does not apply to those third party sites. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of any other sites that you visit as we cannot accept responsibility for the privacy practices of these sites which may be different to ours.

When you register, you are offered the facility to use an address look-up service provided to us by a third party called SPIRIT. This is a UK based database of schools supplied to us by The Education Company Ltd. We use this database to gather supplemental information, such as your school postcode. This allows us to simplify your registration process and monitor which resources you open to assist us in our development of new resources.

Freedom of information enquiries

If you represent a public authority governed by the Freedom of Information Act and you wish to consult with a BP stakeholder about a potential disclosure of BP information pursuant to a request you have received please email privacy3@bp.com giving your name, the name of the public authority you represent, your contact details, the nature of the request and the deadline for disclosure and a responsible BP person will contact you.

Children

BP does not knowingly collect information from children except in the instance of collecting information on entrants to the Ultimate Stem Challenge. For more information, see the Ultimate STEM Challenge Privacy Policy.

Changes to the privacy policy

We may update this privacy statement from time to time and recommend that you revisit it on occasion to see the latest version. This statement was last updated in March 2018.