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Privacy Statement

Information about our Organisation and Web site

BP respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. We provide this Privacy Statement to inform you of our Privacy Policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected online and how that information is used. This website is governed in accordance with the laws of South Africa. The South Africa courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.
The castrol.co.za website is owned by BP Southern Africa Limited p.l.c. BP Town Square, 61 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, South Africa. Registered in South Africa: 04/02602/07 

Data automatically collected

We log visitor's domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer as a result of visiting a web site. This allows the site to know that you have visited before and in some cases can be used to record your preferences. 

Cookies

We use cookies for two reasons. 
  • To help us track usage patterns in order to improve and manage our sites
  • To record preferences in order to personalise your visit
  • By visiting this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies for these purposes.
  • 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 that you consent to our use of these cookies for these purposes.
There are two types of cookies used on this website: 

Session Cookies

These are temporary cookies that only remain until your browser is closed. They are used by our web application in order to maintain the information relating to your transaction from page to page following any input, such as when a form is completed over several screens.

Web Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to help us compile anonymous statistics in order to improve and manage our sites. An example of the information collected would be the path you used to gain access to the site and your patterns of browsing when navigating the site. They are ‘persistent’ meaning they are not deleted when the browser is closed and expire after a period of 2 years unless you visit the same site within the 2 year period in which case the same cookie is refreshed and a new 2 year period begins. You can still use most of this site with cookies turned off. To stop cookies being placed on your terminal equipment refer to your specific internet browser. In a few cases blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of some sites or prevent access to them depending on your chosen browser options. Cookies can also easily be deleted through your specific internet browser, although this means your settings will not be retained. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org. This link will take you to another website that is opened in a new window. BP is not responsible for the content of the www.aboutcookies.org website. 

Site traffic information and cookies

Servers located within BP and hosted by third party service providers outside the European Economic Area automatically log data about your visit to our site based on your IP address. This information does not identify you as an individual, but identifies the computer or other device you use to access the website. This information we collect is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage. 

During the course of your visit to our website, we may also automatically download short text files called "cookies" to your computer. Cookies enable us to provide you with a better online experience by enabling the site to know that you have visited before and in some cases to record preferences in order to personalise your visit. Cookies do not identify the individual user, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. We also use analytics cookies to enhance the performance of the website by collecting information about how many visitors we have and how they use the website (e.g. which pages most visitors go to most often). 

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. 

By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies for the limited purposes described above.

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 sites or prevent access to them depending on your chosen browser options. For further information about how to switch off cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org. This link will take you to another website that is opened in a new window. BP is not responsible for the content of the www.aboutcookies.org website. 

Data collection and use

When you request information through this site, we may need to know some personal information about you. When emailing us, or subscribing for free news or information we need your e-mail address, name and other limited personal identifiers, typically name and contact number. If you chose to purchase information, goods, products or services, we will usually require some additional limited financial details. Where you request employment related services or products we will usually need limited data about personal identifiers, education, employment, family and financial details. Your personal data will be processed to provide information, goods, products and services you request in the form that you require.

If we require sensitive personal data then we will ensure that the collection and use is in strict accordance with the “applicable legislation” principles of data protection and data privacy.

We will not pass your details to anyone else outside the BP Group without your permission. Since BP operates globally, the information you submit may be transferred outside of the South Africa Economic Area. This and all other transmissions will remain secure and under our sole control. By clicking the 'I accept' button where you offer your information in return for services, you consent to such a transfer. 

If we look to use your personal data for a new purpose, beyond what it was originally provided for, we will ask for your consent. You can choose to provide this consent in advance by indicating in the 'opt-in' box at the point that personal data is collected.
If we require personal data then, we will ensure that the collection and use thereof is in accordance with prevailing laws governing data protection and data privacy. 

Data retention

Data is held for the lifetime of your subscription for the purposes of improving services offered after which time it is depersonalised and non-identifiable. We do not collect any additional information about you other than that outlined above. 

Access to your personal data

To enquire about accessing your personal data, or if you have any questions relating to BP's data privacy policy please email: using this link, site owner or by post at the following address: BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 87013, Houghton, 2041, South Africa

We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data that we keep about you, within 40 days; we will require proof of your identity. We allow you to challenge the data that we hold and you, where appropriate, you may have the data: erased, rectified, amended or completed. We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data, but will give reasons for our refusal. You will be able to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data. 

Disclosure and Visitor choice

You may unsubscribe or opt-out of services at any time, details of how to opt-out vary between BP sites but generally it is a simple process. Where we disclose your personal data for those purposes stated, we provide you with the means to opt-out of disclosure by either indicating in a box at the point of the site where personal data is collected, by sending an email: site owner or by sending postal mail to this address: BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 87013, Houghton, 2041, South Africa

Where we disclose your personal data for purposes, which are different to those, stated we offer you the opportunity to consent prior to disclosure

Children

BP is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. BP does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and BP does not target its websites to children under 13. 

Security

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control that complies fully with data privacy & protection legislation appropriate to the jurisdiction applicable to the site. The security measures are designed to prevent unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification & unlawful destruction or accidental loss. 

At present we do not give visitors to our Web site the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data.

Privacy compliance

Data privacy legislation is subject to revision and we strongly suggest that you regularly check our privacy statement. 

Hyperlinks

The BP websites may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the BP website. BP does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from BP’s. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The BP Privacy Statement does not cover the personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information. Some third-party companies may choose to share their personal data with BP; that sharing is governed by that third-party company’s privacy policy. 

Requesting Information

When you request information through this site, we need to know some limited personal details such as your e-mail address or, where you wish it to be sent by post, your name and postal address. We use this to send to you the information, goods, products or services you request in the form that you require. We will not pass your details to anyone else outside the BP Group without your permission.

Since BP operates globally, the information you submit may be transferred outside of the South Africa Economic Area. This and all other transmissions will remain secure and under our sole control. By submitting your information in return for services, you consent to such a transfer. 

If we look to use your personal data for a new purpose, beyond what it was originally provided for, we will ask for your consent. You can choose to provide this consent by indicating in the 'opt-in' box at the point that personal data is collected.