Privacy statement

Website information

Aramco Overseas Company BV (“AOC BV”) and its affiliate Aramco Overseas Company UK Ltd (“AOC UK Ltd”) (Hereafter referred to as “AOC” or “we”) respect your privacy. We strive to be clear about how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your Personal Information.

This Privacy Policy applies to all Personal Information that we collect about you through the AOC websites and subsequent written communications with you. This Policy is supplemented by additional privacy policies for Personal Information collected during the recruitment process when you apply for a position with AOC or with Saudi Arabian Oil Company. These additional policies can be reviewed after you click the appropriate tab such as the Careers and Apply for Job tab on the website.

What Personal Information do we collect about you?

When visiting our websites the visitor may provide us with Personal Information in certain sections:

  • Information you provide directly
  • Vendor portal for suppliers
  • New ideas and technology portal
  • Supply services and supply materials
  • Register to supply materials
  • Application for a position

Information about your use of the website or other services we provide

In addition to the Personal Information you provide directly to us, we may collect certain information during your visit to an AOC website when you accept our cookies. Our cookies allow us to collect certain traffic information that your browser sends. We have a separate cookie policy which provides you information on the cookies we deploy.

Information from third party sources

We also may collect information about you from publicly and commercially available sources (as permitted by law), which we may combine with other information we collect when you visit an AOC site. This may include (but is not limited to) websites where you publically include information about yourself such as Linked-in, Twitter, job sites or from other third party sources.

How do we use your Information?

We may use Personal Information we collect to pursue our legitimate business interests, including to:

  • manage our relationship with you
  • prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity, as permitted by applicable law
  • provide visitor requested service
  • communicate with you about our products, services and support; update you on new products and services
  • answer inquiries

In addition, we may seek your consent to:

  • provide personalized promotional materials
  • process an application that you filed through an AOC website
  • use cookies as explained in our cookie policy
  • use your information for other purposes explained at the time we seek your consen

You have a right to withdraw your consent, in which case we will no longer use your information.  Note that in this case, we may not be able to provide the requested service or you may not be able to benefit from all the site’s features.

To whom do we disclose your Information?

Your information may be shared among AOC affiliates and with Saudi Arabian Oil Company

We will not disclose your information to third parties except as follows:

  • Service providers - We may disclose your information to companies that provide services for or on behalf of us, such as companies that help us with the recruitment process. These entities are limited in their ability to use your information for purposes other than providing services for us. We have appropriate contractual arrangements in place with these providers to keep your information confidential.
  • Other Parties When Required by Law or as Necessary to Protect Our Services. There may be instances when we disclose your information to other parties:
  • to comply with the law or respond to compulsory legal process (such as a search warrant or other court order);
  • to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our services; and
  • to protect the rights, property, or safety of AOC or Saudi Arabia Oil Company, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, or customers.
  • Other Parties in Connection With Corporate Transactions. We may disclose your information to a third party as part of a merger or transfer, or in the event of a bankruptcy.
  • Other Parties With Your Consent or At Your Direction. In addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing.
  • What do we do to keep your Information secure?

    We have put in place reasonable physical and technical measures to safeguard the information we collect in connection with the Services. However, please note that although we take reasonable steps to protect your information, no website, internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure.

    International Transfers

    Some of the entities with whom we share your information may be located outside of the EU, specifically in countries where the data protection laws might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. We have put in place appropriate contractual protections to keep your data confidential. You can contact us to obtain details of the relevant contracts

    Rights into your Personal Information

    Under EU data protection laws and subject to certain limitation therein, you have the right to request details about the Personal Information we collect on you, and to access, correct, restrict, block, erase and port this information.  We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical efforts or jeopardize the privacy of others. Please contact us to exercise your rights.

    Data Retention

    We take reasonable steps to ensure that we retain your Personal Information only for so long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, or as required by any contract or by applicable laws.

    Third-Party Links

    Our website may link to third-party websites and services that are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites and services you use.

    Your Choices

    You can make choices about whether to continue receiving promotional communications from us. Kindly note that each publication that has a subscription option has unsubscribe instructions.

    If you have any specific questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us. Please note that users in the European Union have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority for data protection in their country if they believe that AOC violates EU data protection laws.