PETRODEC Privacy Policy


The privacy of your personal data is important to PETRODEC and we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when you are browsing or using our website ("Website").


This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") will explain how PETRODEC ensures an adequate level of protection of your personal data (i.e. any information relating to natural persons 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 that natural person; hereinafter "Personal Data").


More specifically, this Privacy Policy will describe:

- Why we collect and process your Personal Data?

- On what legal basis we process your Personal Data?

- Who may access to your Personal Data?

- How long do we store your Personal Data?

- What right you can exercise pertaining to your Personal Data?

- How do we use cookies?

- How to contact us?


Privacy Policy key definitions:


- "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to PETRODEC.

- "You", "user" refer to the person(s) browsing the Website.



We collect and process your Personal Data to maintain and improve our services, understand how you use the Website and implement other functionalities, develop new services and offers.





We will generally process your Personal Data on a legitimate interest, in the sense of data protection law, when we implement certain monitoring devices implying the processing of Personal Data whose only aim being to figures and measure the audience share of our Website by collecting data relating to your browsing.


If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using our Website.





For the purposes described above, we shall grant access to your Personal Data to authorized PETRODEC's employees who have a need-to-know in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations.


In addition, we may need to transfer or allow access to your Personnal Data to the following authorized third-parties :

- Google:Google Inc. will use cookies 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 for PETRODEC and its affiliates. We invite you to consult Google Inc.'s policies and terms if you want to inquire about the processing of your Personal Data by it. 

- Administrative or judicial authorities in order to meet the requirements of any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.



We will retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which we have initially collected it. Our retention periods are based on business needs and your information that is no longer needed is either irreversibly anonymised or destroyed.

We may also retain your Personal Data as for longer periods if necessary to comply with our legal obligations or to protect our legitimate interests.


The cookies used on Website have a maximum life span of 13 months.





 In accordance with data protection law you are entitled to exercise the following rights:

You can send us a request in this respect at any time as set forth in the section "HOW TO CONTACT US?"


Please note that:

- We may need to verify your identity before we can act on your request;

- Because the exercise of these rights is subject to certain legal conditions and limitations, we may have to decline your request if those conditions are not fulfilled or if legal limitations apply;

- We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), or create a risk for the privacy of others.

In any case, we will seek to deal promptly with your request, and in any event within one month (subject to any extensions to which we are lawfully entitled). If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons for doing so.


What is a cookie?


A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. A cookie cannot read data off your computer's hard drive.


If you browse our Websites, cookies will be placed on your device. You consent to these cookies if you use the Website.

Performance cookies:

NameProvider / DomainExpirationDescription
_ga 1 year 1 month This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gid 1 day This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.
_gat_UA-167744345-1 53 seconds This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_ga_FR2TFL0WX8 1 year 1 month This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.


Targeting cookies:

NameProvider / DomainExpirationDescription
YSC Session This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

Functionality cookies:

NameProvider / DomainExpirationDescription
apbct_timestamp Session CleanTalk–Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
apbct_cookies_test Session Used to check if cookies can be placed.


Unclassified cookies:

NameProvider / DomainExpirationDescription
ct_ps_timestamp Session  
ct_timezone Session  
ct_visible_fields Session  
ct_visible_fields_count Session  
[abcdef0123456789]{32} Session  
ct_pointer_data Session  
ct_event_token Session  
ct_fkp_timestamp Session  
ct_checkjs Session

Why do we use cookies?


PETRODEC mainly uses cookies from Google Analytics.


Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. for analysing how users use the Website, providing a set of data and a service for monitoring visitor behavior on websites. The Google Analytics tool helps us to improve your on-line experience on the Website.


The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. on servers in the United States. Google Inc. may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.



How can you manage your cookies preferences?


Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or be alerted when a cookie is issued. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. Whatever settings you select, you may choose to deactivate or reactivate cookies at any time.

However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website.





If you have any further queries please contact us at:





We will may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements.  Any changes of this Privacy Policy will be published on this page.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 9th 2020.