Privacy policy

This is the main privacy policy for World Energy Focus and for certain related services provided through this and other associated websites and publications produced by Petroleum Economist including its publishing affiliate, the World Energy Council. It sets out the basis on which we will collect certain non-sensitive information about you, how we will use it and how we may share it with certain third parties who produce our publications and manage our websites.

Petroleum Economist collects different types of information about our readers for three main reasons:

  • To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
  • To audit the readership in order to market the publication to display advertisers and therefore help to keep the site and the magazine free for our readers.
  • To market services to readers who have indicated they wish to be marketed to.

We may collect and process the following data from you:

  • Information you give us by filling in forms on our website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes your email address, phone number, job title and place of work, information you give when you participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site or when you report a problem with our site.
  • Technical information, via cookies which includes; the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and  information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); information you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services that Petroleum Economist provides. Please read these when you register or subscribe to further services.

User details that you provide when you sign up for World Energy Focus will be provided to Petroleum Economist and the World Energy Council.  Interested subscribers must agree to this or else they cannot subscribe. We will never share your data with third parties.  You will have the right to unsubscribe at any time.