Effective Date: February 28, 2022
Oil Price Information Services LLC and Dow Jones Energy Limited (collectively, “OPIS,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) are committed to protecting your privacy and providing you with a positive experience while using our websites, products, or services (“Platforms”). OPIS wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information from and about you because we respect your concerns about privacy, and we want to maintain your trust.
The OPIS Platforms are a network of general audience sites, and are not targeted to, and do not knowingly collect Personal Data from, minors under 16 years of age. We request that these individuals do not provide Personal Data through the OPIS Platforms.
2. Collection of Personal Data
OPIS and our service providers collect Personal Data to offer services you have requested or that we have a legitimate interest to believe are of interest to our customers, to manage the relationships we have with our customers and partners, and to perform activities based on your consent. OPIS and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:
2.1 Personal Data
2.1.1 Personal Data You Submit
We collect Personal Data when you submit it to us, such as when you register for or subscribe to certain products or services; create a profile; visit our Platforms; use an interactive feature (such as chat, chat bot, or article sharing options); register for an event or conference; or contact customer service.
2.1.2 Personal Data We Receive From Third Parties
To the extent permitted by applicable law, OPIS may also collect Personal Data from trusted third-party sources such as social media services or commercially available sources and engage third parties to collect Personal Data to assist us with providing our services to you. One of the most common methods of collecting Personal Data is during the online form submission or registration process, including where a website user is requesting a free trial or a courtesy newsletter, registering for an event, or responding to similar offers such as sample reports, white papers, or further product information.
2.2 Other Information
The OPIS Platforms may also be linked to sites or apps operated by third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, special offers, functionality, games, or applications developed and maintained by third parties, using iframes, tools, or plug-ins (“Linked Services”). These third party Linked Services may use automated means to collect information about you and your use of these features. OPIS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties, and once you leave the OPIS Platforms or click an advertisement, or sign up for a special offer, you should check the applicable third-party privacy notice.
3. Purpose and Use of Personal Data
OPIS may use your Personal Data for operational, legal, administrative, and other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law. Some of the ways we may use Personal Data include:
4. Sharing Personal Data
To support the purposes listed in Section 3 above, OPIS may share or disclose Personal Data to:
In addition, if OPIS sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets, or is otherwise involved in a merger, reorganization, dissolution, liquidation, or transfer of all or part of its business, OPIS may transfer your Personal Data to a third party as part of that transaction. You may be informed of the identity and contact details of the third party where required by applicable law. In all cases OPIS requires all unaffiliated third parties to treat Personal Data as confidential.
If you participate in a discussion forum, chat room, or provide comments related to OPIS on a social media or other public platform, you should be aware that the information you provide there (i.e., your public profile) will be made broadly available to others, and could be used to contact you, send you unsolicited messages, or for purposes neither OPIS nor you have control over. Also, please recognize that social media forums and chat rooms not controlled by OPIS may have additional rules and conditions. OPIS is not responsible for the Personal Data or any other information you choose to submit on these forums that are not OPIS controlled.
The Platforms may offer you the ability to share Personal Data through a social networking site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), using integrated tools (e.g., Facebook “Like” button, or Twitter “Tweet” button). The use of such integrated tools enables you to share Personal Data about yourself with other individuals or the public, depending on the settings that you have established with such social networking site. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and use in connection with such social networking site or a site’s integrated tools, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these social networking sites.
5. Security of Personal Data
OPIS has physical, administrative, and technical safeguards in place to help protect the Personal Data OPIS collects. While there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your Personal Data.
6. Retention of Personal Data
7. Cookies we use and their purpose
8. Other Contractual Relationships
9. Other Websites
10. Region-Specific Privacy Notices
California Privacy Rights
10.1 Residents of California
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides specific rights to California residents, which are detailed below. Where indicated, certain terms in this section have the meaning given to them in the CCPA.
10.1.2 California Notice of Collection
The following chart lists the categories of Personal Information (as defined in the CCPA) we, in the past 12 months, may have collected from and about individuals who use our Platforms.
|Identifiers||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, national identification number (including SSN), driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.|
|Protected classification characteristics.||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).|
|Commercial information.||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories, or tendencies.|
|Biometric information.||Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.|
|Internet or similar network activity.||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.|
|Geolocation data.||Specific physical location or movements.|
|Sensory data.||Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.|
|Professional or employment-related information.||Current or past job history or performance evaluations.|
|Non-public education information.||Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.|
|Inferences drawn from other personal information.||Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.|
|Other||Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e), such as name, signature, Social Security Number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport Number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.|
10.1.2 California Data Subject Rights
Right to Know
You may have the right to request the following information about the Personal Data we may have collected about you during the past 12 months:
Right to Delete
You may have the right to request that we delete the Personal Data we have collected from you.
Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. In addition, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to provide our services to you. If you submit a request to delete, you may no longer be able to access or use our services.
Right to Nondiscrimination
We will not deny, charge different prices for, or provide a different level of quality of goods or services if you choose to exercise CCPA Privacy Rights.
Do Not Sell/Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Data
You have the right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Data. Sale under California law may include sharing of Personal Data and other information with a third party for monetary or other consideration, such as allowing third parties to receive certain information including IP address and/or browsing behavior to deliver interest-based (also called targeted) advertising, or the sharing of a print mailing address with unaffiliated third-party companies whose products and services may be of interest to you. You may exercise your Do Not sell Right here.
California Shine the Light Law
The California Shine the Light Law also permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Data during the past 12 months to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, California residents can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Compliance Officer, Re: CA Shine the Light, and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.
European Economic Area
10.2 Residents of the European Economic Area, United Kingdom and Switzerland
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK) and Switzerland, OPIS may process your information where it has a legal basis for doing so, such as the following:
Residents of the EEA, UK, and Switzerland have the following rights with respect to the processing of their data.
Right of access
You may have the right to access your personal information to review, update, and correct inaccuracies. There are some exemptions, which means you may not always receive all the information we process. Additionally, there may be limits to the amount of information we will provide access to. For example, in some cases, we may limit access to personal information where the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of the requests have been repetitive in character, or where doing so would violate the rights of others.
Right to rectification
You may have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. This could also include the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Right to erasure
In some circumstances and subject to certain exceptions, you may have the right to ask us to erase your personal information.
Right to restrict processing
In certain circumstances, you may have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information.
Right to object to the processing of your personal information
You may have the right to object to the processing of your information. The right to object to the processing of personal information is most commonly used by individuals when asking a business to cease direct marketing.
Right to data portability
In some circumstances, you may request copies of your information in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance.
11. How to Exercise Your Privacy Rights
If you would like to exercise any privacy rights available to you can send a Privacy Request using any of the methods detailed below in the Contact Us section. California residents may also use the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link.
Upon receipt of a valid request, we will take the necessary steps to assess and respond. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Data associated with the particular email(s) you provide in your privacy request, and we will take steps to verify your identity before granting access to your Personal Data or complying with your privacy request. For example, we may verify your privacy request by matching information you provide with our records, or you may be asked to log in to your online account (if applicable).
You can use an authorized agent to submit your privacy request. If you use an authorized agent, in addition to verifying the privacy request itself, we will also verify the authorized agent’s ability to act on your behalf (they should submit written permission to act on your behalf or a power of attorney).
Once we have verified your identity (and your authorized agent, as applicable), we will respond to your privacy request as appropriate. If we are unable to complete your privacy request in whole or in part, we will let you know why.
Because your Personal Data—for example, your email address—is often required to access or use OPIS Platforms and technologies, we retain Personal Data as long as your account is active. You may have the opportunity to correct, update, or modify this information by logging into your account and updating your information online. Please note that some information may be retained in our systems, where permitted by law, even after you request deletion.
12. Cross Border Transfer of Personal Data
As a global organization, we may store, transfer, or process your Personal Data in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage agents, contractors, service providers, and other third parties. These countries may be outside your country of residence, including the United States, and may have different data protection laws than in your country.
If you are located in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland, we will implement appropriate safeguards to protect your Personal Data as required if we transfer it outside of the jurisdiction in which you reside. By providing your Personal Data to OPIS you consent to OPIS’ storage, transmission to, and processing of, your Personal Data in any jurisdiction.
13. Contact Information
Or you may write to:
2099 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Attn: OPIS Compliance Director
If OPIS needs, or is required, to contact you concerning any event that involves information about you, we may do so by email, telephone, or mail.