Privacy Policy

A. Content

Every time a customer ("you" or "Customer") accesses SOCAR Research’s (‘’SOCAR’’) website (“Website”), he or she discloses certain personal data. Therefore, we kindly ask you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which your personal data is collected, stored and processed by SOCAR. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time and is valid in the version which is current at the time of accessing the Website. With the continued use of the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Statutory data privacy laws and regulations or the relevant jurisdictions will apply in addition to this Privacy Policy.

B. Processing of Personal Data

Some of the services (the “Services”) provided on the Website may require registration. When registering with SOCAR, you may need to complete certain data fields and choose a user name and password. This registration may disclose certain personal data (“Data”) such as your name, home or office address, email address, amongst others. Please note that in the event you decide to withhold certain Data, it may not be possible for you to access certain parts of the website or for SOCAR to respond to your request.

Furthermore, the date and time of access, the name and address of the accessed website, your device's IP address, the URL from which you have accessed the Website, transmitted data volume, as well as information on type and version of the browser you are using may be logged.

SOCAR will only process your Data for the purpose of the Services, for customer care, technical administration and for its own marketing purposes. Your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. SOCAR will only collect, store and process your Data lawfully, in good faith, proportionally and for the purposes mentioned in this Privacy Policy. Any third parties retained by SOCAR are contractually required to process your Data only to the extent to which SOCAR is permitted to process your Data itself and such third parties must guarantee the same safeguards as observed by SOCAR.

SOCAR will not share any Data that is sensitive with any third party without your prior and explicit consent, and you may always withdraw your consent at any later time. Please note that if you withdraw your consent, SOCAR may not be able to comply with some of your requests. However, SOCAR will, where practicable, inform third parties to whom your Data has been transferred of your withdrawal of consent. SOCAR will not make your Data available to any recipients that are domiciled in countries that do not provide for adequate data protection as the level applicable in the country referenced in the Imprint of the Website, unless SOCAR enters into appropriate contractual arrangements with such foreign recipients.

SOCAR ensures appropriate data privacy in compliance with statutory requirements. In particular, SOCAR protects the Website and all other systems using your Data in an appropriate manner by means of technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or divulgence of your Data by or to unauthorized third parties.

If you disclose Data pertaining to third parties to SOCAR, you are responsible for the third parties’ consent and for the accuracy of the information provided. SCOAR assumes no responsibility for the disclosure and/or accuracy of these third-party data.

SOCAR reserves the right to save your Data as long as there is a legitimate reason for it or until you request its deletion in writing. Statutory data retention requirements remain reserved.

C. Cookies

The Website uses "cookies". Cookies are small text files sent by the corresponding web server to the Customer's browser upon first visit of the Website and saved onto the Customer's device or in the cache of the browser. When the same device accesses the Website the next time, the browser checks whether a corresponding cookie is already available. The browser then sends the data saved in the cookie back to the web server. That way the web server can detect whether the browser has already visited the respective Website.

The data collected with the help of cookies are merely used by SOCAR or its service provider to analyze the usage and to improve the Website and the Services. There is no other use of the data, nor are the data under any circumstances used to identify you personally.

You can set your browser not to save any cookies of the Website on your hard disk, or have your browser delete the cookies already saved on your device respectively. However, by doing so you may no longer be able to use all the provided functions of the Website. The procedure to change the browser settings vary from browser to browser. Information on how to modify or define your browser settings can be found in the "Help" menu of each browser. SOCAR’s Cookie Policy shall apply accordingly. This Policy can be found in this section.

D. Google Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web-analyzing service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information created by the Google Analytics cookie regarding the usage of this Website (including the IP addresses) is sent to, and saved onto, a Google server in the USA. If IP-anonymity is activated on the Website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information to analyze the usage of the Website, compile reports on the web traffic for the Website owners and provide other services related to the usage of the Website and the Internet. Furthermore, Google will send this information to third parties only if required by law or if third parties will process this information on behalf of Google. The IP address disclosed by the Customer's web browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be aggregate with other data compiled by Google.

A specific setting of their web browser allows Customers to prevent cookies from being saved; however, they are reminded that that they will no longer be able to use all the functions of the Website in full. Furthermore, Customers can prevent the capture of the data created by the cookies and related to their usage of the Website (including their IP address), as well as the processing of the data by Google, by downloading and installing the following browser plugin available at the link below:

F. Owner of the Data File

SOCAR Research SA, Chemin de Chantemerle 18, 1260, Nyon, Switzerland, is the owner of the Data file.

G. Right of Access to and Correction of Data

SOCAR attempts to ensure that your Data are updated, accurate and complete according to the information that has been provided. You are entitled to access and update or correct your Data or to demand their deletion at any time. SOCAR will address your request in a prompt and accurate manner and free of charge. However, requests to delete personal data will be subject to applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations with which SOCAR must comply with. A request for access, correction or deletion of Data should be sent in writing or through the contact form to the webmaster, accompanied by a copy of a document identifying you, to the following address:

SOCAR Research SA, Chemin de Chantemerle 18, 1260, Nyon, Switzerland.

Cookies policy

SOCAR’s website uses cookies and similar tools to improve performance and enhance your user experience. This policy provides details on how it works.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which a website may store on your computer or mobile device when you first experience a site or page. Cookies are designed to help the website, or a third party website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. The term “cookie” is used in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

A typical use for a cookie is to remember data you have entered to avoid starting over again on your next visit. SOCAR also uses cookies to measure how well our website is performing. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, instead more general information - such as how users arrive at and use our websites – is collected.

What sort of cookies does SOCAR’s website use?

SOCAR stores cookies to perform the following functions:

1. Essential Cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website.  As the name implies, they are essential to a website’s functionality and cannot be disabled by users. For SOCAR website, they are used only for administrative and editing purposes not for general public viewer. 

2. Performance Cookies

We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites, to enhance and monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

3. Functionality Cookies

Those cookies assure good functionality of a website, but are not essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functions, like mobile responsivity and  videos, may become unavailable.

Are third party cookies used on SOCAR’s website?

We use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us improve site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

How do I block cookies?

If you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on Google “How to manage cookies” page.

Please remember that the choice to disable cookies may impact your experience of our website.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at If you still have questions on the use of cookies on our site please contact the webmaster.

Legal statements

Terms and conditions for the use of SOCAR Research’s website

Any use of SOCAR Research’s (‘’SOCAR’’) website (‘’Website’’) is subject to the following terms, conditions and applicable law. Your access to and browsing of this Website implies your agreement to all such terms, conditions and applicable law. If you do not agree to any of these terms, conditions and applicable law, you may not use this Website. Therefore, we urge you to read the following terms and conditions carefully prior to using this Website. Please note that SOCAR may revise or terminate these terms and conditions for any reason at any time and without further notice. Therefore, as you are bound by any such amendments, you should periodically visit this page to review the then valid terms and conditions.

1. Non-commercial and personal use only

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, this Website is protected by copyrights. Therefore, you may download, electronically copy, print or display any information included in this Website for non-commercial and personal use only. The distribution, modification, transmission or use of any data of the Website (including images, text, graphics, etc.) for public or commercial purpose is expressly prohibited. SOCAR does not warrant or represent that your use of any information contained in this Website will not interfere with rights of a third party.

2. Copyrights, trademarks and other property rights

The copyrights, trademarks, patents, proprietary information, products or other property rights included in or referred to on this Website (the “Rights”) are the exclusive property of SOCAR. No license to or right in any of the Rights is granted to or conferred upon you.

3. Linking and framing

Links to this website are only permitted to the homepage. Deep-linking is not permitted. In addition, hot-linking, in-line linking, framing of this website or any other method of incorporating parts of this website in your website or the website of a third party is equally prohibited. Any exception requires the prior written consent of SOCAR.

4. Links to third-party sites

As a service to visitors, this Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties (the “Third Party Sites”). Please note that SOCAR has no control over these Third Party Sites and that your linking to these Third Party Sites is at your own risk and subject to the legal statement and privacy policy of the linked site. You further understand that SOCAR does not approve nor survey any Third Party Sites. SOCAR has no responsibility or liability of any kind for these linked Third Party Sites.

5. No confidential treatment of user submissions

Unless subject to the “Privacy Policy”, any communication or material you transmit to this Website by electronic mail or by any other means, including but not limited to, any comments, questions, suggestions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. SOCAR is entitled to make use of anything you transmit or post for any purpose, including but not limited to, transmission, publication, disclosure, reproduction and posting. Moreover, SOCAR is entitled to use any information, concept, know-how or the like included in any material or communication you transmit to the website for any purpose whatsoever, such as developing, manufacturing, promoting and marketing SOCAR’s products. Please note that you herewith waive all your rights related to any such transmitted communications and material.

6. Data Protection

For any information related to Data Protection please see SOCAR`s Privacy Policy.

7. Technical inaccuracies, typographical errors and changes

This Website may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. SOCAR reserves the right to amend, correct and/or improve any information, as well as any products described on this Website at any time without notice.

8. Disclaimer

Even though SOCAR aims to provide accurate and up to date information on the Website at all times, you acknowledge that the Website is made available “as is”. SOCAR does not give any warranty or representation, whether expressly or implied, of any kind related to the content of this Website (including, without limitation, text graphics and links). In addition, SOCAR takes no responsibility or liability whatsoever related in any way to your use of this Website and its content. SOCAR takes no liability for the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, comprehensiveness, usefulness, reliability or timeliness of the content of this Website. SOCAR does not give any warranty, whether expressly or implied, that the functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes the website available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SOCAR reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue any or all of the functionalities of the website, and takes no liability whatsoever for any interruption or discontinuance of any or all of the functionalities of the website. As some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, some of the above-mentioned exclusions may not apply to you.

9. Applicable law and venue

Your use of this Website shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Switzerland without regard to choice of law provisions. You agree that any disputes and legal proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Website shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts of the Canton of Vaud Switzerland.

10. Imprint

All material on this Website has been carefully verified.

While SOCAR aims to constantly expand and update the information on this website, it does not guarantee that information on this site, or accessible via embedded links, is complete, correct and up to date.

The copyright for all internet pages under is with SOCAR Research SA

This website is issued by:

SOCAR Research SA
Chemin de Chantemerle 18
1260, Nyon, Switzerland