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 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.
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.
D. Google Analytics
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: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
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.
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.
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.
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
5. No confidential treatment of user submissions
6. Data Protection
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.
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.
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 www.socar.swiss.com is with SOCAR Research SA
This website is issued by:
SOCAR Research SA
Chemin de Chantemerle 18
1260, Nyon, Switzerland