APACHE CANADA LTD. is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of personal information under its control.
Within the policy, personal information refers to any information about an identifiable individual, other than that person's business title or business contact information (such as business phone and fax number, business address and business email) when used or disclosed for the purpose of business communications (i.e. to contact such individual in their capacity as a representative of Apache).
Apache may collect personal information from individuals participating in and/or impacted by Apache's business activities in Canada's oil and gas industry. Apache collects and maintains different types of personal information in respect of the individuals with whom Apache interacts. This may include:
We may also collect market-related information, which may include personal information, concerning market trends and activities impacting our business. This information may include contract terms, financial information and other information for the purpose of market analysis and strategic planning. We may also collect information related to our media, investor and public relations activities and information related to our interactions with financial and other analysts and advisors.
Apache's oil and gas operations include exploration, development and production activities and Apache may also collect personal information from individuals participating in and / or impacted by those activities, including information related to the establishment, management and termination of leases of mineral or surface rights, and information related to obtaining exploration or development permits and licenses, emergency planning and environmental stewardship.
In the course of conducting its business, Apache may monitor the activities of individuals in respect of its operations and its property. For example, some Apache locations are equipped with surveillance cameras. These cameras are generally in high risk areas or plant sites. Where in use, surveillance cameras are there for the protection of employees and third parties, and to protect against theft, vandalism and damage to Apache goods and property. Generally, recorded images are routinely destroyed and not shared with third parties unless there is suspicion of a crime, in which case they may be turned over to the police or other appropriate government agency or authority.
As a general rule, Apache collects personal information directly from you. In most circumstances where the personal information that we collect about you is held by a third party, we will obtain your permission before we seek out this information from such sources (such permission may be given directly by you, or implied from your actions).
From time to time, we may utilize the services of third parties (including affiliates of Apache) in our business and may also receive personal information collected by those third parties in the course of the performance of their services for us or otherwise. Where this is the case, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that such third parties have represented to us that they have the right to disclose your personal information to us.
Where permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, we may collect information about you without your knowledge or consent.
Apache collects personal information to enable us to manage and develop our business and operations, including:
We may use your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
We may share your personal information with our employees, contractors, consultants and other parties (including affiliates of Apache) who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you, including: third parties that provide services to us or on our behalf; third parties that collaborate with Apache in the provision of services to you; and, third parties whose services we use to conduct our business.
Where we have obtained or granted an interest (such as through a partnership, joint venture or other commercial structure) in one or a series of wells, pipelines or other operations Apache may exchange personal information with third parties such as other resource companies, land agents, land brokers, and other third parties in the conduct of that operation.
Apache Canada Ltd. is one of a number of affiliated companies including Apache Corporation. Apache's affiliates sometimes provide management, administrative and other services to other affiliates. Personal information may be collected, used, retained or disclosed by and between Apache's affiliates in the performance of such services. In addition, as a subsidiary of Apache Corporation, Apache Canada Ltd may disclose personal information to Apache Corporation as part of its regular reporting activities.
For example, Apache Corporation and our other affiliates and service providers may provide certain information technology and data processing services to us from time to time so that we may operate our business, and as result, your personal information may be collected, used, processed, stored or disclosed in the United States of America, Canada and elsewhere from time to time.
Further, personal information may be disclosed:
It is important to us that we collect, use or disclose your personal information where we have your consent to do so. Depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, your consent may be implied, deemed (using an opt-out mechanism) or express. Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from your action or inaction.
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual obligations and reasonable notice, by contacting our Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent should be in writing and addressed to our Privacy Officer.
As we have described above, we may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required to do so by applicable law or regulatory requirements.
Apache endeavours to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical safeguards with respect to its offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information.
As part of those precautions, Apache endeavours to restrict access to sensitive personal information to those employees and others (i.e. individuals or organizations providing services to Apache) that it determines need to know that information in order that Apache may conduct its activities.
The security of your personal information is important to us, please advise our Privacy Officer immediately of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.
Apache endeavours to ensure that any personal information in its possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which Apache uses that information.
To some extent, Apache relies on individuals to update their own personal information. For example, if an individual has had a change of address or telephone number, marital status, or if they wish to make changes to their banking information, the individual should complete the appropriate documentation and forward to the appropriate contact within Apache requesting that the individual's file be updated. Unless an individual advises Apache of these important changes, Apache has no way of knowing about them.
Apache reserves the right not to change any personal information and instead append an alternative text that the individual concerned believes is appropriate. For example, Apache may not change certain information contained in a lease administration file, but will attach a sheet to that file indicating the amendment requested by the individual.
You can ask to see the personal information that we hold about you. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact the Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. Please note that any such communication must be in writing.
When requesting access to your personal information, please note that we may request specific information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal information that we hold about you. We may charge you a fee to access your personal information; however, we will advise you of any fee in advance. If you require assistance in preparing your request, please contact the Privacy Officer.
Your right to access the personal information that we hold about you is not absolute. There are instances where applicable law or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide some or all of the personal information that we hold about you. In addition, the personal information may have been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices.
In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will endeavour to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
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If you have questions with respect to Apache's privacy policies or practices, or with the result of their request to access or correct their personal information, please send your questions, in writing, to our Privacy Officer. Our Privacy Officer will then endeavour to answer such questions, report back to you and advise you of any steps taken to address the issues raised by them. If you are unsatisfied with the response, you may be entitled to make a written submission to the Privacy Commissioner applicable for that individual's jurisdiction.
It is the responsibility of our Privacy Officer to update this policy as required. Any interpretation associated with this policy will be made by our Privacy Officer. This policy includes examples but is not intended to be restricted in its application to such examples, thus 'including' shall mean 'including without limitation'.