Please note that information gathered in connection with any services provided via the Site may be governed by separate terms. In the event that you receive such services, you agree that those Other Terms shall supersede any conflicting terms contained in this Policy.
In order to better serve your particular needs, the Company (and third parties working on the Company's behalf) may collect information from you while visiting our Site. Some of this information is collected automatically through various methods including, but not limited to cookies. The Company may also obtain information directly from you and, depending upon the nature of transactions you may conduct, from third party sources.
We may also collect anonymous information, which does not personally identify you, when you visit our Site. The anonymous information includes the pages you view on our Site, the search terms you enter into our search utility, your IP address and the operating system, browser software and Internet service provider you use.
We may use the standard "cookie" feature of major browser applications and other data capture mechanisms that allow us to store data about your visit. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. You may configure your browser to prevent cookies from being set on your computer. If you do so, you may still view most of the Site, although you may not be able to enjoy all of our services.
Information We May Collect: We collect certain information directly from you, required by regulatory authorities and certain information required for performing our services. We do this to help identify you as a client, provide our services, and tell you about products or services you may want. The information we collect may include: (a) Identity information – such as your name, legal entity, Tax ID number, Social Security number, address and officers; (b) Information from third parties – we may also collect information from consumer reporting agencies such as verifying your identity through public records.
The information that is collected from you is within the guidelines and regulations of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which requires the Company to obtain, verify and record information that identifies its clients and their affiliates.
How We Treat Your Information: While providing acquisition & divestiture services, as well as other offerings and services offered by the Company, we may share certain information described above with companies or investors in the ordinary course of providing our services. The sharing of this information will be subject to the confidentiality and sharing provisions as set forth in our engagement letter with you. We may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or to others when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. In the event of a sale of all or part of our business, we may share customer information related to that business as part of the transaction. We do not sell or share your information with marketers who may want to offer you their own products and services. Neither do we share information we receive about you from a consumer-reporting agency. You do not need to take any action for this benefit.
Securing Your Information: Keeping your information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information. Employees and agents are authorized to access your information only when they need it to provide you with products and services or to maintain your accounts.
All transactions are processed through the Company, Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse, LLC. As required by Federal law or regulation, we must: (a) Obtain a copy of the certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, or other document evidencing the establishment of the entity; and (b) Verify that a client, prospective client or investor and the principal officers of such client or investor do not appear on a list provided to us by the government, such as the Treasury Department OFAC “Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” List (SDN List) and is not from, or engaging in transactions with people or entities from, embargoed countries and regions listed on the OFAC website.
The Site is not intended for children under eighteen (18) years of age. The Company does not market any products or services to children under eighteen (18) years of age or knowingly collect any information from children under eighteen (18) years of age.
In order to better serve your particular needs, the Company and certain companies and individuals working on the Company's behalf will have access to all or a portion of the various types of Site visitor information we may collect. When we share access to personal information with companies or individuals working on the Company's behalf, we generally endeavor to protect such personal information by requiring those parties to enter into an agreement with the Company to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information. We may also disclose information about the use of our Site in aggregate, statistical form.
As permitted by law, the information we collect, including personally identifiable information, may also be disclosed to third parties if the Company, in its sole discretion, believes disclosure is necessary to comply with legal or regulatory processes or requests or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Company, its affiliates, and/or the respective customers, members, directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives of the Company and its affiliates; other Site users; and/or the public.
Links on this Site to web sites maintained by third parties (“Third-Party Sites”) are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to users of this Site, and the Company has no control over the content on such Third-Party Sites. If you choose to link to a web site not controlled by the Company, the Company makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the content of such web site, including the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability thereof for any particular purpose, nor does the Company warrant that such web site or content is free from any claims of copyright, trademark or other infringement of the rights of third parties or that such site or content is devoid of viruses or other contamination. The Company does not guarantee the authenticity of documents on the Internet. Links to Third-Party Sites do not imply any endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, products, information or services offered at such sites, or any representation regarding the content at such web sites.
We use a secure server and security protocol to safeguard information we collect from you. To help ensure the security of your personal and financial information that you submit to us via our Site (other than via an e-mail message), we use security software to encrypt the information before and during its transmission through the Internet. We allow information to be submitted for transmission only if your browser is compatible with our security software. If your browser is not compatible, you will receive a message indicating your transaction cannot be completed because of the security risk.
E-mail messages are not secure. Our security software does not encrypt e-mail messages. Please keep in mind that transmitting information via the Internet is never completely secure and that, therefore, any information submitted may be intercepted, viewed, collected, used, altered, copied or disclosed by others. We are not responsible for the security or confidentiality of communications you send to us (or that we send to you) through the Internet using e-mail messages.
We take seriously the issue of safeguarding your privacy online. However, please note that you should exercise discretion with respect to the submission of any personal or financial information.
This Site contains links to Web sites of third parties. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you will be accessing a website the Company does not control and which may be governed by privacy policies and practices that differ from ours. The Company is not, and will not be, responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties or the content or security of any third party Web sites.
In the event of a significant business disruption, either internal or external, Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse, LLC (“the Company”) plans to respond in a timely fashion and resume business operations by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In short, our company’s business continuity plan is designed to permit us to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.
The business continuity plan addresses: data backup and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter-party impact; regulatory reporting; and assuring our customers prompt access to their funds and securities if we are unable to continue our business.
Significant Business Disruptions: The Company’s plan takes into account two kinds of Significant Business Disruptions, internal and external. Internal significant business disruptions affect only the Company’s ability to communicate and do business, such as a fire or loss of electrical power in the office or building. External significant business disruptions prevent the operation of the securities markets or a number of firms, such as a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, or another event that causes a wide-scale, regional disruption in essential services.
Internal Significant Business Disruptions: In the event of a disruption in the Company’s business operations due to an internal significant business disruption, the Company will attempt to continue to conduct business as usual by utilizing alternative communication methods (if available), such as the Internet, cell phones, etc., or by moving its operations to an alternative location. If personnel or operations must be moved to an alternate location, the Company anticipates that it will resume regular operations as soon as possible.
External Significant Business Disruptions: In the event of a disruption in the Company’s business operations due to an external significant business disruption, the Company will attempt to continue to conduct business as usual by moving its operations to an alternative location outside the affected area, if possible, or by providing customers with alternative communication arrangements, as indicated below, to conduct business. The Company will attempt to resume business within 24 hours and to keep its customers informed regarding relevant events to the best of its ability based on the circumstances.
In all cases, the Company will resume normal business operations as soon as it is able to do so based on the type and the extent of the disrupting event.