TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build user's trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the Web site www.transatlanticpetroleum.com. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first .. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. complies with the EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union. Upon request and within 30 days, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact to change your personal information gathered on the Site.
The following policy applies to this web site and any other site owned and/or operated by or on behalf of TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. or its affiliates (the "Site"). We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. This privacy statement, however, does not cover our offline privacy practices.
When you visit the Site to view any pages, read company information, or use any links, you do so without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. While we do not collect identifying information about visitors to the Site, standard software designed to track the activity on this Site may be implemented. This allows us to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track user's movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
There may be instances in which you may elect to provide us with personal information. If you fill out one of the online job forms or wish to contact the Site we will ask for your name, home address, email address and phone number. This is always at your option only; this information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly or to provide services to you and to communicate with you. By submitting such information, you represent that any such personal information will be accurate, current and complete and that you will notify us of any changes or errors pursuant to this privacy statement. Based on such representation, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that such personal information is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current. We will not sell or provide any personal information collected from the Site to non-related third parties for promotional use or any other purposes, including solicitation purposes, except that we may share personal information gathered online with its accountants, attorneys, affiliates, contractors or consultants for the purposes of performing services or any internal business purpose and also may divulge personal information if such information is required for us to comply with any valid legal process, such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order, or applicable law or if we believe that you have committed unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. If you wish to change or update the personal information gathered on the Site please contact us at .
We may employ a software technology called clear gifs or web beacons to help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective.
We may offer electronic notices and emails to those persons who have provided their email addresses. You will only receive a notice or email if you agree during submission of a request or directly from our notice sign-up form to receive these items. We may use clear gifs or web beacons in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications. If you prefer not to receive information from us either by email or postal mail, please let us know by sending an email to . Please be sure to include your full name, email address, postal address and your request for removal. Please note that we will diligently process your request but it may take up to 10 days to become effective.
We are concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet, and understands that children may not understand all the provisions of this privacy statement or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Site. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the sites that their children visit. However, the Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a person is under the age of 13 and has provided personal information without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personal information from the Site after its receipt of the parent's written notice or other actual knowledge.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. We will take reasonable precautions to protect any personal information submitted to it from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction; however we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you choose to visit the Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this privacy statement, including but not limited to limitations of damages and application of the law of the State of Oklahoma. Personal information collected on this Site will be stored and processed in the United States of America. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD. OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD. OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
This privacy statement was last updated on August 26th, 2010
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. respects individual privacy and values the confidence of their customers, employees, business partners and others. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. prides itself on upholding the highest ethical standards in its business practices. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. shall not knowingly allow the property of a Customer to be used for any purpose other than the Customer's processing, shall keep such Customer Proprietary Information confidential, and shall not disclose any such Customer Proprietary Information for any other purpose unless instructions are received in writing from an officer of the Customer. To help ensure and protect the confidentiality of a Customer's business and to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to a Customer's records, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. shall adhere to best practice security procedures.
The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the "Safe Harbor Principles") to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EU to the United States. The EEA also has recognized the U.S. Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection (OJ L 45, 15.2.2001, p.47). Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles.
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
"Personal information" means any information or set of information that identifies or is used by or on behalf of a Company to identify an individual. Personal information does not include information that is encoded or anonymyzed, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.
"Sensitive personal information" means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or that concerns an individual's health. In addition, TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. will treat as sensitive personal information any information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.
The privacy principles in this Policy are based on the Safe Harbor Principles.
NOTICE:Where TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. collects personal information directly from individuals in the EU, it will inform them about the type of personal information collected, the purposes for which it collects and uses the personal information, and the types of non-agent third parties to which TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. discloses or may disclose that information, and the choices and means, if any, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.
Where TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. receives personal information from their subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the EU, they will use and disclose such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates.
CHOICE: TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a non-agent third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
For sensitive personal information, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly (opt-in) consent to the disclosure of the information to a non-agent third party or the use of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will provide individuals with reasonable mechanisms to exercise their choices. DATA INTEGRITY: TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. TRANSFERS TO AGENTS: TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will obtain assurances from their agents that they will safeguard personal information consistently with this Policy. Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by agents include: a contract obligating the agent to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor Principles, being subject to EU Directive 95/46/EC (the EU Data Protection Directive), Safe Harbor certification by the agent, or being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding. Where TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. becomes aware that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure. ACCESS AND CORRECTION: Upon request, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. SECURITY: TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. ENFORCEMENT: TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Employees will be properly trained to adhere to these principles. Any employee that TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. determines is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. is subject to the laws and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to the TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. Privacy Office at the address given below. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy.
LIMITATION ON APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES
Adherence by TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. to these Safe Harbor Principles may be limited (a) to the extent required to respond to a legal or ethical obligation; and (b) to the extent expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.
Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to the following person by mail as follows:
Attention: Jeff Mecom, TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
16803 Dallas Parkway
P.O. Box 246
Addison, TX 75001-0246