What is Personal Data?
Personal Data is information that can be used to identify a person either directly or indirectly (hereinafter referred as: ‘Personal Data’. A ‘personal identifier’ is a piece of information that can identify an individual. This definition covers a wide range of personal identifiers to constitute Personal Data, including name, address, email address, identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
Which sources and what Personal Data do we use?
When you use this Website, Western Energy will collect, use and process any Personal Data you provide us (e.g. your name, date of birth, company name, etc.) and any information generated as a result of using the Website, such as IP address, the date, and length of visit to the site, the pages you view, etc.
What are the purposes of the processing of your Personal Data?
By using the Website, Western Energy will collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with this Notice. Your Personal Data may be used for the following purposes (hereinafter referred to as: the ‘Purposes’):
We use your Personal Data for administrative purposes, including to help us better understand how our customers access and use our websites and applications; to provide reports to prospective partners, service providers, regulators, and others; to implement and maintain security, anti-piracy, fraud prevention, and other services designed to protect our customers, partners and us; and to enforce our policies, directives, and processes.
To the extent permitted by law, we may use your Personal Data for marketing and promotional purposes, including communications through email or equivalent electronic means. For example, we use your Personal Data, such as your email address, to send news and newsletters, special offers, promotions and competitions, or to otherwise contact you about services or information we think will interest you.
We use your Personal Data to communicate with you, including responding to requests for assistance. We can communicate with you in a variety of ways, including email and via your social media accounts if you have agreed, and/or text message.
We use your Personal Data for customer service purposes, including providing services to you, for technical support, or other similar purposes and to establish and maintain customer accounts.
We use your Personal Data for research and development purposes, including improving our websites, applications, services, and customer experience and for other research and analytical purposes dedicated to improving our products, services, businesses, operations, and processes.
We use your Personal Data to comply with applicable legal obligations, including responding to an authority or court order or discovery request.
Where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or violations of policies, terms, and other policies.
What is the basis for the processing of your Personal Data?
As a responsible company, we need a lawful basis for collecting and/or processing your data. We generally rely on a number of grounds (reasons) for our business processing.
We process your Personal Data in accordance with the provisions set out in the GDPR and the relevant applicable Data Protection Laws and Regulations. The legal basis for processing your Personal Data are:
When you subscribe to a particular service through the Website, the purposes of processing your Personal Data are primarily determined by that service and we will process your information so that we can provide that service to you.
When you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data by us for certain services through the Website, you can withdraw consent at any time by following the instructions provided in the application process or by contacting us at +1 (316) 942-6547. For further information on the right of withdrawal, please see below Section “Am I obliged to provide my Personal Data?”
On occasion, we may not need your consent to use your data, given our legitimate interest to do so but we must inform you that we do this; examples of this are:
Western Energy, as any other company, is subject to legal obligations and regulations. In some cases, the processing of your Personal Data will be necessary for Western Energy in other to fulfill these obligations.
Who will receive your Personal Data?
Will your Personal Data be transferred to a third country/region outside the European Economic Area (EEA)?
Western Energy processes your Personal Data mostly in the United States of America.
For how long will your Personal Data be stored?
We process and store your Personal Data as long as it is required to meet our contractual and statutory obligations. If your Personal Data is no longer required for the performance of the contractual or statutory obligations, these will be erased on a regular basis unless further processing is necessary, for instance, for preserving particular evidence under the applicable Data Protection Laws and Regulations, or in the context of legal statutes of limitation.
We use technical and organizational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, and against access by unauthorized persons.
Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.
What are your rights and how to exercise them?
You may at any time exercise your data protection rights:
To this effect, please contact Western Energy in writing either by e-mail at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Am I obliged to provide my Personal Data?
You may at any time object to the processing of your Personal Data or where your consent is required, withdraw such consent by contacting us at email@example.com. However, please note that if you withdraw your consent, you may not be able to access and use certain information, features, or services of the Website.
To what extent will decision-making be automated?
As a matter of principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making processes. In the event that we should use such processes in individual cases, we will if prescribed by law, specifically inform you of this and of your rights in this respect.
Will profiling take place?
As a matter of principle, your Personal Data will not be processed automatically with the objective of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling). In the event that we should process your Personal Data with the objective of conducting profiling, we will, if prescribed by law, specifically inform you of this and of your rights in this respect.
How can I contact Western Energy in respect of my Personal Data?
If you are unhappy with the way in which your Personal Data has been processed or should you have questions regarding the processing of your Personal Data, you may refer in the first instance to the Western Energy Data Protection Officer, who is available for inquiries or complaints, at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I ask for assistance from the competent authorities?
If you remain unsatisfied, then you have the right to apply directly to a Data Protection Supervisory Authority. The relevant Supervisory Authority is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States.
Personal details can be saved in cookies, provided that you have consented. For example, cookies may be used to facilitate secure online access so that you do not need to enter your user ID and password again.
Please find below specific information for each cookie that we may use on our Website:
Name: Google Analytics
Purpose: Distinguish unique user, Throttle the request rate
Length: 2 years
Name: Google Tag Manager
Purpose: Distinguish unique user, Throttle the request rate
Length: 2 years
If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still access and use our Website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by setting your browser to not accept cookies. The exact instructions for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already on your device at any time. However, if you choose not to accept cookies that are strictly necessary for the provision of our services provided by our Website, it may result in a reduced availability of such services.
For the purpose of statistical analysis, we use analytics tools such as Google Analytics. You may object at any time to the collection and analysis of statistical data regarding your access to and use of our Website by contacting us using the "contact us" function within our Website.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit:
Modification of the Privacy Notice
Western Energy will update this Privacy Notice from time to time in order to reflect the changes in our practices and services and also to remain compliant to Data Protection Laws and Regulations. We will inform you of any substantial modification in how we process your Personal Data.
This Privacy Statement was last updated in June 2020.