Privacy Policy

SouthWest Energy (“SWE”) is committed to respecting your privacy.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that SWE may collect and the ways in which SWE uses that personal information.  By accessing our website, you consent to the data collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.

Personal Information Collection

In most instances, you can visit our website without providing any personal information.  However, on some pages we may request or collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website, including your email address;
  • Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services, including contact information, such as your name, title, company or organization name, email address, telephone number and physical address;
  • Your inquiries about our projects and services; and
  • Any other information that you send to SWE.

We may also collect data about all visitors to our website, including what pages they view, the number of bytes transferred, the links they click and other actions taken on our website. Further, we may record the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer when you visit our website.  The IP Address does not identify you personally but it allows us to maintain communications with you as you move about our website.

We may collect information about your use of our website through cookies and similar technology. A “cookie” is a unique numeric code that we transfer to your computer so that we can keep track of your interests and preferences and recognize you as a return visitor to our website. Cookie technology allows us to collect “clickstream” data, which is not personally identifying information, but which reflects your activities on the website and, when you revisit our website, allows us to bring you the content and features likely to be of greatest interest to you based on your previous activities on our website. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser to decline cookies or notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer.  If you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to experience all of the features of our website.

Our website may also contain electronic images known as Web beacons (or single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count the number of users who have visited those pages. We may include Web beacons in promotional email messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon, including whether the recipient clicked on a link in the email or forwarded the email to another person.

Use of Personal Information

SWE may use your personal information to:

  • Personalize the website for you;
  • Enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • Publish information about you on the website;
  • With your permission, send you marketing communications about our projects and services.

When collecting information that might be used to contact you about our projects and services, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications. Where SWE discloses your personal information to its agents or other third parties for these purposes, the third party in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In connection with certain transactions, we may disclose some or all of your personal data to financial institutions, government entities and postal services involved in fulfilling the transaction. Additionally, circumstances may arise where, for strategic or other business reasons, SWE decides to buy, sell, merge or otherwise reorganize its business. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal data to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate protection for your information in these transactions.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified above, SWE may disclose your personal information to the extent required by law or with a good-faith belief such action is necessary in connection with any legal proceedings (actual or pending), to establish, exercise or defend its rights or property or in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any individual.

Except as described above, information you provide to SWE via our website will not be shared outside of SWE, its subsidiaries or affiliates and its joint ventures without your consent.

Securing Your Data

SWE will take reasonable technical and administrative precautions to prevent the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your personal information. SWE will store the personal information you provide on systems with limited access that are located in facilities to which access is limited.

Cross-Border Data Transfers

Information that SWE collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which SWE operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website may be published on the Internet and may be available around the world.  You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites, including those of other companies, professional and government organizations and publications. Although we try to link only to websites with similar standards and respect for privacy, we do not control and are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other websites. You should review the privacy statements of those websites to determine how they protect and use your personal information.

Updating This Statement

SWE will only use personal information in the manner described in this policy when the information was collected from you.  However, we reserve the right update this privacy policy at any time by posting a new version on this website. When we do, we will revise the “updated” date at the bottom of this statement. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Contact SWE

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or SWE’s treatment of your personal information, please contact us:

  • By email, at legal@sw-oil-gas.com; or
  • By mail, SouthWest Energy, Attn: Legal, Kolfe Keranyo Sub City, House Number 126, Kebele 02/03, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Updated: January 2012.