If your access to this site was arranged on your behalf (such as via your employer or training centre), please ensure:
- You read the statement below in connection with use of your personal information (which should have been brought to your attention before you provided your personal information); and
- Please ensure that you check the accuracy of the personal information inputted to this site before you use this site.
Eligibility to be awarded with an IWCF certificate is conditional upon you providing certain personal information. If you do not supply this information you will not be eligible to sit the examination. The information provided will be processed by the accredited Training Provider (the training centre) for the purpose of providing training services and certification of candidates and by International Well Control Forum based in the United Kingdom (the accrediting body) for the following reasons: (1) To generate and validate secure IWCF certificates; (2) To produce a secure online certificate verification module which is used to verify the validity of certificates; and (3) In the event of loss or damage of a certificate the IWCF may issue a letter confirming Candidate Registration details and examination results in accordance with the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 1998.
Employer details are required for certificate validation purposes and the employer will not be contacted without permission for any other reason. Candidate information will not be passed to any other third parties without permission, apart from in the following situations: (1) If there is a complaint or legal challenge concerning your attendance on the course; (2) To assist the public authorities: in the prevention or detection of crime, in the protection of public funds or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders; and (3) In other situations as required and permitted by law.
If you act unethically in relation to IWCF courses or certificates (which includes, but is not limited to, cheating in an IWCF examination or use of a counterfeit IWCF certificate), you may be included on a ‘Banned Persons List’ with the consequence that you will not be entitled to sit IWCF exams or hold an IWCF certificate. By clicking “I Accept”, you agree to the processing of personal data (including sensitive personal data where necessary) as described above In particular, by clicking “I Accept”, this gives consent for your information to be provided to the IWCF located in the United Kingdom.
IWCF-FORUM is a site operated by the International Well Control Forum ("We"). We are a foundation established in the Netherlands with registration number 41157732 whose registered office is at The Hague and with a place of business at Inchbroach House, South Quay, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9UA
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
ACCESSING OUR SITE
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in these terms. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content for the purpose of providing the service requested.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site however you warrant that the content provided is accurate to enable us to provide the service requested by you.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, the uploaded content is any way unlawful, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable.
NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with, use of, or inability to use, our site, use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
In particular, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES IN OUR SITE
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
This website, www.iwcf-forum.org (the "Site") is provided by the International Well Control Forum, a foundation established in the Netherlands with registration number 41157732 whose registered office is a The Hague and with a place of business at Inchbroach House, South Quay, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9UA ("we" or "us").
By using this Site you consent to the collection, storage, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We collect information about you:
- if you register an account with us or otherwise provide us with your personal details (such as your name, contact details, e-mail address, passport details etc. during the course enrolment process); and
- from your usage of the Site and any other information you post on the Site, e-mail or otherwise send to us.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use your information:
- to enable us to supply you with the services (such as course content and materials) and information which you have requested;
- to analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support and improve and develop the services we offer;
- to contact you in order to send you details of related information which may be of interest to you;
- to provide you with access to certain parts of our Site;
- for all other purposes consistent with the proper performance of our operations and business; and
- to contact you for your views on our products and services.
Specific information collected about you may be subject to other uses which will be communicated to you separately, such as via the completion of the Candidate Information Form.
We may contact you by post, telephone or fax, SMS, as well as by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future by any of these means then please let us know.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
The information you provide to us will be treated as confidential. However, we may disclose your information to other third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in the policy (such as affiliated training centres) or for purposes approved by you.
In addition, if we enter into a joint venture with or sold to or merged with another entity, your information may be disclosed to our new partners or owners.
Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
A "cookie" is a small text file that attaches to the hard drive of your computer and remembers information about the configuration of your computer.
We use this information to track your movements through our Site, to find out how it is being used and to assess its usefulness. Personal information about you is not collected during the tracking process.
You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this. For further information on how to do this, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org
. However, you should bear in mind that if you exercise this option, you may be unable to use some of our on-line services.
Some third party services on our website may also set cookies if you specifically allow this.
Cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited.
USE OF THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your e-mail address and other contact details.
We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Site.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in return for which we may charge a small fee. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information. Your response will be handled in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
To contact us, please e-mail email@example.com.