Privacy Policy



Who We Are

This is the privacy statement of Shelf Drilling (North Sea), Ltd, and its wholly-owned subsidiary entities, whether direct or indirect (collectively, SDNS or we or us). In this privacy statement references to our website refers to

In this privacy notice we provide an overview of the practices of SDNS with respect to the collection, holding, use and disclosure (collectively, processing) of personal information collected about you:

Note that this notice does not cover the processing of personal data of SDNS employees or individuals who are seeking employment with us. For a copy of privacy notices for employees and job applicants, please contact us at [email protected]


What Personal Information We Collect And Use

In this notice, personal information means personal data about you from which you can be identified which we have grouped together as follows:

Your personal information does not include personal data where identifiers that associate that data with you have been removed.  We term this anonymous data.

We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data could be derived from your personal information but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.

Special categories of personal data means, personal information about your racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; health; sex life or sexual orientation; genetic data; or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying you. We do not collect any special categories of personal data nor any information about criminal convictions or offences.


Where Your Personal Information Comes From

We may collect information about you from the following sources:


Basis For Using Your Personal Information

If we process your personal information this includes collecting your personal information, recording it, storing it, using it, amending it, destroying it and, in some circumstances, disclosing it.

The table below sets out our legal grounds and reasons for processing your personal information. Where we rely on legitimate interests for processing, the table below explains the relevant legitimate interest.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information except where applicable law requires this. Depending on the location in which you live, local laws may require that you provide specific consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information for some of these purposes. Where required, you may be asked to provide your consent by appropriate and permitted means. Where you have given consent, this can be withdrawn at any time by contacting [email protected].


Purpose/Activity Type of data Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To deliver our services and communicate with you including to respond to your requests or inquiries and solicit further information as appropriate and/or necessary ·       Identity

·       Contact

Performance of a contract with you
To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a)     Sending you information about our products and services

(b)     Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(c)     Verify your identity

·       Identity

·       Contact

·       Image

(a)       Performance of a contract with you

(b)       Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c)        Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To maintain the security of our Services, for fraud detection, and to protect our rights ·       Identity

·       Contact

·       Technical

·       Image

(a)       Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud, crime and corruption and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b)       Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To better understand and analyse our customer population, support our operations including inventory and product management, to improve our products and services ·       Technical

·       Usage

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To secure our premises ·       Image Necessary for our legitimate interests in effective security of our premises to prevent and detect crime

We do not process personal information by automated means.


Sharing Your Personal Information With Third Parties

We may share your personal information with the following third parties if this is required by law; necessary to enter a contract with you; where we have a legitimate interest in doing so; or where it is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another person:

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


If You Don’t Provide Your Personal Information

If you choose not to provide, or object to us processing, the information we need, we may not be able to deal with you to provide some or all of our services or information to you.


International Data Transfers

We may transfer your personal information with our affiliates and/or to third parties see Sharing your personal information with third parties – which may involve your personal information ta being transferred to, stored, or processed in a country other than the one in which it was collected.

If we do so, we will comply with applicable law regarding such transfers. Where such transfers require appropriate or suitable safeguards recognized under privacy laws, we may rely on them. Typically, these which include:

The safeguards we use will depend on the location of the recipient, the function they are performing and the personal information being transferred. You can request more information by contacting us as set forth in the Contact information section below.


How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

In general terms, we will retain personal information about you for the duration of our relationship with you and afterwards for any period required by applicable law or until the time period in which legal claims could be brought has expired. In a global organisation such as ours, the rules that apply to determine how long it is appropriate to hold records for particular matters can be complex and varied. If you wish to know how long we may hold your particular personal information then please e-mail [email protected]


Your Rights

Under local privacy laws, you may have certain rights as regards your personal information. These may include:

Please note that, in certain cases, we may continue to process your personal information after you have withdrawn consent or requested that we delete your personal information, if we have a separate legal basis to do so. For example, we may retain certain information if we need to do so to comply with an independent legal obligation.

Where you have any of these rights under applicable privacy law, we will comply with them.  Please note, however, that the scope and detail of particular rights are governed by the law under which they arise and these rights may be qualified and so are not absolute.

No fee usually required

You will not normally have to pay a fee to access your personal information or to exercise any of the other rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. To submit a request, please contact us as set forth in the Contact information section below.


Contact Information, Further Advice And Complaints

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, wish to make a complaint about how we are using your personal information or wish to exercise any of your rights you can contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

Shelf Drilling (North Sea), Ltd is located at Stratus Building, 6 International Avenue A B Z Business Park, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB21 0BH


Changes To This Privacy Statement

We keep this privacy statement under regular review and will place any updates on our website. Paper copies of the privacy statement can be obtained by using the printer icon or by e-mailing us at [email protected] with your address.

This privacy statement was last updated on 12 October 2022.


Legal Information

­Shelf Drilling (North Sea), Ltd, a company incorporated in Bermuda (registration number 287064) and having its registered office at Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda.