Privacy policy

Status 15 May 2020

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company.
The protection of your personal data is very important to us.

OQGN and its affiliated companies (hereafter "OQGN", "we" or "us") value the security of user data and compliance with data protection regulations.

The OQGN website may contain links to third-party websites, to which this privacy policy do not apply. The information which may be collected by the operators of these sites is beyond our knowledge and influence.

You may obtain information in the data protection policies of the respective sites.

Following is detailed information regarding how your data is handled.

§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data
(1) Below, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that relates to your personal identity, for example name, address, email addresses.

(2) The controller, according to Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is OQGN Muscat Grand Mall, PO Box 241, PC 118, Muscat. Our data protection officer may be reached at, or our mailing address, OQGN Head Office, PO Box 241, PC 113, Muscat.

§ 2 User rights
(1) You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

the right to information,
the right to correction or deletion,
the right to limit or restrict processing,
the right to object,
the right to data portability.
(2) You have the right to revoke your consent at any time, which does not affect the legality of any processing which may have been done prior to revocation.

(3) In addition, you have the right to file a complaint against us regarding our processing of your personal data with data protection authorities.

§ 3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website
(1) In the case of using the website merely for informative purposes, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our servers. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following information that is technically necessary to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR):

IP address
date and time of inquiry
time zone difference relative to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
contents of inquiry (actual page)
access status/HTTP status code
amount of transmitted data
website from which the request originates
operating system and its interface
language and version of browser software
(2) Use of cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string which websites and servers can use to relate the cookie to the specific internet browser on which the cookie is stored. This allows the visited sites and servers to distinguish the individual`s browser from other browsers, which contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by the cookie ID.

We use cookies in order to guarantee the functionality of our website (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by changing the appropriate setting of your browser, thus objecting to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set may be deleted at any time through the internet browser. This is possible with all commonly used browsers. However, should you decide to deactivate cookie setting in your browser, all of our website`s functions may not be fully usable.

We also use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Assisting in your navigation
Assisting in registration to our events, webinars, portals and your ability to provide feedback
Analyzing your use of our products, services, downloads
Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts. (including content personalization and behavioral advertising)
The transmission to third-party countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended.

To opt-out of these cookies (except the ones strictly necessary), click here.

(3) Use of social media

Social media features can be used on our website. When viewing one of these pages, a connection to the servers of the social media sites may be established. They will thus be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you make a comment or rating, and you are logged into your account, it may be possible for the social media to register your visit to our website and match it to your user account. We would like to inform you that we, as the host of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor of the use to which it may be put.

 These services are provided by the following social media networks:

Our website uses the functions of the LinkedIn network.
The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA94043, USA.
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Our website uses features of YouTube, a Google site.
The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
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Our website uses functions of the Twitter network.
The provider is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
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Our website uses functions of the Facebook network.
The provider is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Each time you visit one of our pages that contains social media features, it connects to the respective network(s)’ servers, and the network is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. It is possible for these networks to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your social media accounts. We would like to inform you that we, as the host of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor of the use to which it may be put by these networks.

(4) Contact form

You have the possibility of using the contact form on our website to send us inquiries. We will save the following data from the form for the purpose of handling your inquiry and possible later correspondence: content of inquiry, subject of inquiry, date, and contact data you have provided (company, title, first and last name, street address, postal code, city, telephone number, fax number, email address). We will not share this information without your consent. The legal basis for the collection and processing of this data is Article 6(1) GDPR.

The data you provide in the contact form will remain with us until we are directed by you to delete it, or until you revoke your consent to store the data, or until the purpose of the data storage has been fulfilled (e.g., after completion of your request). Mandatory legal provisions – specifically retention periods – remain unaffected.

(5) Email contact

If you send us inquiries or information via email, your data (email address, contents of the email, subject of the email, date), including the contact data you provide (first and last name, telephone number, address) will be saved for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent. The legal basis for the collection and processing of this data is Article 6(1) GDPR.

The data you enter will remain with us until we are directed by you to delete it, or until you revoke your consent to store the data, or until the purpose of the data storage has been fulfilled (e.g., after completion of your request). Mandatory legal provisions – specifically retention periods – remain unaffected.

(6) Employment

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to OQGN. This consent will help you understand what data may be collected, how that data may be used and safeguarded, and with whom the personal data may be shared. It will also explain what additional screening may be required. Finally, by reviewing this consent and continuing with the application process, you will be agreeing to be truthful and honest.

OQGN and its affiliates will store, process and use the personal data you provide to us within your uploaded documents and answers that you provide to the questions asked. We will use this information, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to review and process your application of employment.

Please do not provide sensitive or protected personal information, such as information about your gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation or health, unless specifically asked for the limited purposes provided in the application to meet applicable law. This information will not be used in making an employment decision.

The data your personally provide will be used for recruitment purposes, including:

to identify and contact you;
to determine your suitability for current or future potential roles with us;
to provide you with information about job vacancies offered by us; and
when processing your application and the details of your potential employment with us.
Where we seek to monitor and implement measures to improve our recruitment initiatives and/or monitor compliance against our policies or applicable law, such as equal opportunities, we would use anonymized and aggregated data (e.g. total number of applicants and country of residence in a given period).

Data Collected
All data provided to us will be done on a voluntary basis.

Data that we may collect, includes, but is not limited to:

your name
date of birth
marital status
contact details (such as telephone number, e-mail address and postal address)
Curriculum Vitae/resume
current and previous employment details (such as salary/bonus and employee benefits)
academic background (such as your university or school diplomas/certificates and other educational achievements)
results of any pre-employment testing
immigration status and work permits
languages spoken and level of proficiency
job preferences including willingness to travel and/or relocate
contact information for your personal and professional referrals
images, documents or recordings that you voluntarily submit to us
Please do not submit any confidential information or proprietary information that you have received from prior employers or is otherwise subject to contractual or legal limitations.

Data Access
As an international company, OQGN manages its people resources on a global basis, and authorized personnel may access your data in any country in which we operate. Your data will be shared with employees of OQGN to the extent necessary to review your application of employment. The data in your application may be sent to the relevant OQGN entity or entities, which may be in a country outside of your home country or the country for which you are applying for a position.

Data may also be shared with (1) agents, consultants or third parties who operate under a duty of confidentiality with us, (2) governmental, judicial or similar bodies to comply with applicable laws, (3) lawyers or solicitors in connection with legal proceedings or legal advice, (4) auditors and investigators in connection appropriate audits and investigations, and (5) any person to whom disclosure is allowed or required by applicable laws and regulations.

Data Retention
We will retain your data for as long as the purpose for which we collected it continues, unless further retention is required to satisfy our legal, regulatory or other obligations or to protect our interests. If you submit a job application and are unsuccessful, we may retain your data for a period of up to an additional 24 months from our final communication to you to match your skills to future job vacancies, except if there is any objection from you or such other period is required by applicable laws.

Consent & Certification
Please read the following statement carefully, then acknowledge that you have read and attest that you meet the requirements needed to continue your application for this position by providing electronic consent. Please note that your electronic consent will be considered the electronic equivalent of a hand-written consent to the fullest extent permitted by applicable local law.

By completing this application and submitting data, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data in accordance with this notice. You expressly consent to the international transfer of your personal data. You also consent that OQGN may share your information within with its affiliates and agents for the intended purposes.

You agree that you will not share, disclose, describe, use or misappropriate any confidential or proprietary information, documents or trade secrets belonging to you current or former employers, either during the recruitment process with OQGN or during employment if hired by OQGN.

In addition, you confirm that the information you submit during the entire job application process is both truthful and complete. False information provided in this questionnaire or during the recruiting process may result in a change in the terms & conditions of your employment if you are hired.

By clicking Accept and continuing with application process, you certify that you have read, fully understand and accept all terms of the foregoing statements. If you do not accept the terms of this Notice and Certification, you must click Decline.