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Privacy Policy

NExT has a long-standing commitment to safeguard the privacy of information entrusted to us.

The privacy principles and procedures set forth below are intended to tell you how we collect, use, and distribute user information via our primary public web site (www.nexttraining.net). This statement also applies generally to all web sites operated by NExT (and its affiliates). This statement does not cover information collected from sources other than NExT web sites.

NExT General Web Site Privacy Statement covers the following topics:

  • Types and uses of personal information
  • Sharing with other Schlumberger companies
  • How personal information is shared with third parties
  • Security measures
  • Modifications to statement
  • Access and accuracy
  • Data retention
  • Children
  • Linked web sites
  • Use of cookies

Types and uses of personal information


If you use this web site, personally identifiable information about you may be collected and processed by NExT employees. In general, we only collect such information (such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and type of business) when you knowingly provide it to us. Where applicable, we use a 3rd party provider to clear credit card transaction. Credit card information entered during these transactions is not collected or retained by NExT. Additionally, NExT may automatically collect or process personally identifiable data (such as your Internet domain or IP address) as part of the operation of this web site or during the course of your activities on or use of this web site. In nearly all cases this data may be collected or processed by, and transferred to, NExT facilities in the United States and in other countries where NExT does business; the data is then subject to the legal systems of those countries. By using this web site (which resides in part on servers located in the United States), you unambiguously consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of any personal data. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of such information, please discontinue use of this web site.

Sharing with other Schlumberger companies


We share much of our data, including personally identifiable information about you, with our affiliates throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will follow privacy practices no less protective than our practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

How personal information is shared with third parties

Without the user's consent, NExT will not sell, trade, or disclose the user's personally identifiable information to third parties that want to market products to the user. However, NExT may disclose information to third parties assisting us in carrying out a transaction or providing a service for you (e.g., packaging, sending and delivering purchases and information to you, clearing credit card transactions, or performing statistical analyses of our services), or in connection with merger and acquisition discussions. Additionally, NExT may disclose information when required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process, or in response to activities that are unlawful or a violation of NExT rules for use of the web site, or to protect and defend the rights or property of NExT.

Security measures

NExT has implemented technological and operational security processes to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. While no security measure can guarantee against compromise, NExT regularly reviews and updates its security measures in an effort to provide appropriate security for all information held by NExT.

Modifications to statement

NExT reserves the right to change, modify, or update this statement at any time without notice. We indicate the date of the current statement below, so you know when it was last updated.

Access and accuracy

NExT wants to maintain only accurate information about users of the site. You can request individual information that has been gathered about you by contacting NExT. Upon receipt of appropriate identification information, NExT will provide you with access to the personally identifiable information that it maintains about your use of NExT web sites or which you have supplied to NExT via a NExT web site. If you find factual inaccuracies, please notify NExT so that they may be corrected.

Data retention

NExT will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

Children

NExT takes children's privacy seriously. NExT asks children under the age of 13 not to send any personally identifiable information to NExT web sites without the consent of their parents or guardians. NExT encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. NExT will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to third parties any personal information collected from children, and we are committed to complying with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Linked web sites

We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy statement posted on these (and all) third party sites. NExT is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of sites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.

Use of cookies

NExT may use "cookies" in connection with operation of its web sites. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer by the NExT web site server. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes—the stored information can be retrieved by the NExT web site server when you return to the web site. This allows NExT to personalize or regulate the use of the site, and also permits NExT to automate the access and data-entry functions of the site (e.g., login information), to store on-line ordering information for purchases you may make while visiting the site, and to tailor the appearance or presentation of the site to your preferences or interests. In general, we do not use cookies to track the navigational habits of identified users without the user's consent. If you visit our sites to read or download content, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you.

The use of cookies is common in the industry, and they are used at most major web sites. Cookies will not be used to pass any information from your computer except the specific information placed into the cookie from one participating Schlumberger web site when the cookie is retrieved by another participating Schlumberger web site. You may wish to adjust your Web browser to inform you whenever a cookie is to be used, or to reject all cookies automatically. However, if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the web site may not function properly or permit access. For more information on cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.htm.

Contact information

Customers should direct comments or questions regarding this statement to their NExT Representative.

Last updated: 10 January 2012 Version 1.2
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