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Legal/Privacy Notices

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This website was established to provide convenient access to information about Transocean and our drilling services. By viewing our site, or using or downloading information from our site, you acknowledge and agree to abide by all of the below terms and conditions.

Disclaimer & Limited License

We compiled the information on our site in good faith; however, the information on our site may have become out of date or be incomplete, inaccurate, or contain typographical errors. Additionally, information on the website may have been provided or maintained by non-Transocean companies or individuals. Accordingly, we expressly do not make any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information on our website. Your use of or reliance upon any information on our website is strictly at your own risk. We reserve the right to update, modify, or remove the site or any of the information on the site without prior notice.

The logos and trademarks displayed on this website belong to Transocean or other parties. The site itself and the materials on it, unless otherwise stated, are copyright protected. You are allowed to view and download information on this site solely for your personal, non-commercial uses, and you agree to comply with all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws. You may not interrupt or attempt to interrupt operation of our website in any way. You also may not modify the site or information on it in any way or reproduce, sell, publish, license, publicly display, or distribute or otherwise use either of them for commercial or public purposes. Any unauthorized use of our site or information on it may violate Transocean's legal rights and may make you liable for damages or penalties.

Governing Law

Our website is maintained within the United States and administered by Transocean from its United States location in Houston, Texas. We do not represent that the content on our website or that the use of our website is appropriate or available in all national locations. The terms and conditions of use of our website shall be governed by the laws of the state of Texas.

Severability and Amendment

If any of the above terms and conditions is deemed invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, all the other terms and conditions will nevertheless remain in force.

Website Visitors Privacy Notice

We are committed to maintaining the trust of those who use our website by taking appropriate steps to protect their privacy and comply with all applicable data protection laws. Accordingly, we have structured our website so that our visitors who wish only to view the site may generally do so without identifying themselves or disclosing any personal information.   Our web server, however, may collect basic user information about our site viewers that includes an ISP's domain, the date and time our website was accessed, and the website pages that were viewed. We may also use small text files called "cookies" to track user sessions and page views. If we collect any basic user information or use cookies for our website viewers, we do so to analyze our web traffic and to help regulate usage or tailor our site to our viewers' needs and preferences. Our webserver will not, however, collect email addresses or aggregate information regarding other webpages on the web you have accessed or visited. If you do not want cookies placed on your computer, you may block them using your internet browser. You may still view our website with cookies blocked.

For those visitors to our website that wish to sign up for our alert services, apply for employment, or access restricted areas, we may need to collect certain additional information. This additional information will be used to qualify such visitors for access, identify them as authorized to access restricted areas, provide services, respond to inquiries regarding our business, provide information regarding our business, and otherwise engage in activity related to Transocean's business operations. You may amend any registration details submitted through our website at any time or contact us to have your registration information removed. Any data we collect via our website may be processed and transferred to Transocean subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, agents, and business partners in any of the countries in which Transocean or its subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, agents, and business partners conduct operations.

You should be aware that the laws of the nations where information may be transferred may not provide the same protection as the nation where the data originated. Should you submit any information to us in connection with use of our website, you agree that you will not have control over processing or transfer of that data and consent to the collection, processing, or use of that information. Transocean uses reasonable measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of information, and will not generally transfer data gathered via our website to any entity or person that does not have a need to know the information in order to process or manage it on our behalf or to provide services available on our website and has not agreed to not disclose the information to others. If Transocean, however, is required by law to disclose information it gathers regarding users of its website or where it believes in good faith it must disclose such information to comply with a law-enforcement related request, protect Transocean property or rights, or to protect the rights or property of others, it may elect to make the disclosure.

Third Party Privacy Notice

At Transocean, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Notice ("Notice") explains what personal information is collected about you by Transocean and the Transocean Group of companies and the purposes for which such information is used. Where we refer to “Transocean,” “company,” “we,” “us” or “our” in this Privacy Notice, we are referring to the “data controller,” or the company within the Transocean Group responsible for processing your personal information. If you are unsure which Transocean entity is responsible for the processing of your personal information, please contact dataprivacy@deepwater.com.

Application of this Notice

This Notice covers third parties that we do business with, may do business with or are in some other way connected to our business. This includes suppliers, sub-contractors, contingent, temporary, or contract workers, consultants, professional advisors, interns, visitors to our offices, yards or rigs, customers, and investors. 

The terms of this Notice may be supplemented by any other privacy notice or statement we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you.

What does this Notice cover?

This Notice explains how we collect, use, store, transfer and secure the personal information of the third parties we do business with, as outlined above.

You should read this Notice so you know what we are doing with your personal information or the personal information you might provide on behalf of someone else. Where you give us personal information about another person, in doing so you confirm you have the lawful basis to provide the personal information and have brought this Notice to their attention, including obtaining their explicit consent where necessary.

Processing the personal information of children

We do not intentionally collect the personal information of individuals under 18years of age. If you wish to contact Transocean in a way which requires you to submit your personal information, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Transocean with most of the personal information we collect but we may also obtain your personal information from:

  • Internal sources as a result of your interactions with us;
  • Your employer or the company for whom you work;
  • Third parties as appropriate to the relationship with you, including recruitment agencies, references or other background, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and know your customer checks or medical screening checks; and
  • Publicly available resources such as the internet and social networking sites such as LinkedIn.

What personal information do we process about you?

The type of personal information we may collect about you generally falls into the categories below. Note that the following list of examples is non-exclusive.

  • Contact Information: including name, date of birth, home address, email address, vehicle registration numbers, and phone numbers, only if necessary. Visitors to our facilities offshore may also be asked to provide emergency contact and next of kin information.
  • Business Development, Business Contact and Other Information: including name, business address, email address, job title, marital and family status, and other information related to you and your current or potential work with us. This may also include bank account information if you are providing us with goods or services.
  • Background Screening: We may collect background information about you through our screening process to meet our legal obligations or to safeguard our people and our assets and this may include information about criminal convictions and offences*. We often do this to meet our obligations under anti-corruption laws, trade sanctions laws, and anti-money laundering laws. This screening will often take place before we enter into, and periodically after entering into a business relationship with you. Background screening includes gathering information from you and other publicly available sources including public filings, public records, and media searches.
  • Health & Safety Information*: Health and safety in our business operations is critical to our mission. If you are a visitor to one of our offshore locations, we may collect and process medical information about you in order to comply with the law and to ensure your safety and the safety of others. This medical screening includes medical information about your health, such as any prescribed medications, medical condition or health, accident, and sickness, and vaccination records, including COVID vaccination records, and disability information. In some jurisdictions, this can also include information from closed-circuit television (“CCTV”), monitored for the purpose of ensuring the security and health and safety of individuals at our premises. Any personal information collected through CCTV monitoring will be stored and maintained in accordance with Transocean’s Video Monitoring Policy.

NOTE: * Special Category personal information including racial or ethnic origin; political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union, religious, political or philosophical membership; health, sex life or sexual orientation; criminal convictions, offences or alleged offences, genetic data or biometric data for the purposes of identifying you. Personal information marked with a * in this Notice fall within this category and we must have additional legal grounds for processing that personal information.

Why do we process your personal information?

We rely on one or more of the following lawful grounds for processing your personal information. These grounds may vary by jurisdiction.

  • Where we need to perform a contract we have with you.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
  • Where it is necessary for legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. In general terms, we rely on this basis for processing your personal information in the normal course of our business operations, to interact with you in the course of those operations and to manage our business operations in the most effective way.
  • Where we need to protect your vital interests such as life, health, or safety (or someone else’s vital interests).
  • Where necessary in the public interest or for official purposes and permitted under applicable local law.
  • With your explicit consent, where required, and which, subject to applicable local law, you have the right to withdraw at any time.

On a day-to-day basis, the purposes for which we will process your personal information will include (as appropriate to our relationship with you):

  • To develop a business relationship with you or any customers or vendors for whom you work;
  • To fulfill requests and obligations related to that business relationship;
  • To manage the business relationship with you and to understand your needs and how they may be met;
  • To conduct our business operations and those of other members of the Transocean Group, to include auditing and monitoring of invoices and other business activities;
  • To carry out appropriate background and vetting checks, including right to work verification and verification of professional qualifications;
  • To make decisions based on testing, including drugs, alcohol and COVID or similar testing where required in accordance with our policies on grounds of health and safety grounds and for the protection of public health;
  • To make decisions based on vaccination status, including COVID vaccination status, for the protection of public health, in accordance with our policies and applicable law.
  • To help prevent and detect fraud, crime or corruption;
  • To protect the health and safety of individuals;
  • To fulfill our legal functions and obligations and to protect our rights and defend any claims made against us.

We will not use your personal information for:

  • Automated decision making. This means there is some human involvement in making decisions that could have a legal or similarly significant effect on you.
  • Direct marketing purposes, unless you expressly consent to us doing so.

 We will collect or process Special Category personal information about you, in the following circumstances and only where authorized by law:

  • To perform a contract we have with you;
  • To review equality of opportunity or treatment;
  • For the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine, medical diagnosis, healthcare or treatment or for the assessment of your working capacity;
  • To protect the vital interests, including the life or physical safety of you or another person, if you are incapable of giving consent (in exceptional circumstances e.g. medical emergency);
  • To protect your health, in a procedure carried out by health professionals;
  • To establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • To investigate, detect, prevent and manage actual or alleged fraud, unlawful acts or violations of law;
  • To help ensure your security; and
  • For the protection of public health.

How do we protect your personal information?

We are committed to protecting your personal information. As such, we have in place various security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.

We also limit access to your personal information to those who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with suspected personal information breaches and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Who will we share your personal information with?

From time to time, we may need to share the personal information we process with others where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.

Where we engage third-party service providers, your personal information is exclusively processed for the purposes above and only shared on a strict business need to know basis. Before we disclose any information, we will ensure there are appropriate security standards in place to protect your personal information. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal information for their own purposes.

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

  • Other companies within the Transocean Group of companies.
  • Authorized third party service providers, contractors, agents, professional advisors (including without limitation) external auditors, tax and legal consultants.
  • Customers, in connection with the purposes listed in this Notice.
  • To any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or as is permitted by local law.
  • To any person to whom Transocean proposes to transfer any of its rights or duties or in the context of a possible sale or restructuring of the business.
  • To other third parties as directed by you. Where those recipients are controllers in respect of your personal information, they will process your personal information for the proposes set out in their own notices and are directly responsible to you for their use of your personal information.

Transfers of your personal information to other countries

Due to the multinational character of the Transocean group, we may transfer, and process, your personal information within the Transocean group or to authorized third parties outside of your country. Where this is the case, we have taken appropriate safeguards to ensure that your personal information will remain protected when transferring personal information by implementing technical and organisational security measures and using the standard contractual clauses approved by the competent authority, such as the European Commission, which contractually ensure the protection of your personal information, supplemented (where necessary) by appropriate additional safeguard measures to ensure that your personal information is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with and which respects applicable data protection law.

If you require further information about any these safeguards, you can request it from dataprivacy@deepwater.com.

When we transfer data within the Transocean Group we use standard contractual clauses in the form approved by the European Commission (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32004D0915)

How long do we hold your personal information?

We will keep your personal information for only as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it. We may keep it longer to satisfy any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.

To determine how long to keep personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Your rights in relation to your personal information

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of your data protection rights. To the extent provided by law in your jurisdiction, you may be entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – means the right to request copies of your personal information and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • The right to rectification – means the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. This also includes the right to request for us to complete any information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – means the right to request that we erase or anonymize your personal information, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – means the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – means the right to object to our company’s processing of your personal information, under certain conditions.
  • The right to information about automated decision making – means the right to request information about the criteria and the procedures used in any automated decision making that affects your interests.
  • The right to information about consent – means the right to request information about the possibility of denying consent and the consequences of such denial.
  • The right to information about third parties with whom we share your personal information – means the right to request information about the public and private entities with whom we shared your personal information.
  • The right to data portability – means the right to request that we transfer the personal information that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

Where you have provided us with your consent to process personal information, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time and you can do that by emailing dataprivacy@deepwater.com.

We will respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: dataprivacy@deepwater.com. For requests related to personal information collected in Brazil, you may also contact our Data Protection Officer, Ana Forman, at BrazilDPO@deepwater.com.

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 another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Changes to this Notice

Our company keeps its Notice under regular review and places any updates on this web page. To stay up to date on the most recent changes, make sure to revisit this page periodically. This Privacy Notice was last updated on 30 July 2021.

How to contact us

Transocean is committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with this Notice and applicable Data Privacy Laws.

If you have any questions about this Notice, the personal information we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to email us at: dataprivacy@deepwater.com.

You may also lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority in your country if you consider that the processing of your personal information infringes applicable data privacy and protection laws but we would ask that where possible, or where required by law, you contact us first to allow us an opportunity to discuss your concerns and try to resolve any issues before you make a formal complaint to a relevant authority.

Notice to Investors/Forward-Looking Statements

This website may contain information and materials that include historical facts and/or projections and other "forward looking statements" as defined by United States federal securities laws. You should be aware that statements made on our website may contain historical facts that have become out of date. You should also be aware that any projections or forward looking statements on this site reflect Transocean's current views about future events and/or financial performance, and should not be deemed as any assurance that such events or performance will occur as projected. Circumstances that may cause future events or our performance to be different from our projections are described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, such as our quarterly report for the most recently ended fiscal quarter and annual report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. Transocean disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Nothing on our website is intended to be investment advice, and you should not base any decision to invest in our securities on the information contained on our website.