Methane Guiding Principles

Privacy Policy

Web privacy policy

The Methane Guiding Principles, its signatories and supporting organisations, (“we“) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand the type of information that we collect from the Methane Guiding Principles.  website: “Site”), how we will use it and the rights that you have in relation to it.  By visiting the Site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.

For the purpose of this Policy, “Data Protection Legislation” means all applicable legislation relating to data protection, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and all legislation implementing or made under or pursuant to or replacing or superseding the Act or the GDPR including any UK data protection legislation replacing the GDPR on exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.  Where this Policy uses terms which are defined in the GDPR, then the definitions set out in the GDPR will apply.

Pursuant to Data Protection Legislation, the controller of the personal information we collect about you from the Site. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us or the specific entity to whom you have provided your personal information at 

  1. Information you give us

This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on the Site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you contact us, subscribe to receive further information and when you report a problem with our Site. The information you give us may include for example, your first and last name, address, e-mail address, phone number, job title and the company or organisation you work for.

Depending on the context of your communication with us, we will use your personal information for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • respond to your enquiry or provide you with information that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information we offer that is similar to that which you have already purchased or enquired about;
  • consider how your business could support or work with our business;
  • evaluate any investment opportunities that your business offers;
  • respond to any existing partner of ours in relation to a pre-existing agreement or relationship;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

If any of the above activities are performed as a result of your request, your consent is considered to have been granted to us for to the processing of your personal . You are entitled to withdraw your consent to us contacting you by e-mail or by telephone for this reason at any time. If you subsequently decide that you do not want to hear from us about the service we could provide to your business, please let us know by emailing with the subject heading “Unsubscribe” or please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email that we have sent to you. Withdrawing your consent will not affect our use of the personal information prior to you withdrawing that consent but it will mean that we will not be able to contact you about the services we may be able to offer you or your business in the future.

  1. Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to the Site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the Site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our contact number.

We will use the above information:

  • to administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our Site safe and secure;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site that may interest you or them.
  1. Information we receive from other sources

We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

  1. Disclosure of your information

We may use your personal information with others, in line with the terms and conditions hereunder, in order to confirm your identity and respond to your enquiry. By visiting our Site you agree to the following disclosures:

  1. we may check your personal information by searching for your name and that of your business in a publicly available and private database of businesses and individuals, which will use the details entered by us to provide us with the search results. For example, we may use databases such as those retained by LinkedIn for this purpose;
  2. we may pass your information to selected third parties including:
  • signatories and supporting organisations participating in the Methane Guiding Principles
  • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site;
  • a third party to which we have a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Useand other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, safety and the rights, property and safety of others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purpose of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  1. Records of personal information

We will keep a record of the personal information that we receive from you in order to answer your enquiry, to contact you about any potential investment opportunities or in response to an enquiry from one of our existing suppliers. We will keep a copy of your personal information held for the specific purpose for which it was provided, until the subject matter of your enquiry has come to an end and we no longer need to comply with a legal obligation that requires us to retain your personal information.

  1. Transfers outside the EEA: where we store your data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, the provision of information to you. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Where we pass your personal information to parties located outside of the EEA that do not offer adequate protection, if they are not subscribed to an approved data protection framework, such as the EU-US Privacy Shield that permits us to transfer the personal information to them from the UK, we will enter into agreements which enable us to transfer that personal information to them and that enable you to exercise your rights in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

  1. Your Rights

With respect to the personal information that we collect about you from the Site, pursuant to the applicable Data Protection Legislation, you have the right to:

  1. request access to your personal information;
  2. receive a copy of the personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you can share it with others;
  3. where personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, ask for personal information to be rectified or completed;
  4. ask that personal information to be erased; and
  5. object to us processing your personal information by asking for the processing of that personal information to be restricted or stopped. For example, if we use personal information for marketing purposes or to make other decisions automatically.

Please note that we will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at

Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

  1. Access to Information

The Data Protection Legislation gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation. Please email

  1. Cookies

Our Site uses cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your browser and the hard drive of your compute, mobile or other handheld device as you browse the Site. The cookies we use to store information about your visit to the Site and distinguish you from other users.

The use of cookies helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our Site. By continuing to use the Site you consent to our use of cookies as explained above.

  1. How to disable cookies

If you would like to disable cookies you need to change your browser setting to reject cookies. However, if you use your browser setting to block all cookies, you may not be able to access parts of our Site. How to do this will depend on the type of browser you use. We have provided examples of how to disable cookies on the most popular browsers below:

  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer:
    • Choose the “tools” menu then “Internet Options”;
    • Click on the “privacy” tab; and
    • Select the appropriate setting.
  2. Mozilla Firefox:
  • Choose the “tools” menu then “Options”;
  • Click on the “privacy” icon; and
  • Find the “cookie” menu and select the relevant options.
  1. Third party cookies

Please note that Google and other third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies as a result of you visiting other websites, over which we have no control.

  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy, which will be immediately effective when posted on the Site or notified to you as applicable.