Oil Theft Watch Privacy Policy

OilTheftWatch.org values your privacy and takes great care to protect any information you provide us with. Please read our Privacy & Security Policy below for details on how we use such information:


The information we derive from members helps us to personalise and continually improve the service from OilTheftWatch.org.

We use the information to provide theft alert emails, provide statistics, raise awareness of theft and/or related products or services, to communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers; to seek your feedback on the service and to recommend products or services that might be of interest to you.

We also use this information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and to carry out technical, logistical or other functions to improve the service.

If you would like any personal information changed or deleted, just ask.

Who we are

This website is operated by Welsummer Ltd. You can contact us here.

Information we collect from you

When you visit our Web site, our Web server automatically records some general information about your visit, but does not recognise or record any individual information about you. We cannot identify you personally unless you give us personal information voluntarily. In addition to any information you submit to us, whether online or by post, for system administration and to understand your browsing actions, we may collect:


Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers which enable our systems to recognise your browser in order that we can provide you with easy use of the various services available on the website.

Like many websites we use cookies because they allow you to take full advantage of the interactive elements of the website and you'll need to have cookies enabled to place an order. Some of the cookies that we use are essential for the operation of the website, Cookies are usually enabled in most browsers by default.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




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Oil Theft Watch Session ID for Members


This cookie is used to recognise the user throughout their visit. Without it, when a user moves from one page to another, the system has no way of knowing who the user is. The cookie is simply a mechanism to store a token on the user's computer that our system can use to identify them. On each page, the system checks for the cookie, the cookie gives us the session ID, and the system can then recognise the user and continue whatever action they want to carry out. This is the industry-standard way to maintain a user session on a website, and is used by almost all websites on the internet. This cookie is strictly necessary for the website to operate.

This cookie is strictly necessary for the website to operate.

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This cookie is essential for the website to operate efficiently.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


If you wish to learn more about cookies go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Your email address

We do not know your email address unless you give it to us. We only record your email address if you send us a message, report an oil theft or by completing an online form. We will use it only internally within Oil Theft Watch and Welsummer Ltd, but will not disclose it to other organisations without your permission. We do not sell or pass on any of our visitors' details.

If you have consented to receive marketing from us, but do not want to receive any correspondence from us in the future, please unsubscribe here.

How we use this information

Any personal details you provide us with will only be used to contact you or to satisfy the purpose for which it was collected. We use statistical information to improve the content of our website and analyse what pages people visit.

Who has access to your information?

We use this information internally and share it with other people or organisations who need to know it as part of working with us in our normal business activities (e.g. suppliers). We take steps to ensure that these third parties put in place adequate security to protect your personal information and to ensure that your personal information is not processed other than in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We do not share your personal information with others except under these conditions, and we do not disclose or sell your personal information to others for use in mailing lists or databases.

We may occasionally use information from theft reports to raise awareness of heating oil theft on a local, regional or national basis. This will NOT contain personally identifiable information e.g. your name, email addresses, contact details unless you have given prior consent in writing.

Future Variations

If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.


Upon request, we'll tell you what information we have recorded about you. If any of the information is incorrect, or you want us to remove all information about you, please contact us and we'll amend it promptly.

If you have any concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here.