Privacy statement

Website information

Aramco Far East (Beijing) Business Services Company (“ABS” or “us”), together with its parent company, affiliates and branches (together the “Saudi Aramco Group”), follows strict guidelines to protect personal data and ensures compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

Your privacy is important to us and maintaining your trust is a priority. This Privacy Notice informs you that information submitted by you or collected by us may be processed for the purposes below.

1. Saudi Aramco Group Websites

The ABS website ( (“Site”) may include links to other websites of Saudi Aramco Group businesses, products and services, each of which may have their own privacy notices. When visiting any of our other websites, please review and familiarize yourself with the relevant privacy policy.

2. Information we collect

When you use the Site, we may collect information about you (“Personal Data”). This includes information you may provide or provided about you such as:

  • Name;
  • Language;
  • Contact details (such as telephone numbers, email address, address);
  • User login data;
  • Demographic data (e.g. date of birth);
  • Technical Information (IP / Cookies);
  • If applying for a job, employment history, nationality, date of birth, and other relevant information to enable us to conduct background checks.

We also may collect information about you from publicly and commercially available sources (as permitted by law), which we may combine with other information we collect when you visit our Site.  This may include (but is not limited to) websites where you publically include information about yourself such as Linked-in, Wechat, job sites or from other third party sources. 

3. Collection, processing and use of your Personal Data

We collect Personal Data of users of the Site. We collect, process and use your Personal Data in connection with your use of the Site in providing you services such as:

  • Registering to become a supplier;
  • Applying for a job;
  • Contacting us for partnership, supplier, or other business opportunities;
  • Business execution including entering into of agreements with customers, suppliers and managing relationships with such parties;
  • Communicating to our customers, investors, prospective and existing employees;
  • Legal and/or regulatory compliance reasons including litigation and defense of claims.
    We do so to provide you with the service you requested, and where appropriate with your consent or based on our legitimate interest to carry out our business operations.

4. How we might share your Personal Data

We may share your Personal Data with Saudi Aramco Group companies or other third parties. We may need to do this:

  • Where we need assistance from third parties to grant you access to the Site and facilitate posting of information, content and/or otherwise operate the Site;
  • Where have a public interest or legal duty to do so (e.g., assisting with detection of crime, regulatory reporting, litigation, or defending legal rights);
  • Where we have a duty to disclose to a competent public authority, government or regulatory agency where necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory compliance obligation which the relevant Saudi Aramco Group member is subject to or as permitted by applicable local law;
  • In the event of a reorganization, merger, divestment or other sale of some or all of our assets or stock, to any successor;
  • Where required to our professional advisers or consultants, including but not limited to, lawyers, bankers, auditors, accountants and insurers providing consultancy, legal, banking, audit, accounting or insurance services to us;
  • To enforce or apply any agreements we have with you;
  • To third party suppliers and vendors who we use to support our business, including but not limited to the operation, features and functionality of this Site, and those who provide information technology and system administration services to us; or
  • We asked for your permission to share your Personal Data and you agreed.

5. Social Media

We may use social media sites such as Wechat, LinkedIn, etc. If you use these services, you should review their privacy policies for more information on how they deal with your Personal Data.

Social media platforms also allow you to indicate your preferences to them about the advertising you receive on their platforms. Please contact your social media platforms for more information.

6. How we protect and handle your Personal Data

We use robust technical and organizational measures to protect any personal information we process about you. All Saudi Aramco personnel who have access to your Personal Data operate under strict corporate guidelines to ensure the protection of the data and compliance with applicable local data protection laws and regulations.

7. International data transfers

We store and process your Personal Data in various jurisdictions around the world.  This may include within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Your Personal Data may be shared with and processed by us outside of China.

The laws on processing such information, including where such information is classed as "personally identifiable information” or “personal data", in these locations may be less stringent than in China. It may also be processed by staff operating outside of China. We will take all measures reasonably necessary and/or required by applicable data protection laws to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this notice and applicable laws.

8. How long do we keep your Personal Data?

We will keep Personal Data for as long as we have a relationship with you and when you use our Site. Following end of the relationship, we shall retain this for a period of 7 years or such longer period as required by law and/or to protect our legal interests. We will not keep any information for longer than is strictly necessary and when we no longer need the information, we will securely destroy it in accordance with our internal policies or anonymize it. Should you require earlier deletion, you may discuss this by contacting Saudi Aramco.

9. Your Rights

Under certain applicable laws, you may have certain rights in relation to your Personal Data. These rights include right to access and rectify the Personal Data that you provided to us.

Subject to certain limitations, users accessing this Site within and/or otherwise located within the European Union (“EU”) may have a right under applicable laws to request us to provide you access to your Personal Data for the purpose(s) of:

  • Request a copy of what Personal Data we have on you;
  • Rectify or erase your Personal Data (add to or update/correct);
  • Restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • Object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • Data Portability;
  • Lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority.

For collection and use based on legitimate interests, you may object to processing of your personal information. To that effect you can contact us in writing at the email address provided below. Should you object to the processing of your information this may, without limitation, impede your access to the Site.