Legal & Governance

The PPDM Association is committed to sound principles of governance and maintains strong corporate governance policies and practices.


PPDM Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction
  2. Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association is legally and ethically required to protect the privacy and personal information of our members and visitors to our website. PPDM will not share your personal information with any third party without your explicit permission for each such occurrence. PPDM will make best efforts to secure all such information in such a way that no unauthorized individual shall obtain access to it...

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PPDM Competition Policy (Anti-Trust)

Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association is a not-for-profit society organized and incorporated In the Province of Alberta. As a society, the business conduct of PPDM is governed by Canadian competition law, namely Canada’s federal Competition Act, R.S.C., 1985 c. C-34, as amended (the “Act”). The purpose of the legislation is to prevent anti-competitive practices in the marketplace and encourage competition in Canada.


The Commissioner of Competition is entrusted with enforcement of the Act and the Canadian federal government engages its own governmental agency...


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The PPDM Way

This policy describes the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association approach to the development of PPDM products and services. The policy is intended to provide consistency in development activities and to assist members in planning their commitments to Product development projects.

This policy has been reviewed by the PPDM Association's Board of Directors (Board) and others. It is not intended as a static or rigid policy. The Association welcomes comments from the members.


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PPDM Services and Website Terms and Conditions

The Professional Petroleum Data Management Association is a not for profit society incorporated pursuant to the laws of the Province of Alberta, Canada (“PPDM”). PPDM provides leadership for the professionalization of petroleum data management through the development and dissemination of best practices and standards, education programs, certification programs and professional development opportunities to individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, government agencies and regulatory bodies, and professional associations. The PPDM Services and PPDM Websites are intended to update and expand existing skills and knowledge of the user (“You”).

IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE PPDM SERVICES OR PPDM WEBSITES.

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PPDM Association ByLaws

PPDM ByLaws Membership in the Association shall consist of four (4) classes of members:
  1. “Voting Members" include individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, governmental bodies, agencies or other subdivisions admitted to membership by the Board;
  2.  “Associate Members” include individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, governmental bodies, agencies or other subdivisions admitted to membership by the Board;
  3. “Contributing Members” include individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, governmental bodies, agencies or other subdivisions admitted to membership by the Board; and
  4. “Honourary Members" means individuals designated by the Board as Honourary Members of the Association in recognition of services rendered by them toward the progress and development of the objects of the Association...

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