2. SCOPE OF POLICY
3. ACTIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
This site collects information from its visitors in two ways: actively and passively. Active information collection refers to instances in which we gather information from you when you fill it in and send it to us, such as by completing a registration form, signing up for an electronic newsletter, or sending us a message via an e-mail reply mechanism provided by this site. Active information collection can include both personal data (e.g. your full name or information that is unique to you) and non-personal data (e.g. if we were to ask for your first name and a list of the top three things you like about our site). Passive information collection refers to instances in which we collect information from you that you have not actively provided (please see the next section of this policy for a summary of our passive information collection practices).
If you are interested in receiving electronic updates, alerts, and other information from us regarding this site and our products and services, you must provide us with an e-mail address. In completing your registration, we may also ask for optional information, such as how you found us, to help us better serve you in the future.
We welcome your comments and feedback regarding this Site and our products, services and programs. This Site provides an e-mail address that permits you to send us your own e-mail address, comments, and any other information you choose to include. E-mail is not secure. As a result, you should carefully consider what information you wish to send to us via e-mail.
4. PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
We may use special technologies to passively collect information while you are visiting thisisblackbook.co.uk (that is, you do not actively provide this information). These technologies allow us to collect certain kinds of non-personal data, including your Internet domain name, the type of web browser you use, the operating system you use, the date and time of your visit thisisblackbook.co.uk, the specific pages you visit, and the address of the website you visited prior to entering thisisblackbook.co.uk. We do not link this passively collected non-personal data with personal data you have actively provided elsewhere on this site. We reserve the right to share with third parties, including our business partners and advertisers, the anonymous aggregated information that we have passively collected via this site. Below we have summarised the primary means of passive information collection at our Site.
Specifically, this Site uses gtag.js Google Analytics cookies to measure user-interactions, to record the pages a user has seen (for example, the page’s URL) and to “remember” the user’s previous interactions with these web pages. Google Analytics does not store any personal information about our website users. gtag.js uses the _ga and _gid cookies to distinguish unique users, and uses the _gat cookie to throttle the request rate.
Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses This site uses Internet protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are unique identifiers automatically assigned to each computer when logging onto the Internet. IP addresses allow us to collect much of the same information we collect through cookies, including browser type, what pages you visit, and how long you stay on the site. In general, IP addresses allow us to identify problems with our servers, prepare aggregate demographic information and other information regarding this use of this site, and improve the functions of this site.
5. WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION
The personal data we collect from you will only be used and disclosed in accordance with this policy or as specifically disclosed to you at the time you provide the information. We will not sell, lease, transfer, share, or otherwise permit access to your personal data with any third parties other than as described in this policy. We reserve the right to sell, lease, transfer, or otherwise share without restriction aggregated, de-identified, and other non-personal data regarding site usage, sales, traffic patterns, demographics, and other statistics about our site or those from whom we collect information via thisisblackbook.co.uk. We reserve the right to use or disclose personal information provided via this site as necessary to respond to your requests, comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, and law enforcement inquiries, as required by litigation, to take precautions against liability, and protect the security and integrity of the site and the safety of its users.
6. NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS
Should you subscribe to the Black Book newsletter, either directly through the Black Book website or by opting in on a Black Book enquiry form, you will receive up to a maximum of one newsletter per week sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. You can unsubscribe from this list by clicking on the clearly marked ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of any Black Book newsletter or by emailing us on email@example.com listing the email address(es) you would like to have removed from the mailing list. Please write “unsubscribe” in the subject line.
7. OPTING OUT
8. INFORMATION ACCESS
We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data that you send us via this site is accurate, current, and complete. To that end, we provide you with reasonable access to your personal information to correct errors or delete the information you have provided. If you wish to correct or delete your personal data, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Black Book, 3rd Floor, 86-89 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE. To respond to your request or inquiry, we may require follow-up or contact information to allow us to verify that you are the person authorised to view the information you are requesting. We may, at our discretion, refuse to allow you access to certain information if, in our view, to provide such access would jeopardize another person’s privacy; would violate any applicable federal, state, or foreign law, regulation, or directive; or would unreasonably burden this site.
9. DATA SECURITY
Although we take reasonable steps to protect the personal data that you provide via this site, no system is 100% secure or error-free. Therefore, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security or accuracy of the information we gather. One way we protect your personal data is through usernames and passwords. This safety measure is only effective if you protect the secrecy of both your username and password. If you ever suspect your username or password may have been compromised or subject to unauthorized use, contact us immediately at contacting us by e-mail at email@example.com.
10. THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN
This site is not directed to, and does not seek to collect personal data from, children under the age of 13. Nevertheless, if we are informed that we have collected information from someone in this age category, we will take reasonable steps to delete that information.
11. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time and in our sole discretion. If we do change the Policy, the new Policy will be posted here, along with its revision date, and all information collected following the posting of such changes will be subject to the new Policy. We want you to know, however, that before we use or disclose your previously collected personal data in a materially different manner from that to which you agreed, we will first secure your affirmative consent for such use or disclosure. Absent such consent, we will use your personal data in accordance with the Policy in effect at the time we collected the information. We encourage you to check this Policy periodically and – at a minimum – before each instance in which you provide personal data via this site.
12. CONTACT INFORMATION
Black Book Headquarters are at Black Book, 3rd Floor, 86-89 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0203 929 3831 from UK. Opening hours are Monday – Friday 0900 – 1800.