Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 2020

By using this Website, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website or submit any personally identifiable information to the Company.

BlackBook Media (“The Company”) is committed to protecting your personal privacy. We provide this notice (the “Privacy Policy”) to explain how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by The Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries, parent, and affiliated companies (“we”, “us” and “BlackBook”).  This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website (the “Site”) to sign up to receive our “The BlackList” newsletter or our Contact email address or form, and related communications from us (the “Services”).

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you subscribe to a newsletter or create an account.

Information We Collect Automatically

The Site uses Google Analytics first-party cookies to track activity and visits to the Site. Otherwise, we do not collect any information about you automatically.  

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored in your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities or to improve your user experience by remembering the information that you have already provided to us. We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not voluntarily provided by you. The use of cookies is an industry standard. Some of our business partners also use cookies to provide us with anonymous data and information regarding the use of our Website. At your option, you may block cookies or delete cookies from your hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, you may not have access to the entire set of features of this Website.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service.
  • For internal marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst our consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to our websites.
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, events offered by BlackBook Media, and to manage transactions such as credit card payments for any goods that you order from us or any of our agents, or for the fulfillment of such transactions (e.g., delivery). The personal information you provide may be used by an authorized vendor to fulfill that order.
  • We might request you to elect to receive information and updates from our subsidiaries, affiliates, business partners, advertisers and parent companies and any of their related businesses.
  • We may arrange for selected organizations to send you marketing and promotional information that may be of interest to you. In such circumstances your personal information may be disclosed to these organizations who will agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy statement. We will obtain your permission before we send you any such communications.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, business partners, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf related to the Services;
  • We may also share non-personal information with others, such as advertisers, in aggregate anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you.
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
  • To protect the rights, property and safety of BlackBook Media or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, including, without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us;
  • Between and among BlackBook Media and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and other companies under common control and ownership; and
  • With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

Security

We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from BlackBook Media by following the instructions in those emails or other messages.

Social Sharing Features

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button). Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Contact Us

In the event that you have any questions, complaints or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or if you have reason to believe that we may have failed to adhere to it, please contact us by sending an email to info@blackbookmag.com.

You may request that we provide you the information we hold about you, update your information, or ask us to remove your information or correct any inaccuracies in such personal data. We will use reasonable efforts to deal with your request within a reasonable time.

Questions regarding your rights and our responsibilities under this Privacy Policy can be directed to info@blackbookmag.com.

Disclaimer

Our policies and procedures limit access to personal information to those with a business reason to know such information. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, we cannot represent, warrant, or guarantee that communications between you and us, or personal information stored on our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, loss, misuse, or alterations. The Company disclaims liability for personal information submitted through this Website. Users are hereby advised that they submit such personal information at their own risk.

This Website may contain links or references to other websites outside of our control. Please be aware that we have no control over these sites and this Privacy Policy does not apply to these sites. Additionally, this Website may include functionality that allows integration with third party sites, such as Twitter, Facebook or other social networks. We may allow you to share selected with those third party sites, and you may be permitted to export information concerning your use of this Website to such third party sites. Some of those third party services may provide us with your information to enhance and personalize your use of this Website. If you submit your credentials (e.g., username and password) for a third party website or service during your registration for this Website or in connection with updating your user profile, we may receive your information from such third party website or service. The Company encourages you to read the privacy statements and terms and conditions of linked or referenced sites you enter. These third party websites may send their own cookies to you, log your IP address, and otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. THE COMPANY DOES NOT CONTROL AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THIRD PARTIES DO IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR WEBSITES, OR HOW THEY HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION AND CONSULT THE PRIVACY POLICIES POSTED ON EACH THIRD PARTY WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.