Privacy Policy


We value your business and we know your privacy is important to you. Accordingly, we have implemented this Privacy Notice to inform you of the information that we collect from you when you visit this website (“WhosWhoBlackArt.com”), what we do with it and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

Who we are
We supply high quality book publications and member directories. WhosWhoBlackArt, Inc. is the parent company and headquartered in the U.S.

What personal information do we collect

Information you provide to us
Certain parts of our Website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily: for example, we ask you to provide your name, contact details and payment details in order to purchase a printed product from us or to set up an online account, or your email address to sign up to receive a newsletter and/or to submit enquiries to us.
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

Information that we collect automatically
When you visit our Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, browser-type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your ISP, operating system and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to better diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website, as well as understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from, and what content is of interest to them. This information aids us in merchandising and in developing the design and layout of the Website. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading ‘Cookies and similar tracking technology’

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
We may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information about yourself at various times and at various places on this Web site, such as when you register for newsletters, subscribe for home delivery, or choose to participate in a contest, sweepstakes, survey or other feature on the Web site. Personally identifiable information is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your full name, address, or e-mail address). In addition, as part of our current and planned services, we may, at any time, include features to this Web site that require you to register or otherwise provide PII, including credit card information, or we may require registration or a subscription fee to gain access to any portion of this Web site. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in many of this Web site’s features. If you provide us with PII of a friend, such as name or e-mail address, (for example, in order to e-mail an article to a friend), or a friend has provided that information about you, we will not use that PII to send other e-mail communications unless otherwise disclosed at the time the information is provided. This is not a Web site directed to children younger than the age of 13, and this Web site does not knowingly collect PII from children younger than 13 years of age. If you are younger than 13 years of age, do not send any information about yourself to this Web site. If we discover that a child younger than the age of 13 has provided this Web site with PII, we will delete that child’s PII from our database.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit this Web site, our servers automatically collect certain Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate this Web site, and it includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays. We also collect the information automatically sent to us by your browser, such as browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting this Web site, and IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet, which Web servers use to identify where to send the information your computer requests. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of this Web site. We also may determine the technology available through your browser in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page. We may disclose non-identifying user information, such as aggregated statistics, to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing our services, marketing and providing a better user experience on this Web site.

Cookies
Like most Web sites, this Web site sometimes makes use of browser cookies. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, such as tracking usage patterns on the Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC Web sites, measuring the effectiveness of advertising to help serve advertisements, limiting multiple responses and registrations, facilitating your ability to navigate this Web site and as part of a verification or screening process. Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC does not save PII in cookies, but we may link the cookie to any PII or other information we collect. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by indicating this in the preferences or options menu in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of this Web site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies, and you may not be able to take advantage of some of this Web sites features. You should consult with your browsers provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

What we do with your personal information
Use by this Web site
This Web site may use your PII to provide you with requested goods, services or content, to contact you in connection with a sweepstakes or promotion, or for other purposes disclosed when you provide your PII. In addition, this Web site may send you special offers via e-mail if you do not opt-out from receiving such information when you register with this Web site. If you wish to unsubscribe from this Web sites e-mail newsletter or to change your preferences, follow the instructions to unsubscribe to the e-blast. We may also use information collected about our users to provide customized content, advertising, products and services, or to improve the content and navigation of this Web site, or for other internal purposes. If you submit a Letter to the Editor or other content to be published in one of our publications, whether such publication originates online or offline, we may publish your name or other information in connection with publishing the letter to the editor or other content. We may combine the information about you that we collect through the Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC Web sites with information available to us from other sources, including information received from promotional partners or other third parties. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any personal information received. We may also combine PII with other information we collect through the Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC Web sites, including, IP addresses, cookies and search terms users enter on the Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC Web sites, which we may use for reporting and monitoring, improving the Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC Web sites and products, or to target advertising.

Forums
This Web site may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to our users. If you post PII online, it will be publicly available and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a forum. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.

Security
We store the information we collect from you on limited access servers, and we take steps to maintain the security of our servers and to protect your PII from unauthorized disclosure. However, even reasonable security measures do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit via the Internet, including to Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC.

Who we share information with

We may share and disclose your personal information to other third parties in the following circumstances:

Within the WhosWhoBlackArt group of companies for the purposes outlined in this Notice.

To vendors and other third party service providers who require access to your personal information to assist in the provision of the Website, our products and services, and other business-related functions. For example, we partner with one or more credit card processing companies to assist us in processing your payment. We partner with third parties that offer credit checks services that review credit worthiness of certain users to manage our risk and help us to avoid sending out orders to users that cannot afford to pay. We may also work with third party service providers to assist us providing targeted email campaigns, assemble and prepare personalized offers and/or make particular product or purchase recommendations. However, those companies do not retain, share, store, or use personal information for any secondary purposes.

We may also disclose your information to third parties: (a) where required by law or regulatory requirement, court order or other judicial authorization, (b) in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purposes of meeting national security and law enforcement requirements; (c) in connection with the sale, transfer, merger, bankruptcy, restructuring or other reorganization of a business; (d) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property, or that of third parties; (e) to investigate any wrongdoing in connection with the Website or our services; (f) to protect the vital interests of an individual.

To an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice;

To any other person with your consent.

Cookies and similar tracking technology
Like all e-commerce web sites, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are bits of information that are stored on your computer by your web browser. Although our cookies don’t store any of your personal information, they do allow us to do things like keep items in your shopping cart between visits or during the same visit or provide you with a more personalized user experience.

Whether you want your web browser to accept cookies or not is up to you. The ‘Help’ portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of features and services, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your cart, proceed to checkout, or use any services that require you to sign in. If you have not changed your computer’s settings, most likely your browser already accepts cookies.

We use a third-party service provider to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on our Website. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Website, and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other Web sites to target advertisements for goods and services.

This anonymous information is collected by a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major web sites. No personal information is collected or used in this process. They do not know your name, phone number, address, email address, or any personally identifying information about the user. You can read more about online marketing practices and the technologies that support them by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s website by clicking here.

International data transfers
Your personal information may be stored and processed by us in any country where we have facilities or where we engage service providers, and your personal information may therefore be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including the U.S., which may have different data protection rules to those of your country. Where we do so, our collection, storage and use of your personal information will be in accordance with the purposes set out in this Notice.

Specifically, we may transfer your personal and non-personal information to WhosWhoBlackArt, Inc. for storage in the U.S.

How we protect your information
The security of your personal information is very important to us.
When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). For purchases made online with credit cards, we store your credit card number in encrypted form for a limited amount of time, and our employees do not have access to this information. We do not store PIN data or 3-digit security codes.

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your data protection rights & choices
You have the following rights:

If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under ‘How to contact us’ heading below. You can correct many of the details in your account by logging in to your account.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.

You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. Alternatively, please contact us at privacy@whoswhoblackart.com. Please include your complete name, e-mail address and mailing address. Note that it may take up to three business days to remove you from our marketing lists and after this point you may still receive customer service related communications from us.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

How we link to other websites
Our Website contains links to websites, third party plug-ins (such as social media sharing buttons) operated by other companies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy notices of such other websites. This Notice applies solely to information collected by our Website.

Data retention
We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, for legal, tax or regulatory reasons, or other lawful purposes.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Children’s privacy
Our services are intended for users ages 18 and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from persons that we know to be under the age of 18. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 18.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post a new version on our Website, which will become effective when posted. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of the Website and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent with it. We encourage you to check this page regularly to ensure you are up to date with any changes.

Acceptance Of Terms
By using this Web site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Who’s Who In Black Art, LLC reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back from time to time. Of course, unless you consent otherwise, we will use your PII consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted your PII.

How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of your personal information, you can contact us by sending an email to privacy@whoswhoblackart.com or by contacting us at:

Who’s Who Black Art Privacy
750 Cross Pointe Rd.
Suite Q
Columbus, Ohio 43230

Updated February 20, 2018