Privacy & Cookies Black Swan

Privacy & Cookies

Black Swan Partners (BSP) is committed to safeguarding your personal information. This Privacy Policy and Cookies explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

1. How do we collect information?

We will obtain personal information about you when you enquire about our activities or otherwise provide us with personal information.

2. What information do we collect?

When you participate in, access or sign up to any of BSP’s services or activities BSP may receive personal information about you. This can consist of your name, email address or comment depending on the activity. By submitting your details, you enable BSP to provide you with the services, activities or content you select.

3. How do we use this information?

We will use your personal information for the following purposes:

a) To provide our services and activities and to deal with your requests and enquiries;
b) For “service administration purposes” which means that BSP may contact you for reasons related to the service, activity or content you have signed up for;
c) To contact you about an email or contribution you have made, including any content you provide;
d) To provide you with information about our services or activities.

We will not share your information with other organisations. We only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent. You can change your mind at any time by Black Swan Partners at 3.41 Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Road, London, UK SW9 6DE.

Where BSP proposes to use your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.

4. Use of Cookies by BSP

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies help make this website work and provide
information to us about how you interact with our website. We use this information to improve our website experience.

We use cookies to:

a) Remember you when you visit this website to keep track of your browsing patterns and to build up a profile of how you and other users use the website. This helps us to improve the experience offered by our website.
b) Make our website work as efficiently as possible.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates. By using our site you agree we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
BSP will only use your information for marketing purposes, or to promote new activities or online content where you have agreed to this.

5. Will BSP share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law or as described in paragraph 7 below. Generally, we will only use your information within BSP. However sometimes BSP may use third parties to process your information on our behalf. BSP requires these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and BSP requires that they do not use your personal
information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way.

6. Offensive or inappropriate content

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on BSP’s website, BSP may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Where BSP reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be
defamatory), BSP may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, Internet provider or law
enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

7. How do we protect your personal information?

When you are on BSP’s website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with BSP alone, unless otherwise stated. We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used. For example, when you agree for your email address to be used to send you periodic emails your details will be held securely in a database until you subsequently unsubscribe to this service.

8. How long will BSP keep my personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.

9. Will we disclose the information we collect to outside, third parties?

We may pass your information to service providers, agents and associated organisations. We will not share your information with other organisations. We may need to disclose your information if required to do so by law.

10. Your Consent

By providing us with your personal data you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement.

11. Access to personal information

BSP tries to be as open as it can in terms of giving people access to their personal information. You can find out if we hold any personal information by making a “subject access request” under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information we will:

a) Give you a description of it;
b) Tell you why we are holding it;
c) Tell you who it could be disclosed to;
d) Let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

BSP charges £10 for such requests and will require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved identification. BSP will use
reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.

12. Links to other websites

This Privacy notice does not cover the hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal
information you submit that may also be collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. BSP does not accept any responsibility or
liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

13. Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time and is kept under regular review.

14. How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about BSP’s privacy policy, please write to Black Swan Partners at 3.41 Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Road, London, UK SW9 6DE.