Please note that this website is not intended for children. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on this website. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this website or on or through any of its features, use any of the interactive features of this website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal data from a child without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a person under 18, please contact us at https://www.blacksandsinc.com/contact-us/.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
As many other companies do, Blacksands may measure the performance of its site to improve and customize it in favor of our visitors. During your visit, our site may automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your computer and your visit:
- The domain and host from which you access the Internet
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Blacksands website
- The date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site and which pages you visited
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address and
- Your computer’s operating system and browser software
Blacksands may entrust third parties with the described performance measurement. In no event will we thereby acquire information on the individual identity of any visitor. Such third parties will be required to observe our privacy standards, to provide us only with aggregated information, to use the information collected only for the purposes for which they have been retained by Blacksands, and to destroy the information afterwards.
Some websites may deposit certain bits of information called “cookies” in a visitor’s computer. Generally, a cookie assigns a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in a website are visited and by how many people. This does not collect an individual visitor’s identifying information; rather, this information is also in an aggregate form. The purpose of this and the information it provides is again to help us improve our websites. Most Web browsers allow the user to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features on our site.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Only when specifically requested by website visitors will the information we collect be used to respond to visitors’ inquiries, fulfill e-mail messaging programs, and notify visitors about new content or services on our websites. If you decide you no longer wish to receive postal mailings and/or e-mails from us, please let us know by sending e-mail or writing to us and telling us you no longer wish to receive postal mail and/or e-mail. Please provide us with your exact name, postal address, and/or e-mail address. We will be sure your name is removed from our mailing list.
Blacksands will use personal information only for the purpose indicated to you when you provided it. Blacksands will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange such personally identifiable information to any other organization or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it, or as otherwise required by law.
European Union residents have the right to make a complaint at any time to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
This version was last updated on May 25, 2018, and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us at https://www.blacksandsinc.com/contact-us/.
European Union Residents: Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your data unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your data which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the data to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at https://www.blacksandsinc.com/contact-us/.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific data from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further data in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.