Privacy Policy

Introduction

Black Arts Forum (BAF, we or us) cares about the privacy of your personal information and is committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy (Policy) explains what information we collect about you and why, what we do with that information, and how we handle that information.

For the purposes of the applicable data protection laws (the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR), together with any implementing legislation, in particular, the Data Protection Act 2018), the company responsible for your personal information is Black Arts Forum. This Policy is incorporated into BAF's Terms & Conditions (Terms & Conditions) and applies to information obtained by us through your use of the information, software, products and services made available through the BlackArtsForum.co.uk website (Website).

Collection of your Personal Data

BAF collects information that, alone or in combination with other data, could be used to identify you (Personal Information), such as your e-mail address, name, physical address, telephone number, or employment information. BAF may also collect anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites (Non-Personal Information). Non-Personal Information is not linked to your Personal Information (for example, your IP address).

Black Arts Forum will collect your Personal Information in a number of ways, including when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through the other means set out below.

Information you provide when you fill in a contact form

When you fill in a Black Arts Forum contact form, you voluntarily give us certain Personal Information, including your:

  • name
  • e-mail address

Automatically collected information

When you visit our Website, we automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software such as your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, operating system, cookie information, referring website addresses, pages visited, links clicked, text entered, mouse movements, and Internet Service Provider. We analyse and use this information to better understand how our users use the service, to maintain and improve our service, and in some cases, to publicly disclose aggregated statistics regarding our services.

Personal Information access and disclosure

We will only disclose Personal Information to third parties:

  • when we have your explicit consent to share your Personal Information; or
  • when we determine that disclosure is required to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Black Arts Forum and users of the Website, or to respond to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or requests by public or regulatory authorities, including requests by law enforcement authorities; or
  • if we sell some or all of our business or assets, we may disclose your Personal Information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, and if the transaction closes, then your Personal Information may be transferred to the buyer.

We may disclose Personal Information to a member of our group, which means our Black Arts Forum employees/workers.

Data Security and Integrity

Black Arts Forum is committed to taking reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that we hold from misuse, loss, or unauthorized access. We do this by using a range of technical and organisational measures including measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorized access to your personal information, please let us know immediately.

The Website is designed to secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, with protections from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When Personal Information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

However, while we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of all data which is transmitted to the Website or to another website via the internet or similar connection.

Your Rights

Under the GDPR, you have various rights in relation to your Personal Information, such as the rights of access, rectification, restriction, objection, portability, and erasure. Please note that these rights are subject to certain limitations set forth in applicable law.

To exercise these rights, please contact us immediately at info@blackartsforum.co.uk. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues you raise.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority (for UK residents, the Information Commissioner’s Office, or ICO) if you believe we have failed to meet our obligations regarding your Personal Information. You can contact the ICO here.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices are not under BAF’s control. If you submit Personal Information to any of those websites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy on any website that you visit.

Children

We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not enter information on this Website or engage our services. If you believe a child or yours under the age of 18 has entered Personal Information, please contact us to have the data removed and terminate the child's account.

Changes to this policy

We will occasionally update this Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. Black Arts Forum encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your Personal Information.

Contact Information

Black Arts Forum welcomes your comments regarding this Policy. Please contact us at info@blackartsforum.co.uk, or write to us at:

Black Arts Forum c/o GRS
16 Grovesnor Road
Birmingham
B20 3NP

For more information, please review our Terms & Conditions.