Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company and services. Data protection and data security are very important to us. For your further visits to our website, we would like to inform you about data collection, processing and use when visiting, registering and using our service. As well as objection, revocation and other rights to which you are entitled as a person affected by data collection and use.
This we do in compliance with the applicable data protection legislation and have committed to a vast selection of Privacy Laws form across the globe based on our customer base. In particular we adhere to the;
- EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework published by the US Department of Commerce
- California Consumer Privacy Act,
- EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
blakmode is the Controller of your personal data.
This Data Protection Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data and the choices available to you regarding collection, process, access, and how to update, correct and delete your personal data. Additional information on our personal data practices can be found in our Terms and Conditions. This Data Protection Policy is intended for you as a user of our website and services.
What is personal data?
Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Personal Data”).
We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what information on your website is shared publicly (or kept private), indexed by search engines, and permanently deleted.
We help protect you from overreaching government demands for your personal information.
We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.
What data do we collect?
When you visit the Site we collect log data, for example: the type of browser and operating system you are using, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, your IP address and pages on the site that you visit in association with your IP address. This information is recorded even if you do not have a Discussion Forum account, or even when you are logged out of your account. We mostly use this information to diagnose issues with the site. We only retain it for three days.
When you leave a comment on a Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the you provide along with the comment, such as you name and email address.
If you email us or send other communications to us directly, we will retain your email or address and correspondence so that we may respond to your request. We retain this information indefinitely so that we have a history of our past communications.
Advertising and affiliate Links pays our bills so we use a lot of cookies. You can find out how cookies work here. You can learn about what cookies are here. And we will tell you what cookies we are using in our Cookies Policy.
On what grounds do we use Personal Data?
We use your Personal Data for the following purposes and on the following grounds:
- On the basis of fulfilling our commitments to you (when you use our service)
- On the basis of your consent (when you subscribe to our newsletter)
- On the basis of legal obligations (for obligations such as tax, accounting, anti-money laundering, or when a court or other authority asks us to)
- On the basis of our legitimate interest (for communications about security, privacy and performance improvements of our services. Or for establishing, exercising or defending our legal rights.)
Of course, before relying on any of those legitimate interests we balance them against your interests and make sure they are compelling enough and will not cause any unwarranted harm.
When do we disclose your Personal Data?
We may share your information with organisations that help us provide the services described in this Data Protection Policy, to support this website and our services. For example, with our legal other professional advisors.
In relation to information obtained about you from your use of our website, we may share a cookie identifier and IP data with analytic and advertising network services providers to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website which is subject to our Cookies Policy.
We may disclose personal information in other circumstances such as when you agree to it or if the law, a Court order, a legal obligation or regulatory authority ask us to. If the purpose is the prevention of fraud or crime or if it is necessary to protect and defend our right, property or personal safety of our staff, the website and its users.
We will only keep the information required to provide our service.
Links to other Sites
This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, unless we have specified them in this document. Please also read our Amazon Associates Program Disclaimer.
You have the right to:
- information about the processing of your personal data,
- obtain access to the personal data held about you,
- ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected,
- request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful,
- object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation,
- request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases,
- receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’),
- request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.
Where the processing of your personal information is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time through our contact form.
How do we protect your Personal Data?
We protect your data using state of the art technical, and physical safeguards and operate a firm system of policies, confidentiality agreements, digital safeguards and procedures to ensure the highest level of administrative protection.
In more detail to access our database the user must be authorised, is challenged through a two-way authentication system and use an encrypted VPN.
The data we collect from you may be stored, with appropriate technical and organisational security measures applied to it, on our server in the USA. In all cases, we follow generally high data protection standards and advanced security measures to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any questions or complaints about our use of your Personal Data and this policy, please contact us using our contact form.
Ads and Analytics Services Provided by Others
Ads appearing on any of our site may be delivered by advertising networks. Other parties may also provide analytics services via our site. These ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about your use of our site and across other websites and online services. These technologies allow these third parties to recognize your device to compile information about you or others who use your device. This information allows us and other companies to, among other things, analyse and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver ads that may be more targeted to your interests. Please note this Data Protection Policy only covers the collection of information by us and does not cover the collection of information by any third-party advertisers or analytics providers.
California Privacy Rights
Sources and Categories of collected personal information you can find all sources and categories of collected personal information above.
Business or commercial purpose for collecting information you can find all purposes of processing personal information above.
Categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information you can find all categories of recipients of personal information listed above.
This Data Protection Policy and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal data can result in changes to this Data Protection Policy. Please regularly review this Data Protection Policy to keep up to date with any changes.