Privacy Policy

In addition to these Terms of Use, your access to and use of the Site is also subject to our Website Privacy Policy2 (the “Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated by reference herein. The Privacy Policy contains additional terms relating to our potential collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. By accessing or using the Site, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to the Privacy Policy.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of BlackSand’s security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Site or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify BlackSand immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. BlackSand has the right to disable any user, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in BlackSand’s sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in BlackSand’s opinion, such user has violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT

You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct while using the Site and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use the Site only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with these Terms of Use and any applicable law, rules or regulations. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. By way of example, and not as limitation, you agree that you may not:
  • use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site, or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or the computer systems or networks connected to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means;
  • create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;
  • utilize any data provided on the Site (including third-party provided data) for purposes other than evaluating BlackSand; transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, or any items of a destructive nature; defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; email or transmit any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or unlawful content;
  • run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Site;
  • use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site, including to engage in the practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” retrieving or indexing any portion of the Site, collecting information about its users for any unauthorized purpose or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining content or other information;
  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site;
  • download any file posted that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
  • impersonate another person or entity;
  • remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Site;
  • use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose (including, without limitation, in violation of any United States federal or state securities or blue sky laws or regulations, securities exchange or self-regulatory organization’s rules or regulations, or equivalent laws or regulations in foreign jurisdictions);
  • use the Site for any commercial purpose whatsoever other than for your own personal use.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://blacksandcapital.com/.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements