Privacy and Spam Policy

This Privacy and Spam Policy governs the use and disclosure by us of our users’ personal information. We uphold the spirit, philosophy and integrity of permission based marketing principles so we only communicate with users who have opted in to our ezine / e-newsletter, emails or who have purchased products.

Why do we collect your details?

Black Mermaid Productions™ collects the contact details of subscribers and purchasers in order to distribute our monthly ezine / e-newsletter Black Mermaid® Mermerings, as well as other relevant information. Our database allows us to send you news about our publications, products, subscriber specials, competitions and more.

How do we collect your details?

Black Mermaid Productions™ collects your details directly from you when you opt-in via the ezine / e-newsletter subscription buttons on our websites, from an opt-in check box on our websites, from a hand-written subscription form at events or when you purchase a product. We do not source the information from databases or directories or from third parties. Rather, you are given the choice about whether or not to subscribe and unsubscribe.

Who has access to your details?

When you subscribe you can be assured that your contact details remain private. We promise we will not sell, rent, trade or share your details with any other third party unless we directly contract out services such as through a mailing house that is bound by the same confidentiality criteria.

Contact details of subscribers are stored on a secure network through our e-newsletter service provider Newsletter.com.au and we are aware and comply with security principles, practices and procedures. We will endeavour to keep your personal information as secure as reasonably possible.

The only exception to the non-disclosure rule where we may be bound by law or for personal safety or security reasons to disclose personal information are in the following circumstances::

  • Under compulsion of law, for example if a warrant or court order is receive
  • To lessen or prevent a serious and imminent injury or threat to an individual’s life or health or for national security reasons
  • To you or with your consent
  • When we need to aggregate user data to improve our services and events.

What about links to third party websites?

Occasionally we provide recommended links to third-party websites, such as those of our business partners strategic alliances, sponsors and professional colleagues. Because Black Mermaid Productions™ does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their respective privacy and spam policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information and to determine whether you want to opt-in.

Consent

By subscribing to our ezine /e-newsletter, you are providing us with express permission, as you have deliberately opted-in to receive emails from us.

Identity

When you receive ezines / e-newsletters or email bulletins from us, we will always clearly and accurately identify ourselves to you.

Unsubscribe

Our Black Mermaid® Mermerings ezine features an unsubscribe facility at the bottom of the page in the white footer area. All you need to do is click onto the link that says: “Update/edit your profile, click here” and you will be taken to a web page titled: “Your Mailing List Profile”. Go to the Status section, and nominate “Unsubscribe” from the drop down menu then click on the Update button. You can take this option at anytime and we will remove you from our subscriber list.

Amendments to our Privacy and Spam Policy

We reserve the right to amend our Privacy and Spam Policy at any time while still maintaining the integrity of permission based marketing principles. We will endeavour to inform you of any such changes by publishing the revised policy on our website.