Privacy policy

Posted on Wed 16 May 18

In this policy “We”, “Us” and “Our” refer to Nero Schwarz Music Ltd. For more information on Nero Schwarz Music Ltd, see section 3.

“our site” or “this site” refers to the website at

Our general data ethos

We are committed to keeping any data of yours that we hold, safe and secure, and to only use it in the ways outlined in this privacy policy.

We do use cookies on this site. These cookies are not essential to the operation of the site.

We will never allow access to any data we hold to anyone who is not directly associated with Colin and we will only use it to inform you about news and releases related to Colin’s work and legacy.

We will never, ever sell or give this data to anyone.

1. Personal information collected by this site and how we use it

This website collects the following information for the following reasons:

1.1 Mailing List

To enable us to share news about the work and legacy of Colin Vearncombe, we operate an email newsletter via a mailing list. We may hold details of your name, email address and location.

This data is stored on our behalf by an external company – who act as a third party data processor on our behalf providing us with email marketing services.

Your details will not be stored within our website’s database, or in any of our internal computer systems.

Their privacy policy can be found here:

Their postal address is:
150 West 25th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Their telephone number is +001 212-464-8969

Your data will only ever be added to our list via your entering it into one of two online signup forms:


By adding your email to our list in this way, you are giving us consent to email you with news about the music and work of Colin Vearncombe.

Your name may also have been added to our list historically through your adding it to a mailing list signup sheet at a show by Black – the artist also known as Colin Vearncombe. This method is no longer used for data collection. Your adding your name to the list at a gig is assumed as giving consent for this.

You can unsubscribe at any time by following the link in any email we send. There will also always be a link in the email to update your profile with us.

If you are under 16 years of age, you must obtain parental consent before signing up to our mailing list.

This data will stay on the Fanbridge servers for an indefinite period – until our commercial agreement with them is terminated. If we switch to a new service, we may transfer your data to this new list, but we will give you 28 days notice via email, with the option to opt-out of this transfer.

1.2 Data held by direct interaction with our site

Purchases through our site –

Purchases through our site are made using Paypal. As part of the Paypal checkout procedure you will need to enter your details – name, address and telephone number. This is so that we can send you your order. We also use your details for internal accounting procedures relating to invoicing for the items.

We do not use your data for any other purpose, and it will never be shared with any other party.

The lawful basis for processing your data is your consent in entering it into Paypal as part of the transaction.

1.3 Purchases through external data processors, through our site

We use Bandcamp to service our online music players and digital purchases of music through our site.

We consider Bandcamp to be a third party data processor.

The data you give Bandcamp is used by them to deliver your purchases.

Their privacy policy can be found here:

Payment for the digital downloads goes via PayPal. As with item 1.2, that data remains with PayPal and is bound by their privacy policy.
We use this data for internal accounting procedures only.

We consider PayPal to be a third party data processor.

*1.4 Anonymous browsing data is collected via Google Analytics. *

We use Google Analytics to track visitation of and user interaction with our site.

Google Analytics records data such as your location, the device you are using and internet browser and operating system. All of this data is anonymous and we have no way of personally identifying you.

Google Analytics may also record your computer’s IP address. This could be used to identify you, but we are not granted access to do this.

We consider Google Analytics to be a third party data processor.

Disabling cookies will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to our site.

More on Cookies:
A cookie is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser.

This site uses cookies minimally. We don’t store any personal information. The type of information we do store is for two primary reasons:

1. Analytics [cookie names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _jsuid, first_pv*] – we’d like to know how many visitors our site receives, where they are geographically and which browser they’re using.

2. Mobile devices [cookie name *_mobile_viewport] – we temporarily store information on screen size so that we can optimise the site for your device.

We also, ironically, need to store a cookie to tell us if you’re using cookies [name=’*_useCookies’].

You can refuse to accept our cookies at any time by clicking here.

2. Your information and rights

You have certain rights with regards to your data that we hold. These are:

i) the right to access the data we hold
ii) the right to update your data
iii) the right to delete your data from our lists/server
iv) the right to withdraw your consent.

To exercise the rights outlined above, please send an email to outlining your request and we will reply to you within 1 calendar month with details of the data or to confirm update or deletion.

3. Data Breaches

We will report any suspected data breaches of this website or any of our third party data processors to all relevant parties/persons within 72 hours of us becoming aware of the breach. This will only be if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been compromised.

4. Company Information

This website and the content carried within (unless otherwise credited) is owned and operated by Nero Schwarz Music Ltd – registered in the UK under number: 10434451
whose registered office is: 3rd Floor Pacific Chambers, 11-13 Victoria Street, Liverpool, England, L2 5QQ

You can contact us by the following means:

i) by post at: Nero Schwarz Music Ltd, PO Box 109, Liverpool, L18 8WX

ii) by email at:

5. Changes to this policy

We may from time to time, make changes to this policy, in line with legislation or with industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our website users of these changes. It is recommended that you check this page periodically for any changes.

How to get in touch

For all Colin Vearncombe aka Black related information, please visit

For all enquiries about current and future releases, please email us.

Postal address

Nero Schwarz Music Limited
P O Box 109
L18 8WX

Mailing list

You can keep up to date by joining the Blacklist.

View our privacy policy here.