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Privacy Policy

This policy covers the processing of personal data by This Is Black Metal. This Is Black Metal is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information whilst striving to provide the very best user experience. We want our website to be safe and enjoyable for everyone. If you have any concerns, questions or comments about this privacy policy or the website you can contact us.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Personal information collected:

Information you provide upon registration: in order to make use of certain services provided through the website such as email newsletters or writing comments, you will either need to: (a) register an account with This Is Black Metal. When you do so, you will provide us with information about yourself such as email address or other details; (b) log in using a social media account of your choice. When you do so, we will be provided with certain information about you from the social media site, as specified when you log in.

Information you provide upon ordering a product or service from us: if you order a product or service from This Is Black Metal, you will need to provide certain personal details so that the order can be fulfilled. In some cases, This Is Black Metal will direct you to a third party partner site which will collect this information from you and fulfill your order.  

Information you provide when taking part in a poll or survey: if you take part in a poll or survey you will either need to register an account with This Is Black Metal or provide certain personal information to This Is Black Metal which will be used in accordance with the terms of the poll or survey.

Demographic and other data: this website uses cookies, web analytics and web logs to collect information about your use of our site, information about your computer such as your computer’s IP address and browser type, demographic data. If you have registered an account with This Is Black Metal, it may also collect your name and email address. The data collected through cookies, web analytics and web logs may be transferred to third parties. For more information on how this website uses cookies, see our cookie policy below.   

Email communications: This Is Black Metal may keep track of the emails that we send you. A record of what communications you have selected to receive or not to receive is also kept. If you would like to opt out of receiving such emails, please click the “unsubscribe” link in the email and follow the instructions.

When is information collected:

This Is Black Metal collects information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.

How collected information is used: 

This Is Black Metal owns the information collected through this website. The information collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, surf the website, or use certain other site features, as applicable, may be used in the following ways:

  • to provide you with services or information that you have requested or products or services that you have ordered, such as magazine subscriptions;
  • to contact you regarding your registered account with us;
  • to confirm or fulfill an order you have submitted;
  • to monitor or improve the performance of, and products and services available through, this website;
  • to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of use of This Is Black Metal, enforce the website’s rights and protect the safety of others including investigating and if necessary removing any content about which a complaint is received;
  • for any purpose required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority.

Please note that if you upload or post any information to a public part of the website, it may be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of use of the website, and it may be viewed and used by others. This Is Black Metal accepts no responsibility for this.

By providing This Is Black Metal with your personal information, you consent to This Is Black Metal: (a) processing your information as set out in this privacy policy and in any other manner you expressly consent to; (b) processing your sensitive personal data (if provided); and (c) possibly transferring your information to other countries or jurisdictions.

How collected information is protected:

This Is Black Metal does not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

This website only provides articles and information, and never asks for credit card numbers.

Regular Malware Scanning is used.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

A variety of security measures is implemented when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on the website’s servers.

This Is Black Metal shall not be liable for any attempt to hack or crack or otherwise gain access to any part of this website including any of your information.


This Is Black Metal uses cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables the provision of improved services. This Is Black Metal also uses cookies to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that the website can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

This Is Black Metal does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at own discretion, This Is Black Metal may include or offer third-party products or services on the website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. This Is Black Metal therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Before submitting any personal information to such websites, you should check their privacy policy. Nonetheless, protection of integrity of our site is considered of utmost importance, so any feedback about these sites will be welcomed.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

This Is Black Metal uses Google AdSense Advertising on the website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

This Is Black Metal has implemented Remarketing with Google AdSense.

This Is Black Metal, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Children Privacy Protection

This website is a general audience website. On the website, This Is Black Metal does not currently knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen. If, in the future, personally identifiable information from children will be collected on the Website, it will be done in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations including, without limitation, obtaining parental consent where necessary. The Internet offers children wonderful educational and entertainment resources. Parents’ guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience.

Policy changes

By using this website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy and our terms of use. This Is Black Metal may amend this privacy policy and the terms of use from time to time. If so, an updated version will be posted on this website. You will be bound by the new terms upon your continued use of this website.


If you have any general questions about this website or the information collected about you and how it is used, contact us.

If at any time you believe that This Is Black Metal has not adhered to the principles displayed above, please notify us by e-mail and all commercially reasonable efforts will be used to promptly determine and correct the problem.