Last Updated: May 24, 2018
Our Privacy Principles
including your access, opt-out, and other data rights, in compliance with the provisions of the
European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We take very seriously our responsibility to protect the privacy, integrity, and confidentiality of your personal information. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable legal standards and industry best practices to secure information from unauthorized access and use, alteration, and destruction.
Personal information collection
Your use of any Blacklight website domain (the "websites") or online product or service operated by or on behalf of Blacklight (the "online services") constitutes your opt-in consent for Blacklight to collect and use the following kinds of personal information for ordinary and lawful business purposes:
information that you provide for the purpose of accessing our websites under a contractual subscription, including your name, email address, company name or other professional affiliation, job title, mailing address, telephone number(s), credit card data, user name(s), and password(s);
information about your use of our websites and online services, whether or not you have a contractual subscription for Blacklight's products and services, including the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet, the type of operating system and browser used in making that connection, and information about your navigation to, through, and from our websites and online services;
any other information that you send to us digitally through email, the message systems on our websites or online services, a subscription purchase order signed by you or a licensed entity lawfully representing you, or any other digital communication between you and us.
For your convenience, Blacklight offers you the ability to access some of our websites and online services through mobile-optimized websites and mobile applications. When you use your mobile device to access our websites or online services, we may collect information such as your device's unique identifiers, screen resolution and other settings, general location, and other analytical information for the purpose of optimizing the quality of our products and services.
Using personal information
Your use of our websites and online services means you expressly consent that Blacklight may use your personal information to:
administer our websites and online services;
personalize our websites and online services for you (or not);
enable your access to and use of our websites and online services;
send to you products that you may purchase;
supply to you services that you may purchase;
send to you statements and invoices by email;
collect payments from you; and
send you Blacklight event invitations and other marketing communications by email.
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the ordinary business purposes identified elsewhere above, Blacklight may disclose your personal information to police, emergency responders, and competent judicial courts to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any natural disasters, life-threatening emergencies, legal proceedings, or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise, or defend its legal rights.
Securing your data
Blacklight will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
Blacklight has contracted with leading vendors to manage its subscription process, including sign-ups, password generation and maintenance, invoicing, payments, subscriber database management, research product encryption and distribution, and off-boarding of terminated subscriptions. Blacklight's vendors use encryption technology, firewalls, and other state-of-the-art security measures to protect this information and to process financial transactions for and on behalf of Blacklight. All personal information you provide will be stored on secure servers used by Blacklight or its vendors.
While Blacklight is committed to protecting the security, integrity, and confidentiality of your personal information, we cannot guarantee that security incidents will never happen. You agree that Blacklight is not responsible for security breaches not reasonably foreseeable or reasonably within our control.
You agree that you have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of your user names and passwords. You agree not to share these credentials with anyone inside or outside of your organization. If you suspect or become aware of a secure breach, you agree to notify us immediately. We are generally required to report to supervisory authorities any data security breach involving a natural person in the European Economic Area within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
Cross-border data transfers
Your data rights
You have the right to request from us whether or not we possess any of your personal information and if we "process" or "control" that data, or both, as defined by applicable law.
You have the right not to receive digital communications from us. If you want to stop receiving research products and other messages and notices by email from us, you may click the unsubscribe link in any communication from us. Alternatively, you may email this instruction to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain circumstances, you also have the right to access and port the personal information that you have provided to us and to instruct us to modify or delete it, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Blacklight's clients for research products and services include institutional investors, as well as public corporations, private firms, and individual natural persons. Though Blacklight is not a broker, dealer, bank, or investment adviser, it is our policy to retain client records, including personal information, for five years as a best practice consistent with the data retention provisions of the securities laws of the United States of America.
Blacklight does not offer any products or services to children. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you are under the age of eighteen, you are not authorized to use our websites or online services unless your guardian or other legally responsible adult requests such access in writing to us and we expressly approve the request. We reserve the right to decline any and all requests for access to our websites and online services by children.
Updating this statement
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
This website contains links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These third parties are responsible for their own privacy policies that govern any personal information that you provide to them while visiting their websites.
Blacklight is neither responsible nor liable for the privacy policies or practices of any third party. You agree that it is your responsibility to read the privacy policies of third party websites that may be visited through links on our websites.
by email, use the "Connect" form available through the websites; or
by post, to Blacklight Research, LLC, 40 Grove Street, Suite 350, Wellesley, MA 02482, USA.