Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Blackstone Private collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of its website (“Site”).

This privacy policy applies to the wite and all products and services offered by Blackstone Private.

 

Information Collection and Use

Blackstone Private is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

 

Your Access and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take serious precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website or via any other communication medium but not limited to chat, phone, email, meetings, encrypted chat platforms, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as your personal information or credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

Forms

For security reasons, all our fillable forms are not hosted on the same server as the website. The information you fill in those forms are stored with our third-party vendor in encrypted state which the third-party vendor cannot access. Their servers are GDPR compliant, ISO 27001, SOC 2 & HIPAA certified.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

 

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

 

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

 

Supplementary Privacy Provisions

Blackstone Private is committed to protecting customer data and will continue to work diligently to protect the privacy and security of all collected information. In addition to the above, Blackstone Private will:

  • Comply with applicable data protection laws;
  • Respond promptly to requests from customers about their personal data;
  • Provide customers with access to their personal data upon request; and
  • Adopt appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect customer data from unauthorized access or alteration.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at [email protected]

Data Retention

We will retain your Personal Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

 

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Ireland and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Information, to Ireland and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

 

Compliance With Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Compliance

Blackstone Private is committed to complying with the CCPA in accordance with the timelines prescribed by law. We have implemented measures to ensure that customers can exercise their data protection rights as set out in the CCPA.

To learn more about the CCPA, please visit the CCPA Website. To exercise any of your data protection rights under the CCPA, please contact us at [email protected]

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

Blackstone Private complies with the GDPR and takes all reasonable steps to protect customers’ data. We have implemented measures to ensure that customers can exercise their data protection rights as set out in the GDPR.

To learn more about the GDPR, please visit the GDPR website. To exercise any of your data protection rights under the GDPR, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Other Jurisdictions

Blackstone Private is committed to protecting customer data and will continue to comply with applicable laws outside the scope of this Privacy Policy. If you are located in a jurisdiction not covered by this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] for further information.

 

Security

Blackstone Private is committed to protecting customer data and will continue to work diligently to protect the privacy and security of all collected information. To this end, we have implemented reasonable security measures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or disclosure. Additionally, we restrict access to your Personal Information only to those employees who reasonably need access in order to provide services or complete tasks. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable laws to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted via our systems.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are therefore unable to guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, please contact us at [email protected]  

 

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services. Additionally, we do not accept any liability arising from your use of such websites or services or reliance on the privacy policies of those websites or services.

 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or would like to exercise any of your data protection rights, please contact us:

By email: [email protected]  

By chat: Please log in to your Wickr chat account and speak to your relationship manager.

How We Collect Personal Information

We may collect personal information when you use our Service, interact with us online or in person, register for our services, or otherwise communicate with us. We may collect the following types of information:

  • Contact Information (e.g., name, email address, phone number)
  • Demographic Information (e.g., age/birthdate, gender)
  • Financial Information (e.g., credit card details)
  • Technical Information (e.g., IP address, device information, device event logs)
  • Online Activity Information (e.g., browsing history, online preferences)
  • Usage & Preference Information (e.g., frequency of use of our Service)
  • Location Data (e.g., location data collected from your device’s GPS signal or other sources)
  • Other Information (e.g., information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies).

We may collect this information directly from you or from third parties. We may also combine the information we collect about you with publicly available data or data we receive from third parties.

 

How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide, maintain and improve our Service
  • To create and manage your account
  • To contact you regarding our products and services
  • To respond to your inquiries or requests
  • To customize your experience with us
  • To send marketing communications to you (if applicable)
  • To process payments and transactions
  • To analyze website usage and trends
  • To monitor and improve our Service
  • To protect against, investigate and deter fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity.

We may also use your information for any other purpose that is disclosed to you when we collect your personal information. We will not use your personal information for any purpose that is incompatible with the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary to fulfill the purposes set out above, or as required by law.

 

How We Share Your Personal Information

We may share your Personal Information with third parties who provide services on our behalf, such as payment processing, data analysis, customer support services and other services related to our business. We will only share your Personal Information with third parties if they agree to comply with applicable law and this Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose your Personal Information:

  • To comply with a valid legal process or government request (such as a search warrant, court order or subpoena).
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
  • To third parties with whom you have authorized us to share your information.
  • If Blackstone Private is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information.
  • To any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Your Rights Relating to Your Personal Information

You have certain rights regarding the use of your Personal Information:

  • You have the right to access your Personal Information and receive a copy of your Personal Information held by us.
  • You have the right to request correction of any inaccurate or incomplete information we hold about you.
  • You may also request erasure of your personal data, in certain limited circumstances (e.g., where it is no longer necessary for us to process your personal data).
  • You may have the right to ask us to restrict or block the processing of some or all of your Personal Information in certain circumstances.
  • If you provided consent for a specific purpose, you have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw your consent at any time.
  • You also have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to receive a copy of some of the Personal Information we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details provided below. We will respond to your request, subject to any legal restrictions that apply.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, transmission of Personal Information to and from our Service is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data collection practices, please contact us at Blackstone Private via email at [email protected].

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to our customers and will respond promptly to your questions or concerns. We take privacy seriously and will use all reasonable efforts to protect your personal information. If you feel that we have not adequately addressed your inquiry, you may contact an applicable regulator for more information.

Dispute Resolution

Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this Privacy Policy will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the NSW, Australia courts. Prior to initiating any proceedings, we encourage you to contact us directly and attempt to resolve any dispute informally.

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of NSW, Australia, without regard to conflict of law principles. All disputes arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy shall be finally settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the NSW, Australia. The parties agree that any such dispute shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party.

California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of the State of California, United States, under the California Civil Code, you have the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes. This section does not apply to businesses subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).

Data Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and/or until you request that we delete such information. We may also be required to retain certain information by law.

Contacting Children

We do not knowingly solicit data from children and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children. If a child has provided us with Personal Information, the parent or guardian of that child may contact us using the details provided below if they would like this information deleted from our systems.

Updates to this Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy take effect immediately after they are posted on our website. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our company is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide services to you.

Acceptance of this Policy

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and our Terms of Service. If you do not agree to this policy or our Terms of Service, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 25th August 2023.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of Blackstone Private who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact Blackstone Private at [email protected]

Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. Additionally, we are required to advise you that under California Law, businesses are permitted to inform consumers of their practices related to the sharing of certain categories of customers’ personal information with third parties and, in some cases, allow the consumer to opt-out of such information sharing.

The CCPA provides California consumers with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights. If you have any further questions about this policy or your rights under this law, please contact us using the details provided below.

Your Rights Under the CCPA

Under the CCPA, you have several specific rights with respect to your personal information. These include:

  • The right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold (“Right to Know”);
  • The right to delete personal information held by us (“Right to Delete”);
  • The right to opt out of any “sales” that may be occurring (“Right to Opt Out”).

Right to Know

Under the CCPA, you have the right to request that we disclose to you certain information about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Specifically, you can request to know:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we have collected about you;
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information;
  • The categories of third parties with whom we have shared that personal information; and
  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

Right to Delete

Under the CCPA, you also have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we have received and verified your request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

Right to Opt Out

You have the right to opt out of sales of your personal information. We do not sell personal information in any other context as defined by the CCPA.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

You can access, update or delete certain personal information about you by logging into your account. You may also contact us using the details provided below to access, update or delete certain other personal information we hold about you. We will respond within 45 days of receipt of your request.

We will always try to respond to all legitimate requests within the time period specified, however if we are unable to meet the deadline we will let you know and keep you updated.

Questions and Feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or by postal mail at:

Blackstone Private c/o Australian Cyber Corporation Pty Ltd

5/4 Columbia Ct, Norwest, Sydney, NSW 2153, Australia

We review all feedback and try to respond to it promptly.

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the DPO using the details set out below:

The Privacy Officer

Blackstone Private

[email protected]  

Your Consent

By using our website and/or any of our services and/or our products including but not limited to Blackstone Private’s authorised third-party service/product/solution providers, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use our website and/or any of our services and/or our products including but not limited to Blackstone Private’s authorised third-party service/product/solution providers. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Additional Disclosures

When you use this website, certain additional information is provided or disclosed by us that may not be included in this Privacy Policy. By using our website and/or any of our services and/or our products including but not limited to Blackstone Private’s authorised third-party service/product/solution providers, you consent to our collection and use of such additional information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information We Collect Automatically

When you use our website and/or any of our services and/or our products including but not limited to Blackstone Private’s authorised third-party service/product/solution providers, we may collect certain information automatically from your device(s). This includes information that is collected through cookies, web beacons or any other technologies.

We may also collect information about your online activity, such as pages you visit, links you click on and other actions taken in connection with the website or online service/server. This information allows us to understand how visitors use our website and helps us improve the user experience and be able to provide you the level of cyber security service you expect.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect certain information about your online activity, such as pages you visit, links you click on and actions taken in connection with the website.

We also use cookies to help us remember user preferences, customize content for visitors and measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. You can disable cookies through your web browser, however this may limit your access to certain features of our website.

Use of Targeted Advertising

We also use targeted advertising technologies to serve advertisements for our products and services that are more relevant to you. These advertisements may be based on information we have collected about you or other information we have obtained from third party sources such as demographic data. We may also use targeted advertising technologies to limit the number of times you see a particular advertisement.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites that are not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and we encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy policies of each website you visit.

Data Retention

We may retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with the services we offer, or otherwise to comply with our legal obligations. We may also retain and use your personal information in order to protect our rights and interests, including enforcing our agreements and policies. When we no longer need to retain your personal information, we will delete it in a secure manner.

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By using this website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. This is not a contract and does not create any legal rights or obligations. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use this website. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority.

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time, please check this page periodically for updates. Your continued use of our website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting our website.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

Our website does not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent by your browser or mobile device. However, we may provide certain features that allow users to limit the scope of data collected and shared with third-party services. You can find more information about these settings and features in our Privacy Policy or contact us using the details provided above.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority. Thank you for visiting our website.

 

Use of Third-Party Services

We may use certain third-party services in order to provide enhanced services and features on our website, such as analytics, search engine optimization (SEO), social media integration, and other services. These third-party services may collect information from or about you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party services and we encourage you to be aware when leaving our website and to read the privacy policies of each website you visit.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority. Thank you for visiting our website.

 

Children’s Privacy Protection

Our website is not directed to children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16 years of age without obtaining prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority. Thank you for visiting our website.

 

International Data Transfers & Storage

 

We may transfer and store your personal information in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, including countries other than the one in which you reside.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority. Thank you for visiting our website.

 

Security

We are committed to protecting your personal information and take appropriate measures to help safeguard against unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. However, no system can be completely secure. Although we take steps to secure your information, we do not guarantee that your personal information or private communications will always remain secure.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority. Thank you for visiting our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]  

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details provided above. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also have the right to make a complaint to relevant data protection authority. Thank you for visiting our website.