BLACA online privacy notice

This website is operated by the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (‘BLACA’), who is the ‘data controller’ in respect of your personal information. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information and how it will be treated.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect information from you in a number of ways, such as through your use of this website or when you request information about BLACA membership or events, or contact us with enquiries and comments. If you do so, we may collect and process personal information about you such as your name, address, email address and other contact details; and records of your correspondence with us, if you have contacted us.

We may use personal information collected from you for the following purposes:


The legal basis for our use of personal data for the purposes described above will typically include:


Where we store your personal information

The information that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (the ‘EEA’), Switzerland and the UK to countries which have less strict, or no data protection laws, when compared to those in Europe.

Whenever we transfer your information outside of the EEA, Switzerland or the UK, we will take steps which are reasonably necessary to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information and to make sure it is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice. If you are located in the EEA, Switzerland or the UK, you may contact us for a copy of the safeguards which we have put in place to protect your personal information and privacy rights in these circumstances.

How we keep your personal information

We take steps to ensure that the personal information that you provide is retained for only as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. After this period it will be deleted or in some cases anonymised. Where we have collected the personal information based on your consent and we have no other lawful basis to continue with that processing, if you subsequently withdraw your consent then we will delete your personal information. However, please note that where you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, we will keep a record of your email address to ensure we do not send you marketing emails in future.

Disclosing your personal information

We will not share personal information with any third party except where:

In particular, from time to time, where we have your consent or are otherwise permitted by applicable law, we may share your personal information with other reputable organisations, including for example ALAI so as to maximise the benefit of your membership under BLACA.

Your rights and access to information

You have certain rights in relation to your personal information. These include: the right to object to and / or withdraw consent to the processing of your personal information, the right to access to your personal information, and the ability to erase, restrict or receive a machine-readable copy of your personal information.

We will handle any request to exercise your rights in accordance with applicable law. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please refer to the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Notice.

Changes to this privacy notice

We may change this Privacy Notice at any time. Please check this page periodically to inform yourself of any changes. It was last amended on 20 February 2018.

Contact us

If you have any questions, need further information about our privacy practices, or would like to let us know that your details require updating, please contact us at or write to us at:

The British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association c/a Bristows LLP
100 Victoria Embankment

You may also have the right to complain to a data protection authority if you think we have processed your personal information in a manner which is unlawful or breaches your rights. If you have such concerns we request that you initially contact us (at the email address provided above) so that we can investigate, and hopefully resolve, your concerns.