Privacy Policy

Who we are

In this policy “We”, “Us” and “Our” refer to Nero Schwarz Music Ltd. For more information on Nero Schwarz Music Ltd, see section 4.

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 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 this data to anyone.

This website collects the following information for the following reasons:

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 – FanBridge – who act as a third party data processor 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.

FanBridge’s 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 the online signup form at

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.

Purchases through our site

Name, physical address, email address, IP address and telephone number.

To enable us to service your order, as part of the purchasing system through our site, we use the WooCommerce system. This data rests within our server as part of our WordPress install. It is also used to generate delivery notes and invoices as part of accounting systems, including possibly some as a physical printout on paper. We may keep this data on file for an indefinite period. The data is shared with PayPal to enable the financial transaction to take place.

The data you enter at our site is not shared with anyone or processed in any way other than to process your payment and send you your order, and the accounting processes involved with such transactions.

Purchases through external data processors

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.

Adding an entry to our online Book of Celebration or guestbook

In the past you may have added comments to our online Book of Celebration in memory of Colin Vearncombe. If this is the case we will have recorded your name, email address, location and computer’s IP address.

This data was only ever used at the point of posting for spam prevention.

This data is stored as part of our website database and will be stored indefinitely.

The Book of Celebration is now closed to new comments although we may open a new guestbook in the future.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


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.

Who we share your data with

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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:

  1. by post at: Nero Schwarz Music Ltd, PO Box 109, Liverpool, L18 8WX
  2. by email at: [email protected]

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.