The security of your personal information is very important to us.
This privacy policy explains how the Black Music Coalition uses the personal information we collect about you when you sign up for membership or choose to receive our email updates. 

The Black Music Coalition will only collect, keep, process, and / or share personal data for the legitimate business purposes detailed below or if we are legally required to do so.

The data we collect will be held on different systems and processed in different ways depending on our relationship with you. 

For as long as we maintain records of your personal data, we will protect it appropriately we and will endeavour to keep it up-to-date.

Please note that our website and email updates (job boards etc) may contain external links that are not covered by this privacy policy.


The Black Music Coalition may collect and use your personal data when you:

  • Apply for membership in the Black Music Coalition
  • Update personal details about your membership. 
  • Buy tickets or sign-up for our events. 
  • Register to receive our email updates.
  • Complete surveys or forms. 
  • Provide feedback or request details about our services or member offers


The Black Music Coalition may use your data in the following ways:

  • To maintain the ‘logged in’ status if you are a member.
  • To send you information about our products and services when you have both provided us with your personal data and consented to our use in this way.
  • To send you information about our partners’ products and services when you have both provided us with your personal data and consented to our use in this way.
  • To conduct transactions online using your personal and credit/debit card details e.g. paying annual membership fees or purchasing our Resource Pack.

The Black Music Coalition will
never use your personal data in a way that you have not consented to, and will treat all data in compliance with the Data Protection Act.

We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party

We may provide third parties with aggregated but anonymised information where specified e.g. if you participate in a any of our surveys, before we do so and where anonymity has been specified, we will make sure that it does not identify you.

We use your data to pursue the Black Music Coalition’s legitimate interests in promoting our activities such as news updates, industry initiatives and forthcoming events. We may also use your details to contact you with news and initiatives in the legitimate interests of our sponsors and partners. Where you have provided your data to us any communication about partner initiatives will always be sent by the Black Music Coalition – we will not give your details to our partners unless expressly consented to by you. 

You will always have the option to opt out of receiving these communications using the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of every email we send you.

We will retain some personal data to comply with legal requirements, but will remove information that is not required for our processes.


We use some third-party processors to collect, export, process and store personal data on our behalf. All our processors are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations. You can visit their websites for further information:

  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Stripe
  • SurveyMonkey


You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you, to request we correct inaccurate personal information we hold about you, the right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it in some circumstances, and, the right to stop direct marketing messages, and to withdraw consent for other consent-based processing at any time

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. We will place updates on this web page.