Privacy Policy is published by Hawker Consumer Publications. We can be reached using the contact form

Hawker Publications welcomes you to, our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the network, on whatever device. In these terms and conditions, when we say, we mean this network, regardless of how you access it.

By using the network, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.

Some areas of require registration. By completing the initial registration form and by entering your email address and password, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. Also, by subscribing to any of our email services, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by emailing the user support team at Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.

1. Data protection

Data Protection law will change on 25 May 2018


In light of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018, data protection law says that we are allowed to use personal information only if we have a proper reason to do so. The law says we must have one or more of these reasons:

– To fulfil a contract we have with you, or
– When it is our legal duty, or
– When it is in our legitimate interest, or
– When you consent to it.

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information. But even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you.
Here is a list of all the ways that we may use your personal information, and which of the reasons we rely on to do so.

What we use your personal information for:

• To manage our relationship with you or your business.
• To develop new ways to meet our readers needs and to grow our business.
• To develop and carry out marketing activities.
• To study how our readers use our platforms.
• To provide advice or guidance about our publication and services.

Our reasons:
• Your consent.
• Our legitimate interests.
• Our legal duty.

Our legitimate interests:

• Keeping our records up to date, working and informing ourselves on what our readers are interested in seeing from our services
• Developing products and content for our database, including competitions and giveaways
• Defining types of readers for new products or services
• Providing marketing and promotional material which may be of interest to our readers
• Seeking your consent when we need it to contact you
• Being efficient about how we fulfill our legal duties


We may collect personal information about you (or your business) from data you give to us from:

– Filling out the pop-up form subscribing to our database
– Attending events hosted by or involving Black Beauty & Hair and filling out a data completion form
– If you take part in our competitions or promotions.
– Purchasing a single copy or subscribing to Black Beauty & Hair magazine
– Advertising in Black Beauty & Hair magazine or at any event held by Black Beauty & Hair/Afro Hair & Beauty

The data collected when you sign up to Black Beauty & Hair database includes:
– Name
– Email address

We will not share your information with any third party outside of Black Beauty & Hair.


You have the right to object to our use of your personal information, or to ask us to delete, remove, or stop using your personal information if there is no need for us to keep it. This is known as the ‘right to object’ and ‘right to erasure’, or the ‘right to be forgotten’.

There may be legal or other official reasons why we need to keep or use your data. But please tell us if you think that we should not be using it.

We may sometimes be able to restrict the use of your data. You can ask us to restrict the use of your personal information if:

– It is not accurate.
– It has been used unlawfully but you don’t want us to delete it.
– It not relevant any more, but you want us to keep it for use in legal claims.
– You have already asked us to stop using your data but you are waiting for us to tell you if we are allowed to keep on using it.

If you want to object to how we use your data, or ask us to delete it or restrict how we use it or, please contact:


You can withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact us if you want to do so or click ‘unsubscribe’

2. Use of material appearing on

For the purposes of this agreement, “material” means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the network, whether copyright of Black Beauty & Hair or a third party. You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on You must not reproduce any part of or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so. We may be prepared to allow you to distribute or reproduce other parts of or the material in certain circumstances. Please email us at if you wish to apply for permission to do so.

3. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material including any material which is regarded as being defamatory, obscene or offensive. You must not rely on any statement we have published on without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. In the event of any such liability we shall only be liable to you for any loss or damage arising from your use of which is a reasonably foreseeable consequence or a breach by us of these terms and conditions. We will also not be liable to you for any damages in excess of £30, or if higher, the amount of any fees you have paid us for access to For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law). You can access other sites via links from These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents. We give no warranties of any kind concerning or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

4. Third party material on

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. If you want to advertise on, please email our advertising sales team at

5. Submitting graphical material and photography for publication on

When you send a photograph or other graphical material to us you do so in accordance with these Terms of service. This means that you hereby agree that you have taken the photograph(s) you have sent to us or you have permission from or are authorised by the owner of the photograph(s) to send it (them) to us, and you are granting us a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to publish or otherwise use the photograph(s) in any way and at any time we want on the web site. Selected photographs and graphical material will be published at the discretion of the editor and you will not be paid, even if your photograph(s) is (are) published. We may cut, edit, crop or arrange your photograph(s) or graphic as we think fit to appear on the website, and we may remove your photograph(s) or graphics at any time. Your name will be published alongside your photograph(s) or graphic, but we may edit or delete any comments which you submit along with your photograph(s) or graphic. IMPORTANT: You or the owner of the photograph(s) still own the copyright in the photograph(s) sent to us and are free to republish the photograph(s) wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever medium you or the owner want.

6. Submitting text for publication on

For the avoidance of doubt, we accept no responsibility for any defamatory, offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or other unlawful or objectionable material or information published on If you want to submit material to us for publication on, you may do so on the following terms and conditions:

(i) publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication

(ii) you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format

(iii) you warrant to us that any material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights (iv) you warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal

(v) you agree not to post material which is deliberately intended to upset other users

(vi) you agree to indemnify and hold us and any of our officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct on and/or breach of any warranties and/ or terms and conditions of

(vii) you agree to indemnify and hold us and any of our officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct on and/or breach of any warranties and/ or terms and conditions of

7. Variations

These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted. Details of variations will be posted.

8. Force majeure

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

10. Governing Law & Jurisdiction

This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

When you register, you are registering as a personal user of Access to registration areas is via your email address and password. We allow you access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:

(i) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access

(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of

(iii) you do not maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user

(iv) you are agreeing to abide and be bound by these terms and conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of immediately and without giving you any advance notice.

11. Termination of registration

If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on immediately.

How you can contact us

If you would like to contact Hawker Consumer Publications about this policy or any of the legal rights outlined in it, you can email us at:

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this privacy policy. 

This privacy policy was last updated in May 2018

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