• User privacy and data protection are human rights

  • We have a duty of care to the people within our data

  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary

  • We loathe spam as much as you do!

  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information


Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.


This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitation tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although Shadezofblack records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Shadezofblack also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor.

Google Analytics makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect* information (already held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it. The information is supplied to us from is a service offered by Whoisdata Limited. The Whoisvisiting system does not use your IP address to identify you, the individual, in any way. No cookies are used by the Whoisvisiting system.

* The Whoisvisiting system will only lookup information when a static IP address is being used. Differences between a static and dynamic IP address.

More information about how Whoisvisiting uses IP addresses.

Our blog & forum

Should you choose to add a comment to our forum, or to any posts that we have published on our blog  or forum, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog or forum post and is not passed on to any of the third party data processors.

Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog or forum post. Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog or forum.

NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog or forum post comments that you submit on this website.

Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page  all of the data that you supply will be stored by this website in our wix 'inbox', once we have finished our communication, this conversation will be deleted from the wix inbox and will not be recoverable.  ALL information you supply in this manner will NOT be  passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors . Contacting us via an email  link like this one  , will not create a copy to our wix inbox.

Email newsletter

If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be stored on the wix database and used by Shadezofblack to send you newsletters about our website.  you can read the wix privacy policy here

All information given by you upon signing up for our newsletter will NOT be  passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors .

Your email address will remain within wix database for as long as we continue to use wix services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.

While your email address remains within the wix database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us.


Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. Privacy Policy, including cookie information,can be read here


We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the new legislation. All of these third parties  are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.

Google (privacy policy)

Facebook (privacy policy)

Pinterest (privacy policy)

Heyoya  (privacy policy)

Wix (Privacy Policy)



The data controller of this website is the Shadezofblack founder Anita Sharmbers. The Data processor is (their privacy statement here) We do NOT keep any data personally at any time and at no time is shared with any 3rd pary via ourselves.. The information you provide is behind a secure firewall on the wix servers. 

The only information stored is the information you specifically gave us authority to store, for example comment replies to our blog and comment sections, your log in details and account information.  Information given via our contact us forms are deleted when the correspondence is concluded.


We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

How do Shadezofback communicate with site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.


We use Google Analytics, to count page clicks to our site, so we know which pages are popular. The below text is quoted from google about their cookie's
"A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website that you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience."

Shadezofblack website is hosed on Wix statement about cookies they use quoted below:

Session (Transient) cookies: these cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Persistent (Permanent/Stored) cookies: these cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site.

Table of exact cookies 

 You can check which cookies are used on these platforms using Chrome's built-in cookie view. Just click Secure next to the URL bar and then click cookies. Make sure that you are viewing your site in incognito mode, so that your browser doesn't detect your own cookies too.

Please note: you can also turn off cookies completely from any website you use in this manner. However, this may change how 

websites behave and your ability of usage of shadezofblack may change as a result.

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as:


If you do not want us to process your data anymore, as from 25.05.2018, you can ask for us to delete all your personal data from shadezofblack .   
 please contact us at if you wish us to do so.

Can Shadezofblack site visitors' ask for a copy of their data ?

Yes! You, as a site visitor of shadezofblack, may ask at any time from 25.05.2018 for your data. If you wish for a copy of this data, please provide the email address and/or phone number you submitted to our records.
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at

We will not send your personal information to anyone else but you, to ensure this,  I.D is required before we send out all personal information.

Privacy policy updates

We at shadezofblack reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. 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. 

UPDATED: 23.05.2018.

Updated cookie information to include exact cookies used.


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