Privacy Policy

Who are you anyway?

This site is owned and administered by Nero Schwarz Music Ltd. It serves to act as an online home for the musician, artist and poet Colin Vearncombe, also known as Black.

Cookies in use on this site

This website uses cookies as most sites do. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. We like to know who is interested in the world of Black.

So far, has been visited by people from 164 countries.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.


Purchases through our store

All financial transactions through this site are processed externally by Paypal.

Why are we telling you this?

A European law requires that we do. Your use of our site implies consent.


Why should I give you my email address?

Our main method of distributing news about Colin’s work is through the internet. That means we are focussed on building a mailing list of people who like Colin’s music and in order to do that, we are willing to give away some recordings in exchange for an email address. We think this is a fair deal, but if you don’t, you can always unsubscribe from the mailing list by either following the relevant link on the mails you receive from us or by clicking the link below – however, if you do unsubscribe, it’s possible you may miss out on the next free download because we only make them available for limited periods.

Our privacy policy is very simple. We will never knowingly allow access to our mailing list 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. We will never, ever sell this mailing list to anyone or allow anyone to use it for non-Colin-related spam.

To subscribe to the Blacklist, add your email address using the signup widget on the homepage.