Privacy Statement

Black Pepper Books, located at Livingstonelaan 228, 3526 HT Utrecht, The Netherlands, is responsible for processing personal data, as presented in this privacy statement.

Contact information:
Livingstonelaan 228, 3526 HT Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 30 207 2416

Personal data that we process

Black Pepper Books processes your personal data because you use our services and/or because you give them to us by yourself. Here you find an overview of the personal data that we process:

  • First and last name
  • Address information
  • Email address
  • IP address

Special and/or sensitive personal data that we process

Our website and/or service does not have the intention to process data about visitors under the age of 16, unless they have parental consent. We advise parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, as to avoid that data of their children are being collected without their consent. If you believe that we have collected personal data of a minor without this consent, contact us via, and we will delete this information.

The goal and on which basis we process personal data

Black Pepper Books processes your personal data for the following causes:

  • Calling you or sending you email if this is necessary to provide our services
  • To allow you to create an account
  • To deliver services or goods to you
  • Black Pepper Books also processes personal data if we have a legal obligation to do so, such as data we need for our tax declaration.

Automated decision making

Black Pepper Books does not use automatic decision making.

For how much time we keep your personal data

Black Pepper Books does not save your personal data longer than strictly necessary to achieve the goals for which we collected your data. We save the data about your orders according to the legal retention period from the Tax Authorities for seven years. Accounts that have not been active for a period of tweo years are deleted.

Sharing of personal data with third parties

Black Pepper Books does not sell your data to third parties and delivers them only to others if this is necessary to carry out our agreement with you or to meet a legal requirement. We sign processor agreements with companies who process your data on our behalf to ensure a similar level of security and confidentiality of your data. Black Pepper Books remains responsible for these types of processing.

Cookies and similar techniques that we use

Black Pepper Books only uses technical and functional cookies, as well as analytical cookies that do not compromise your privacy. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit the website. The cookies that we use are necessary for the technical functionality of the website and your ease of use. They make the website work appropriately and, for example, save your preferences. We can also optimize the website uing cookies. You can opt out from cookies by changing the corresponding browser setting. You can also delete all information that has been saved before using the browser settings.

Viewing, changing and removing data

It is your right to view, correct or remove your personal data. It is also your right to withdraw possible consent for processing personal data or to object to the processing of your personal data by Black Pepper Books, and you are entitled to transfer of data. This means that you can request us to send your personal data that we have in our possession to yourself or to another organization, appointed by you. You can send your request to view, correct, delete or transfer your personal data, or to withdraw your censent regarding processing, or to object to process your personal data to To make sure that the request comes from you, we ask you to send a copy of your identity card together with the request. Please make sure that your photo, the MRZ (machine readable zone at the bottom of the card), your ID number and your personal identification number are not visible, to protect your privacy. We respond to your request as soon as possible, but at least within four weeks. Black Pepper Books would like to draw your attention as well to the fact that you can file a complaint with the national supervisory authority, the Data Protection Authority. You can use the following link:

How we secure personal data

Black Pepper Books takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unapproved access, unwanted publication and unauthorized change. If you have the impression that your data has not been secured well, or if there are signs of misuse, contact us through our customer service or via