Privacy Statement

Privacy and policy

We, Black Pepper Books, are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy as a browser to our website.

This document (read together with our “Terms and Conditions”) sets out how any personal data sought or collected from you is processed by our website.

When you access our Universal Resource Locater (URL) to get onto our webpages and content links thereon, you are deemed to have agreed to be bound by this policy as updated from time to time. So please read this document first and take a print out of the same for future purposes.

1 About Us

Black Pepper Books is the data controller (for the purposes of applicable data protection laws in India). We make an annual notification to the appropriate regulatory agency. We own and/or operate content relating to south Indian history and culture in our website (including mobile application/app). We refer to our sites and apps as, collectively, the “Services” within this policy. Some of our terms will make reference to our Partner Sites and any reference in this policy to “us” or “we” or “our” will include our Partner Sites.


We may collect and process different types of information about you. Some of this data is considered to be Personal Data (by which you can be identified, including Sensitive Personal Data) and Anonymous Data (that is, data that you cannot be identified from).

  1. Information we collect if and when you sign up for any of our add-on Services: We may seek and collect your personal details, including but not limited to your real name, user name, address, telephone, email address, date of birth, race, religion, sexual orientation, and any other information you submit when you create a profile and sign up for our Services.

  2. Data we collect in respect of customer service and support: If you contact our customer support or others, we will keep any information you provide to us, including records of correspondence.

  3. If you provide feedback to us, or take part in any customer survey, or participate in competitions, we will keep any information you provide.

  4. We automatically identify your location according to the IP address assigned to your computer machine or mobile device by your Internet Service Provider, and mobile location data.

  5. Information we collect from partner networks that you use.

  6. Information we collect about your location.


You can review and update your information at any time by going to your account management page. If you want to delete or get a copy of your data on our site and/or Mobile Apps, send an email to We will do that with immediate effect.


We process data we collect from you for the following core purposes:

  • To administer your browsing activity with us.

  • To help us improve the structure, layout, and usability of the Services.

  • To allow you to participate in any future interactive features of the Services.

  • To help personalize your repeat visits to and usage of the Services.

  • To provide you with information on products or services and offers that you request from us.

  • To answer any questions, you may raise or respond to any comments you may send to us.

  • To notify you about changes to our service or the functionality of the Site.

  • To carry out market analysis and research.

  1. If you sign up to any one of our Services we will send you an email shortly afterwards advising that we have created a profile on our websites to enhance your browsing experience. When we email you about this you will have the option to decline this service, which costs nothing extra.

  2. If you choose to upload your Contact’s name and email address and/or mobile number, you are allowing us to send an email or social network or mobile invitation on your behalf, inviting your Contact to join the Services. We will store your Contact’s name and email address solely for the purposes of inviting them to sign up for our Services and for associating your Contact with you and other people they may know.

  3. We may be required by law to disclose all or part of your information to third parties, including but not limited to potential or actual litigation, court order, public or governmental authorities, or rules and regulations. We do not provide your contact details to third parties for direct marketing by them to you.


  1. We may share your information with our Partner Sites and Group Companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising to you. We may send you information about our products and services, news, offers, and selected third-party products and services that we think may be of interest to you. You have the option to opt-out of our marketing communications at any time.

  2. If you have consented to receive marketing communications from third parties, your data may be passed on to such third parties for marketing purposes. You can opt-out at any time.

  3. If you change your mind about the marketing consent you have granted to us, you can amend your preferences under the “My Account” section of our Site or by emailing us at


The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a location outside the Republic of India. By submitting your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing, or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


Generally speaking, we only store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and Services to you and others, with information typically being held until you cancel your membership.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.


We use cookies to enhance security, gather information during subscription, and understand web traffic trends. Cookies help us improve the Services and deliver a better and more personalized service.


We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will post any changes to it on this page. We encourage you to regularly review our privacy policy to ensure you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may share it with other parties.


Our websites, apps, and promotional materials may contain links to third-party websites. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies, and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


We do not solicit or target persons younger than legal age for the collection of information online. Our Site does not permit children under the age of 18 to become users, and we do not accept any information from children. We encourage minors to seek the consent of their parents before providing any information about themselves or their households online.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at

Payment and Refund Terms & Conditions: -

When utilizing any payment method available on the website, we shall not be held responsible or assume any liability for any loss or damage incurred directly or indirectly by you due to:

1. Lack of authorization for any transaction/s,

2. Exceeding the preset limit mutually agreed upon by you and the “bank/s”,

3. Any payment issues arising from the transaction, or

4. Decline of transaction for any other reason/s. All payments made for purchases/services on the Website by you shall be compulsorily in Indian Rupees, acceptable in the Republic of India.

The website will not facilitate transactions with respect to any other form of currency for purchases made on the website. Before shipping/delivering your order to you, the Seller may request supporting documents (including but not limited to Govt. issued ID and address proof) to establish the ownership of the payment instrument used by you for your purchase. This is done in the interest of providing a safe online shopping environment for Our Users.


1. Transactions, Transaction Price, and all commercial terms such as Delivery and Dispatch of products and/or services are as per principal-to-principal bipartite contractual obligations between Buyer and Seller. The payment facility is merely used by the Buyer and Seller to facilitate the completion of the Transaction.

2. You have specifically authorized Black Pepper Books or its service providers to collect, process, facilitate, and remit payments and/or the Transaction Price to and from other Users in respect of transactions through Payment Facility. Your relationship with Black Pepper Books is on a principal-to-principal basis.

By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree that Black Pepper Books is an independent contractor for all purposes and does not have control of or liability for the products or services listed on Black Pepper Books’ website that are paid for by using the Payment Facility. Black Pepper Books does not guarantee the identity of any User nor does it ensure that a Buyer or a Seller will complete a transaction.

3. You understand, accept, and agree that the payment facility provided by Black Pepper Books is neither a banking nor financial service but is merely a facilitator providing an electronic, automated online electronic payment, receiving payment through Cash on Delivery, collection, and remittance facility for the Transactions on the Black Pepper Books website using the existing authorized banking infrastructure and Credit Card payment gateway networks. Further, by providing Payment Facility, Black Pepper Books is neither acting as trustees nor acting in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the Transaction or the Transaction Price.

Payment Facility for Buyers:

  • You, as a Buyer, understand that upon initiating a transaction, you are entering into a legally binding and enforceable contract with the Seller to purchase the products and/or services from the Seller using the Payment Facility, and you shall pay the Transaction Price through Your Issuing Bank to the Seller using Payment Facility.

  • You, as a Buyer, may agree with the Seller through electronic communication and electronic records and using the automated features as may be provided by Payment Facility on any extension/increase in the Dispatch and/or Delivery time, and the Transaction shall stand amended to such an extent. Any such extension/increase of Dispatch/Delivery time or subsequent novation/variation of the Transaction should be in compliance with Payment Facility Rules and Policies.

  • You, as a Buyer, shall electronically notify Payment Facility using the appropriate Black Pepper Books website features immediately upon Delivery or non-Delivery within the time period as provided in Policies. Non-notification by You of Delivery or non-Delivery within the time period specified in the Policies shall be construed as a deemed Delivery in respect of that Transaction.

  • You, as a Buyer, shall be entitled to claim a refund of the Transaction Price (as Your sole and exclusive remedy) in case you do not receive the Delivery within the time period agreed in the Transaction or within the time period as provided in the Policies, whichever is earlier. Failure to raise a refund claim using website features within the stipulated time would make you ineligible for a refund.

  • You, as a Buyer, understand that the Payment Facility may not be available in full or in part for certain categories of products and/or services and/or Transactions as mentioned in the Policies, and hence you may not be entitled to a refund in respect of the Transactions for those products and /or services.

Refund Policy: -

Refund, if any, shall be made at the same Issuing Bank from where Transaction Price was received.

Refund shall be made in Indian Rupees only and shall be equivalent to the Transaction Price received in Indian Rupees.

For electronic payments, refunds shall be made through the payment facility using NEFT / RTGS or any other online banking/electronic funds transfer system approved by the Reserve Bank India (RBI).

Refunds shall be conditional and shall be with recourse available to Black Pepper Books in case of any misuse by Buyer.

Refunds shall be subject to Buyer complying with Policies.

Compliance with Laws:

Buyer and Seller shall comply with all applicable laws (including without limitation the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, and the rules made and notifications issued thereunder, and the Exchange Control Manual as may be issued by Reserve Bank of India from time to time, Customs Act, Information and Technology Act, 2000 as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, and the rules made thereunder, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976, and the rules made thereunder, Income Tax Act, 1961, and the rules made thereunder, Export-Import Policy of the Government of India) applicable to them respectively for using Payment Facility and Black Pepper Books website.

Buyer’s Arrangement with Issuing Bank: -

All Valid Credit/Debit/Cash Card/and other payment instruments are processed using a Credit Card payment gateway or appropriate payment system infrastructure, and the same will also be governed by the terms and conditions agreed to between the Buyer and the respective Issuing Bank and payment instrument issuing company.

All Online Bank Transfers from valid bank Accounts are processed using the gateway provided by the respective Issuing Bank which supports Payment Facility to provide these services to the Users. All such Online Bank Transfers on Payment Facility are also governed by the terms and conditions agreed to between Buyer and the respective Issuing Bank.


All consignments, including books, will be shipped to the customer by registered parcel/courier, whichever is available. All consignments, including books subscribed (in India or abroad), will be sent by ordinary post only (except when cheaper options are available). Once payment is confirmed, the books will be dispatched within 2 business days.

Cancellation and Refund: -

For cancelling an order, the buyer has to send a written request for the same by email to within one day after placing or receiving the order. After receiving written confirmation from the buyer, the balance amount after deducting the already dispatched books will be refunded to the buyer within 15 working days. Overseas buyers have to provide a local address (in India) for the refund of the balance amount. All refunds will be made in Indian Rupee only.

In the event of non-receipt or damage of any book/consignment, a substitute copy will be sent to the customer without any additional charge. No refund will be allowed to any already dispatched book/consignments will be entertained.