Who we are

Our website address is: http://blackgc2025.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

applications to the 2025 Initiative

If you choose to submit an Application through the “Apply” link, you will be asked to provide information about your current and past jobs, specific responsibilities in your current and past jobs and other professional activities, contact information, geographic location, educational background, headshot, and names of professional references. This information will be viewed and managed by the administrators of the Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative, and will be reviewed by the members of the Advisory Council. If you are selected to be part of a Cohort of the Initiative and you accept, then in addition to members of the Advisory Council, all other members of any Cohort as well as select executive recruiters and General Counsel will be granted access to view the information you submitted in your application, along with the same submitted by all members of any Cohort. If you at any time desire to not have your information available to the people listed above, please inform us immediately through the “Contact Us” function on the website or by email at BlackGC2025@gmail.com, and we will remove your information from the website as soon as practicable.


If you upload images to the website or submit images to be displayed on the website, you should avoid uploading or submitting images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you submit a message through the “Contact Us” link on the website, any information you submit therein, including any personal information you choose to include in your message, will be viewed by administrators working with the Initiative and members of the Advisory Council of the Initiative. Your message may be viewed by others to the extent necessary to properly respond to the content of your message. Any information you submit through a Contact form that includes a request to post it on the website (for example, the name, title and company for a Black General Counsel) will be posted on the site. Please confirm the person(s) whose job title and company information you submit consent to this information appearing on the site before you submit it.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and job opportunity postings on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

To learn who will see any data you submit to the site, see the sections above which explain who will see the various kinds of data you submit through the website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users with access can request that their personal data be deleted or edited at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your contact information

Any information, including contact information, you submit to the website will be viewed by administrators assisting the Initiative and members of the Advisory Council of the Initiative. In the case of contact information submitted as part of an application to become a member of a Cohort of the Initiative, if the applicant is accepted into the Cohort, then in addition administrators and the Advisory Council, select executive recruiters may be given access to contact information in your profile by permission of the Advisory Council.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All information submitted to the website as part of an individual’s application will be protected from public view and will only be reviewed by the Advisory Council and administrators working with the Initiative until after the applicant is admitted to and agrees to be a member of a Cohort of the Initiative. Upon becoming a member of a Cohort, the information an applicant submits will be posted on the website behind a password protected portion of the site (the “Members” section), and only the Advisory Council, the members of any Cohort of the Initiative, and administrators working with the Initiative will have regular password access to the password protected area. On occasion, with the permission of the Advisory Council, an executive recruiter may be granted temporary and limited access to the password-protected area of the site. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

Administrators working with the Initiative as well as select members of the Advisory Council will review this website regularly to confirm that the password protected area of the website is secure, and that no personal information is displayed in any parts of the website that should not be displayed there. If there is any indication of inappropriate and unauthorized attempts to enter the password protected section of the website, access will be shut down until the threat is eliminated, and access password(s) will be immediately changed.