This domain and site,"The Color of Music", "we", or "us"), is owned, controlled and operated by The Color of Music, a New York limited liability company.  We can be contacted as follows:   


By regular mail: PO Box 906, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108-0906  

The Color of Music is an online community and editorial site that allows users to engage with each other and share tips and information on living a value-conscious or “savvier” lifestyle.  We are committed to maintaining the privacy and safety of our users.  This Privacy Policy outlines the type of information we collect and receive from you while you are utilizing our site, as well as ways in which we process (and sometimes share) such information and how you can correct or change such information.  


How The Color of Music Collects Information: “Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as your name, email address, home address, and phone number.  The Color of Music asks you to provide Personally Identifiable Information in various places, some of which are listed below:  

Member Registration: In order to use many of The Color of Music’s features, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for Personally Identifiable Information. In addition, you may be asked to provide The Color of Music with additional demographic information during that process, including marital status, household income, education and/or employment status.  

Email Newsletters: The Color of Music may offer electronic newsletters on a variety of topics. If you subscribe to any of these newsletters, you will be required to provide a valid email address as well as any other information that is relevant to the delivery of the news letter.  

Surveys and Polls: The Color of Music may offer online surveys and questionnaires that ask users for opinions on various issues and/or other information.  Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender) when you answer a survey.  Such surveys are completely voluntary.  

Sweepstakes and Contests: We may operate sweepstakes, contests or giveaways from time to time.  We typically ask you for your email address and/or phone number (to notify you if you've won, or not). We may also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses in order to verify the entrant's identity. In some situations, we need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice.  

Information gathered by The Color of Music and its third party service providers: When you visit The Color of Music and interact with the services and tools that reside there, The Color of Music and third parties with whom The Color of Music has contracted to provide services to The Color of Music may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from two sources. One is from the server log files and the other is from cookies.  

IP Address  

Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider)to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms ofService.  


Oursite uses a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a site's computer stores on your computer.  The Color of Music can then read the cookies whenever you visit The Color of Music. We use cookies to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests, to track the pages you've visited and to make sure you don't see the same ads repeatedly. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your The Color of Music experience so that your visit to The Color of Music is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.  You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those The Color of Music services that require registration in order to participate or will have to sign in each time you visit The Color of Music.  

Our advertising may be served by third party advertising companies which deliver a cookie to you so the ads you see can be tracked and ensure that you are not shown the same ad repeatedly. Since the third party advertising company only tags your computer with a number, they know nothing about who you are. The Color of Music does not provide these third party advertising companies with any personally identifiable information. However, these companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to The Color of Music and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.  

How The Color of Music usesInformation it collects  

The Color of Music uses the information you provide for several purposes, such as to communicate with you and to give you a better experience when visiting The Color of Music by personalizing tools, content, services and email messages. The Color of Music also uses this information to build new services and develop offers that The Color of Music believes are more relevant and valuable to you.  

The information collected by The Color of Music is also used to create aggregated portraits of the The Color of Music audience, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information but no personally identifiable information.This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trend sand needs, and also to supply market research to potential sponsors, advertisers and partners to help them understand who the The Color of Music audience is.  

The Color of Music offers the ability to forward an article to another person via email. If you use this service, we will use the recipient's email address in order to send the article or postcard and we will also ask for your email address. We do not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose unless such recipient gives us permission to do so.  

Disclosure of PersonallyIdentifiable Information to Third Parties  

The Color of Music does not sell or otherwise share Personally IdentifiableInformation with unaffiliated third parties without your consent (please seethe Opt-In/Opt-Out Policy below), except in the following instances: (i)disclosure is required by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order; (ii) as deemed necessary, in The Color of Music's discretion, to protect the legal rights or the property of The Color of Music, a member or third party, or to prevent personal injury; and/or (iii) in the event of a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of the assets of or equity in The Color of Music (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). In addition,The Color of Music may provide Personally Identifiable Information to third parties who are providing technical or fulfillment services on behalf of The Color of Music when such disclosure is required in order to provide those services, provided that such third parties agree to be bound by The Color ofMusic's Privacy Policy.  

Sweepstakes and contests offered on The Color of Music may be sponsored by unaffiliated third parties. Information that you provide as part of an entry into a sponsored sweepstakes or contest will be shared with the sponsor if we advise you of such in the sweepstakes rules. Most sweepstakes and contests will also ask you to consent to the release of information contained within the entry form for tax purposes if you become a winner. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest and giveaway which you enter as they may contain additional important information about The Color of Music's or a sponsor's use of your Personally Identifiable Information.  

The information you provide on pages of The Color of Music that are co-branded with a third party (including tools that are hosted by a third party) may be shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregated basis and in these instances your permission will not be requested since no Personally IdentifiableInformation will be shared or provided to these third party sponsors or advertisers. The Color of Music will, however, use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree not to use any non-personally identifiable information about you, in conjunction with other sources of information, or otherwise, to identify you.  

The The Color of MusicOpt-in/Opt-out Policy  

Upon registration, and from time-to-time thereafter, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers or news about our sites and advertisers. If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities:  

At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message (except for e-commerce confirmation or service notice emails) to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.  

At any time, you can contact us through to have your contact preference changed to "Do Not Contact Me."  

Not withstanding anything else in this Privacy Policy, please note that The Color of Music reserves the right to contact you in the event of a change in the The Color ofMusic Terms of Service and/or this Privacy Policy.  

You may also be provided with the opportunity to opt-in to receive offers, goods and services directly from select companies other than The Color of Music. In such instances where you have opted-in to receive such offers, goods and services from third parties, The Color of Music will share your information with such third parties and will often provide you access to the Privacy Policy of the third party for your review via a link. In some instances, when you have the opportunity on The Color of Music to subscribe to a newsletter offered by a third-party email service or advertiser or partner, the email address information will be located on the third party's server and any information you provide is subject to that entity's Privacy Policy, not this one.  

If you have additional questions about how one of our advertisers, partners or sponsors use information about you, we urge you to contact them directly. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "opt-in" is generally defined as any affirmative action by a The Color of Music member or visitor to submit or receive information, as the case may be.  

Third Party Advertising and Links to other Sites.

The Color of Music contains links to advertiser and partner websites that are not co-branded or affiliated with The Color of Music in any way. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non-The Color ofMusic websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whose sites we link.

Access and Correction  

The Color of Music provides you with the ability to access, correct or change thePersonally Identifiable Information in your member portrait at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. To review, modify or delete your member information, please click here. Please be advised that The Color of Music currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.  

Guidelines regarding children  

Personal information about children is a concern for all of us. At The Color of Music, we take the protection of children's privacy very seriously. The Color of Music does not encourage participation or visitation by children. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 13 are prohibited from becoming a member.  

Public forums/chat rooms/message boards/bulletin boards/social networking  

ThroughoutThe Color of Music, various public forums such as chat rooms, message boards,"ask the expert" areas and various question and answer areas are available to you as a registered The Color of Music member.  

Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on The Color of Music, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. The Color of Music may decide to utilize the content of Q&A's, interactions with experts, and/or chat room and message board content throughout The Color of Music and in promotions in order to enhance The Color of Music's editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities. In those cases, we often provide authorship credit by listing the author's member name. We therefore encourage you to use care in protecting your identity when you choose a member name and to keep your member name confidential.  

How we protect and secure your information  

The Color of Music has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, including your credit card information if you choose to conduct an e-commerce transaction on The Color of Music. All of your member information requires the use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. The Color of Music uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls, to ensure thaty our information is secure and confidential.  

Applicable Law  

We control and operate The Color of Music from the United States. The Color ofMusic is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that The Color of Music is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access The Color of Music do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.  

Changes to this Privacy Policy  

We will notify our members when we make any significant changes to our PrivacyPolicy that affect the use of any personally identifiable information we collect. We will not make new use of any Personally Identifiable Information which The Color of Music gathered from individual members or visitors prior to any such significant change in our Privacy Policy without first obtaining the member's or visitor's consent for any new uses. In instances where we ask for your Personally Identifiable Information and we tell you the data we are collecting on that page will be shared with unaffiliated third parties, and incases where a member, visitor or subscriber to The Color of Music opts-in to share his/her information with third parties, those disclosures and opt-ins will override anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy. In addition, The Color of Music reserves the right to make non-significant changes to ourPrivacy Policy that will not affect The Color of Music's use of a user'sPersonally Identifiable Information at any time without any notice to you other than posting any such changes in a revised Privacy Policy on The Color of Music.We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to be sure you are familiar with the most current version. The Privacy Policy will include the most recent date on which any revision has been made. Please note that this PrivacyPolicy is also incorporated into The Color of Music's Terms of Service.  

Contact information  

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else about The Color of Music, you can contact us at the following email address:  

ThisEffective Date of this Privacy Policy is May 16, 2020