Effective June 4, 2009:


COLOURlovers is a creative community for people from around the world to share color ideas and inspirations.

We care deeply about online privacy. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at [email protected]

Information collection and use by COLOURlovers

COLOURlovers collects user submitted information such as name and email address to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the COLOURlovers service. COLOURlovers also collects other profile data including but not limited to: bio, homepages, location, instant messenger information in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

COLOURlovers also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. Users may voluntarily provide some basic demographic information about themselves in their profile settings. This information isn’t displayed publicly and is used to help us understand our users and develop products and services tailored to their interests.

All content submitted to the COLOURlovers web site, including but not limited to Colors, Palettes, Patterns, Comments, Ratings; become the property of COLOURlovers. This information may be published and used in marketing material, products & services.

User profile information including members’ pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the COLOURlovers community experience. A user’s email address is not shared or displayed to people on COLOURlovers. Users’ full names are never directly revealed to other members.

We may also use a user’s email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their “notification” setting to “do not send me notification emails” in the user “profile settings”

From time to time, COLOURlovers or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on COLOURlovers. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

Invitations and other communications to non-members

COLOURlovers members can invite friends to join the community by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. COLOURlovers stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend’s list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. COLOURlovers does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from COLOURlovers may contact COLOURlovers to request the removal of their information from our database.

Use of Cookies

COLOURlovers uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set — each browser is different, so check the “help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences — however, you must enable cookies from COLOURlovers in order to use most functions on the site. Advertisers’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the COLOURlovers privacy policy.


COLOURlovers contains links to sites. COLOURlovers is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on COLOURlovers.

Colors, Palettes, Patterns, Lovers, Groups, Comments, and Discussion Forums

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to comments and forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Correcting / Updating or Removing Information

COLOURlovers users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Color, Palette and Pattern Info.

Third Party Advertising

Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by COLOURlovers or one of our web advertising partners. Our web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by COLOURlovers and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


COLOURlovers member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. COLOURlovers takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on COLOURlovers, please contact us at [email protected].

Sharing and Disclosure of Information COLOURlovers Collects

Except as described above, COLOURlovers will not disclose personal information to any third party without a user’s explicit permission unless required by law. COLOURlovers reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of COLOURlovers or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us at: [email protected] (333 S. State St. Suite V #232, Lake Oswego OR 97034)