This Privacy Policy privacy discloses the privacy practices for Sustainable New York (SNY). This privacy notice applies solely to information SNY collects, uses, and shares about you.

What type of information do we collect and how do we do it?

When you subscribe to or enter an SNY event or contest online or by mail, you will be required to register for the competition by providing several items of personal information, including a) your name, address, contact information, username, email address, password, and other registration information; b) transaction-related information, such as payment or account information when applicable; c) information about the song, video or other material further referenced as “the works” entered; d) information about co-owners of the works you post, such as their names.

All payment processing , where applicable is handled through secured third party connections and we do not store credit card information after entries have been processed.

At given times, SNY has affiliates (i.e., platform partners) that process entries for the competition. We work closely with our affiliates to ensure your information is collected and stored in compliance with industry standards. That said, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by third parties that are not under our control. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each website, service, and application you use.

SNY may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device when you visit the website, subscribe to the newsletter, register for the competition, and/or enter the competition. That information may include, but is not limited to a) your Internet Protocol address; b) your browser type, your operating system; c) the pages or content you view; d) the pages you view immediately before and after you access the website; e) unique identifiers associated with the devices you use to access the website; f) the URL that referred you to the website; and g) standard weblog information.

SNY may collect may collect this information using “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that the are saved on your computer or device and accessed when you return. Cookies can be used to recognize repeat visitors or how visitors interact with the website. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to deny or accept cookies. See your browser’s help menu for more information.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

Providing you with customer service related to the products, services, or information you request;
Delivering marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements that may be of interest to you (note: we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email in case you decide to unsubscribe from receiving future emails);
Generating and analyzing statistics about how people use the website;
Helping business partners and sponsors better understand our users;
Detecting, investigating, preventing, and responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of law, or other misuse.
How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you register and/or enter the competition. All supplied information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL), but bear in mind that there is no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage that is 100% secure, and because of that, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Under what circumstances do we share this information?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. However, we may share the information we collect from you with various parties, including, but not limited to:

with our business partners and sponsors to help disperse gifts and/or services and/or special offerings to our competition entrants and/or winners;
with other platform partners and affiliates as needed to facilitate transactions;
with service providers that work on our behalf and that have agreed to use the information solely in furtherance of our operations, including, but not limited to, service providers that provide order and payment processing services;
to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or to comply with government reporting or other legal obligations.
Where is this information processed?

We collect and process the information governed by this Privacy Policy subject to the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same level protection for your personal information as your home country. We may store the information in the United States, and the information may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order made in the United States. We may transfer your information outside the United States to our affiliates, business partners, and service providers located in other countries. You consent to the transfer of your information to such countries.

What choices do you have regarding data collected about you?

If your contact information changes, or you wish to inquire about the information we have collected about you, or you believe your right to privacy has been infringed upon in any way, please submit a request at

You may “opt-out” of receiving marketing emails at any time by using the unsubscribe feature included in the emails or by emailing

If you do not want the information collected through the use of cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from the Services. Each browser is different, so you should check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Children’s information

Our services are not directed to, nor do we knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18. If you become aware that your child or any child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we update this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a new Privacy Policy on this page. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy for any changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your information collected, please contact us at