Privacy Policy

This page explains what data collects from users, and how that data is used. By using, you agree that we may use anonymous information and cookies as described below. If you choose to sign into as a registered user, you also agree to our collection and use of personal information as described below.

Anonymous information uses Google Analytics to track usage trends. This allows us to get an idea of how many users visit the site, how users get to the site (for example, via search), and where users come from (browser, country, etc.). Information gathered for analytics is agregrated such that individual users are anonymous. Based on this information, can be improved, to make sure that the most relevant content becomes easier to find.

Profile information

Some features on are only available to registered users. When a user signs in to for the first time, they become a registered user. uses Google Sign-In, which allows users to sign in using their Google Account. When a user signs in, Google does not share the user’s password with, but it does share basic profile information. This is the information that stores for each registered user:

Personal profile information is only stored for registered users, and is not sold or shared with anyone except those who support and maintain, except in cases where the user gives permission for specific information to be shared. A user may delete their account from their account page. Deleting an account signs out the user, disconnects from the user’s Google profile, removes personal information from the database, and stages user-created content for deletion.

User-created content

When a registered user deletes their account, their content is marked as inactive and staged for deletion. A user who deletes their account may contact us by email if they would like their created content to be deleted immediately. A user may also contact us by email to recover content that was previously associated with their account, but depending on the length of time, recovery may or may not be possible. may analyze booklists, playlists, and other content created by users on the site, for research and statistical purposes that support the mission of may contact users about the content associated with their account, for research and statistical purposes.

Content contributed to in a volunteer effort (for example, tags added to songs) is considered the property of, and is not deleted when a user deletes their account.


Cookies are small pieces of data from a website that a web browser stores, so that the website can refer back to them the next time the user visits the site. stores the following types of cookies: