Privacy Policy

It is important to The Colorado Independent that visitors to our site understand what information we gather about them, how we use it, and how we work to protect it. By using our website or signing up for our newsletter, you consent to the information practices outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Information Collection

We track how our visitors use our site so that we can see what people like and don’t like. We also analyze and aggregate information about use patterns.

If you submit a form on our site to sign up for our newsletter you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address, and other relevant information. These subscriptions are used to notify you about our news content, events and fundraising efforts. You can opt out or unsubscribe at any time in the future by utilizing the easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

We may also collect personal information about you via commenting, donations, event registration and other areas. Where you have an opportunity to supply information about yourself you may choose not to provide requested information but in such cases you may not be able to use certain functions on this website.

We will not release your name, email address or any other personal information to anyone outside without your consent, unless we are ordered to do so by a court of law or other tribunal.

Only authorized employees or consultants are allowed access to personal information about you. Any employee or consultant who violates our privacy and security policies is subject to disciplinary action.

We occasionally have partners and service contractors perform functions on our behalf, including but not limited to credit card processing and website hosting. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data. They are restricted from using or altering this data in anyway other than to provide the requested services to

Remember that any information you share while commenting online, such as the comments area, becomes public and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply. For this reason, we encourage visitors to to be cautious about what they disclose in their online comments.

Cookies and IP Addresses

We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited.

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s servers and stored on your computer. Each website can send its own cookies to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) most browsers only permit a website to access the cookies that the same website has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. may use cookies to identify you as a repeat visitor to the website and to track usage trends and patterns in order to better understand and improve areas of our website.

All computers and servers on the internet use IP addresses to recognize and communicate with each other. We collect IP addresses to administer and analyze our site and report aggregate, non-personal information (such as how many visitors we have). When you call up our site on your computer, our servers enter the IP address of that computer into a log. To maintain our users’ anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.

We do not and cannot use cookies or IP address tracking to retrieve personal information from your computer.

Links to Other Sites provides links and pointers to websites maintained by other organizations. provides these links as a convenience to users, but it does not operate or control such sites. also disclaims any responsibility for the information on those sites and any products or services offered there, and cannot vouch for the privacy policies of such sites. does not make any warranties or representations that any linked sites, or this site, will function without error or interruption, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites and their servers are free of viruses and other problems that can harm your computer.

Security employs a number of security methods designed to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, and to limit the use of information collected as described herein. Your personal data will be stored in a database located behind a firewall for added security.

However, no data transmission over the Internet and/or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be completely secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We are not liable for the illegal acts of any third party.

We do not encrypt normal web sessions, however any transmission to the website or service of creditcard information uses SSL encryption to help protect the data.

Opt Out

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from us, we include easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Children is not directed to children (persons under the age of 13), and we do not knowingly collect, either online or offline, Personally Identifiable Information from children.

If you believe that we have received information from a person under 13, please contact us by email at or in writing at P.O. Box 40866, Denver, CO 80204 and we will take appropriate action.

Changes to this Privacy Policy may change its Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we make any changes regarding disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to third parties, we will post notice of the new policy on our home page.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, malware or other destructive materials and programs to our site, we do not guarantee or warrant that materials that may be downloaded from our site are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury that may result from your reliance on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of this site or your breach of any provision of this agreement.


If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or our use of your information, please email