Privacy Policy

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle Young Writers Contests take your privacy seriously. We make every reasonable effort to keep your account secure and your personal information private.

We also make every reasonable effort to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”), and we collect and display information differently for young writers under 13 years of age. If we make substantive changes to this policy, we will make reasonable effort to notify you via email, seek your consent to these changes, and give you the option to discontinue your use of the site. 

Our Privacy Policy delineates the information we collect, display, and share. 

What We Collect (Under-13 Writers)

The Taradiddle website collects the following information upon registration:

  • First name
  • Birthdate
  • Parent or guardian email address 

You have the option to provide:

  • Non-identifying profile information (e.g., favorites and interests)
  • Story information

What We Collect (13 and Older Writers)

The Taradiddle website collects the following information upon registration:

  • First name
  • Birthdate
  • Email address 

You have the option to provide:

  • Non-identifying profile information (e.g., favorites and interests)
  • Novel information

What We Don’t Collect (or Allow)

The Taradiddle website does not, and will never, collect the following:

  • Last name
  • Physical address
  • Telephone number
  • Social security number
  • Geolocation information

We also do not allow users to share these, or any other information that may be personally identifying, via their profiles or forum posts.

IP Addresses and Cookies

The Taradiddle website may collect IP addresses and use browser cookies. We use these only to help you interact with the site, not to gather any further personal information.

What We Display (13 and Older Users)

The Taradiddle website may display your profile information to other users. This includes:

  • First name 
  • City and State
  • Non-identifying profile information (e.g., favorites and interests)
  • Story information

What We Display (Under-13 Users)

The Taradiddle website displays your profile information only to your educator(s) and other members of your classroom. This includes:

  • First name 
  • City and State
  • Non-identifying profile information (e.g., favorites and interests)
  • Story information

Your profile information cannot be searched or found otherwise, except by site administrators.

What We (Don’t) Share

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle will not share any of your information with third parties, unless it is necessary for safety or legal purposes.

In the event that Guardian Whiskers Inc is involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, change of control, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, your personal information may be transferred or disclosed in connection with such business transaction. If the transaction involves the transfer Personal Information to a third party, we will require the new owner to continue to honor the terms provided in this Privacy Policy, or we will provide you with notice and an opportunity to opt-out of the transfer by deleting Personal Information before the transfer occurs.

Data Security

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your account data. 

However, please be aware that no data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or otherwise provide to us and you do so at your own risk. 

Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your information or any suspected breach of security by emailing info@guardianwhiskers.org.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Privacy Policy or any other concerns related to the YWP website, please email us at info@guardianwhiskers.org.