Terms and Conditions

Acceptance of Terms

Your use of the Taradiddle website represents an understanding and acceptance of the following terms. If you do not agree with the following terms, you, your children, and/or your students should not use the website.

The following terms may be updated occasionally, at Guardian Whiskers Inc, creator of Taradiddle (“our”) discretion. Guardian Whiskers Inc via Taradiddle (“We”) will make reasonable effort to notify you of any substantive changes via email and obtain your consent. We suggest that you regularly review the terms to ensure your continued understanding and acceptance.

If you are under 18, you should review the following terms with a parent, guardian, or educator facilitating the Taradiddle Contests. If you are under 13, your parent, guardian, or educator must give you permission before you establish an account.

Authorized Users

The Taradiddle website is intended for the following audiences:

  • Young writers under 18 years of age
  • Adults facilitating the Taradiddle Young Writers Contests in schools, libraries, or community spaces
  • Parents or guardians facilitating or reviewing the Taradiddle Young Writers Contests

If you are not part of one of these audiences, you may not use the Taradiddle website. If you are not part of one of these audiences and have established an account, it will be immediately deleted and your access will be blocked.

The Taradiddle website does not allow search-indexing or public access to user profiles, novels, or forums.

Personal Information

The Taradiddle website collects the following information upon registration:

  • First name
  • Birthdate
  • Parent or guardian email address (mandatory for under-13 users)
  • Personal email address (mandatory for 13 and older users)
  • City and State

You have the option to provide:

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

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

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

We 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.

View full Privacy Policy.

Account Security

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your account data. These include encryption of data in transit, regular software security updates, periodic risk assessments, and remediation of identified security vulnerabilities in a timely manner. 

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.

Emails

We use a third party for our mailing-list management, but your information is only accessible by Guardian Whiskers Inc/Taradiddle.

You may unsubscribe or update your email preferences at any time.

Marketing

Taradiddle is a program of Guardian Whiskers Inc, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and offers no paid services.

We will occasionally offer opportunities to donate or purchase programmatic merchandise. These transactions are hosted on a store platform outside the Taradiddle website.

We will not share any of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Intellectual Property

You will not knowingly share any content that has been created, copyrighted, and/or trademarked by another person or entity. We will immediately delete any content we determine to be plagiarized.

Codes of Conduct

You will abide by our Codes of Conduct, including grounds for content, discipline, and account deletion.

User Stories

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle claim no copyright on stories created, hosted, or submitted to Taradiddle, and will not be held liable for any content therein. We reserve the right to publish non-substantive excerpts in our marketing materials, but will make reasonable effort to seek permission before we do so.

We will make every reasonable effort to host your stories(s), but the Taradiddle website is not a permanent storage solution. We will not be held liable for accidental novel deletion.

User Content

The Taradiddle website allows users 13 and older to display profile information.

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle claim no copyright on user-created content, and will not be held liable for it. We reserve the right to publish user-created content in our marketing and editorial materials.

Third-Party Links

The Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle websites may contain links to content hosted on other websites. We will not be held liable for any third-party content.

General Limitation of Liability

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle will not be held liable for any damages associated, directly or indirectly, with your use of the Taradiddle website.

General Rights Reserved

Guardian Whiskers Inc and Taradiddle have made reasonable effort to account for common terms of use above, but we know this won’t cover everything. We reserve the right to take any and all action on your Taradiddle involvement. 

Contact Us

If you have questions about these Terms & Conditions or any other concerns related to the Guardian Whiskers Inc or Taradiddle websites, please info@guardianwhiskers.org.