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 Youth Writing Contests. If you are under 13, your parent or guardian must give you permission to participate.

Personal Information

The Taradiddle website collects the following information upon registration:

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

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.


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.


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 may be 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.

Submitted Stories

Only original submissions will be accepted. We will not accept simultaneous submissions or work that has been published elsewhere.

Contest entrants retain the copyright of their submitted work. 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. However, entrants grant Guardian Whiskers the right to reproduce any submission on its website or any other Guardian Whiskers publication regardless of medium or publication.

Guardian Whiskers asks for international rights. Should you re-publish your story at a later date, we ask that you acknowledge in print that Guardian Whiskers published it first.

We will make every reasonable effort to host stories, but the Taradiddle website is not a permanent storage solution. We will not be held liable for accidental story deletions.

User Content

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 email hello@guardianwhiskers.org.