Copyright and Privacy

Copyright © 2012 United Through Reading.  All rights reserved. United Through Reading is a registered trademark of United Through Reading. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without prior written permission of United Through Reading.  You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.  However, you may download material contained on this site (one machine readable copy and one print copy per page) for your personal, noncommercial use only.

United Through Reading has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.  United Through Reading will not collect personally identifiable information from you — name, address, email address or telephone number — with the express consent of the individual(s) as provided on the forms used by United Through Reading.  Providing such information is strictly voluntary.  Donors may contact United Through Reading at any time to review personal information collected and request corrections.

United Through Reading values our relationships with our donors, volunteers, beneficiaries and constituents and believe it is important to uphold certain standards around the information provided to us.  This policy explains how we collect, use, share and protect this information.  We’ve adopted this policy to codify this commitment.  This privacy policy is effective as of May 2004.  As United Through Reading alters its services, this policy may change. All changes will be posted on this page.

Updated:  September 2014

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our privacy of information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.  To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at points where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the United Through Reading website. On some pages, you can submit survey information, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

You also have the opportunity to make financial donations to United Through Reading through a secure payment system powered by PayPal.  PayPal will collect personal information and payment information necessary to complete your transaction.  For more information on PayPal’s policies is available online through a link on our website, at or by clicking here.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

You can access your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending an email to us at We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that corrects the error.  To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections.

The Way We Use/Share Information

To complete your request and fulfill program information.  We use the information you provide about yourself to complete your request of us, or in the case of surveys from program participants, to add to our data about specific programs.  We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, by using web site statistics we can determine which pages are most important to our visitors and then expand those pages or make them easier to find.

Opting out of communications.  You can register with our website to receive our newsletters, program reports, fundraising materials and information about special events.  We will provide an opportunity to remove your name from the registration list with each message that we send.

We do not share your information. We do not share your personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.  Your registration information is not shared with outside parties.  We will not sell or exchange your personal information including your name, mailing or e-mail addresses, phone numbers or web addresses.

Financial Information

United Through Reading takes every effort to protect all donor information. All donation and payment links on this site direct the user to a secure online payment system powered by PayPal.  All financial information that is given directly to United Through Reading via mail, email, fax or phone, containing banking or credit card information is maintained in compliance with applicable laws and industry standards.

United Through Reading will not sell or share a donor’s personal information to any other entity without the donor’s permission.  Records of all private gifts, grants, pledges and expectancies to United Through Reading are maintained by United Through Reading accounting.  It is the responsibility of those who keep and use these records to protect the privacy of donors to the fullest extent possible, except when the donor’s approval has been secured to announce a gift or donation publicly or when required by legal subpoena.

Our Commitment to Data Security

United Through Reading uses appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain information from children under the age of 13.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or privacy practices, or your personal information, please send us an email at

Social Media Information

Information and photos you choose to share.  The information, videos and photographs, which you choose to share on the United Through Reading Facebook page, such as when you post a status update, upload a photo, or comment on our Page, is considered public information.  The same is true of program information and photos that are shared with United Through Reading and the public on Twitter.  Your name, gender and usernames will also be treated as information that you choose to share or public information.

Public information. Public information refers to information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available including your name, gender and usernames.  Choosing to make your information public also means that this information can be associated with you (i.e., your name, profile pictures, cover photos, timeline, user ID, username, etc.) even off Facebook or Twitter.

Social Media Comments Policy

United Through Reading welcomes communications from our advocates, participants, donors, and fans on our social media sites, blogs and public forums. Our goal is to help nurture a community that supports military families and literacy initiatives. United Through Reading reserves the right to review all comments and reserves the right to remove any comments that it deems to be inappropriate, offensive, defamatory and/or made for commercial purposes. United Through Reading does not agree with or endorse every comment/opinion that individuals or organizations post on our pages.

Although posted comments may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including websites, United Through Reading has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites. United Through Reading is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.