Our Privacy Policy


Worldreader takes seriously the privacy of the people that both support us and participate in our programs. Information concerning the use of the personal information we receive from donors and visitors to this website is outlined below. The regulations governing Internet privacy and commerce change frequently. Worldreader therefore reserves the right to change this policy, including the manner in which we collect information and encourages our visitors to periodically review this privacy policy.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via email at Thanks for your interest in Worldreader!

Visitors and Donors

Worldreader collects some personal information about people who join the Worldreader community by subscribing to our e-mail newsletter. Our newsletter is intended to keep interested parties informed of our progress and programs. To subscribe, we ask that you provide Worldreader with email address. This information will be held in complete confidence, and Worldreader will never sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update. Worldreader does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. Children under 18 years old should never provide personal information on this website or any website without the exclusive authorization of an adult.

Worldreader also collects personal information about donors in connection with their donation. If you donate online, Worldreader will never sell, rent or trade this information to a third party. Children under the age of 18 may not make donations on this website without parental consent.

While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, Worldreader takes all available precautions to protect the confidentiality of your personal and financial information.

Worldreader uses Stripe, a third-party payment processor, to process donations. Stripe uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the security of your transaction during transmission.

All online transactions will be confirmed by a follow-up email.

How We Use Your Information

Worldreader’s intent with collection of personal information includes determining the information about our programs that is of primary interest to our supporters and partners, and enhancing the user experience of our website.

Worldreader reserves the right to disclose your personal information to third parties if required to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any other of our agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Worldreader, our visitors, subscribers, donors, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

IP Addresses & Cookies

Worldreader is deeply invested in learning and we want to learn and understand more about the people who support our mission. We therefore collect information about your browsing patterns, computer, IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. The information collected for this data analysis does not allow Worldreader to identify you as the user.

Worldreader currently uses cookies to track information about users, such as site preferences. This helps us create an experience with Worldreader that is satisfying to our supporters. It’s always the user’s choice to allow or reject cookies by changing the settings on your browser. If you reject cookies, it’s possible that you won’t have access to some of the features of Worldreader’s website.

Links from our Website

Worldreader often provides links to other websites as a means to provide third-party information related to Worldreader, like press coverage and research publications related to reading and technology. Since these third-party websites are outside the realm of our control, we cannot vouch for the privacy policies of those sites. If privacy is a concern for you, please take the time to review the privacy policies of these other websites.


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