Privacy Policy


How we collect and use information

Word Illustrated Inc collects the following types of information about you:

Information you provide us directly:

We ask for  your email address when you subscribe or correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send.

Information we may receive from third parties:

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our website through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Word Illustrated Inc.

Analytics information:

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving our website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Cookies information:

When you visit WORD Illustrated Inc, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets WORD Illustrated Inc help you enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use WORD Illustrated Inc (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our website). A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access our website. Our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Device identifiers:

When you access WORD Illustrated Inc by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use our website. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to enhance your navigation through our website. Some features of our website may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location data:

When you access WORD Illustrated Inc by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use our website.

Commercial and marketing communications:

We use your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you email containing promotions and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out.

Sharing of Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside WORD Illustrated Inc. Your Information may be shared under the following circumstances noted below:

Who can see your Information:

Any information that you voluntarily disclose for posting to WORD Illustrated Inc becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by WORD Illustrated Inc in its sole discretion. Once posted on our website, your information may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the website, on other sites that have republished us, or if others have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your information to be available to the public, please don’t post it on WORD Illustrated Inc. If you choose to disclose it, it will be published publicly. Once published your information may not be able to be removed.

Instances where we are required to share your information:

WORD Illustrated Inc will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security, quality or integrity of our website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of WORD Illustrated Inc,  or others.

Sharing certain information we collect about you:

We may share information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc. with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

How We Store and Protect Your Information

Storage and Processing:

Your information collected through WORD Illustrated Inc is stored and processed in the United States. WORD Illustrated Inc may transfer information that we collect about you, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information collected to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S., and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Keeping your information safe:

WORD Illustrated Inc cares about the security of your information. However, WORD Illustrated Inc cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to WORD Illustrated Inc or guarantee that information on this website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services such as social networks. WORD Illustrated Inc is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, WORD Illustrated will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:

Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents WORD Illustrated Inc from tracking your browser’s activities. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at corporate@wordillustrated.org

How long we keep your private profile information:

WORD Illustrated Inc may retain your email or other information as described in “How we collect or use information” section above for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on this website may not be removable.

Children’s Privacy

WORD Illustrated Inc does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at corporate@wordillustrated.org.

Links to Other Websites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from WORD Illustrated Inc. Please remember that when you use a link to go from WORD Illustrated  Inc to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies.This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through this website.