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Disclosures, Copyright & Privacy

This policy is valid from April 2, 2010


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Julie Niles Petersen. My writing is influenced by my background, beliefs, occupation, teaching experiences, research I have read, and researchers I have listened to and/or met in person or online. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, not the schools or school districts where I have worked.

Currently, this blog is not being supported by advertisements, donations, or sponsorships. However, this may change in the future. If you are interested in supporting me in this manner, please use the contact form below. I reserve the right to decline offers if they are not consistent with my goals, philosophies, and/or understanding of the best way to teach reading.

I am not being paid or compensated in any way by the companies whose products and services are reviewed on this blog. If you would like to pay for a review/promotion of your product, please contact me in the form below for a price quotation. I will only promote those products that seem helpful to my readers and are consistent with my understanding of effective teaching reading practices. If I post my review or promote the product, I will clearly mark them as sponsored so they will not be confused with those that are not sponsored. Further, I will give my honest opinion, findings and beliefs.

I retain the right to delete inappropriate content submitted to Resources for Teaching Reading.


You may link to, reuse, and/or share the content of this blog “as is” for noncommercial purposes without needing to ask permission as long as you credit Julie Niles Petersen and www.twrctank.com. I am not liable for the content submitted by others on this site, or by the content in any external links. I provide external links in the hope they are helpful to my readers. Their inclusion does not necessarily imply my endorsement.


What information do I collect?

I collect information from you when you comment on this site or answer polls.

When submitting comments, you will be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit this site anonymously.

What do I use your information for?

Any of the information I collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

• To personalize your experience
(your information helps me respond better to your individual needs)

• To improve this blog
(I continually strive to improve this blog’s offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you)

• To improve customer service
(your information helps me respond more effectively to your customer service requests and support needs)

• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

• To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for commenting, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to this blog.

If you decide to opt-in to my mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Do I use cookies?

Yes. (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

I use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may contract with third-party service providers to assist me in better understanding my site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on my behalf except to help me conduct and improve my blog.

Do I disclose any information to outside parties?

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist me in operating this blog, conducting business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on this blog. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because I value your privacy, I have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. I therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

I am in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), I do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. This blog, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through this blog and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit my Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of this blog at http://www.twrctank.com/disclosures/

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to my privacy policy.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

If I decide to change my privacy policy, I will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on April 2, 2010

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