Privacy Policy

 

The Wildling is a nonprofit organization (“The Wildling,” “we,” “us,” “our”) that helps children and teens generate and share true stories, by encouraging them to speak their minds, learn from each other, and feel the power of being heard.

 

We are committed to protecting the privacy of you and your children. We have provided this Privacy Policy to describe our practices regarding the Personal Information (described below) we collect from individuals through our website, located at www.thewildling.org (“Website”) and related services and programs made available through our Website and related applications (collectively “Programs”).

 

We only collect information that directly identifies an individual (collectively “Personal Information”) through our online forms used by parents and guardians regarding a child’s or teen’s participation in one or more Programs offered by The Wildling. Such Personal Information may include: parent/guardian name, child/teen name, hometown, state, school, grade, email address, phone number, gender, race or other demographic information that helps us better understand our participants and serve our mission. We don't collect cookies or other hidden anonymous identifiers.

 

We request that any Personal Information provided about a child or teen under the age of 18  is only provided by their parent or guardian, or with their parent’s or guardian’s consent. We use such Personal Information to provide parents and guardians of children and teens information about our Programs and to obtain the additional written permission required for a child or teen to participate in such Programs (such participating child or teen referenced as a “Participant”).

 

When a Participant decides to engage in one of our Programs, such Participant’s parent or guardian must provide written consent to such participation by signing The Wildling’s Publication Permission and Release, before The Wildling will use or publish the Participant’s written works, verbal statements, audio or video recordings, designs, photographs or other creative works (collectively referenced as “Participant Materials”).

 

We always notify a Participant’s parent or guardian in writing and receive their written permission in accordance with The Wildling’s Publication Permission and Release for Participant Materials before publishing a Participant’s Materials in any manner.

 

We do not make Personal Information collected from our website publicly available, nor do we enable children to so on our platforms, except with respect to Participant Materials regarding which a parent or guardian has signed the Publication Permission and Release  for Participant Materials referenced above. We will not condition a child’s participation in our Programs on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in a Program.