Privacy Policy


Online Privacy Policy of the Literacy Council of Union County

Updated 12/16/2010

Thank you for visiting our website.
Here is how we handle information about your visit.

1. The nature and scope of our Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”)

If you visit our site to read or download information, may collect and store certain information about you when you use our website. This information, which we call “personally identifiable information,” includes your name and address (i.e., your home, e-mail and business address, as well as any other address you give us), your home telephone number, birth date and similar information that can identify you as a unique individual.

We respect the privacy and security of all the personally identifiable information we obtain about you through this website. Our Privacy Policy describes how we use and protect this information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By using this website, you consent to our collection and use of your personally identifiable information in the manner described below. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted on this page. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please call our Executive Director at (704)266-1425 or send an e-mail to

2. What happens when you send us personally identifiable information?

You do not have to provide us with any personally identifiable information when you visit this website. If you choose to provide us with this type of information, what we do with it depends upon who you are and why you are furnishing it to us. If you are a volunteer tutor, you may report the name of your student, the student’s progress toward achieving certain goals and the number of hours you have tutored the student for a specific period of time. We will retain this information for our records. If you send us an e-mail message, we will receive and retain that message and any other personally identifiable information you include in it.

We do not sell or rent anyone’s personally identifiable information that we collect through this website, and do not participate in any online social networks. We use personally identifiable information that we obtain through this website only in connection with the instructional services we provide. In this regard, we aggregate information that we collect about our students, tutors and other volunteers and provide this information on an anonymous basis to a third party that acts on behalf of a government agency that helps to finance our operations. In addition, we may provide your personally identifiable information to any third party for legal reasons such as a law, rule, a court order or other legal process, a response to a third party’s claims, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of users such as you, any of our employees, students or volunteers, or any member of the public.

3. Do we preserve the confidentiality and security of the personally identifiable information we obtain and collect through this website?

We take reasonable precautions to preserve the confidentiality and security of the personally identifiable information we obtain and collect through this website. Only our employees and agents who need to use this information to perform a specific task are granted access to it, and our internal policy requires these employees and agents to keep this information confidential. Since the Internet is not necessarily secure against interception, we cannot represent, warrant or guarantee that the confidentiality or security of any personally identifiable information we obtain and collect through this website will never be breached. If your communication is sensitive or includes personally identifiable information, you may prefer to send it to us by regular mail.

4. What are “cookies” and do we use them?

Cookies are small pieces of data that a web server sends to a web browser so that the data can later be read by the web server. Cookies contain information about website users and can be used for various business purposes, including tracking use of a website. We do not use cookies and they are not linked to any of the personally identifiable information you provide us while on our website.

5. Can you link from this website to other websites?

This website contains links to other websites. We do not control any other websites and are not responsible for the privacy or security of your personally identifiable information once you leave our website.

6. What are your choices regarding the collection, use and distribution of your personally identifiable information through this website?

If you do not want your personally identifiable information to be used in the manner described in this Privacy Policy, please let us know by sending an email to our Executive Director at or by sending a letter to our Executive Director at 105-A East Jefferson Street, Monroe, North Carolina 28112. A telephone call will not be accepted for this purpose. By sending us such notice, you agree that we may be unable to provide some or all of our services to you and that you may be unable to use all or part of this website.

7. Can you correct inaccuracies in or update your personally identifiable information?

If your personally identifiable information is incorrect or changes for any reason and we are notified of such change, we will endeavor to provide a mechanism to correct or update the information.

8. Do we collect information from children through this website?

To use our services, a person must be at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If such information is inadvertently or unknowingly collected, we will destroy or delete it upon notification or discovery.