For Educators by Educators

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Our Web site registration forms require users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

When submitting information via our secure Web pages, WHRO uses industry standard 128-bit encryption to protect your information.

We do not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. Such information is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with outside parties.

We use cookies to personalize the Web site for you, remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors’ experiences on the Web site. These cookies are not required and do not contain any personal information. For our internal purposes, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our Web sites. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.

Public Forums
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. By submitting content to this site, (i) you consent to the disclosure of any otherwise private or personally identifying information that is included in such content and (ii) you represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights to the content; that the content is not defamatory, fraudulent, unlawful, abusive, harassing, pornographic or obscene; that displaying the content does not infringe on or misappropriate the rights of others; and that you have secured all necessary consents, waivers and permissions from any third parties whose names or likenesses are displayed in the content.

Children's Guidelines
You have trusted us for many years to provide responsible and quality content for children. As we move into the cyberspace world, this trust becomes even more important to you, and to us. We believe the following promises will improve the safety, value, and enjoyment of your child's visits to our site and our affiliated sites.

  • We will not collect personally identifiable information from your child. 
  • If your child sends us an e-mail with a question or comment, or enters one of our contests, we will respond using his or her e-mail, but will not store it for future communications. 
  • If we know that your child is under the age of thirteen, we will collect your permission offline (by postal mail, fax or phone) before we mail any prizes or share your child's personal information with anyone else. 
  • If your child submits stories, artwork, comments or anything else to us that is posted on our site, he or she will be identified only by first name and age.

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the option to remove their information from our database and to not receive future communications or no longer receive our service. Please direct your requests in this regard to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. WHRO will remove your information from our database within 10 business days of receiving your request to opt-out.

This site contains links to other sites. WHRO is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Questions about this Web site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to

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