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COPYRIGHT

All images, text, programs, and other materials found in the ReadWriteThink Website ("Website") are protected by the United States copyright laws and are owned or licensed by the International Reading Association or the National Council of Teachers of English. Educators may use and make a limited number of copies of the Website images, text, programs, and other materials for non-commercial, classroom and instructional use. All other rights are reserved. Except as set forth above, no part of the Website images, text, programs, and other materials may be used, reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, without prior permission in writing from the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Under no circumstances may any individual or organization charge for the use of ReadWriteThink images, text, programs and other materials, including Professional Development resources, without prior written permission from the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Resale of ReadWriteThink images, text, programs, and other materials is not permitted.

For more information, please contact us.

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TRADEMARK

The names, logos, and taglines identifying ReadWriteThink's images, text, programs or materials are proprietary marks of the International Reading Association or the National Council of Teachers of English. Use, reproduction or modifications to any such names, logos or taglines associated with ReadWriteThink are strictly prohibited.

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DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE

The International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, with support from the Verizon Foundation, make available this Website and the images, text, programs and other materials contained herein in furtherance of their nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. While the parties make every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this Website, they do not endorse, approve or certify any information on this Website, nor guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by any of the parties.

The Website is provided on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis. The International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and their affiliates do not make any expressed or implied warranty as to the accuracy or merchantability of any images, text, programs or other materials on the Website, or any implied warranties of fitness or non-infringement.

At certain places on this Website, live "links" to other websites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of the parties. The parties do not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the parties.

The parties assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of the information contained on the Website, or from use of the information obtained at linked sites, or in any respect for the content of such information. The parties are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such information.

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PRIVACY POLICY

The International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English respect your privacy. This document outlines the ways that the ReadWriteThink website may collect information from you.

Browsing the Site

Generally speaking, you can visit the pages of the ReadWriteThink website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. To learn more about who visits our site, we may track Internet domain addresses (that is, from where you are connecting to the Website, for instance from aol.com or from vt.edu). While we log this address information, you will remain anonymous. We do not access or record such information as your login name at aol.com, and we use the information that is recorded for statistical purposes only.

There are portions of the ReadWriteThink website that do request personal information:

  • Contact Us
  • Contribute to ReadWriteThink
  • Share Your Story
  • Comments
  • RSS

You may choose whether to enter this personal information. You are not required to do so. However, if you choose not to provide the information that we request, we may be unable to respond to your request. Any and all personal information provided will not be distributed or sold to any third party.

Links to Other Sites

The ReadWriteThink website includes links to other websites. The parties are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. You should always read the privacy policy at a website before revealing any personal information.

Policy Changes

The parties reserve the right to make changes to the web policies of the Website at any time. Those changes will go into effect on the date posted. The new policy will apply to everyone using our Website and will replace any prior policies.

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PERMISSIONS POLICY

ReadWriteThink.org receives many permission requests to link to, reprint, or adapt our materials. Our policies for such requests are listed below; these reiterate the information appearing in the Copyright portion of this page.

All information or queries should be submitted to ReadWriteThink using the Contact Us form unless noted below.

  1. You may link to ReadWriteThink from a school, class, educational, or personal website under the following stipulations:

    - You acknowledge ReadWriteThink as the provider of the resource

    - You charge no fee to access ReadWriteThink's resources.

    - You submit the specific URL(s) that indicate to the ReadWriteThink staff where our information will reside so that we may review the context and confirm the purpose.

    - You confirm receipt of these conditions.

    Note that the resources on our site may only be linked to - not copied, reproduced, or modified in any way, nor placed within a frame.
  2. You may not link to ReadWriteThink from any fee-based educational website.
  3. You may reprint a limited number of copies of ReadWriteThink materials to share with colleagues, families, or students.
  4. You may cite or excerpt ReadWriteThink materials in a curriculum or teacher's guide.

    Note, however, that ReadWriteThink.org integrates the Internet into the teaching and learning process. We spend a considerable amount of time updating links as external websites reorganize or remove content from the Internet. A hard copy reprint from ReadWriteThink would therefore be dated before long. Rather than reprint the entire resource, we encourage you to print the title, author, overview, and URL, along with a copyright line citing ReadWriteThink as the publisher.

    We would appreciate receiving two complimentary copies of any published material so that we may track how ReadWriteThink materials are being used and presented to teachers. If this is possible, please send them to the addresses below.


    International Reading Association
    ATTN: ReadWriteThink
    800 Barksdale Rd.
    P.O. Box 8139
    Newark, DE 19714-8139

    National Council of Teachers of English
    ATTN: ReadWriteThink
    1111 W. Kenyon Rd.
    Urbana, IL 61801-1096
  5. You may cite or excerpt ReadWriteThink materials in a professional book or journal article under the following stipulations:

    - You include the URL of the material so that your readers may access it online.

    - You do not reprint entire lessons, activities, or other materials. Rather than reprint the entire lesson, we encourage you to print the title, author, overview, and URL of the lesson, along with a copyright line citing ReadWriteThink as the publisher.

    - You include our branding information: "ReadWriteThink.org is a nonprofit website maintained by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, with support from the Verizon Foundation."

    - You confirm receipt of these conditions.

    If your publisher requires a signed permission form from the copyright holder, you may fax it to 302-368-2449 (for an International Reading Association publication) or 217-278-3761 (for a National Council of Teachers of English publication) or mail it to the appropriate address below.

    International Reading Association
    ATTN: ReadWriteThink
    800 Barksdale Rd.
    P.O. Box 8139
    Newark, DE 19714-8139

    National Council of Teachers of English
    ATTN: ReadWriteThink
    1111 W. Kenyon Rd.
    Urbana, IL 61801-1096
  6. You may reprint ReadWriteThink materials for presentations to literacy professionals. For our records, please send us the title of the conference, title and date of your presentation, a brief (1-2 sentences) description of the presentation and how the ReadWriteThink material will be used, and the number of expected attendees.
  7. You may adapt ReadWriteThink resources (e.g., lessons, activities, rubrics, assessments, booklists) for classroom or out-of-school use to fit the needs of the children or teens you work with.
  8. You may not adapt any ReadWriteThink student interactives, podcasts, or videos.

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