Privacy Policy

This webpage contains the privacy policy governing the use of information gathered on this website.

Visitors to this website are not anonymous: the web server automatically receives and records each visitor's IP address when he or she visits the website. Additional information may be collected from registrants' and employment applicants' computers and browsers, including cookie information, software and hardware attributes, e-mail addresses, aggregate information on what pages on the site registrants access or visit, user-specific information on what pages on the site registrants access or visit, and information volunteered by registrants and employment applicants. For example, when an individual registers with and/or enrolls in a course through the website, the registrant may provide such information as name, address, telephone number, fax number, and/or payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address).

Information collected is used to deliver services more efficiently, to improve the content of the website, to customize the content and/or layout of web pages for returning visitors, to notify registrants about updates to the website, to contact registrants for marketing purposes, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the website and applicable laws, and to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the website.

Visitors', registrants' and applicants' personal information is protected by physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards. Personal information is not rented, sold, or shared with people or non-affiliated companies other than as requested by registrants or applicants, or under the following circumstances:

  • Information may be shared with trusted institutional partners, agents or contractors who assist in providing support for internal operations (under confidentiality agreements).
  • Information may be shared in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • Information may be shared in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.

With respect to security: When certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, are to be transferred or received, visitors are redirected to a secure server and notified through an on-screen message on the site.

Visitors supplying an e-mail address, postal address and/or telephone number may receive periodic e-mails, mailings, and/or telephone calls with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such contacts, please contact the Institute.

Visitors' information may be used for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If the information practices governing this website change significantly at some time in the future, policy changes will be posted to this webpage. Visitors may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by contacting the Institute.

This website is maintained by the Institute of Reading Development. If you have questions about this policy, wish to be removed from our mailing list, or feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please call (800) 964-2030 or send an e-mail to

Last Updated: December 13th, 2013.