Privacy 2016-12-26T02:39:34+00:00

The privacy of your personal information and your child’s personal information is of the utmost importance to us. This Privacy Policy covers the information that we collect about you and your child or that you or your child provides to us online through our website located at By visiting our website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.



Information you provide:


When registering: We directly collect from a child or parent during our initial registration process a parent’s email address and a child’s account name and first name. The email address is then used to contact the parent in order for the parent to register his/her child and activate his/her account. At such point, we collect personal information from the parent, including the child’s last name (or initial), gender, birth month and year, and country. A child’s last name will only be used by their teacher in order to accurately identify the child within the reading group. First name and initial will only be used in order to enable the child’s friends to contact him/her through our website and exchange about books and readings. The parent is also asked to provide the age (month and year) of his/her child. This information will only be used in order to allow us to propose and recommend books and readings appropriate for the child’s age. The parent will be requested to provide his/her child’s country of origin and state/province, for the purpose of presenting the most appropriate book database for the child’s location. The parent’s email address will also be used in order to notify the parent about our privacy practices, to send reading validation emails, to send the parent communications either about the child’s account or about features of our website, and for the other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.


When connecting to friends and participating in our blog: A child may provide information, using our site, when connecting to friends or participating in our blog. We will only use this information strictly in order for the child to communicate through the blog or with his friends which are also registered users of our website. The information will be deleted after a period of 90 days. Children should be reminded not to disclose any personal or otherwise sensitive information when using our website. Nonetheless, if your child uses these functions within this website and disclose personal information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for the personal information that a child chooses to submit through these functions.


When contacting us: We may collect your personal information such as your name, contact information and e-mail address when you contact us requesting more information about Reading or when you make an inquiry through our website. We will only use this information to contact you in order to answer your questions and requests or to provide you with the information which you have requested.


Technical information: When you or you child visit our website, we may collect, using electronic means, technical information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. This information may include the IP address of the computer used and the type of browser used to view our website. This technical data is aggregated and used to measure and improve the effectiveness of our website. We do not attempt to combine this technical data with the personal information we collect on our website or that we otherwise have in our control.



Unless we have your express consent, we will not sell, rent, share or trade your personal information or your child’s personal information to any third party, except to internal service providers that we use to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of the operation of our website. These internal service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any purpose other than to facilitate the specific outsourced related operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses.

From time to time, we may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.


We will use reasonable security measures to protect the personal information that we collect against unauthorized access. Please be careful whenever sending personal information to Reading via e-mail. E-mail is generally not a secure means of transferring information. We therefore cannot guarantee that this information will not be lost or used in a fraudulent manner and we encourage the use of e-mail encryption to communicate with us.


The laws of the Province of Quebec shall apply to the interpretation of this Privacy Policy notwithstanding any conflict of law provisions. All proceedings relating to this website or to this Privacy Policy shall be brought before the courts of the Province of Quebec.



In the event that we intend to sell or transfer ownership or control of any or all of our business, operations or services to a third party, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to a potential buyer both before and after the purchase. However, in the event the sale goes through, we will require that the receiving party agree that they will be similarly bound by the provisions of this Privacy Policy and that they will only use and disclose your personal information and your child’s personal information as us is similarly entitled under this Privacy Policy. In the event the sale does not go through we will require the potential purchaser to not use or disclose your personal information and your child’s personal information in any manner whatsoever and to completely erase the same.



If there is any material change in our Privacy Policy, the revised statement will be posted on this website. Regardless of any changes we make to our Privacy Policy, we will only use your personal information and you child’s personal information in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy in place at the time you provided your information, unless you later give your express consent for us to do otherwise.


If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to review, edit your personal information or your child’s personal information or request that we delete your information stored in the databases we actively use, please contact:

Unless restricted by law, we will take all reasonable steps to functionally delete your information and your child’s information from our database(s) upon request, although we may keep a copy for archival purposes for as long as necessary in our opinion. We will respond to your request to access, update or delete your information within thirty (30) business days. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details (in a secure manner) to help us to respond to your request.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 15, 2010.

Please note that both the English and French versions of Reading’s Privacy Policy have equal legal value.