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Privacy Statement for has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:

You can browse our site without entering any personal information and therefore remain anonymous during your visit. 

In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Act, all participants (i.e. anyone joining the mailing list, posting to the Teen Writers Discussion bulletin board or submitting writing for publication) must be at least 13 years of age.

Those under 18 should seek the advice and consent of their parent's)' for participation on makes every effort to protect the anonymity of its users.  We expressly prohibit the publishing of personal information (last names, email addresses, personal web pages addresses, etc).

Information Automatically Logged

Our server logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes and these logs will be analyzed to constantly improve the value of the materials available on the website. logs IP addresses and browser types, but we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a userís session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.  We also use IP addresses to gather broad demographic information only.  

Electronic Mailing List

Signing up for the mailing list only adds the user to the mailing list.  We use this mailing list to send out a monthly informational newsletter. does not sell or share mailing lists or other information with any businesses, associations, or individuals.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the Opt-Out  section below.

Submission Form

Our site's submission form requires users to give us contact information (name), unique identifiers (email address), and demographic information (location & grade level).

If a submitted piece of writing is published on the web site, only the author's first name, city/state/province/country, grade level and submitted "About the Author" information will be posted along with the writing.

The contact information is also used to get in touch with the participant when necessary.

Contact information, unique identifiers, and demographic data are also used for research purposes. 

Public Forum

This site makes an online message board (Teen Writers Discussion bulletin board) available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information.  We expressly prohibit the publishing of personal information (last names, email addresses, personal web pages addresses, etc).

This message board will be monitored for editorial and research purposes.  The editors of reserve the right to edit, remove, or ban any content deemed inappropriate, harmful, or offensive.

To remove a specific posting of yours, see the Opt-Out options.

External Links

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

The links, products, and other content of do not express or imply the endorsement of or its associates.

Content Rating

In voluntary cooperation with RSACi, Recreational Software Advisory Council on the Internet,, the content of has rating the following:

  Violence Rating Descriptor Nudity Rating Descriptor Sex Rating Descriptor Language Rating Descriptor
Level 1       Mild expletives
Level 0 None or sports related None None or innocent kissing; romance  


Special Relationships is a reseller for the following online businesses:

The proceeds from sales from our links to our affiliates directly fund the web site (domain name, hosting, design, hosting, maintenance, & promotion).

We display ads of our affiliates on our site. These ads may contain cookies. While we do not use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by that ad company, and we do not have access to this information.

Published Teen Writing

Submission to constitutes permission for the submitted work to be published on and accessible on its World Wide Web site. accepts only individual submissions.  We do not accept bulk or whole class submissions.  Teachers encouraging their students to publish should choose only their best single individual work to be submitted with the cooperation of that author. publishes the work of others in the spirit of mutual cooperation.   As such, work is published only if both the author and agree.  Work may be rejected or removed based on the decision of either or both of the said parties.

All authors retain full rights to their written work.  Submission to constitutes one time serial rights for to publish the written work on its web site and these rights may be revoked by the original author at any time.

To request removal of one's published writing, see Opt-Out options below.


eWeb is a private sub-community of participants of  eWeb is limited to a select group of participants, currently by invitation only.  Web participants are fully identifiable throughout their participation within eWeb and therefore must complete and submit both an application as well as a written consent form to the researchers before being allowed to participate.  For more information on eWeb go to   Members of eWeb also have the right to remove themselves from membership at any time; see the Opt-Out options below.


One purpose of is for teacher-researchers to investigate its use. 

Electronic mail, submissions, bulletin board postings, eWeb communications and other interactions and content will be monitored and documented for research purposes.

Should material from be published in any way (e.g. dissertation, conference presentations, instructional materials, journal articles, etc.), full anonymity will be protected through the use of  pseudonyms.

For further information on the research purposes of, go to


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving informational newsletters from us and/or to remove any postings or published writing and/or to remove themselves from the research database and/or eWeb.

To opt-out of any part of, please:

visit the following URL: or
send email to

Data Quality/Access

This site also allows users the the option of changing and modifying information previously provided.  Simply send requests to

Contacting the 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 contact: 


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