Who we are
We believe that every child should have the opportunity for a successful future. Studies have shown that strong literacy skills have a direct correlation to a person’s self-worth, health, and the ability to achieve a fulfilling career. By providing children access to one new book a month during the school year, we open doors to a brighter future. And that’s our goal. Our website address is: https://dirigoreads.org. For contact information, please visit here: https://dirigoreads.org/contact/.
Our overall policy is extremely simple: If we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected, and the other limited purposes outlined below. We will not sell or share your personally identifiable information with any third party except for in the instances described below.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect some non-personally identifiable information automatically and some in our registration and contact forms. Non-personally identifiable information might include your IP address, the type of browser or operating system you use, the domain name from which you linked to our site, etc. We use this non-personally identifiable information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
We may use “cookies” to determine whether you have visited our site previously and to save and remember any preferences that you set while using our site. Our cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an e-mail address. Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain services at Dirigo Reads if cookies are rejected.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our site’s contact form may request or require users to give us personally identifiable information (like their name, telephone number, and e-mail address). We may use the information from our contact form to contact the user. We will not sell or disclose your personally identifiable data to any third party that is not an affiliate of Dirigo Reads unless: (i) we first obtain permission from you; (ii) we need to share it with agents or contractors who perform services for us; or (iii) we are required by law to disclose it.
Dirigo Reads uses Google Analytics to track technical data on users, including user counts, bounce rates, landing pages, and pages visited. User IP addresses are anonymized before being stored in Google Analytics. If you wish to not be tracked by Google Analytics, you can download a browser add-on through Google here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Who we share your data with
Dirigo Reads does not share personal data with any other third party company or account that is not directly controlled by Dirigo Reads.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Some non-personally identifiable information, like a user’s IP address, is collected by our Google Analytics account. This information is used for tracking our personal marketing operations as well as technical data on users (see Analytics above).
Your contact information
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:
- E-mail us at dan@DirigoReads.com
- Send mail to the following address:
6 State Street, Suite 102
Bangor, ME 04401
How we protect your data
While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personally identifiable information. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, we do not assume any liability for third-party usage of your personal information, whether obtained legally or illegally from our system.