Privacy Policy and COPPA Info

We are a writing camp, which means, not surprisingly, that there are a LOT of people on our team who like to write. That is half of our excuse for the section below being so long. The other half is that this is a lawyerly document. And while, as Shakespeare has written, “brevity is the soul of wit,” lawyers are paid by the hour, so lawyerly prose is typically a terrible place to look for brevity. Without further ado… and all related and linked domains and subdomains (collectively, the “Website”), is designed primarily for parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers of our campers, as well as potential team/staff members and other interested educators.

We believe in the importance of your privacy, because while we are camp operators, we are also parents. This Privacy Policy describes how Adventures in Writing Camp treats the personal information we collect through our Website. By using and accessing our Website, you are accepting the practices, terms and conditions described in this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected online through our Website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our Website.

In keeping with (COPPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act law that protects children’s online privacy, we do not collect personal information from children from our Website. Campers who participate in various programs at Adventures in Writing Camp may have their work posted on-line as part of the publishing process.

The Specifics: What Information We Collect

As you register your child or children for Adventures in Writing Camp, we collect various pieces of information that we deem necessary for the registration process, such as name,‎ mailing address,‎ email address,‎ phone number,‎ emergency contact info,‎ billing information (e.g., credit card number, expiration date, etc.), school and health information, and other information you directly give us on our Website.

Information We Get from Others. We may get information about you from other sources, such as “welcome calls.” We may add this to information we get from this Website.

Information Automatically Collected. As part of the process of making our website better and more helpful, we use Google Analytics and/or other programs to automatically record information about your computer and the “path” you take “through” the website while visiting. These programs may record information including your computer operating system type,‎ browser type,‎ browser language,‎ pages you viewed,‎ how long you spent on a page,‎ access times,‎ Internet protocol (IP) address, geo location, and information about your use of and actions on our Site.

Log files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. We automatically log information about you and your computer.

Cookies. We (through our third party service providers mentioned above, such as Google Analytics) may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies help us make your experience on our Website easier. We may use cookies to see which parts of our Website people use and like and to count visits to our Website.

Web Beacons. We may log information using digital images called Web beacons on our Site or in our emails. We use Web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We also use Web Beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails.

Uses of Information

We use your personal information as follows:
We use your personal information to respond to your questions, and generally provide customer service.

We may send you welcome materials prior to camp, electronically and/or through “traditional mail.”

We may send information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.

We may communicate about upcoming events, new locations in your area, the opening of registration “season,” and other news about products and services offered by us and selected partners. We hate spam too, and will keep the messages to things that are directly tied to the shared mission of helping your child or children become a better writer/writers. If at any time you no longer want to receive messages from us, you may opt out using an industry standard “Unsubscribe” or “Opt Out” process.

We may your personal information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.

And perhaps most importantly, we may use your personal information to provide and deliver products and services that you, our customers, request.

Sharing of Personal Information

We do not sell your personal information to third parties, because that’s a pretty terrible thing to do. We do not share your personal information with third parties other than, to the extent necessary, credit card processors and/or other parties who’s involvement is required to complete the transaction(s) you initiated and to provide the service(s) you are seeking. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes. We may share personal information as follows:

We may share personal information with your consent. For example, with your consent, we may use images and quotes from campers and/or parents on our website and/or other informational materials.

We love what we do and don’t plan to stop operating summer programs. However, standard language in these lawyerly notices prompts us to point out that we may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding. In such a case, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via e-mail and/or a notice on our Web site of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

We may share information to protect the rights and property of Adventures in Writing Camp, our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use, if any.

We may share information in an emergency. This includes sharing information with fire-people, police officers, EMTs, and/or other first responders, and/or others necessary to protect the health and safety of campers, our employees and agents, or any person or family pet.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, and/or to protect our rights.

If you no longer wish to receive promotional communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by emailing us through the contact section of the website. If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your registration, account, and information that we deem essential for the safe and successful completion of a camp or educational session for which your child is registered.

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update your profile with us by logging into your account or updating your email preferences by clicking the link on the bottom of our marketing emails or by contacting us, as stated above.

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Website with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Website works for you and require you to enter passwords more frequently.

We do not track your website activities over time and across external websites and therefore we do respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us through the contact form on this website.

Notice Regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)

The following is important information and we encourage you to read and understand it!

Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we must provide you with direct notice before collecting “personal information” from your child. Effective July 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) updated COPPA to reflect changes in technology, and now considers a photograph, video, or audio file containing a child’s image or voice to be a child’s “personal information.” For more information about COPPA, please

The key camp-long projects at Adventures in Writing Camp involve your child using technology and their own creativity to publish pieces of writing to the internet. These pieces may contain video and/or audio content containing your child’s image and/or voice.
Because these projects may contain your child’s image or voice, and are uploaded by your child and/or a teacher or other staff member (rather than you), this may be legally classified this as “collecting” and “disclosing” your child’s personal information.
Your consent is required for the collection, use, or disclosure of your child’s information as may appear in an eBook, Blog, video, photo,audio project, or other medium that your child creates as part of Adventures in Writing Camp. We will not collect, use, or disclose any such information from the child if you do not consent. If you do not provide consent to the collection of your child’s personal information, however, your child will not be able to register for Camp.

Your privacy and your child’s privacy are important to us. We do not share any of your information or your child’s information with any third party..


We may change this Privacy Policy and /or COPPA Notice. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this Website page, or other places we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

We last updated this Privacy Policy / COPPA notice November 24, 2015.