Privacy Policy

Lead to Read, Inc. operates this website to provide services including the Reading Mentoring program. At Lead to Read KC, we deeply value your privacy, and we are dedicated to addressing any concerns you may have regarding your personal information. In our ongoing commitment to transparency, we have provided the following detailed information to ensure that you are fully informed about the specific types of private information we collect and how we use this information to enhance your overall experience.

Types of Private Information Collected

To ensure you are a good fit for our Reading Mentoring program, we collect the following types of information when you apply to volunteer: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Birthdate, Emergency Contact, Employer, Gender, Ethnicity, Education.

You always have the option to provide less information. However, it is important to note that omitting certain personal details may have implications for your application’s success.

Policy on Collecting Sensitive Personal Information

Lead to Read KC highly values your privacy and ensures that none of your sensitive personal information, such as your social security number or driver’s license number is collected. However, in order to maintain the safety and security of our community, Lead to Read KC arranges for background checks to be conducted on mentors. For this purpose, our background check partners may collect limited sensitive personal data. Lead to Read KC does not save or store any of this information and will only retain the pass/fail results provided by our background check partners. Your privacy and security are our utmost priority.

How the Information Collected is Used

We use your personal information solely to facilitate your participation in the Reading Mentoring program. This encompasses:

  • Creating and maintaining an account with us
  • Setting up and managing your volunteer commitments
  • Communicating any promotions
  • Contacting you regarding updates to and ensuring your compliance with Lead to Read KC
    Automatically Collected Information

    We automatically collect data on how our users visit us, such as your IP address, location, browser, browser language, operating system, device identifiers and cookies. Our website currently uses cookies to enhance its functionality. You may disable cookies in your web browser, but this may limit or disrupt your ability to fully access the website.

    How Long We Retain Your Data

    For users that apply to volunteer on our website, we store the personal information they provide. We may store your personal information for an extended period of time, depending on the length of our relationship with you and how we need to use the information. For example, we will keep your email address and name on file as long as you have an account with us.

    What Rights You Have Over Your Data

    If you have applied to volunteer on this site, 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 Your Data Is Sent

    Visitor form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

    Information Security

    We take utmost care to ensure the security and safety of your private information. The majority of your personal data is encrypted to safeguard it from unauthorized access. However, it’s important to note that despite industry-wide efforts, data leaks and malicious attacks can occur.

    We want to emphasize that while we make every effort to protect your data, providing your personal information is done at your own risk. We prioritize the confidentiality and integrity of your information and continually strive to enhance our security measures to mitigate potential risks.

    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.

    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

    Did We Miss Something?

    If you have any inquiries regarding our privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at A representative from Lead to Read KC will respond to your privacy policy questions as soon as possible.