Thank you for visiting the site “Stories with Clever Hedgehog” located at  (herein the “Site”). Roberta M. Golinkoff and her team at the University of Delaware developed and operates the Site through a grant from the Jacobs Foundation and in association with United for Literacy. The “University of Delaware” is referred to as “we,” “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy.

Through the Site, we are creating a digital library of books written in Ukrainian and Cyrillic appropriate for Ukrainian children between the ages of birth to ten. The Site is available to the children’s parents or caretakers to assist them in readying the children for school and to provide their children with a free, safe, digital space to learn. Parents may access the Site using a computer, smartphone, or other device.  


We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect and protect information. 

We collect information in two ways. First, we collect anonymous information automatically from your computer, phone, or other device when you use it to access the Site. Second, we may infrequently expressly request you to provide information in connection with certain activities.

Our Privacy Policy is based on the following principles:

  1. We use anonymous information that is automatically collected from your device, such as, for example, a computer’s Internet Protocol address, a mobile device identifier, or operating system, to support internal operations so that we can understand and monitor the usage of our Site and improve its performance.
  1. We do not engage in behavioral advertising on the Site so you will not see any advertising that is targeted to you based on your activity on the Site.
  1. You are free to choose whether to engage in activity, if any, on our Site that involves your submission of personal information, such as an email address, phone number, or other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline. We will ask you for such information expressly. Currently, the activities on our Site do not require you to submit any personal information, but as we grow the Site, we anticipate this practice could change.
  1. If we ask you to submit personal information, we will explain in the sign-up or collection process how we will use the information (such as, for example, requesting an email address when you sign up your child to participate in a competition). We will use the information only as stated, other than in Special Circumstances which are described below.
  1. Third parties we may use to assist with the Site’s operations will be required to follow this Privacy Policy.


  1. Our collection of personal information on the Site is intended to follow the principles of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), a U.S. law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13.
  1. We do not anticipate asking children under the age of 13 for any personal information. If we do, we will obtain parental consent before asking them for personal information on our Site, unless the request for information falls within an exception that would be permitted under COPPA. 
  1. In the event we collect personal information from children under the age of 13, we will not make it publicly available or enable children to do so on our Site. We will not condition a child’s participation in any activity or service on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.
  1. Parents may contact us (at to review, update, or delete any of their children’s personal information that we may have collected and to elect for us not to collect any additional personal information from their children.
  1. We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting the updated Privacy Policy online. We will not change how we handle previously collected information without providing notice and obtaining parental consent where necessary.


We use the anonymous information that is automatically collected to support the internal operations of the Site. Some of this information is collected through third-party analytics tools. Internal operations include the following:

  • to monitor metrics such as total number of visitors and traffic;
  • to understand which activities and services are most popular;
  • to understand the pages viewed on our Site;
  • to understand generally the location of our users (e.g., country information);
  • to recognize the browsers used to visit our Site, so that the content is adapted for the relevant browser; and 
  • to diagnose and fix technology problems.

When you visit the Site, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels and web beacons to collect this anonymous information for the purpose of the internal operations of our Site. A “cookie” is a piece of information that a website or an application transfers to a user’s device for record-keeping purposes. As a user moves from one page or one screen to another, a cookie is used to tell us that it is the same device. We also may use a cookie to keep track of your selections. You may set your device to accept or not accept cookies and you may delete any cookies that you have received. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your device, you may not be able to use certain services or features on our Site. A “web beacon” is a one-pixel image (which may be visible or transparent), which may be embedded on a web page or email message and may also provide us with information about usage of that page or email message.


Law Enforcement; Safety; Customer Service.  We may access, preserve, and share your information when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to (i) respond to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) or otherwise to take action because we believe it is required or advisable under the law; (ii) detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; (iii) limit our legal liability or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ourselves, any user of our Site, a third party or the general public including as part of investigations, or (iv) respond to your requests for customer service.

Business Transfer. If we transfer our Site to another organization, your personal information, and any other information collected through our Site, may be among the items transferred. The transferee will be required to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

Security Notice. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent you have given us your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification.


We may contract with third parties to provide certain services to facilitate the operations of our Site (“service providers”), such as to manage the analytics information about usage of our Site. Our service providers will be given access to your information only as is reasonably necessary to provide the services for which they are contracted. They will be required to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy in their handling of personal information.


Your information collected through our Site will be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities. We or our service providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.


We strive to maintain the security of information but cannot guarantee that information security measures are fail-safe or guarantee that information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Our Site uses technical and organizational measures to keep information collected secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and use of electronic security systems and password protections to guard against unauthorized access.


The Site is made available through the University of Delaware, which has a separate privacy notice and other legal notices that also apply to this Site and are available at . However, in the event there is a conflict between the University of Delaware’s notices and this Privacy Notice, this Privacy Notice will control. In addition, this Site may link to other websites (“Third Party Platforms”). We are not responsible for the practices employed by those websites or services, including the information or content contained within them. When you go via our link to Third Party Platforms, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies rather than ours. You should review these other website privacy policies regarding any personal information that they may collect about you.


Our Site is operated by  Roberta M. Golinkoff and her team at the University of Delaware, 16 W. Main Street, Willard Hall, Newark, Delaware, 19716.

For questions or concerns about our Site, please contact To report potential security vulnerabilities, please contact

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 18 , 2023