Privacy Policy

We want you to be in control of which information you share with us and with our community. You make choices about which information from your user profile can be seen by others. We will never sell your personal information or disclose your information to others.

Who we are

This site is operated by The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP), an independent non-profit organization based in the United States.

Our website is administered by The Arc Oregon. This privacy policy addresses how TLCPCP and The Arc Oregon will collect and protect your data.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

How your data is used

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. TLCPCP does not share data with outside entities.

We use 3rd party providers to support this site. See the list of providers below and links to their disclosures of how data is collected and processed, how cookies are used.

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described here.

Your personal data will be used to process your order, support your experience throughout this website, and for other purposes described here.

TLCPCP does not share or sell data collected from this website.

Our website includes a tool to erase your account, including any personal data you’ve shared with us.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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. You may submit any requests regarding removal or exports of your personal data to tl****@gm***.com.

When you set up your profile, you may select who can access each portion of your profile information, except the defaults.

Where we send your data

We never share your data with advertisers or any outside parties.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our site makes use of Google Analytics to assess how our site is used. Learn more about how Google collects and processes your data.

There are browser plug-ins available if you would like to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.