Hi, my name is Carl Trent or Dad, as I'm known around here and I’m the owner of Dad's Guide to WDW.
The information you share with me is as important to me as it is to you. I’ve taken steps under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to make sure any information you give me is secure, only seen by people who need to see it, and within your control.
I strive to maintain the highest standards of honesty and fairness in everything I write for this website, and I apply exactly the same standards when I deal with the information you trust me with.
Why I collect your Personal Information
I only collect your personal information when I need it. I need it for these reasons:
- When you contact me for any reason, using one of my contact forms, you agree to give me your name and email address so I can reply to you.
As soon as our correspondence has finished, I delete all your personal information. I do not keep it or use it in any other way unless I ask your permission first.
- When you sign up for my newsletter, I collect your name and email address so that I can send you newsletters, as explained in my newsletter information. In case you can’t remember what that is, here’s a link. Dad's Newsletter Sign Up Page.
I keep that information for as long as you want to receive my newsletters. There is always an “unsubscribe” link in every newsletter and email I send. If you click on that link, you will be immediately unsubscribed from my emails and your information will be permanently deleted.
- • If you fill in a form on my “Ask Dad” and ask Dad a question, I ask for your name and email address. You can also send photographs. You don’t have to fill that information in or send photos if you don’t want to. If you do, the information and photo will appear on the page I create with your answer.
This information remains on the website for as long as you want your story to stay. If you’d prefer it to be taken off, you just need to get in touch with me. We do NOT put your email address on the website.
- When you fill out a form for our trusted partner Destinations to Travel, that information is shared with Destinations to Travel and no one else. They will contact you for any needed information. They are responsible for all the information you provide them.
That form information is collected by my secure email program called Infusionsoft. An email is generated that sends the information to my email and to Destinations to Travel.
- Infusionsoft also handles our Newsletter information. When you fill out an email form your name and email address is stored so I can contact you.
- The Ask Dad pages are created and stored by a company called SiteSell. Thier servers store your information in a very secure facility.
If you think your personal information is not being used properly and you want to make a complaint, you should firstly contact me and ask me to put it right, explaining the problem as clearly as you can.
If you’re not satisfied with my response, you have the right to lodge a formal complaint and should contact a lawyer to do so.
Personal information such as your name and email address, is never collected automatically. I only have it when you choose to give it me.
However, when you visit Dad's Guide to WDW, some statistical information is collected automatically.The reason I collect it is so that I can constantly improve your experience of visiting my site.
This type of information includes the name of your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, the name of your internet browser, and other numerical data such as which pages you visited, how many pages you looked at and how long you stayed on the site.
This information helps me know which parts of my site you’re most interested in. That means I can make sure I write articles which focus on the subjects you’re most likely to want to read.
Cookies: That information is collected by means of “cookies”. A cookie is a tiny bit of code placed by a website on your computer. If you want to, you can turn cookies off by disabling them in your browser. You can learn how to do this at the About Cookies website. About cookies.
Browsers can be set to accept or reject all cookies automatically, or they can notify you when a cookie is being requested so you can decide what to do.
Web beacons are similar. They track your journey around a website, or a collection of websites. They’re most often used to monitor traffic to a site.
As you browse this website, Google Analytics places cookies on your computer to collect demographic and interest information which I use to make sure I’m providing the information my visitors want.
They do not collect any personal information.
Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. If you don’t want that statistical data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool by clicking on this link.
You can also opt out of having making your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add on which prevents information being shared with Google Analytics. Opt out of Google Analytics.
Disabling either cookies or web beacons should not cause a problem with the continued use of this site.
You’ll notice on this website there are links to Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. When you click on them or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.
Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links:
Facebook: to prevent Facebook collecting your data, you should log out of your Facebook account while using this site.
Privacy and children
I work hard to make sure that Dad's Guide to WDW is a family friendly site.
However, it is not intended for use by children without parental supervision, particularly children under sixteen years of age.
I operate in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Article 8 of the GDPR.
I will never knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 16 years of age. Children under that age must have permission from a parent or legal guardian before asking questions, sharing stories or buying anything from this site.
If you're worried about your children's activities or their privacy on this site, please e-mail me through my “Contact Dad” page.
If I ever sell Dad's Guide to WDW, information you have given me voluntarily may transfer to the new owner. Should that happen, you will receive notice through my website of the change and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honours any opt-out requests you might make.
I would encourage you to review this policy from time to time so that you will always know what information I collect and how it’s used.