Privacy Policy

In order for us to operate our business and provide our services to You, it is sometimes necessary for us to collect or process information about You. In general terms, this information will take one or more of the following forms:
Information that you provide to us directly, such as in the situation where you complete an online form or send us a message via our website;
Information that is automatically sent to us by Your computer’s internet browser when you visit our website, such as your computer’s technical address (or ‘IP address’) or information about which particular internet browser you are using and so on;
Information about how you use our website or our services, such as which pages you visit, how frequently you visit the site and so forth.

This privacy policy sets out the detail of what information we collect, as well as how that data is used and protected.

Our commitment to data privacy

Dads Adventure is committed to protecting the privacy, accuracy and reliability of any personal information you choose to provide and to safeguarding such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. This online privacy statement describes our current online practices in respect of personal information collected through this website. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not disclose any personal information to us.

We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations.

Who we are

In terms of your use of this website, We, Dads Adventure, act in the capacity of Data Controller, and should you have any questions or concerns about the data we hold about you, we can be contacted using the information below:

Data Controller: Dads Adventure
Correspondence address: 15375 Barranca Pkwy, Ste C107, Irvine CA 92618
Email correspondence: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

How your data is protected

Access control: access to personal data is strictly limited to authorized staff. Access is controlled by individual user accounts and now shared outside the company.

Selection of third party service providers: We use a limited number of third party service providers, but some are essential for web hosting, sending emails, etc. We make sure all the third-party service providers we work with are following GDPR protocols.

Access to your personal data

In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to us (such as by completing an online form or contacting us for further information), you have a number of rights regarding the personal data that we hold:

  • You have the right to obtain from us confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
  • You have the right to require that we provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
  • Even if you have consented to Us processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;
  • You have the right to require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;
  • You have the right to require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’);
  • In the situation where we collect personal data automatically (such as from your internet browser or via internet Cookies or other similar technologies):
  • You have the right to object to the legal basis upon which we are collecting this data, and We have an obligation to consider and respond to that objection;
  • You have the right to request the prevention of further processing of your data while your objection is considered;
  • You have the right to make a complaint to the relevant data protection authority

In most circumstances, you can exercise these rights without paying a fee to us.

Types of data collected

Website contact forms

When you complete one of the contact forms on our website, we will ask you for a number of pieces of personal information, such as your name, email address, and other contact details. This is obviously required for us to respond to your request.

If you do not use or submit an online form on the website, no data will be collected in that regard.

Types of processing

  • We will store the information you provide to us in our database and email system. Such storage allows us to efficiently access your data and respond to your requests;
  • For the purpose of maintaining the integrity of our systems, we may also store this data in system backups, which are encrypted and held securely by our technology partner Amazon Web Services;
  • We may use this information to contact you about other of our own services that we believe may be of genuine interest to you;
  • We will NOT use this data for any further purpose without your express further consent;
  • We will NEVER sell your information to any 3rd party.

Data minimization

We will only ask you for the minimum amount of information required to appropriately fulfill your request. This will usually be your name, one or more contact details, and any specific information about your request.

Retention

If we do not enter into a further contract or agreement with you, we will retain this data for a maximum of 18 months. If you choose to enter into a service agreement with us, we will retain the data for the length of our ongoing agreement plus a maximum of 12 months.

Technical data (such as ‘IP address’)

When you visit our website, third-party systems will log a record of your visit, and typically this record will include the technical ‘IP’ address that is associated with your device and the browser type and version that you are using.

Such server logs are extremely common practice, and are used to monitor technical resources, monitor high-level server activity, and importantly to detect and prevent malicious or fraudulent activity on our systems. This data can also be used, if required, to diagnose reports of technical issues. The storage of IP addresses, allow us to identify patterns of behavior (such as repeated malicious attempts to access a system).

IP addresses, in and of themselves, do not allow us in any way to identify you as an individual, especially given that it is very common for IP addresses to be dynamically allocated by your service provider, and will therefore often routinely change. Furthermore, we do not and will not use the content of server access logs to attempt to determine an identifiable individual. We therefore do not consider that data held within server logs falls within the scope of ‘personal data’, and accordingly we do not seek your consent to collect it.

Types of processing

  • We will store the information you provide to us in our website server logs
  • For the purpose of maintaining the integrity of our systems, we may also store this data in infrastructure backups
  • We will NOT use this data to attempt to identify an individual person

Cookies & ‘similar technologies’

All of these technologies allow us to better understand how users are using our website and other related services. They can also be an essential part of providing certain online functionality. They are all essentially small data files placed on your computer (or other device) that allow us to tell when you have visited a particular page, or performed a particular action (such as clicking a particular button) on our website.

These technologies are used by most websites as they provide useful insight into how the services are being used, as well as improving speed, performance and security, and enabling us to improve our customization of your experience.

Cookies

These are small text files placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies.

There are a number of ways that you can influence how cookies are used on your particular device. Most commercial browsers (such as Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) allow you to set preferences for whether to allow or block website cookies.

They will also provide tools that allow you to remove any cookies that have already been set. Using the ‘Help’ functionality of your browser, or an internet search, will help you to understand how to use these features for your particular browser.

By continuing to use our site beyond this cookie information (by scrolling the page, clicking links etc) then you are consenting to the use of cookies, and we will set other non-essential cookies as described in this policy.

Web beacons

Small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that may be included on our sites and services that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior.

Third-Party Services

Commenting

We use third-party service Disqus for commenting on articles. You can see info on Disqus’s privacy settings here.

Email

We use MailChimp for our emailing services and have enacted GDPR opt-ins on our forms that may be used be EU residents and have set double-opt in to confirm consent. They may use cookies or similar tracking to monitor campaign activity. You can see MailChimp’s Legal Policies here.

Surveys

We may send surveys about our programs or products to people who have used them, or to gain feedback on parenting topics. We use Survey Gizmo to send those surveys and they may implement tracking and data collection as needed to ensure unique submissions and identify completed surveys. You can see Survey Gizmo’s GDPR compliance information here.

Store

Payments for store orders are completely handled through Stripe and we never see and do not have access to credit card numbers that are submitted online. See Stripe’s policy details here. We are only able to see shipping and billing information that you have submitted and that we need to process your order. The online stores are run through Squarespace.

Website Analytics

We use Google Analytics and Squarespace analytics to better understand what people look at on our website. When people visit our site, information about their visit (such as which pages they look at, how long they spend on the site and so on) is sent to Google Analytics and/or Squarespace. As analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent.

Social Media

We use third-party system Buffer to post to our social media accounts. They may have tracking in place to catalog likes, shares, impressions, etc. of our social media posts. We do not see any identifiable information in the data they collect. You can see Buffer’s privacy policy here. We also use AppSumo plugins to track shares, likes, interaction with our content, and promote our email lists. See info on AppSumo’s GDPR compliance here.

Facebook

Like the vast majority of commercial websites, we use social media cookies from Facebook on our site. The cookies are placed by Facebook, and we use them to understand the effectiveness of social media campaigns that we operate.

If you are not logged into Facebook when you view our site, then it is not possible for any personal information about your visit to be collected, and therefore we do not specifically ask for your prior consent. If you are logged into Facebook when you view our site, then Facebook will know when you visit us. We do not have any access to the detail of that personal data, as you have consented to share it with Facebook, not us. We just get to see anonymized data about the numbers of people who have responded to our advertising or other social media activity.

Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from your websites and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. You can learn about Facebook’s privacy policy here.

There are a number of ways of controlling the ads that you see based upon your activity on Facebook. The following resources may help to understand those choices: How to opt-out of Facebook interest-based advertising on your browser or mobile device: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217. You can always use your browser’s ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ mode to browse websites anonymously.

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