Legal & Privacy Policy

The really important stuff:

  • I am NOT Roald Dahl. (He passed away in 1990.)
  • I do not represent the Dahl estate in any way.

If you need to contact the official Roald Dahl literary estate, you should go to http://www.roalddahl.com/global/contact-us .

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.roalddahlfans.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal data when you submit a comment to the site, submit a contact form, or complete a trivia quiz.

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

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

Trivia quizzes

Many of our quizzes, surveys, and forms are created using Quiz And Survey Master.

Data Used: In order to distinguish individual users, IP addresses are collected and stored with the responses.

Each individual form may have fields for a variety of other personal information, such as name and email. This data is needed to identify and possibly communicate with the user. There may be other fields asking for personal information and this data may be for different purposes for each quiz, survey, or form. If any data is to be used for purposes other than grading or survey purposes, this will be disclosed on the form itself.

Cookies

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.

We also use third party advertisements on roalddahlfans.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google Adsense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off your cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

Data Used: IP address (anonymised), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or submit a contact form, the comment/contact request 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.

If you complete a trivia quiz, the responses and data attached to the responses are stored indefinitely until an administrator of this site deletes the responses.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or sent a contact request, 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 we send your data

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

We use Cloudflare to cache this website and make it faster for you to download. This means that some of your data will be sent to Cloudflare. Please see Cloudflare’s Privacy Policy for more details.