Privacy policy

We take your privacy very seriously. We will never re-distribute or sell your personal information. This page explains how the personal information we collect through this website ( will be treated.

Who we are

Vacation Donations is a not-for-profit initiative by Diane Daniel in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.

Information collected

Analytics data

We use Google Analytics to gain insights into how visitors use this website and to improve its functionality. In order to do this, Google Analytics collects the following types of data:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used
  • web pages requested
  • referring web page
  • browser used
  • date and time

Vacation Donations does not associate this data to individual user identities. You can read the Google Analytics privacy policy here:


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.

Contact forms

These forms ask users to share contact information such as name, email address and message. Personal information from these forms are used only for the purpose for which it was collected and will never be sold to another party.


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.

Who we share your data with

We use MailChimp to send marketing emails about our initiative to subscribers. We share your name and email address with this service. You can read more about how MailChimp uses your personal information here:

How long we retain your data

We don’t set a particular time limit on storing information because we might need it for future reference. If you want your personal information to be removed from our database, please contact us. We will remove it anytime there are concerns about your privacy.

If you leave a comment on a blog post, 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you've left comments on this site, 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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How to contact us

If you have any privacy concerns, please contact Diane Daniel.

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