Privacy policy, data use and regulatory information

The information and policies below are valid from 5 May, 2021

Disclosure of sponsored content and other forms of advertising

This blog is written and edited by me, John Adams. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. Advertisements / sponsored content will be clearly identified using one of the following in the article’s headline and also in any social media posts (or description of any video):

  • #AD
  • AD
  • (AD)

On some occasions, a badge may be displayed at the top of a blog post identifying it as an Advertising Feature.

On rare occasions I am given or loaned items so I can produce an unbiased review, but am not paid to do so. In these circumstances, the fact I have been loaned or given an item will be declared, either by use of #AD in the headline and any social media posts, in the very first paragraph of text in any blog post or the description of any video. This fact may also be declared in social media posts using an appropriate statement such as: Product gifted or product loaned.

This is to comply with guidance from both the Advertising Standards Authority and Competitions and Markets Authority.

The owner of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, he always gives honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are the blogger’s own or representatives appointed by the owner (ie guest writer).

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Use of data, personal information and privacy policy

Basic personal information such as email addresses and names are collected and stored when an individual leaves a comment on this blog or contacts John Adams or his representatives. This data is kept so an individual can be contacted at a later date if necessary (IE, if they have taken part in a competition and need to be contacted because they have won a prize).

The Data Controller is John Adams who writes Dadbloguk.com and produces the DadPodUK podcast (on behalf of Hillcrest PR Limited, owner of the Dadbloguk and DadPodUK trading names).

This information is only used for administrative purposes. It is not passed on to third parties for the purposes of making sales, advertising or marketing.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation, an individual can, at no cost, make contact and:

  • Ask precisely what information is held about them
  • Ask how it has been used
  • Ask how it will be used
  • Request data is not processed for some reason
  • Demand any data held about them is destroyed.

Newsletter subscribers

Basic personal information (name and email address) is held and processed for the purposes of sending out the monthly Dadbloguk newsletter. This data is held and processed by Mailchimp on behalf of Dadbloguk. Only individuals who subscribe to the newsletter will receive it. Individuals are free to unsubscribe at any time, either by using the ‘unsubscribe’ tab at the bottom of each email or by contacting Dadbloguk directly (see below).


As outlined above, Dadbloguk collects basic personal information for administrative purposes. This information would not be passed on to a third party without first seeking written permission from the data owner. It would not be passed on to anyone else for the purposes of sales, advertising or marketing.

Information Commissioner’s Office

Hillcrest PR Limited (trading as Dadbloguk.com / DadPodUK) is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Registration number: ZA475278

Further information

If you would like further information about how data is processed, about information that may be held about you or have some other query or request, please get in touch using this form.

Company information

Dadbloguk, Dadbloguk.com and DadPodUK are trading names of Hillcrest PR Limited, company number 8044861, registered in England.

Use of images

Some of the images used on this site are from sources in the public domain. They are sometimes reproduced under one of the Creative Commons agreements that allow for reuse or from another source allowing royalty free use of an image. If an image is reproduced under these terms, this will be clear either in the photo caption or at the end of the article.

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