General Information and Privacy Policy

Who we are

How To Parent is where parents come to share helpful tips and advice also referred to as “Parent Hacks” for the benefit of other parents and parenthood in general.

Parenting is not an exact science and is simply what parents do and so by sharing these small nuggets of useful information we can help each other and our children.

We believe by bringing parents together, we can cultivate a kinder world and help people see we have more in common with each other than most people think.

Our website address is:


What information is collected?

We may collect personal information from you, through technology that automatically collects information from your browser or device, and from third party sources. See below for examples.. We may also collect personal information that is not specifically listed below, which we use consistent with this Privacy Policy or as otherwise described at the time of collection.


Posts and Comments

When you post and parent hacks or leave any comments on the site we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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 post/ comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your post/comment.

You are not permitted to post any indecent content e.g. profanity, nudity, and other such adult related materials. Any such content uploaded to the site will be removed and your user profile will be removed and deleted.


If you have any concerns about material/content posted/ uploaded then please flag this by sending an email to with details of the inappropriate content and link to the content.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Images uploaded may be used at the discretion of HowToParent for marketing and advertising purposes.

You are not permitted to upload any indecent images e.g. those containing nudity and other such adult related materials. Any such content uploaded to the site will be removed and your user profile will be removed and deleted.



If you leave a post/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 post/comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

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


Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Any data that is collected may be shared for the sole purposes of site auditing, maintenance, marketing and promotion. We will never sell any of your data to any third parties.


How long we retain your data

 If you leave a post/comment, the poat/comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up posts/comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left posts/comments, 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

Posts/ comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.