Privacy Policy


The fine print

Who we are

Our website address is


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may obtain from you:

  • Contact information (such as name, email address and surface mail address),
  • Demographic information (such as age, gender, and nationality),
  • Personal identifiers (such as social media user names), and
  • Other information (such as prize or gift preferences).



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.



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.



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.

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 article, 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

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 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

We or someone we trust who is associated with Grace VanderWaal or her established fan community may use this information to:

  • Send you updates or  newsletters about FANderWaal News, or Grace VanderWaal or related special opportunities,
  • Send you requested item(s) or information,
  • Send you a confirmation,
  • Administer promotions you enter and/or inform you of the results, and
  • Improve our fan outreach efforts.


We may share your personal information with third parties:

  • In the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy,
  • With Grace VanderWaal’s legal guardians through January 14, 2022, and thereafter with Grace VanderWaal,
  • With Sony Music affiliates and representatives and/or other official representatives of Grace VanderWaal,
  • With individuals involved with reporting on or promotion of Grace VanderWaal’s career (including, but not limited to, entertainment journalists and event promoters) for reason(s) of fan inclusion,
  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process, and
  • With any other third party with your prior consent to do so.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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 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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

To request removal of personal information or content from our community space(s), please email specific details to;

We will respond within a reasonable time frame and within realistic limitations.


You may choose to stop receiving newsletters, updates and/or emails by unsubscribing.

Consent to Processing

Our website and social media are operated in the United States of America. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using our Sites, or providing us with any information, you fully consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States where the privacy laws may not be the same as those in the country where you reside.

Changes To This Policy

By using our Site(s), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time and, as such, we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of the Site(s) after a revised version of this Privacy Policy has been posted will signify your consent to the terms of such revisions.


If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by writing to

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