Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions

Dana Rader Golf School Online Privacy Statement

Our Mission

Dana Rader Golf School, a Golf Channel Academy, is dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personally identifiable information. Dana Rader Golf School’s mission is to consistently exceed our guests’ expectations in terms of the products and services we provide to our students and guests. We strive to create an experience that is responsive to our guests’ needs by using the information you entrust us with responsibly. Dana Rader Golf School is committed to respecting your privacy and adhering to the principles of applicable data protection and privacy laws throughout the world.

We have provided this Privacy Statement as an explanation of the information we collect, how we use it, and how the use of this information can benefit your experience on our websites and during your relationship with us. We wish to help you make informed decisions, so please take a moment to read the sections below.

Dana Rader Golf School Website

Dana Rader Golf School’s website is accessed directly or through, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s multiple websites, including,, and and Starwood website’s Any one of these websites may ask for and collect personally identifiable information in order to enhance your experience and provide you with relevant information.

Dana Rader Golf School Information Collection

Dana Rader Golf School and The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge collects information about our guests and visitors to our websites so that we can provide an experience that is responsive to our guests’ and visitors’ needs. Information may be collected as part of: fulfilling reservation or information requests, purchasing products, registering for program membership, submitting a job application, or responding to communications from us (e.g., surveys, promotional offers, or reservation confirmations). We endeavor to collect information only with your knowledge and with your permission if necessary. The types of personally identifiable information that we collect may include your name, home, work and email addresses, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information, date of birth, gender, and lifestyle information such as room preferences, leisure activities, names and ages of children, and other information necessary to fulfill special requests (e.g., health conditions that require special room accommodations).


Collection & Use

Dana Rader Golf School is fully committed to providing you with information about the collection and use of personally identifiable information (PII) furnished by, or collected from, visitors while using our websites, products and services. It is our practice not to ask you for information unless we need it or intend to use it. Some of the primary purposes for collecting your PII are as follows:

Providing services such as processing a transaction (e.g., making a reservation, fulfilling a request for information, or completing a product order)

Marketing and communications with you in relation to the products and services offered by Dana Rader Golf School, our strategic marketing partners, and other trusted third parties

Performing market research via surveys to better serve your needs, improve the effectiveness of our websites, your hotel and golf school experience, our various types of communications, advertising campaigns, and/or promotional activities

You will always be offered the choice not to submit your PII or to decide what communications you want to receive from us. However, doing so may cause certain transactions to become affected. For example, not providing a name will prevent the processing of lesson and hotel room reservations.


As part of our commitment to keep you informed, we may mail, email, telephone, or contact you by other means to notify you of new Dana Rader Golf School products and services, or upcoming special offers, events, enhancements, or other relevant information that may be of interest to you. You may also receive mailings or other communications from carefully selected third parties. We always offer you the option to decline any or all of these communications by following the directions included in our emails or other communications, or by contacting Dana Rader Golf School directly.

We would like to keep all of our guests and visitors informed and equally able to take advantage of the benefits offered by Dana Rader Golf School and its strategic marketing partners. However, if you reside outside of the United States, certain data privacy regulations may require us to obtain your permission before we send you information that you have not requested from us.


To ensure that your personally identifiable information (PII) is accurate and up to date, we encourage you to regularly review and update your information as appropriate (e.g., in the event your home or email address changes, or you wish to add an additional method for us to communicate with you).


Dana Rader Golf School recognizes the importance of information security, and is constantly reviewing and enhancing our technical, physical, and logical security rules and procedures. All The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge owned websites (which includes Dana Rader Golf School) and servers have security measures in place to help protect your personally identifiable information against loss, misuse, and alteration while under our control. Although “guaranteed security” does not exist either on or off the Internet, we safeguard your information using both procedural and technical safeguards, including password controls, “firewalls” and the use of up to 128-bit encryption based on a Class 3 Digital Certificate issued by VeriSign, Inc. This allows for the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an encryption method used to help protect your data from interception and hacking while in transit.


Dana Rader Golf School may use cookies, invisible pixels, and web beacons to obtain information about you while visiting our websites. A cookie is a very small text file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. It assigns the computer with a unique identifier, which in turn, becomes your identification card whenever you return to a Starwood website.

Cookies are designed to save you time because they help us to provide you with a customized experience without you having to remind us of your preferences each time you return to our web pages. Dana Rader Golf School website cookies are not designed to damage your files, nor can they read information from other files on your computer hard drive.

Cookies can also help us provide you with a personalized online experience in the following ways:

  • They remember your user name and password for future visits so log-in is easier and faster
  • They ensure you are provided with the appropriate frames and content
  • They ensure you obtain all requested information
  • They help us deliver communications that are relevant and responsive to your interests and location

Dana Rader Golf School cookies, as well as The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge or Starwood cookies are limited to our websites only, and are not designed to follow you when traveling on the Internet after leaving our websites. We track the usage of our websites in order to better meet your needs and to help make it easier for you to find information in the future. Please note that in addition to Starwood cookies, various third parties may also place cookies on your computer’s hard drive. Dana Rader Golf School, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge & Starwood are not responsible for the presence or absence of third party cookies, or for the technological capabilities or practices employed by third parties in connection with third party cookies.

If you would prefer not to have the benefits of cookies, your Internet browser can be adjusted to treat cookies in different ways. Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that: (i) you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or (ii) you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security. However, you should also understand that rejecting cookies might affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our websites and our ability to recognize your browser from one visit to the next.

Dana Rader Golf School, as part of The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge & Starwood websites also uses invisible pixels, sometimes called web beacons, to count how many people visit certain web pages. Information collected from invisible pixels is used and reported in the aggregate and does not contain personally identifiable information. This information may be used to improve marketing programs and content.


In order to anticipate your needs, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge & Starwood (which includes Dana Rader Golf School) provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge & Starwood (which includes Dana Rader Golf School) are not responsible or liable for any content presented by or contained on any independent website, including, but not limited to, any advertising claims or marketing practices. Please note that while The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge & Starwood will protect your information on The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge and Starwood owned and operated websites, we cannot control and will not be responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites, including websites owned or controlled by independent franchisees, third party owners of hotel, resort, interval ownership, or residence properties that may use the name of a The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge or Starwood brand (including Dana Rader Golf School), or websites not controlled or authorized by The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge or Starwood. Third party websites that are accessed through links on our websites have separate privacy and data collection practices, and security measures. We have no responsibility or liability for the practices, policies and security measures implemented by third parties on their websites. We encourage you to contact them to ask questions about their privacy practices, policies and security measures before disclosing any personally identifiable information. We recommend that you review the privacy statements and policies of linked websites to understand how those websites collect, use and store information.


The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge and Starwood (which includes Dana Rader Golf School) do not seek to obtain nor do they wish to receive personally identifiable information directly from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our websites. If a minor (as defined by applicable law) provides us with his/her data without parental or guardian consent, we encourage the parent or guardian to contact us to have this information removed and to unsubscribe the minor from future Starwood marketing communications.


If you would like to update your information, modify your communication preferences, or if you do not want to receive marketing communications from Dana Rader Golf School in the future please contact us as indicated below:

By email:

By telephone:
(704) 542-7635

By fax:
(704) 542-7424

By writing to us at:
Dana Rader Golf School, a Golf Channel Academy
c/o Sales and Marketing
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277


Dana Rader Golf School and The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment, business needs, or to satisfy the needs of our guests, properties, strategic marketing partners, and service providers. Updated versions will be posted to our website and date stamped so that you are always aware of when the Privacy Statement was last updated