We will never sell your information to anyone for any reason.
Who we are
This is the author website for fiction writer Bill McCurry. Our website address is: https://bill-mccurry.com/.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
When visitors join the mailing list through a promotion, such as a free book giveaway, we collect their email address and sometimes their first name. We use that to check that they’ve received what they expected, and we also send information about books and discount offers, unless the visitor has opted out. Once the book is delivered, the visitor may unsubscribe from all future mailings at any time by using the Unsubscribe link in any email we send. The visitor can also unsubscribe any time at https://bill-mccurry.com/unsubscribe.
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 request that we contact you through our Contact page, we will store your name and email address in order to contact you, and to keep records of contacts.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 with an account to this website, 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.
Who we share your data with
We will never sell your data to anyone.
If you have agreed to be added to our mailing list, we may share your email address with other authors for joint promotions, but we won’t simply give them your information for their use.
We will remove your email address from our mailing list on your request at any time.
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.
What third parties we receive data from
We may receive email addresses from other authors as part of joint promotions.
Visitors may leave comments on our pages, possibly including hyperlinks to other locations.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We submit comment data to an automated anti-spam program.