Privacy Policy

Who we are

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S.M. McCoy is the Author of Sci-fi & Fantasy Adventure Paranormal Romances. Also writing as Sky Robert for all things smuttier for fated-mates romances from sci-fi aliens to werewolves, fae, and vampires. Hosts the Podcast BINDER: Blind Indie Novel Dates for Entertaining Reads, finding your next indie read without the influence of a cover or reviews, just the cold read narration of a first chapter.


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.

An anonymized 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 comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

This site does not use any information from comment gathering for any other purpose but to reply.


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

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

This site collects emails through newsletter signup through Mailerlite/SendFox. This requires you to submit your information to join this newsletter. You may see the regular terms of services/privacy agreement for these sites here: Privacy Policy – MailerLite & Privacy Policy – SendFox is compliant with email marketing practices. Stevie will not share your email with any third party without consent. That includes adding you to the newsletter for Author S.M. McCoy, Stevie does not add emails without permission/consent. By clicking that “marketing consent” check box when you enter any giveaways that participates in you have agreed to being added to the newsletter/any marketing emails of other parties involved in the sponsored giveaway. The S.M. McCoy Newsletter is compliant with all email marketing laws, including the ability to unsubscribe 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.