Author Quote

"You cannot bring the past into the present because it just messes up the present and the future."
                        - Scotty McCoy

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

At Scotty McCoy, Author, herein collectively known as The Website and accessible from www.smccoyauthor.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains the types of information that is collected and recorded by this Website and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through our form on the Contact page and select the "Privacy Policy Concerns" option from the Subject dropdown.

1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information. If you'd like to learn more about GDPR and your rights under GDPR, please read the GDPR guide.

The Website, collectively known as Scotty McCoy, Author's, legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  1. This Website needs to perform a contract with you.
  2. You have given this Website permission to do so.
  3. Processing your personal information is in this Website's legitimate interests.
  4. Scotty McCoy, Author needs to comply with the law.

This Website will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed on which Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us by filling out the form on the Contact page and select the "Privacy Policy Concerns" option from the Subject dropdown.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  1. The right to access, update, or to delete the information we have on you.
  2. The right of rectification.
  3. The right to object.
  4. The right of restriction.
  5. The right to data portability.
  6. The right to withdraw consent.

2. Log Files

This Website follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit our Website. All hosting companies do this as part of a hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the Website, and gathering demographic information.

3. Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Scotty McCoy, Author uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the Website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

4. Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Scotty McCoy, Author.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on this Website, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP Address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on Websites that you visit.

Note: This Website has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

5. Third Pary Privacy Policies

This Website's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific Web Browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

6. Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the Internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

This Website nor any employee under Scotty McCoy himself knowingly collects any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our Website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately via our form on the Contact page and selecting the "Privacy Policy Concerns" option from the Subject dropdown and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

7. Payment Accounts

Your payments made to Scotty McCoy through the use of PayPal, check or cash via mail, direct deposit through social media, through communication through email, and/or any other online or in person means is done through third party Websites and companies, including, but not limited to PayPal, national bank accounts (apps and/or physical banking institutes), and/or Facebook. Scotty McCoy, this Website, and/or any employees underneath Scotty are not responsible for any banking or personal information that has been given to the wrong people outside of the purchase from Scotty regarding his books or any other merchandise Scotty sold to you.

If you believe that your information has been stolen, please contact your personal financial institute and/or any services you used to conduct payments with Scotty to fix the issue at hand. All banking information collected by Scotty is not his responsibility as all financial information, including, but not limited to check numbers, credit card numbers, personal addresses, bank account numbers, and social security numbers are destroyed upon the purchase and received payment of products from the customer. Once the payment has been received, any of the aforementioned financial and personal information is immediately destroyed from our servers and files.

8. Refunds

For any books purchased from Scotty himself, whether or not it was autographed, is under a no refund policy, unless the book has been damaged during shipping, to which Scotty will offer either your money back or a replacement book.

Any books purchased from Amazon that was written by Scotty is dealt by a third party, Amazon, and not by Scotty himself. Any refunds requested, for whatever reason, must be done through Amazon themselves and not by the author. If purchased via Amazon, Scotty has no legal obligation nor personal obligation to replace your book or give you your money back. All issues with any Amazon purchase regarding Scotty's books will be handled directly by them so any emails, messages, or letters will be ignored regarding that situation.

For any package or extra service requested on the Editing Packages page, payment is requested upfront and there is a no refund policy upon payment. If you, by chance, find a cheaper editor for your projects, you are more than welcomed to cancel your services with Scotty McCoy. Upon cancellation, all customers must be aware that payment would have already been received and processed by Scotty and refunds will not be issued based on our policy to which is noted directly in here for all customers requesting Scotty's services.

Any extra features, including the yearly and weekly packages, cannot be cancelled and all customers requesting these packages are given a stern notice that under this policy your books (including all reviews, spoilers, images, etc.), as well as your own name, likeness, and links to personal and/or professional social media accounts, emails, Websites, stores to purchase your books, and/or any other personal information you decided to provide for any and all services that you paid for can remain on our servers, even if not available online for visitors to see, past the timeframe you have paid for. Requesting a cancellation of any services will not have your information deleted from our servers until a complete cleanup of our data servers is done, which can happen at any time and can be weekly, monthly, or even yearly. If you do decide to cancel any services, everything you paid for will remain viewable from our Website's visitors up until your service has been completed. As with anything requested from Scotty from editing to reviews to promotions, all payments are final and no refunds will be issued, no matter the circumstances.

Note: If Scotty McCoy himself is at fault, refunds are able to be requested and issued. Just remember that on editing projects, your books may be completed longer than the package's requested timeframe, dependent on projects before you to be worked on, and if that is the case, no projects will be accepted, if Scotty himself knows that he has too many projects to complete. If projects do, by chance, go longer than listed in the package's listing, there will be no refunds unless the project doesn't look like it'll be completed at all or within the next two weeks after the anticipated completion date per the package's completion timeframe.

9. Online Privacy Policy Only

Our Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our Website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect within this Website. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

10. Consent

By using our Website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms located on the Terms and Conditions page.