Who we are
This is the website for the writer Robert K. Atkin. The website address is: https://robertatkin.net.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
I occasionally send email updates out including after I have posted a new article, story or essay. If you receive any email updates from me, there will be an obvious unsubscribe option.
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 choose to contact me using the contact form I will keep contact form submissions for the duration of the correspondence, but I do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
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.
This site uses third party cookies to enable Google Analytics, Google Adsense, MailChimp and PayPal to function. You can disable cookies but this will stop the adverts appearing when you browse the site which may cause some formatting issues with the pages. It could also stop the email sign-up forms from working.
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 do not share any personal data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
Your contact information
If you have any concerns about my privacy and cookie policies, feel free to contact me or fill in the comment form below.