Privacy Policy

Who I am

My name is Adam Fout, and I am an author of short stories, poems, and novels. My website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, I 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.


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.

Contact forms


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, I 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, I 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who I share your data with

The only data I share is with MailChimp. I use MailChimp to collect your email address and your name if you fill out my email collection form—otherwise, your data are not collected by MailChimp. MailChimp collects this information so that I can send you emails. You can opt out of this service at any time.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment or give me your email address and name, your email address, your name, and your comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue and so I can continue to send you emails with useful, valuable content.

For users that register on our website (if any), I 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, have given me your email address, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Email address and name is sent to MailChimp.

Your contact information

Your email and name are kept by MailChimp only. I keep these as long as you remain subscribed to my email list.

Additional information

How I protect your data

I regularly update my themes, child themes, plugins, and WordPress installation to protect your data. I also employ an SSL certificate that is kept up to date.

What data breach procedures I have in place

If there is a data breach, I will email you immediately to let you know and recommend you change your passwords.

What third parties I receive data from

I receive data from Google Analytics and MailChimp.