Privacy Policy


The following is an attempt to comply with the currently unclear requirements of the European Union’s GDPR regulation (see footnote).

This new law became effective on 25th May 2018.

“GDPR” means the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).


1. Data Collection

All signups and subscriptions to my publications including, but not exclusively, blog posts and newsletters are voluntary.

1.1. Blog Posts: subscribers choose to click the “Follow Me” link on my posts.

1.2. Newsletters: subscribers choose to sign up via links in my novels, on social media, on my email footer, or as part of a giveaway or promotion or contest.

I never have and never will use addresses purchased from or shared by any sources.

2. Information Collected

1.1. When you choose to sign-up to follow my blog posts at http://andymckell.com my blog hosting provider collects for me:-

  • Email address.

1.2. When you choose to sign up to my newsletter mailing list via links in my novels, on social media, on my email footer, or as part of a giveaway or promotion or contest my mailing list provider collects for me:-

  • Given name and family name.
  • Email address.

1.3. When you choose to apply to be a beta reader or advance reviewer my mailing list provider collects for me information used to assess your eligibility such as, but not exclusively:-

  • Given name and family name.
  • Email address.
  • Which of my books you have read or liked best.
  • Which other books you have been a beta reader for and/or reviewer of.

3. Privacy Guarantee

I never have and never will sell or voluntarily make available to anyone else the details you provide to me.

4. Unsubscribing and Right of Removal

The unsubscription is instant and automatic. You will not hear from me again, except to receive a “Confirmation of Unsubscription” email.

If you have any queries or contributions to make, please address them to me at andy@andymckell.com.


FOOTNOTE: The foregoing is a best-effort, sincere attempt to reassure subscribers based upon the conflicting guidance and absence of case law available at time of writing (May 24, 2018).