Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

AKA, the fine print

Who we are

Mykie Writes It is the website of poet and author Michelle Beltano Curtis. In addition to displaying her creative works and writing tips, Michelle offers freelance writing services and is happy to provide quotes for any project, from academic and professional writing to social media management, basic design work and more. Our website address is: Mykie Writes It is owned and operated by Michelle Beltano Curtis in Florence, KY.


© 2019. The Mykie Writes It website, all materials, posts, proprietary memes and images, poems, short stories, essays, videos and any other intellectual properties are protected by US and International Copyright laws. Reproduction and redistribution of any of our content without express written consent is prohibited. For more information or to obtain permission, contact us here.

Affiliate Information

As an Amazon Associate Mykie Writes It and its associates  earn from qualifying purchases made through links on this site. We may also receive products and/or commissions in exchange for our fair and honest reviews. This doesn’t change the price for the purchaser in any way and helps Mykie Writes It to meet operating expenses. As always, Mykie Writes It is dedicated to bringing you well vetted, quality products at affordable prices.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Mykie Writes It collects only what data is necessary to comment and join the mailing list. Find out how this information is handled below:


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.

Mykie Writes It and WordPress (our web host) use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Contact forms

When visitors fill out the contact forms on; we collect the data shown in the contact form including the name, email address, website address and comment. The information gathered within these forms is saved for a period of 1 year before it is discarded.


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, 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

Mykie Writes It and our webhost WordPress does not share any personal data with any of our partners.

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.

Your contact information

 If you have any privacy related concerns, please send them in an email to Michelle Curtis at Mykiewritesit(at) (replace the (at) with the @ symbol).

Additional information

How we protect your data

User’s data is protected through encryption and security measures such as two factor authentication.

What third parties we receive data from

As our advertising partners, we receive data from Google and Amazon.