Privacy Policy

Who am I

My name is Maria Migalina, and this is my personal website: http://mariamigalina.com.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site my website collects 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, please be aware that 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

Cookies

My website uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. Some of the cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website itself, and the others are optional, which is why I will provide you with a possibility to opt from them out.

If you leave a comment on my 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 my 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.

Analytics

My website as many others is using Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can view my website without cookies. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings (“do not accept cookies”) on your browser. Alternatively, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on, developed by Google to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics. Please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This way I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments. Please note that I use pre-moderation for the comments to avoid spam. Any comment that I receive needs my pre-approval to be displayed on the website.

When you are subscribing to the website, I ask you to fill in the form with your name and e-mail address. I store that information on my website for an indefinite period of time or until the moment you request me to erase your data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have subscribed to this site, 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.

My contact information

In case of questions or requests, you can contact me directly at migalinanewsletters@gmail.com.