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Last updated: 1.12.2023

Thank you for visiting alinaruardy.com Portfolio Website (“us”, “we”, or “our”). This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information. By using our website, you agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

When you visit our website, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as your name, email address, and any other information you choose to share through our contact form or other communication channels.

Automatically Collected Information

We may also automatically collect certain information when you visit our website, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, and other technical details. This information helps us improve the functionality and user experience of our website.

Use of Information

We use the collected information for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries and provide the services you request.
  • To improve and personalize your experience on our website.
  • To analyze website usage and enhance our content.
  • To send periodic emails regarding our services, updates, or other relevant information.

Data Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the information we collect. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Third-Party Services

We may use third-party services, such as analytics tools, to help analyze how users interact with our website. These third-party service providers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites. Please review their privacy policies to understand how they handle your information.

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.

Cookies

We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. You can choose to disable cookies through your browser settings, but this may impact certain features and functionality of the site.

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 visit our login page, 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.

Comments

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: 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, 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.


Your Choices

You have the right to access, update, or delete your personal information. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the information provided below.

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.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at alina.ruardy(at)gmail.com

By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Alina Korotovskaia
alina.ruardy(at)gmail.com