1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting sashasmelova.com’s official website! I’m a photographer and I create products to help you decorate your spaces with high-quality photography. (Please read our Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, providing consent to both documents in order to have permission to use our services.) By using my products you confirm you agree to the terms listed in this Privacy Policy and in Terms of Use. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions regarding these. This policy sets out how I handle your personal information if you’re a sashasmelova.com’ buyer, user or visitor to my website.

2. Definitions

Throughout this Agreement, I may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of each. The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Agreement nonsensical: “Agreement” refers to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. “Service” refers to the services that I provide, including but not limited to: Photoprints

3. Data Collected

DATA STORAGE LOCATION. I’m based in Italy and operate web servers hosted in the Canada, Germany and Ukraine. Our hosting provider Веsthosting adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield”, ensuring that your data is securely stored and GDPR compliant. For more information on Веsthosting please see here: https://besthosting.ua/en REGISTRATION DATA If you register on my website, we store your chosen username and your email address and any additional personal information added to your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.


When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string. 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.


Information submitted through the contact form on my site is sent to my personal email, hosted by Gmail. Google adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield” policy and you can find more information about this here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.


I use Google Analytics on my site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored.

Embeded Content Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you 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. Below you can find a list of the services I use:


oEmbed Plus plugin is used for embedding Facebook posts. Facebook has its own cookie and privacy policies over which I have no control. There is no installation of cookies from Facebook and your IP is not sent to a Facebook server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/center/ .


I use the Twitter API to display my tweets timeline on my site. Twitter has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. Your IP is not sent to a Twitter server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: https://twitter.com/ru/privacy .


I use YouTube videos embedded on my site. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which I have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube and your IP is not sent to a YouTube server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/our-commitments/protecting-user-data/ .


oEmbed Plus plugin is used for embedding Instagram posts. Instagram has its own cookie and privacy policies over which I have no control. See their privacy policy here: https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy


My website contains social sharing buttons. These buttons are only links to external networks that allow you to share content on our website within these networks. These buttons do not transmit any data to these networks unless clicked. Once you click one of these buttons you will be redirected to a sharing form on the respective social network with pre-filled information.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies generally exist to make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Who Has Access To Your Data

If you are not a registered client for my site, there is no personal information we can retain or view regarding yourself. If you are a client with a registered account, your personal information can be accessed by: My system administrators.

Third Party Access To Your Data

I don’t share your data with third-parties in a way as to reveal any of your personal information like email, name, etc.


If you sign up to my newsletter, using my newsletter form that is hosted by MailChimp (on their server), your email address as well as the marketing reasons to contact you for, will be stored by MailChimp. You have to give explicit consent to all marketing means you want us to use to contact you. For more information on MailChimp’s privacy policy, please see here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

How Long We Retain Your Data When you submit a  comment, its metadata is retained until (if) you tell me to remove it. I use this data so that we can recognize you and approve your comments automatically instead of holding them for moderation. If you register on my website, I also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Security Measures

I use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout our site. This encrypts the user communications with the servers so that personal identifiable information is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization. In case of a data breach, system administrators will immediately take all needed steps to ensure system integrity, will contact affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed.

Your Data Righs

If you have a registered account on this site or have left comments, you can request that I erase any of the personal data I have stored. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, I cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active customer (i.e. basic account information like an email address). If you wish that all of your data is erased, we will no longer be able to offer any support or other product-related services to you. If you have any questions, want to receive a copy of your stored data or have your data erased, please contact me via e-mail [email protected]

GDPR Rights

Sashasmelova permits residents of the European Union to use its Service. Therefore, it is the intent of sashasmelova to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation. For more details please see here: https://gdpr.eu/

Third Party Websites

I may post links to third party websites on this website. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by me, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites. All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to members of the Service or Site. I bear no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links.

Release of Your Data For Legal Purposes

At times it may become necessary or desirable for me, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that I may disclose your information to a third party where I believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that I receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, I may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or I may attempt to quash it myself, but I’m not obligated to do either. I may also proactively report you, and release your information to third parties where I believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release me from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. Any passing on of personal data for legal purposes will only be done in compliance with laws of the country you reside in.


I may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When I amend this Privacy Policy, I will update this page accordingly.