Who we are

Alya Samokhina (“I”,“we”, “us”, “alyasamokhina.com”) is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, alyasamokhina.com. You can access alyasamokhina.com and browse our site without disclosing any of your personal data. As it’s laid out in this Privacy Policy Alyasamokhina.com does not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses unless it is knowingly provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which alyasamokhina.com will use it.

On this page we will explain to you in plain language what information we are saving, when it happens, who we are sharing it with, and for how long we are saving it.

What personal data we collect

Contact Forms

When using a form to contact us, we are sending the information provided by you (name, email address, message, …) through the server to a Google email account in order to get in touch with you. We do not use emails that were sent to us through contact forms for marketing purposes.


To make commenting possible the Disqus platform is used. If you want to write a comment, you need to register with Disqus and agree to their terms of service.

Analytics & advertising

We are using tracking and analytics tools to improve your browsing experience, analyze website traffic, and to understand where our audience is coming from. Additionally, we are also using tools to serve targeted ads to visitors of the website on platforms like Facebook. This means that when you are using the website, we are sending anonymized information about your visit to third parties. This information includes which pages you visited, the duration of your visit to the website, and part of your IP Address.

Who your data is shared with

  • Disqus – Comment hosting
  • Facebook – Advertising
  • Google Analytics – Analytics
  • Google AdSense – Advertising

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. 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.

Contact: [email protected]