Who we are
Misha Bell is the pen name of authors Anna Zaires and Dima Zales. This website is to showcase their publications under the name Misha Bell. The website address is: https://mishabell.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
If you get in touch via our contact form, we will keep your information for as long as is required to address your question or comment. Only direct employees of Anna Zaires and/or Dima Zales will see your inquiry and personal information.
If you sign up for our newsletter, you are agreeing to receive direct email messages from us to your inbox on a regular basis. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Your registration information (i.e. your email) will be passed to our mailing list service, MailerLite, for storage and safekeeping. When you unsubscribe, your data will be removed from our MailerLite account.
We value your privacy and our email lists are never sold or shared with any third party interests.
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.
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.
Analytics data may be collected by this website to track visitors and their activity on the site. This data is stored by Google Analytics and cannot be traced back to a specific person.
Who we share your data with
All personal data shared with this site, or with our newsletter provider, will be used, viewed, and accessed only by direct employees of Anna Zaires and/or Dima Zales.
Comments may be passed through a third party spam filter temporarily to check for spam.
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.
Newsletter sign-up information will be passed to our mailing list service, MailerLite.
How we protect your data
Data on this website is protected with a firewall and spam software. All data is backed up and protected on a regular basis.
Our contact information
Get in touch with us via our Contact Page.