Policies and other info

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The following information has been assembled by a licensed attorney at law of DLA Piper.
The right is reserved to change the information below when required. In case of massive updates, like the changing of hosting location, this will be clearly noted to the visitors.

Who I Am

I am Vadim Dovganyuk, resident of Ukraine, and citizen of Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the European Union.
I maintain the websites located at: https://www.snowcalmth.com & https://www.thecalmth.com.

What personal data is collected and why


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.

Contact forms

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.

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.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Location of the websites

As has been corresponded by a blog post, since the 22nd of October 2018 both websites switched to hosting in the Netherlands. As has been determined to be necessary by my attorney at law, my websites follow the laws, rights, and obligations of being located in the Netherlands, Ukraine, and the European Union, based on my personal location and my host’s location.

Sponsors of the websites

My websites are made possible through my sponsors, the current sponsor list can be found below.
(Sponsors is in every possible sense of the term and may not equal in me receiving products.)
Although my websites are made possible by sponsors, everything that I have written is always my opinion.
As my translations are not opinions, they are an exception to this rule.
No information concerning any of the visitors of my websites is shared with the sponsors of my websites.

The current sponsors are:
Universal Music International
Warner Music Central Europe
Sony Corporation
BMG Rights Management
Samsung Electronics

In case of sponsorships for specific content, this will be stated at the top of the page showing the content related to this sponsorship.


My websites are licensed through the Dutch copyright collective Buma/Stemra  to share sub-licensed music. If circumstances require it, the exact licensing information can be obtained through sending a message by the contact page, or by sending me a message on social media.
Close contact is maintained with law firm DLA Piper, copyright collective Buma/Stemra, and copyright collective GEMA to keep my websites fully compliant to all applicable laws.
There are also signed agreements maintained with Sony, Vivendi, and Access Industries, who respectively own the music conglomerates of Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group.


Most translations I have shared through my websites are not literal translations but are rather translations focused on the real meaning of texts, lyrics, etcetera.
To me, literal translations cause the meaning of what is shared to be lost.

I take translation requests free of charge unless the copyright of the translation is required to be signed over, in which costs are to be discussed.

No connection disclaimer

I, Vadim Dovganyuk, am the registered owner of the websites to which these terms apply. As of 2018, I have dismissed any ownership to other domains. Any other domain I may still own at the moment of you reading this are not protected by the terms set above, nor am I liable for any future content which may be shared on any of the domains I previously have owned. To that which I do not own, I am not responsible.

These terms have been revised on the 12th of November 2018.