Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy details how PIJ Malawi, accessible at https://www.investigativeplatform-mw.org/, handles personal data and privacy concerns.

2. Data Collection and Usage

  • Comments: When visitors leave comments, we collect the data shown in the comment form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help detect spam. An anonymized string (hash) from your email address may be used with the Gravatar service to verify if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is available here. Approved comments allow your profile picture to be visible publicly.
  • Media: If you upload images, avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website.

3. Cookies

  • When you leave a comment, you can opt-in to save your name, email, and website in cookies for convenience. These cookies last one year.
  • Our site sets a temporary cookie when you visit the login page to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • Additional cookies are set when you log in to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last a year. If you choose “Remember Me,” your login persists for two weeks. Upon logging out, the login cookies are removed.
  • If you edit or publish an article, a cookie indicating the post ID is saved in your browser for a day.

4. Embedded Content

  • Articles on this site may include embedded content from other websites, which behaves as if you have visited these other sites. These sites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

5. Data Sharing and Retention

  • Comment data is retained indefinitely for follow-up comment approval and moderation.
  • User registration data is stored in their profile, accessible for editing or deletion at any time (username cannot be changed). Administrators can also view and edit this information.

6. Your Data Rights

  • Users can request an exported file of personal data we hold, including any data provided to us. You can also request erasure of your personal data, excluding data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

7. Data Transfer

  • Visitor comments may be checked via an automated spam detection service.

8. Contact Information

  • [gregorygondwe@protonmail.com – +265888005800]

9. Additional Information

  • Data Protection: Details on how we protect your data.
  • Data Breach Procedures: Information on procedures in place for data breaches.
  • Third-Party Data: Details on data received from third parties.
  • Automated Decision Making: Information on any automated decision-making or profiling with user data.
  • Regulatory Disclosure: Any industry regulatory disclosure requirements.