Last updated: 10th April 2019


This Privacy Policy outlines how The Fight Malaria Blog ( collects and processes data. It also outlines how and why ‘cookies’ are deployed.

This policy also covers our parent site, Fight Malaria (, as the data collection processes are the same.

Data Collection

The following types of data are collected when a visitor accesses the site: usage patterns, tech specs and navigation.

Usage patterns illuminate areas of a website that are confusing or underused, allowing us to improve user experience and build better features. Such data includes clicks, mouse movements, scrolling and typing (except sensitive information).

Bugs and errors are often particular to a specific web browser or device type. By collecting data, we can quickly solve these problems. Such data includes your browser, device type, operating system, viewfinder size and script errors, device location

Knowing the most popular pages and sources of referral traffic help us to improve the quality of website content. As such, we collect the following data: pages visited, referrers, URL parameters, session duration

When a visitor leaves a comment on the site, the data in the comment form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Please note that whilst IP addresses are collected to ascertain a visitor’s device location, it is not sent to our Analytics software or used in conjunction with other collected data.

If a visitor subscribes to receive email updates, their email address will be collected.

Data Retention

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will retain data on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure that it is disposed of in a secure manner. 

If a visitor leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Data Rights

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.

If you have any concerns about how your data is processed, please email [email protected]