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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for:

  • The data gathering activities of the MAP group and how we collect and use personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated data protection legislation.
  • This website https://www.map.ox.ac.uk/ served by The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

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Data gathering and GDPR

MAP gathers the following areas of data for which GDPR has implications:

  1. Individual-level blood test results from published literature and sources such as DHS Measure. We also collect aggregated test data. For further details, please see our page on routine surveillance data.

    In all cases, individual records are anonymous and with controls in place by the original sources to prevent the tracing of data back to a given individual.

    Note that MAP does not go into the field to collect primary data through surveys, we are simply consumers of primary data published by other sources.

  2. Routine surveillance data on malaria cases and deaths. For further details, please see our page on parasite rate surveys.

    These data are from publishined reports by country Ministry of Health or other governmental or non-governmental organisations. In all cases, data is aggregated by the source and no individual-level data is held by MAP.

  3. Contact details for authors of scientific papers.

    As part of both the above data-gathering exercises, we search for publications and record our findings in an EndNote library. This EndNote library includes the names and, where available in the public domain, email addresses of authors. We use these pubic-domain email addresses to contact authors on an individual, case-by-case basis to enquire about their publications. We do not pass these email addresses onto any third-party and do not engage in any bulk-emailing exercises for purposes including (but not limited to) marketing, personal data-gathering, surveys, or fund-raising.

  4. Email addresses for people who elect to join our mailing list to be informed of when we have new outputs to share. Joining this mailing list is on an invite-only basis at present and full consent is granted by the individual we are holding the email address of. Under no other circumstances is anyone added to this mailing list.

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Data Confidentiality

The majority of the data collected by MAP is already in the public domain. However, some data is provided to us by organisations and groups in confidence for the purposes of answering a specific research question. Uner no circumstances are these confidential data shared with third parties and where appropriate, access is restricted within the MAP group to only those team members authorised to have access.

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The Website

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

#Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

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Google Analytics

These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page.

These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

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Opt-out

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.

http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

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Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Advice on how to do this will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

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Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

#External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The Malaria Atlas Project cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.