Privacy Policy

By using the Website you are agreeing to your personal information being handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy please do not use the Media Neighbourhood Website.

1. Introduction
This Privacy Policy applies to the collection of personal information and the use of cookies through the Website located at http://globalhealthstories.com. Please read this Privacy Policy in conjunction with the Website Terms and Conditions of Use

2. What is in a cookie?
Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, for example allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember your online preferences.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set although this may affect your access to a website.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

3. Use of Cookies
The Website uses Google Analytics which is a cookie that collects information about how visitors use the Website, such as how they move around the site, when they are using it, how they are accessing the Website, and what content users are most interested in. This helps us to compile reports for donors, and improves the service of the Website.

4. Information we may collect from you
The Website can be used freely without the need to register or provide any personal details.

If however, you wish to contact the Website administrators, please email media.action@bbc.co.uk. The website administrators will hold such personal details for the purpose of responding to inquiries only. Users contacting the site administrators do so at their own discretion and provide personal details at their own risk.