Privacy Policy

This privacy policy notice is for this website; fakewatch.africa and served by Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 48 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing or using this website.

Information collection

When someone visits fakewatch.africa we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

On our site we collect the following:

  • Name;
  • Email address;
  • IP Address.

The information collected from you is used:

  • To improve the website;
  • To improve customer service;
  • To send periodic emails.
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Services

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

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Tracking and personal data

  • We do not allow third party behavioural tracking and have not enabled Google Adwords on our site;
  • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information.
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Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use cookies to:

  • Improve performance of the site;
  • We honour Do Not Track and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place;
  • Users can visit our site anonymously.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

NamePurposeAbout
has_jsFunctionalityMost commonly associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled.
_gatPerformanceThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 1 minute.
_gidPerformanceThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish users.
_gaPerformanceThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. It expires after 2 years.
cookie-agreedCookie noticeThis cookie manages the cookie notice that pops up when you visit our site. It expires after 100 days.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies: If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies: We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  • Site preferences cookies: In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

More Information

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: privacy@iwpr.net


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. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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Newsletters

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletters and manage our subscriber lists. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks in order to improve our campaigns.

Subscribers are able to unsubscribe via a link placed in the footer of all our newsletters.

For more info please see MailChimp’s privacy policy.

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Contact form

The information you provide through our contact form (fakewatch.africa/contact) is forwarded to relevant department or persons and is not used for any other purpose or shared with any third parties. If you would like us to delete your message(s) from our system please email us at privacy@iwpr.net.

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Search

Our website search functionality collects no identifiable personal information.

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Website security

We use WordPress, a proven, secure CMS and application framework that stands up to the most critical internet vulnerabilities. WordPress is mature, stable and designed with robust security in mind. 

The connection between your browser and our website is encrypted using TLS v1.2 (Transport Layer Security protocol). It is the latest standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure by encrypting any data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details.

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Queries

If you have any questions regarding this policy document please email us at privacy@iwpr.net.

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Changes to this policy

This policy was last updated in July 2020.

From time to time, we may make changes to this policy and you will always be able to see here when it was last updated. If we make significant changes, such as in how or why we process your personal data, we will also publicise these changes on our website or may contact you directly with more information.