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IWPR's Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy notice is for this website; iwpr.net 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 iwpr.net 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;
  • City;
  • IP Address.

The information collected from you is used:

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




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



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.



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;
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use Google Analytics to track this information on our behalf;
  • 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.

Name Purpose About
has_js Functionality Most commonly associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled.
_gat Performance This 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.
_gid Performance This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish users.
_ga Performance This 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-agreed Cookie notice This cookie manages the cookie notice that pops up when you visit our site. It expires after 100 days.

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.




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.



Online giving

Online donations to IWPR are managed by a third party, eTapestry's Donor Management Software (parent company Blackbaud). Any data managed is fully encrypted — not just for forms, but also for all eTapestry functions. Data security includes an environment protected by the latest firewalls, router settings, and storage devices. This includes our Giving & Membership form which is hosted and managed by eTapestry.

For more info please see Blackbaud's privacy policy.



Contact form

The information you provide through our contact form (iwpr.net/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.




Our website search is powered by Google custom search. Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No identifiable personal information is collected by us or Google.



Website security

We use Drupal, a proven, secure CMS and application framework that stands up to the most critical internet vulnerabilities. Drupal is mature, stable and designed with robust security in mind. Our site support team (ag-prime.com) is in charge of monitoring and deploying any security updates on daily bases.

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.

HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) appears in the URL when a website is secured by an SSL certificate. The details of the certificate, including the issuing authority and the corporate name of the website owner, can be viewed by clicking on the lock symbol on the browser bar.




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



Changes to this policy

This policy was last updated in July 2018.

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.