Cookies and privacy policy

Cookies

To make MedNet Malawi work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Nearly all websites now use cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file placed onto your device that enables MedNet Malawi features and functionality. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also enable us to identify your device, secure your access to MedNet Malawi and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device.

How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to:

  • Identify the user
  • remember users’ actions
  • remember if you have agreed (or not) to the use of cookies on this site
  • what else?

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for MedNet Malawi to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Do we use other cookies?

Some of our pages or subsites may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
You can easily accept or reject the cookies on this site by choosing one of the following links: I accept cookies / I refuse cookies.

Use of personal data

We never collate personal data unless you provide it yourself voluntarily when registering. Typical information collected in these circumstances will include name, address, postcode, e-mail address, study programme or interests.

Contact concerning personal data

If you would like access to the information recorded about you at MedNet Malawi, please contact us at mednet@medcol.mw. If incorrect data has been recorded or you have any other objections, please use the same contact details. You have the right to know what information is stored about you, and you may object to registration as per the rules stipulated in the Data Protection Act.

Protection of personal data

The Data Protection Act guarantees that personal information about you is stored securely and confidentially. We store your personal information on computers with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities, and our security is checked regularly to determine whether our user information is handled properly – always with due deference to your rights as a user. However, we cannot guarantee 100% security for data transmissions over the Internet. There may, therefore, be a risk of others gaining unauthorised access to your data when it is transmitted and stored electronically. This means that you provide personal information at your own risk.
The rapid development of the Internet may necessitate changes to the way in which we process private information. We therefore reserve the right to update and amend these guidelines for the processing of personal data.
If we do so, we will, of course, change the “last updated” date at the bottom of this page. In the event of substantial changes, we will notify our users via a highly visible message on our website.
The Data Protection Act confers the right to know what personal data can be attributed to you. If it turns out that the information or data processed about you is inaccurate or misleading, you have the right to demand it be corrected, deleted or blocked. You may object to information about you being used for data processing at any time. You may also revoke your consent at any time. You have the right to complain about the way information and data about you is processed. Complaints should be submitted to the Data Protection Agency, cf the Data Protection Act, 58 (1).