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Privacy & Cookie Policy


  • We collect information about visits by users of our website through the Google Analytics module. For the purposes of advertisers, the use of our site as a source of advertising on our site.

Cookies and Similar Technologies.

  •  When providing access to the website, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies to identify users. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device or browser to improve the quality of our products and improve your understanding of how a user interacts with a website. Most browsers are initially set to receive cookies. Resetting your browser settings allows you to refuse to receive cookies or enable notifications about your submission. However, without cookies, some features or services of the website (such as browsing templates or language preferences) may not work correctly.

  • If you provide us with personally identifiable information, we may associate it with information collected through such tracking technologies. This allows us to offer users a higher level of customization and functionality.

  • «Do Not Track» Signals and Similar Mechanisms: Some web browsers may send do not track signals to websites with which they communicate. Our website does not currently respond to Do Not Track signals.

  • If you leave a comment on our site, you may not be able to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you don’t have to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies will be stored for one year.

  • If you have an account and visit this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal information and is deleted when you close your browser.

  • When you log in, we also set various cookies to store your login details and the screen of your choice. Login cookies last for two days and display preference cookies last for one year. If you choose “Remember me”, your login will be saved for two weeks. If you log out of your account, your cookies will be deleted.

  • If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie contains no personal information and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. The term expires in 7 days.

How long do we keep your data?

  • If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be stored indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically confirm and approve any follow-up comments, rather than leaving them online for moderation.

  • For users who register on our site (if applicable), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal data at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Site administrators can also view and edit this information.


  • We do not store your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

  • We use the following criteria to assess the useful life of each category of personal data we process: the time of the last connection to the website; the last time we used your personal data for marketing purposes; the usefulness of your personal data to guarantee and maintain an adequate level of security on the site; his or our ability to resolve or accept a claim related to the services provided on the website; and that we have a legitimate interest in storing your personal data without violating your fundamental rights and freedoms in terms of ensuring data confidentiality.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it?


  • When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help detect spam.

  • An anonymous string generated from your email address (also called a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After your comment has been approved, your profile photo will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


  • If you upload images to a website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (GPS EXIF). Site visitors can download and receive location data for images on the site.

Embedded content from other sites

  • Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

  • These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, enable additional third-party tracking and track your interactions with this embedded content, including tracking your interactions with the embedded content if you have an account and are connected to this web site.


What rights do you have over your data?
  • If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported personal data file that we hold about you, including any information you provide to us. You can also request that we delete all of your personal information about you. This does not include any data that we need to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.



  • We take the necessary security measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction.

Authorization and registration through the site and other platforms.

  • Authorization and data collection via Google. The data we use for authorization is generated through the Google and Facebook platform. We do not ask you for any additional information. We use data for authorization purposes, such as:

  • 1 Email

  • 2 Name

  • 3 Password: The password is encrypted and we do not change it or disclose it to anyone.


GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
  • Legality, fairness and transparency – there must be legal grounds under the GDPR for the collection and use of data, non-violation of any laws, openness, honesty from start to finish about the use of personal data;

  • Purpose limitation – the processing must be limited to what was stated to the data subject. All specific objectives must be enshrined in the privacy policy and must be strictly followed;

  • Data minimization – using an adequate amount of data to fulfil the set goals, limited only by the required amount;

  • Accuracy – personal data must be accurate and must not be misleading; correction of wrong ones;

  • Limiting data storage – do not store data longer than necessary, periodically audit data and delete unused data;

  • Integrity and confidentiality/security – keep data in a safe place and pay sufficient attention to data security;

  • Accountability – responsibility for the processing of personal data and compliance with all other principles of the GDPR, including confidentiality records; protection, use, data verification; the appointment of a data protection officer (DPO).


History of updates and changes to this Privacy Policy
  • The Bwindi Project administration reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without notice to reflect technical advances, legal and regulatory changes, and business best practices. In the event of a change to the privacy measures applied by The Bwindi Project, those changes are reflected in the new Privacy Policy, and the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy is indicated in this paragraph.

  • This Privacy Policy was last updated and became effective on July 29, 2020.

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