Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy document governs the collection and use of information provided by users to the Media Development Foundation (MDF) through the use of the websites MDF owns and operates, including: and, as well as the use of information provided to MDF in other ways, such as by mail, telephone, social media channels, at an online/offline event or training location.

If you have questions regarding MDF’s Privacy Policy and data collected, please direct them to MDF’s contact email: [email protected].

Types of information MDF collects: 

  • Personally identifying information (e.x. name, email address, phone number, social media url) that users voluntarily supply when registering for an online discussion or other site use, or when subscribing to the newsletter, completing a survey, attending MDF’s events (online or offline), presentations, trainings or other educational events.
  • Non-personally identifying information which includes information about usage patterns and preferences as users navigate around MDF sites (IP address, internet browser used, pages visited, time spent on the website).

MDF keeps the collected information confidential, doesn’t sell the name, email addresses, or other personal information that users voluntarily supply to MDF to any third parties.

How MDF uses collected information:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain MDFs websites and social media channels
  • Improve, personalize, and expand MDFs websites and social media channels
  • Understand and analyze usage of MDFs websites and social media channels
  • Communicate with the users, provide with updates and other information related to the organisation, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send user emails and newsletters
  • Assess key performance indicators after educational events and trainings

Events: When attending MDF’s events (offline or online) attendees are asked to fill in registration forms that consist of name, age, email, phone. Filling an event attendance list is not compulsory and is only used to assess key performance indicators. MDF only shares this registration list with the donor of the project in the framework of which the event is held.

Newsletters: MDF offers an opportunity to subscribe to email alerts and newsletters, such as Myth Detector’s Weekly Disinformation Digest, quarterly media literacy newsletter for teachers, etc . Users have the opportunity to review, update or delete the information they provided to MDF at any time and to unsubscribe (for example, by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in an email).

Contests: MDF may offer giveaways, contests (e.x. the Most Media Literate Yangester, Most Media Literate School) and other promotions to its users on MDF’s sites and/or social media. When entering these contests, the user is often asked to provide information about themselves (name, email address, phone number, social media url) so they can be contacted by MDF in case they win. This information can only be shared with the partner/co-sponsor of the contest.

Social media comments and chats, photos, videos and other user-generated content: If the user engages with MDF social media posts with a comment this comment will be public, therefore, if the user includes any personal information, photos, videos, or other visuals  in them, that information will become public.
MDF doesn’t edit user-generated content, nor it removes user-posted materials unless it contains hate speech, violence, sensitive and/or harmful content.

Cookies: Websites MDF owns and operates doesn’t use cookies.

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on MDFs sites may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

User rights to their data: Users can request that MDF erases any personal data it holds about them. This does not include any data MDF is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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