Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and for this reason we have kept to a minimum the amount of information we request from you. The main principle we follow to gather and store personal information is to improve the performance of Long-Run Health Matters (LRHM), so that our content reaches the widest possible audience. In this privacy note, we will explain in a fully transparent manner how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

Who are we

LRHM’s main mission is to bridge the gap between the general audience and leading experts on how long-run health matters for understanding the origins of global health inequality and its societal impact. We provide an open-access meeting point in which leading experts summarize their latest work to those interested in the topic, in an accessible way. Ultimately, this material is intended to foster an informed dialogue about pressing health issues with an impact on both historical and current societal challenges (read more about us). LRHM’s founder is Daniel Gallardo Albarrán, an assistant professor at Wageningen University (personal website). He is responsible for managing the content of the website and to maintain it he receives technical support from a web developer. 

What This Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use our website: This includes reading individual articles and contacting us via the form provided at our website and via regular email. 

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Creative Commons Sharealike License

To draft this Privacy Policy, we have drawn substantial inspiration from the one provided by Automattic, which is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. All our articles at LRHM also have the same license (CC-BY-NC-SA). This is a permissive license that encourages the free distribution of our content – including our Privacy Policy – with some minor requirements such as citing and referring to our project appropriately (read more about how to use and share our work here).

Information We Collect

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so — for example, to communicate with you, or to make our services better – or because you chose to receive newsletters from us.

We may collect this information from three sources: if and when you provide information to us (using the contact form or subscribing to our newsletter) and automatically when you visit our website. Let’s go over the information that we collect.

Information You Provide to Us

It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us directly, when you communicate with us. You may provide us with information when you fill in the contact form or send us an email to We store a copy of our communications to make sure we deal with enquiries and requests by users as efficiently as possible. Also, you will share with us your email address, if you subscribe to our newsletter.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically when you browse and search our website:

  • Location information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our services from certain geographic regions.
  • Information from cookies & other technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and emails. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors.

How and Why We Use Information

Purposes for Using Information

We use information about you for the purposes listed below:

  • To ensure quality and improve our website. By monitoring and analyzing how users interact with our content, we can create new features that we think our users will find useful.
  • To fix problems with our website. For example, by monitoring, debugging, repairing, and preventing issues.
  • To communicate with you. For example, by emailing you to ask for your feedback, or send you our newsletter, if you chose to subscribe to it.

How We Share Information

Disclosing your data

We share information about you in limited circumstances. For instance, we may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

Sharing your data with third parties

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse the use of our website. This service is provided by Google that, in turn, uses the data collected to monitor the use of Long-Run Health Matters. This data is shared with other services offered by this company. See more information on how Google deals with privacy here

We use Mailchimp to manage the subscription to our newsletter and its distribution among subscribers only. You can learn more about the privacy practices of Mailchimp by visiting its Privacy Policy website:

Links on our website 

Various pages of Long-Run Health matters have links to various external websites. If you click on any of these links, you should be aware that the own privacy terms of these third party sites apply. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy policies of these websites.

How Long We Keep Information

We generally discard information about you when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it — described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information — and we’re not legally required to keep it.


While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We monitor our services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks, but we cannot guarantee complete security of the information you transmit to our website. Thus, these transmissions are at your own risk.

Your Rights

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

If you would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, you can contact us at or via the contact form. We will deal with your request as soon as possible.

You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, LRHM may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.