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This is the privacy policy for the Malawi Cichlids website, accessible from

This website is free to use and shall remain that way. No information is needed or taken from you, however this website does use Google analytics and StatCounter tracking cookies. Please read more about these tracking cookies as they will help you to decide whether or not you would like to continue exploring the website content.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files transferred to your hard drive by a web server. Because cookies only contain text, they cannot transmit a virus or damage your system. They are commonly used to determine return visitors to a site, record your preferences, shopping cart, registration information, pages viewed or items purchased.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of other websites that you visit. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. You can learn how to manage cookies on your web browser by following the Browser Cookies Guide.

This website uses the following cookies

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping to understand how websites are used and ways that they can be improved. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on a website and the pages. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.


StatCounter is a free online visitor stats tool. It offers its members the chance to grow and improve their website by allowing them to monitor the number of hits to their website; the geographical location of visitors; the various pages a visitor views; keywords used to find the site plus other features.

Forum provided by Simple Machines (SMF)

Simple Machines only uses cookies to allow users to maintain a logged in state when accessing Simple Machines web services or private areas. No personal information is involved in providing this feature.

SMF Privacy Policy

When an individual registers for our community forum they are required to provide their name, email address, and password. This information allows us to deliver services to them in a secure manner and enables them to change their preferences associated with the forum. We also ask subscribers for additional information, which is not required to participate in the forum. The purpose of gathering this optional information is twofold: 1) with a greater understanding of our users we can develop services even better suited to the needs of our subscribers and 2) to generate a statistical profile of all subscribers that is shared with users of said forum. Note that Simple Machines will not sell or share your email address or individual information with any third party.

When a subscriber cancels his or her subscription, that individual's personal information (name and email address) will be deleted from our membership database. Any posts the user has elected to make, however, will still have the personal information they provided displayed. This is to ensure accountability for all content on our forum. If a user wishes to delete their posts, they may do so before canceling their subscription.

Malawi Cichlids reserves the right to update and amend this policy as it is deemed necessary or appropriate to do so. Please check back often to be appraised of any changes. This version was updated on November 22nd, 2021.


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