Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.psymaptic.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Customer accounts

We use the WooCommerce plugin to manage data downloads on our site. To download data from our site, we require you to register/login with a customer account. By using our website to download prediction data, we record your name, institution (optional), e-mail address and what data you downloaded. This allows us to monitor usage of downloads from this website. Passwords are encrypted on our website using. We use a third-party provider, OneAll, to manage users who register/login to our services using their social media account, in accordance with the privacy policies of OneAll and your social media account provider.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. 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.


Who we share your data with

We use plugins and applications from third-party providers to provide some functions enabled on this website to enhance the end user experience. We may share data with these providers, in accordance with their privacy policies. For more information about third-party applications used on this site, see our Cookie Policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and contact form enquiries may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

The Principal Investigator of the PsyMaptic team is Dr James B. Kirkbride. The team is based at the following address:

UCL Division of Psychiatry, 6th Floor Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF, UK.

You can also contact us here.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take your data security seriously. All customer and user registration data is stored in password-protected tables. Email and password data are stored by WordPress using hashing (an anonymous string) and salting (encryption), and never stored in plain text on our site. You can read more about this security here. User data is never passed to third parties. We maintain the core functions on our site, ensuring apps, themes and plugins are kept up-to-date.

You can request for the information we hold on you to be deleted at any time, in compliance with current GDPR legislation and your right to be forgotten. To submit a request to delete any information we hold on you, please contact us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach we will follow UCL protocol for data breaches. You can read more about this policy here.