Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment Towards Your Privacy

Complete Adherence to GDPR

James Lind Institute (JLI) (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates related websites (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.


What is the purpose of this Privacy Policy?

The purpose of this privacy policy is to explain who we are, the reason and use of the personal data we collect and the rights you have as per the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/678.

All individuals who provide their personal data to James Lind Institute (hereafter JLI) must be fully aware of who the data controller is, what will be done with their data and what their rights are regarding their data.

What is the scope of this Privacy Policy?

JLI is fully committed to adhering to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation. We align our processes to all the requirements of GDPR as a higher education provider as well as an employer.

In order to ensure our full compliance with GDPR, we adhere to the following rules:

We always seek the consent of the individual whose personal data is collected. We also rely on any applicable legal requirement for processing personal data and we ensure appropriate disclosure to individuals about what is being done to their data

We make all efforts to keep all individuals’ data secure and safe

We follow GDPR strictly with respect to individuals’ rights about their data

We train our staff and other stakeholders to ensure that there is no breach of data privacy of any kind

We ensure that all records that contain individuals’ personal data re handled under GDPR compliance

Who are we?

JLI is an international educational institution with its main campus in Switzerland. We prepare our students for careers in public health, health administration, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, clinical sciences, agriculture, and business management.

We are registered in Geneva, Switzerland as a Post Secondary Higher Education Institution under UID CHE-255.747.977.

We also have locations in India, Singapore, UAE and others.

Whose personal data do we collect?

If you associate with JLI In any way that requires you to furnish your personal data, we will handle your data with compliance with GDPR. Some examples of individuals or parties whose data we collect, store or transmit are as follows:

Prospective Students
Faculty Members
Any individual using any of our electronic systems
Any individual who is granted access to any of our physical or electronic resources

What personal data do we collect?

JLI complies strictly to the requirements of GDPR. We ensure that our data handling systems are secure, and we keep your information only for as long as it is required. We also ensure that we don’t transmit your data outside of JLI unless it is required and with full consent from you.

Following is a list of personal data that we may handle under full compliance to GDPR:

Your name
Your age
Your gender
Your contact details including phone number(s), email address(es), mailing address
Your educational background
Your work history and current job
Your language

Information that you provide us when we communicate with you during your interaction with us over phone, email, chat software, social media, and other electronic sources may contain your personal data and we treat this information also with the same compliance under GDPR.

What personal data do we handle when you use our website?

When you use our website there will be some information that we will receive as part of you browsing through our website. Following is the information that we collect while you browse our website

Your International Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, global location, operating system, device type, and internet provider

Your browsing behavior such as which webpages you visit, how much time you spend on each webpage, your time and date of visit, frequency of visit, repeat visits, the order of webpage visits, downloads from any of our webpages, website speed while you browse.

We ensure that you are aware of this through a privacy notice shown to you at your first visit and obtaining your consent. If you don’t consent to this, this data related to your browsing won’t be stored.


We use cookies to treat personal data as per our cookie policy. Cookies are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience.


How do we use your personal data?

Under GDPR, JLI is the data collector of your personal data and it is the responsibility of JLI to ensure that your data is handled in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines for privacy

Your personal data may be used for any of the following purposes:

To process requests from prospective students related to our school, programs, activities, and events
To sign contracts with students, staff, partners, suppliers, and other parties
To offer any services
To ensure that our website is providing the best experience to our visitors
To improve our student experience, website performance and response times
To continuously improve our website and other electronic systems
To assess and improve the performance of our marketing activities
To assess and improve the effectiveness of our mentoring program
To assess and improve the effectiveness of our internship and project-related programs

Who can we share your data with?

JLI may transfer your data to third parties for specific reasons and adequate confidentiality agreements are in place to ensure that data is protected under GDPR

Learning Management System (LMS) Providers
School Information System (SIS) providers
Other suppliers
Any party under a legal obligation to transfer data

Any time your data is required to be transferred, we will duly inform you.

Does JLI undertake any international data transfers?

JLI utilizes the services of international technology companies for the deployment of our electronic systems. We make all efforts to utilize the services of companies that operate in Europe. However, there are cases where JLI has to utilize the services of suppliers who are located outside Europe (“third countries”). JLI ensures that there are strict confidentiality and data privacy contracts signed with each supplier and these are reviewed by our lawyers who are experienced in data privacy laws.

How long do we handle your personal data?

JLI ensures that data is handled only for the time we require to handle it. Data is deleted or archived as per our internal policies. If we require to keep any data under a legal obligation, we will do so and inform you accordingly.


What are your rights?

As the owner of your personal data, under GDPR you have the following rights regarding your data

At any time, you can seek information from JLI on what data we have handled. You retain access to your data at all times.
If there is any data that needs to be corrected or edited, you have the right to have it changed
You can request the deletion and complete purging of your data at any time.
You can withdraw your consent for handling your data at any time and your data will immediately be deleted
You can seek redressal for any complaints regarding your data handling

How do you exercise your rights regarding your data protection?

To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, opposition, restriction, and portability established by law you can:

Send an email to
Write to our mailing address addressed to the President of James Lind Institute