Last updated: November 2023


This privacy statement explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your data, including any personal data we collect and process in connection with our website and services provided by the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP).

This statement is subject to change, and we encourage you to regularly visit our website for updates.

Who we are

Founded in 2007, the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP) is based in Pune at the Indian Law Society (ILS). ILS, our parent body, is a not-for-profit established as a charitable society in 1923.

Our mission is to strengthen and transform the mental health of our communities to be holistic and responsive in addressing individual and collective well-being.

We facilitate pathways that enable people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. To apply a rights-based approach, we collaborate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines including policymakers, mental health professionals, researchers, civil society organisations, persons with lived experience and the media.

How we collect information about you

  1. When you interact with our services directly:
    This could be downloading resources from our website, applying for jobs and courses through the ‘Work with us’ or individual course pages, submitting queries using the ‘Contact us’ page, signing up for our newsletter, applying for awards, etc.
  2. When you visit our website:
    We gather general statistical information, such as which pages you visit the most. We also use Cookies to help our site run effectively.

What information we collect

We collect general statistical information from all visitors on our site. This information includes:

  • Number of visitors
  • Most visited pages
  • Most accessed resources
  • Average time spent on page
  • Browser and device information
  • Approximate geolocation

When you interact with specific parts of our website, such as the ‘Contact us’ form and forms on the ‘Work With Us’ and’ Courses’ pages, we may also explicitly ask for personal information after informing you. The information collected is solely to serve the purpose of the form (job application, course registration, etc.). The only information we collect in this regard is that which is explicitly being asked for in these forms.

Protecting your information

We take looking after your information very seriously. We’ve implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information we have under our control, both on- and off-line, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss. Unfortunately, the transmission of information using the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.

Our website may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, or the privacy practices employed by other sites. Please be aware that websites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites.


Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your device. A cookie can later be read when your browser connects to a web server in the same domain that placed the cookie. The text in a cookie contains a string of numbers and letters that may uniquely identify your device and can contain other information as well. This allows the web server to recognise your browser over time, each time it connects to that web server.

We use Google Analytics cookies to understand how you use our website so we can make it better. For example, cookies are used to gather information about the pages you visit and how many clicks you need to accomplish a task.