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 CMHLP.

This statement is subject to change, and we encourage you to regularly check our website.

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 that was established as a charitable society in 1923. 

The Keshav Desiraju India Mental Health Observatory project is an open-access repository of data and information on mental health laws, policies services. Our mission is to promote evidence-based policymaking and to bridge systemic gaps for advancing mental health in India.

How we collect information about you

  1. When you interact with our services directly:
    This could be downloading resources from our website, completing surveys, filling feedback forms, submitting queries on the Contact Us page, signing up for the IMHO newsletter 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 of 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, we may also collect personal information, such as your name and email address.

Protecting your information

We take looking after your information very seriously. We’ve implemented appropriate physical, technical and organizational 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 websites 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 advertisers or Web sites 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 recognize your browser over time, each time it connects to that web server.

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

These cookies are optional, and you may opt out of their usage.