Privacy statement for the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health


The CMNH Privacy Policy for Volunteers can be found here


CMNH General Privacy Policy

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) is a centre within the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). This privacy policy sets out how LSTM uses and protects any information that you provide when you access the CMNH website.

LSTM is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and will only process personal data in accordance with the current Data Protection Act 1998 and forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations which will be in force from May 2018. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

LSTM may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Collection and use of your data
As part of CMNH’s ongoing engagement with funders, partners, supporters and volunteers, you may be asked to provide limited personal information (including name, address, organisation and other contact details eg e-mail address and telephone number) at different places on this website, when signing up to our newsletter or getting in touch with us. When providing this information, you will be asked to confirm that you are happy to receive ongoing communications from CMNH. CMNH collects this information in order to send updates about news, events and activities of the Centre. You may further specify which communications you receive from us by contacting  

How is the information collected?
We only collect information about you via your interactions with the CMNH website and staff. Information is collected via webforms on this website; these forms are hosted by both the website itself and, in the case of our newsletter sign-up, by MailChimp – a third party who LSTM have carefully selected to manage CMNH mailings. Such third parties will not have permission to contact you directly.

What we do with the information and who it will be shared with
The information you supply will be used for providing you with updates about news, events and activities of the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health. While your data will be managed by LSTM, you will only receive communications relating specifically to CMNH. If you would like to opt-in to wider LSTM communications, please email We will not share your information with any staff outside of LSTM. We will not sell, license or trade your personal data to any third party other than to remain in line with legal compliance regulations such as the prevention of crime.

As a valued supporter, your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies
Please see our “Cookies” page for further information.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. Those who fall under the LSTM domain (ending with ‘’) adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Once you leave the ‘lstmed’ domain you should note that we do not have any control over that other website and how they use personal data.

Retention of data and updating your information
We have a retention schedule in place and retention of all your personal information is in accordance with this. We retain records until an individual unsubscribes from the mailing list, asks to be removed, or their email address is no longer valid. Every two years, we will ask all subscribers to update their contact details to continue receiving updates. You can change your mind about the data we hold or the communications you receive at any time and you can update your data and preferences by writing to or emailing us at

Your rights and how to find out what information we hold about you

You have certain rights, which include:

  • The right to obtain access to your personal data (what personal data of yours we hold) – this incurs no cost to the data subject
  • The right to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • The right to request the deletion or removal of personal data where we are not otherwise entitled to retain and process such data and there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
  • The right to restrict or suppress the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. Further information is available upon request
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time, where relevant; and
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (the Information Commissioner’s Office)                                                                                

How to contact us

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, would like further information about our privacy policy or to make an access request for your personal data, please contact us please contact us at: 

Head of Information Services (Data Protection Officer)
The Library
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place
L3 5QA
United Kingdom             

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


If you wish to complain about how Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has handled your personal data then in the first instance you can make a complaint to If we are unable to satisfy your concerns, then under the General Data Protection Regulations you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

Information Governance department
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane