About this policy

The Global Health Network (“TGHN”) is a collaborative project involving research organisations from all over the world, each of whom is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy (together with the Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data collected from you, or provided by you, will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated. By visiting http://tghn.org (the “site”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.

The University of Oxford (the “University”) is currently acting as the coordinator for the site infrastructure, but each community of practice is coordinated by a TGHN collaborator. A list of the current TGHN collaborators and the communities of practice they are coordinating is available here.

Any subsequent reference to the University in these terms shall include the TGHN collaborators from time to time involved in the project. However, unless expressly provided otherwise, the liability of TGHN collaborators in connection with TGHN or the site shall be several and extend only to any loss or damage arising out of their own acts and omissions.

Information we may collect from you

You may provide limited personal information to us by filling in forms on the site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use the site, subscribe to a service, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on the site, participate in a survey, and when you report a problem with the site.

We may also collect technical information:

  • about your computer, including: the internet protocol address used to connect your computer to the internet; the browser type and version; time zone setting; browser plug-in types and versions, the operating system and platform; and
  • about your visit, including: the full clickstream to, through and from the site (including date and time); pages viewed or searched for; page response times; download errors; length of visits to certain pages; page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs); and methods used to browse away from the page.

The technical information we collect from you is statistical data about our users' access to the site, browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows us to ensure that content from the site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.


The site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the site and also allows us to improve the site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Statement.

Uses made of information

Personal information provided to us by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested.

Statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of the site. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.

How your information is stored

The information we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). That information may be processed by persons operating outside the EEA who work for us, a TGHN collaborator or for one of our contractors. By submitting personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of information

Your information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or similar organisations without your permission.

TGHN is, however, a collaborative research project, and your information may be shared among TGHN collaborators where necessary.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of the University, its members or others.

Access to information

The UK Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. For further information about this right and how to exercise it, please see the University of Oxford’s Policy on Data Protection.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact us

To contact us, please email info@theglobalhealthnetwork.org.