Privacy statement

LSTM General Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this 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 information

On occasion, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information (such as name, postal address, email address) when requesting publications, information or services via the School web site. When providing this information, you may also be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine thought relevant to you. 

How is it being collected

Information is collected by our student information system when applying for a course, or our recruitment system when applying for a job vacancy at LSTM.

What we do with the information and who it will be shared with

The information you supply is being collected for your application for a course or vacancy and is only retained for the processing that application.  If you are successful in your application, then the information will be held for the management of your education or while you remain an employee.  If you have left LSTM’s employment or have finished your course, we will only hold onto information in accordance with our retention schedules which reflect our legal obligations and are reviewed annually.

We will not sell, licence or trade your personal details to any third party.  Occasionally, information may be shared with other organisations in line with legal compliance, for example, in the prevention of crime.


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 of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information any purpose, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

Access to personal data

To make a request to LSTM for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to the Head of Information Services (, or writing to the address provided below:

Head of Information Services
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place
L3 5QA

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 LSTM at  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