Privacy policy

The Global Drug Policy Index is a project of the Harm Reduction Consortium, which includes the following partners: the European Network of People Who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD), the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), the Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs (ENPUD), the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) / Swansea University, Harm Reduction International (HRI), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA), the West African Drug Policy Network (WADPN), the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN), and Youth RISE.

The Index’s website is a product of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the project lead of the Harm Reduction Consortium. As such, this privacy policy contains the privacy practices that are applied to IDPC’s websites.

IDPC’s principal place of business is at: First Floor, 61 Mansell Street, London, E1 8AN, United Kingdom.

This privacy policy governs the way the IDPC collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from the users (each, a “user”) of the globaldrugpolicyindex.net website (“site”).

Your privacy

IDPC are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website. We recognise and fully accept our responsibility to safeguard your privacy, confidentiality and security. In this Privacy Policy, we have provided detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions in which we may disclose it and how we keep it secure.

Your rights under data protection law

In certain circumstances you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (often referred to as a ‘data subject access request’), enabling you to receive a copy of the information we hold about you.
  • Request correction of any incorrect or incomplete personal information we hold about you.
  • Request that we erase your personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it.
  • Object to our processing of your personal information where we are using it for our legitimate interests.
  • Request that we restrict our processing of your personal information, for example if you wish to determine its accuracy or why we are processing it.
  • Ask us to transfer certain personal information we hold about you directly to you.
  • If we are relying on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time (see below).
  • Complain to your local data protection supervisory authority.

Collection and use of personal information

In general, you can browse our website without giving us any personal information. To understand our visitor’s needs and continually improve our site we use several tools to analyse traffic. However, we only collect anonymous, aggregate statistics. The sole exception is our use of cookies for the purposes of activating / deactivating the website’s tutorial (see below).

Sharing your personal information

The information we collect is kept as secure as possible within IDPC and is not shared with any other company or organisation without your express consent. We do not sell, trade, or rent users’ personal information to others. The only exception to this is if IDPC are required to release this information by law, in which case we will seek to inform you.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact without Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our Site. Such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilised and other similar information.

Traffic data and cookies

IDPC tracks non-personal statistical information about visits to our website using cookies. Cookies are small text files containing information that a website transfers to your computer as you browse our website. They are essential for the effective operation of our website, by tracking your use of the website and allowing us to recognise when you revisit out website.

These cookies and tracking of website visits are operated by Google Analytics and AddThis.

Provided that you agree to it through the relevant cookie banner, we also collect IP information via cookies to remember whether you have accessed the website’s tutorial. Consent can be withdrawn at any given time.

You can disable cookies at any time. However, this may affect the functionality of the website.  

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to information on external websites. We do not control these sites and are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting these sites.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve our right to make any changes and updates to this privacy policy without giving you notice as and when we need to. The most up to date privacy policy is posted on our website, so please check back from time to time.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Drug Policy Consortium
First Floor,
61 Mansell Street, London,
E1 8AN