IMD International


At IMD, we care about your privacy. Our privacy policy covers IMD and its principal and subsidiary web sites, subsequently referred to as "our website".

What We Collect and Why
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. When you browse through our website anonymously we collect:

  • The basic information about your computer and connection to make sure that we can get you the proper information and for security purposes.
  • Aggregate information on what pages users access or visit to improve our site.

When you come to our website, we will only use the information described above to improve our website and will not store it with any other information that we could use to identify you. Furthermore, the intended audience of the IMD website does not include children; therefore, we do not knowingly capture personal data from children.

Our website contains links to other sites. Although the IMD logo and references to IMD may appear on some third party websites, please be aware that we, IMD, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our website. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Our website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit personal information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline. For example, when our registration form asks users to enter personal information, that information is protected during transmission by an industry-standard high level of encryption - 128-bit SSL.

While we use SSL encryption to protect personal information online, we also take precautions to protect user information offline. All of our users' information, not just the personal information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. In addition, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.

IMD Web Community Membership
Joining the IMD Web Community is optional. Membership in the IMD Web Community is automatically provided for participants in IMD programs. You may also choose to join the IMD web community independently. If you choose to register, we will ask you for the following minimum required information:

  • Your name and email address so that we can allow you to access IMD Web Community members-only areas of the website;
  • A unique login and password to help keep your information secure, which you can use to update your information at any time in the future

Optionally, as part of the registration process, you can enter other personal information so that we can increasingly personalize your experience on our website. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise make available to third parties any personal information for marketing purposes. IMD does on occasion partner with third party organizations and individuals to deliver small portions of IMD programs and services. We share your personal information with these parties, to the extent necessary, and for the sole purpose of delivering IMD programs and services.

We reserve the right to disclose information to local, regional, national or international authorities when required to do so in connection with legal or regulatory proceedings.

Learning@IMD (IMD program web pages)
You may be eligible to access online program materials and services provided as part of an IMD program via your registration in an IMD program. In this case, you may be provided with the option of completing an online profile. The personal information you may provide in this profile is available to your fellow program members as well as IMD faculty and staff associated with the program. We encourage you to complete this profile information to facilitate contact between program participants.

IMD unifies the personal data that it collects by connecting different registration databases. Therefore, registration in an IMD program also provides you with IMD web community membership.

Changing and Updating Personal Information
You can change all of the personal profile information that you have provided under your name by clicking on a link on our home page.

Data Retention
We will keep the information about you for as long as you remain registered in the IMD community. To delete your personal information, please contact the IMD webmaster.

IMD uses cookies only to see if you have been logged onto an IMD website in the past 50 minutes, and, if so and you have not specifically logged out, bypasses the request for you to log in to registered-user-only portions of the website. We do not store any personal data in the cookie, but rather use cookies with the sole purpose of maintaining security on our website. IMD encourages users to log off after each session by clicking on the logout link or button included on every page.


Questions regarding this statement should be directed to:

IMD Privacy Committee
Chemin de Bellerive 23
P.O. Box 915
CH-1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

IMD is governed with respect to privacy in accordance with Swiss law, including provisions and remedies contained therein. You may wish to refer to this page from time to time since this document is subject to change.

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