Privacy statement

The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you about what kinds of information we (the Basel Institute on Governance, hereinafter "Basel Institute") may gather about you when you visit or interact with the Basel AML Index website and how we may use that information. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at +41 61 205 5511.

Automatic data collection

Like most web servers, our servers collect and stores information that your web browser sends when it requests a webpage, including:

  • Parts of your IP address
  • Randomised unique User ID
  • Date and time of the request
  • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title)
  • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL)
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
  • Screen resolution being used
  • Time in local user’s timezone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download)
  • Links to an outside domain that were clicked (Outlink)
  • Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the user: Page speed)
  • Location of the user: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation)
  • Main language of the browser being used (Accept-Language header)
  • User Agent of the browser being used (User-Agent header)

We summarise and analyse these log files to learn how visitors use content on the site. This information is used to allocate resources effectively and to improve the content, organisation and performance of our site. This process does not collect, store or use personally identifying information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address.


A cookie is simply a small piece of information that a web server asks your web browser to store on your local computer. Your browser may subsequently present this information to the web server. In its simplest form, a cookie is just an identifying number.

The Basel Institute uses cookies for anonymous visitor tracking. Our web server assigns each visitor a random unique ID. All requests for pages are tagged with that ID, and by analysing log files, we can determine how many unique visitors used the site.

We do not know the identity of a person based on the ID. The cookies used on our website do not contain any personal information about visitors, nor are they used to look up personal information about visitors. Even if you have entered information about yourself in one of our web forms, we do not relate that information to the cookie data.

Information transmitted by email

When you send us personal identifying information via email (that is, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that emails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees of the Basel Institute who are better able to answer your questions.

We do not distribute lists of email addresses to any parties outside of the Basel Institute. Information collected via email will be retained at our discretion in a directly readable form as long as necessary to complete our response.

Collection and use of gathered information

It is the policy of the Basel Institute to collect only the personally identifying information (such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number) that visitors to the Basel AML Index website knowingly and voluntarily provide by completing one of the forms on the website. If you do provide personally identifying information through one of our forms, that information may be shared with our finance and logistics partners and providers, who are contractually permitted to use such information solely in connection with organising and conducting Basel Institute on Governance activities related to the Basel AML Index.

The Basel Institute is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We do not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We do not collect, save or store personally identifying information from visitors who just browse our website. We do not attempt to identify users or share user information with any parties outside of the Basel Institute, except as described above, in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately circumvent our system's security with the intent to gain unauthorised access or to do physical damage (for example, an attack by hackers), and as required in the course of officially authorised law enforcement investigations.

Data retention

Demo accounts and personal data stored in regards to the demo account are automatically deleted 14 days after creation. Expert Edition and Expert Edition Plus Accounts and all connected data are deleted 90 days after the expiration of the subscription.

Payment data

All payment related details like credit card numbers and address details are handled by Stripe. Please have a look at their privacy policy for additional details.


When users submit information via a web form on the website, that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software.

Links to other websites

The Basel AML Index website contains hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or maintained by the Basel Institute and are not covered by this Privacy Statement. Any links are provided only for your convenience. The Basel Institute has no control over, makes no promises or warranties of any kind with regard to, and has no responsibility or liability for, the content of any other websites or their privacy policies, their use of cookies, or the way they collect, save, store or use information. You should review the privacy policy of each website you visit.

Email updates

Subscribers to the Basel AML Index Expert Edition or Expert Edition Plus are automatically sent periodic notifications by email of updates to the Basel AML Index data and/or features. You can unsubscribe from these updates at any time by clicking the appropriate link on the bottom of the newsletter.

These emails are sent via the Mailchimp platform. Please take a look at the Mailchimp privacy policy for more information.

Agreement with this privacy statement

By using the Basel AML Index website, you signify your agreement with this privacy policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Your continued use of this website and/or digital services following changes to these terms means you accept those changes.