Privacy and Terms

Last updated: May 2018

This website ( is provided by the Geneva Disarmament Platform and hosted in Switzerland.

By using this website, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use governing this website.


This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use is valid as of the date at the top . The Geneva Disarmament Platform reserves the right to modify it at any time. Please consult this page regularly.


Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser or on your computer by the websites you visit. We use cookies for the following purposes: (1) to compile statistical data on the use of the website and its functioning, so that we can monitor and improve it; (2) to allow us to share webpages via social media platforms. By using this website, you consent to the use of the following cookies and use of data they provide.

Google Analytics collects standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form, including your IP address, the website you last visited, the browser you are using, date and time. This information may be transmitted and stored by Google on servers outside Switzerland, including servers in the United States, and is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.

Social media plugins are also embedded on the Geneva Disarmament Platform website. By using the like-button on Facebook and Twitter ‘retweet’ buttons, information of visitors to the websites are being tracked. That information is controlled and stored only by the respective social media platforms. For more information, please read the privacy policies of Facebook and Twitter.


The Geneva Disarmament Platform respects your privacy and strives to protect your personal information. You can visit most of this website without stating who you are and without revealing any personnal information. We only analyze statistical data (for example, information regarding country location, number of downloads and page visits) for the purpose of monitoring how our website is being used to help improve the user experience and content.

If you fill out a form on our website, we process the collected personal data only for the purposes we have communicated in the form. However, when you share your personal information on the website, you are sharing it with the Geneva Disarmament Platform and third party services such as Google Analytics and Mailchimp. For more information, please read the privacy policies of Google and Mailchimp.

Personal details are not stored or capture without the prior knowlege and consent of the user. The Geneva Disarmamant Platform does not distribute, sell or rent personal details captured through the website to anyone. As a general rule, the Geneva Disarmament Platform does not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by Swiss law.

In the unlikely event of a data breach, the Geneva Disarmament Platform will take all necessary actions to ensure the continued security of its stored data and to communicate any violations within 72 hours to those affected.

Why or when do we collect or receive personal information?

The Geneva Disarmament Platform has a number of reasons and purposes for obtaining personal information. We collect information from you when you: sign a contract with us (employment, consultancy, etc.), participate in our projects and/or events, visit our website, subscribe to our Newsletter and event invitations; apply for a job or internship; correspond with us for various reasons.

How do we process personal information?

Personal data is treated with the utmost care and is only available to the Geneva Disarmament Platform employees responsible for managing the information for relevant purposes. We do not share your personal data with third parties without your consent, unless prescribed by law.


The Geneva Disarmament Platform regularly sends emails to distribute our newsletters, promote our activities or sometimes send invitations to our events. You may receive such mailings when your email address is either listed with us as someone who has given consent for the purpose of receiving information (‘opt-in’), or has registered for an event, or otherwise has a consensual relationship with the Geneva Disarmament Platform.

We use the email service Mailchimp to send mailings and keep our mailing lists up to date. For more information, please read the privacy policy of Mailchimp.

If you want to opt out from receiving such emails or would like to change your subscription preferences, you can let us know by using the link at the bottom of the email or by sending an email to In any case, your request must reach us in order to take effect.

How long do we retain personal information?

The Geneva Disarmament Platform only retains information that, at a bare minimum, allows us to work with our partners and disseminate news, publications and other information to interested parties. Any additional information that is not relevant is removed and deleted.

Certain personal data is stored under observance of tax and commercial law retention periods and is deleted on expiry of that period.

At all times you have the right to request the Geneva Disarmament Platform to disclose, rectify, stop processing or delete your information. If you wish to exercise these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact us at


This website may provide hypertext links to other websites that are external to the Geneva Disarmament Platform. These hyperlinks are provided for reference only. The Geneva Disarmament Platform cannot be held responsible in any form whatsoever or for any reasons whatsoever for the content and operation of linked websites. The inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement, recommendation or favouring by the Geneva Disarmament Platform of the linked content. In any case, linked sites are governed by their own regulations, especially as regards intellectual property rights and privacy policies.

You may link to the homepage or a specific page of this website, provided that you do so in a fair and legal manner which does not damage the reputation of the Geneva Disarmament Platform or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of the Geneva Disarmament Platform without the Geneva Disarmament Platform’s prior written consent.


Where copyright belong to the Geneva Disarmament Platform, content on this website is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

Where copyright does not belong to the Geneva Disarmament Platform, you may not use or transmit such materials without express agreement of the copyright owner.


While every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and up to date, its contents may be incorrect or out of date and are subject to change without notice. The Geneva Disarmament Platform gives no warranty or assurance regarding the content of the website.


This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Switzerland.


If you find any inaccurate information on this website, please let us know by emailing at contact@disarmament.chand we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.

If you have questions regarding the Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use, you can email us at

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