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This privacy policy notice is for this website; iwpr.nl and served by Stichting Institute for War & Peace Reporting/The Netherlands, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing or using this website.

Information Collection

When someone visits iwpr.nl, Squarespace Analytics collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We use this information to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. 

Each page visit is its own entry with detailed information such as:

  • Date,
  • Time,
  • IP address,
  • Referrer,
  • Browser version,
  • Operating system.

Website Security

IWPR Netherlands website, iwpr.nl is built and hosted using Squarespace, a SaaS (software as a service) based hosting platform. Updates to any features as well as security of the platform are regularly carried out by Squarespace.

The connection between your browser and our website is encrypted using TLS v1.2 (Transport Layer Security protocol). It is the latest standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure by encrypting any data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details.

HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) appears in the URL when a website is secured by an SSL certificate. The details of the certificate, including the issuing authority and the corporate name of the website owner, can be viewed by clicking on the padlock symbol on the browser bar.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Further information on cookies used by Squarespace can be found here, their cookie policy here or their privacy policy here.

Online Giving

Online donations to IWPR-NL are managed by Squarespace Commerce’s supported payment processors, Stripe. It provides the technical, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure required to operate online payment systems. All card numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe’s internal servers and daemons are able to obtain plaintext card numbers; instead, they can just request that cards be sent to a service provider on a static whitelist. Stripe’s infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in separate hosting infrastructure, and doesn’t share any credentials with Stripe’s primary services (API, website, etc.).

More info on security at Stripe can be found here and their privacy policy is here.


We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletters and manage our subscriber lists. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks in order to improve our campaigns.

Subscribers are able to unsubscribe via a link placed in the footer of all our newsletters.

For more info please see MailChimp’s privacy policy.

Contact Form

The information you provide through our contact form at iwpr.nl/contact is forwarded to relevant department or persons and is not used for any other purpose or shared with any third parties. If you would like us to delete your message(s) from our system please email us at privacy@iwpr.net.


If you have any questions regarding this policy document please email us at privacy@iwpr.net.