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Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy shall inform you about how (hereafter “IR.Asia”) collects and uses information provided by users and contributors to our website.

We understand that you are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may obtain about them online. Your use of the IR.Asia website is subject to your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to IR.Asia’s use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our terms of use for more information. Should you not agree with this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using this website. As our Privacy Policy may change from time to time, we encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically. By using the IR.Asia website, you accept those changes.

I. Security of personal information

IR.Asia takes your personal data very seriously and has taken all measures deemed necessary in order to prevent the misuse or loss of any personal information given to us. Any information we collect remains strictly confidential and will be neither sold nor rented or released to a third party unless ordered to do so by an international or a Swiss court of law. We however advise you that for any kind of data transfer (e.g. communication via E-Mail) there is no chance to guarantee a safe transmission.

II. Cookies and log files

Our servers log your interaction with our website via log files and cookies. Standard log files such as the ones used by us contain only basic information as the time and date of your visit, the number of bytes sent and received by your computer and your IP address. This information is used only in order to analyze user patterns and to accustom our website. IP addresses are not matched to individual users.

III. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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For more information on how Google uses information, visit

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

in addition with further information. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

IV. Social Media Features

Our service may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets such as a “Share This” button, or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features and widgets are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them.

V. Newsletter and Surveys

For our newsletter service, we may ask you to provide us with certain categories of personal information, which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, such as your name, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, profession, and similar information. We may collect this information through various forms and in various places, including account registration forms, contact us forms, or when you otherwise interact with us.

From time to time, we will undertake user surveys in order to monitor and improve our website. Participation is on a voluntary basis and all personal information will be handled according to our Privacy Policy.

VI. Privacy Policy Disclaimer

This privacy policy applies to IR.Asia. We are not liable for the privacy practices of the websites or organizations we link to and therefore encourage you to study the privacy policy of any website that collects personal information.

We further reserve the right to delete any content also including personal data without notifying the provider if we consider the content inappropriate.

VII. Miscellaneous

The use of contact details on this website, especially within the imprint, for commercial advertising is strictly forbidden. Only in case of written consent or in case of an already existing business relation the contact details may be used. The provider and all persons mentioned on this website explicitly disagree with any commercial use of their data, direct or circulated.

You can contact us via our standard email template or our mail address any time with all questions or remarks you have. Any information submitted to us is only used to respond to your question or request.

IR.Asia does not collect information of users commenting on the works on our website. Nevertheless, we would like to remind users of their liability for any personal information they disclose on IR.Asia via their comments.

VII. Choice/Opt-Out and GDPR Information

IR.Asia provides its users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from IR.Asia. To remove your information from our database, to not receive future communications, please send an e-mail request to Please also contact this website in case of questions concerning the privacy policy. 

If you are a EU Data Subject, you have the rights enumerated below in this section. Please contact us at if you wish to exercise these rights. 

Right to Access 

You have the right to access the personal information IR.Asia has for you.  

Right to Rectification

You have a right to request us to correct your personal information where it is inaccurate or out of date.

Right to be Forgotten (Right to Erasure)

You have the right, under certain circumstances, to have your personal information erased. Your information can only be erased if your data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, and we have no other legal ground for processing the data.

Right to Object to Processing

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information at any time, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law, or to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you raise an objection, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate interests which override your rights and freedoms.

Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information, but only where:

  • Its accuracy is contested, to allow us to verify its accuracy; or
  • The processing is unlawful, but you do not want it erased; or
  • It is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, but we still need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • You have objected to processing of your data, and verification of overriding grounds is pending.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to data portability, which requires us to provide personal information to you or another controller in a commonly used, machine-readable format, but only where the processing of that information is based on (1) your consent; or (2) the performance of a contract to which you are a party.

Right to Decline Automated Decision Making

You have the right to not be subject to decisions based solely on automated decision making, which produce legal or significant effects for you, except where these are (1) necessary for a contract to which you are a party; (2) authorized by law; (3) based on your explicit consent.

Even where such decisions are permitted, you can contest the decision and require IR.Asia to exercise human intervention.  

We currently do not use automated decision making when processing your personal information.

International Transfers

You can request information about the safeguards to protect any transfer of your personal information outside the European Union.

IX. Privacy Policy Changes

This Policy was updated on April 19, 2020.


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I. Disclaimer of Endorsement

The website (hereafter “IR.Asia”) was established with the primary goal of offering analysis on international relations, international economy, international law and strategy. We therefore provide links, news stories and publications from a broad range of actors. This does however not imply an endorsement of the products, entities or events in questions.

Any views or opinions expressed in the publications and news stories are those of the author(s) and not of IR.Asia. We do not endorse the opinions of any individual or institution other than those expressed by an IR.Asia staff member in an official capacity. IR.Asia staff will appear under the name “IR.Asia”.

II. Disclaimer of Liability

While IR.Asia takes care of the content and information provided on this website this can give no guarantee with regard to the integrity and correctness of the content. In no event will IR.Asia be liable for (i) any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business interruptions, loss of programs or information, or the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use the service, or any information, or transaction provided on the service, or downloaded from the service, or any delay of such information or service.  Even if IR.Asia or its authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (ii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies on the service and/or materials or information downloaded through the service.

III. Disclaimer of Copyright

Unless otherwise stated, IR.Asia retains all rights in all content (pictures, text, trademarks, etc.) on this website. The use of the content without prior express approval by IR.Asia is prohibited. Automated retrieval or representation of the content or parts of the contents on this website by technical means (such as web crawler or spider programs, metasearch engines, framing) is also prohibited.

All original IR.Asia content is published under a Creative Commons license. Read more about our licensing terms and conditions.

IV. Disclaimer on Links to other Sites

IR.Asia or its staff cannot be held responsible for both content and opinions on the websites we link to nor do we accept any responsibility for the availability or reliability of those websites. These links are not endorsements or recommendations. Therefore, IR.Asia accepts no responsibility for those websites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

If you would like IR.Asia to remove a link to your website that is included on this website, please contact IR.Asia. Please note that unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.


V. Contact

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