Data Privacy & Protection Policy

General Rules & Our Commitment To Protect Privacy Of Your Data

We take personal data seriously and are highly supportive of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). We maximise the safety and privacy of your data by the following measures we have taken:

  • We are committed to remain an independent source of non-consensual geopolitical analysis
  • We don’t sell your personal data nor do we share it with any other party for commercial gain
  • We included data protection in the earliest DESIGN of our research & newsletter service and we engaged a highly specialised external cyber security company
  • We collect the absolutely minimum of personal data as required by Swiss Authorities. By requesting only your name, address and email address, and committing to never sell your data to anyone, we greatly contribute to personal data protection
  • We remain committed to our core competence, geopolitical research. This is a highly specific market niche that allows us to keep things lean & clear. This focus greatly enhances security at all levels
  • We also endeavour to use a competent and GDPR-committed newsletter software. By subscribing to our newsletters and using our research you agree with the data protection policies of our chosen newsletter software firm. While other firms are outsourcing the email & newsletter handling to a newsletter software providers, we have chosen to handle this internally in order to maximise your data security. The research, the client data handling as well as the newsletter generation is done inside our protected site
  • Our website makes standard use of cookies
  • At any time our readers can unsubscribe and request their data deleted. They can also write to or

We believe it is important that we focus on what we are best at, and that we rely on a professional best-practice company for the automatic data handling.

We appreciate your trust and remain committed to our integrity, focus and transparency.

Readers are encouraged to check this statement regularly as we may have to adapt to regulatory or technological changes.

Who we are

Our website address is:



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When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We have carefully chosen well known and well established companies in their respective fields.

WooCommerce Subscription

We use WooCommerce Subscriptions with integrated third-party payment processor Stripe. Stripe is a verified partner of WooCommerce. We collect personal information during the checkout and payment process on our store.


We accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

This personal information is shared with our payment provider Stripe to process payments:

    • Name
    • Email
    • Address
    • Phone
    • City/State/Zip
    • Unique payment identifier
    • Payment provider identifier

The Newsletter Plugin

We use The Newsletter Plugin. By subscribing to the newsletter, your email address is automatically added to a list of contacts to which email messages containing information, including commercial and promotional information, relating to this website may be transmitted. The your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to this website or after making a purchase. You can choose at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the link “To unsubscribe click here” which is visibly placed on the bottom of every newsletter email. After clicking the button / link, your data will be immediately deleted by the “email marketing” software. Personal data collected: email and name.


For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We don’t assume responsibility for software companies mentioned above.