As soon as you visit this website you enable The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) to collect personal data about you, both directly (via the personal data provided) and indirectly.

HCSS will collect and analyze information related to the use of this website, such as the number of hits, the most requested pages, the sites visited previously/next and the duration of the user session. The purpose of these general visiting data is to optimize the organization of the website.

HCSS will use your personal data for the performance of your question asked by using our contact form available on the website. Unless the hereafter mentioned exceptions are applicable, HCSS will under no circumstances make your data available to third parties. Nor will your data be sold. Exceptions no use of data by third parties: a) in case of legal provision of legal procedure; b) to protect HCSS's rights or it's property; c) to prevent any crime of to protect the public safety; or d) to protect the personal safety of the website

Our website will send a 'cookie', a small text file which will be saved on the hard disk of your computer. By means of a cookie our website can recognize you when you visit our website again and the site may be specially adjusted in accordance with your needs.

This privacy statement does not apply to websites of third parties which are connected via links to this website. HCSS does not accept any responsibility or liability in respect of the way in which these third parties handle personal data.

For questions about this privacy statement, our activities in the field of data processing or the use of this website, you may contact us online via or by telephone: +31 70 3184840.

HCSS may at any time amend this privacy statement, without any prior warning. Amendments will be effective upon posting on this website.

We do not collect any individually identifiable information about you through this Site. We have access to such information only if you choose to share with us either directly, by e-mail or by filling out and submitting any applications that may be available on the Site. We do not and will not sell information about users of the Site to third parties. Nor do we share such information except as described below.

In certain instances, we may contract with nonaffiliated companies to perform services for us. Where necessary, we will disclose information we have about you to these third parties. In all such cases, we provide the third party with only the information necessary to carry out its assigned responsibilities and only for that purpose. And we require these third parties to treat your private information with the same degree of confidentiality that we do. In addition, we will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are compelled by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances. If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this privacy policy, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies may track IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) to keep track of a user\s session, while the user's personal information remains totally anonymous. Tracking IP addresses can give us important information about our visitors. For example, we can learn which parts of the Site users are visiting and how long they stay. When The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies receives information about you or about your session, we may use it for research or to improve the Site and the services we offer you.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.