Legal and Privacy Information

The MSP website is jointly run by the Center for Security Studies of the ETH Zurich and by swisspeace (hereinafter: CSS/swisspeace).

Privacy policy
Submitting information via the MSP website to CSS/swisspeace and is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving CSS/swisspeace your permission to use the information for the intended purpose. If you do not want to give CSS/swisspeace permission to use your information, simply do not provide it. However, not providing certain information may result in CSS/swisspeace’s inability to provide you with the information or services you desire.

CSS/swisspeace never collects information for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
CSS/swisspeace collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes: Internet domain from which you access our web site; IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website; the type of browser used to access our site; the operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the URLs of the pages you visit; if you visited this site from another web site or search engine, the URL of the forwarding site. This information is only used to help CSS/swisspeace make our site more useful for users.

Personal Information
If you choose to provide CSS/swisspeace with personal information by sending an e-mail, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through the MSP website CSS/swisspeace may use that information only to fulfil your request or respond to your inquiry.

CSS/swisspeace does not collect personal information about visitors of this website unless a visitor chooses to provide this information. CSS/swisspeace collect and store responses anonymously. You are not required to complete any survey to use any feature of the MSP website.

Cookies may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.

At no time is your private information, whether stored in cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However, this may affect the functioning of some sections of the CSS/swisspeace site.

Links to other websites
The MSP website links to some websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an endorsement of the site or its contents by CSS/swisspeace. These links are provided purely for reference purposes.

When users follow a link to an outside website, they are leaving the MSP website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). CSS/swisspeace is not responsible for the information collection practices of non-CSS/swisspeace sites.

Intellectual property/copyright statement
CSS/swisspeace regularly publish papers, reports, and articles on mediation and peace processes for printing on physical material and as files for electronic distribution. The views expressed in them are those of the editors and authors alone. They do not necessarily reflect views of CSS/swisspeace or the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Materials on our site are copywritten by their various owners unless otherwise noted. Please contact the source of the material for full copyright information.

Materials credited to CSS/swisspeace: © Copyright 2009 swisspeace and Center for Security Studies (CSS) at the ETH Zurich. All rights reserved.

To request permission to use CSS/swisspeace-owned materials, please contact For other materials, please contact its source for full copyright information.

Image Copyright Statement
Images credited to their various sources retain the copyright of their owner. Please contact the source of the image for full copyright information.

Images credited to Peter Fischli / David Weiss. Courtesy of the Galerie Eva Presenhuber AG, Zurich. All rights reserved by Galerie Eva Presenhuber AG. This material may not be copied, published, broadcast, or redistributed in any manner. Images used under license.

(c) 2007 – Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

Website Technology Accessibility Statement
We continually strive to ensure the pages on this web site are accessible to individuals using assistive technologies. If you have any difficulty viewing any page with assistive technology, please contact the webmaster for this site.

Documents on are presented in many formats. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files on this website may be posted as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Adobe provides their Acrobat Reader software as a free download.

Multimedia elements of are presented using Flash. In order for them to fully function, we require the use of Adobe Flash Player version 8 or above.

Website Contact
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Concept & Design and Programming:
Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, 2008

Peter Fischli / David Weiss. Courtesy of the ‘Galerie Eva Presenhuber’, Zurich

© 2007 – Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich