This policy explains the approach we take in protecting, collecting and using the information we gather from you in connection with Intercross,

Intercross is committed to respecting the privacy of visitors.

This Privacy Policy covers personally identifiable information you may choose to share with Intercross on By using, you consent to this policy.

This website contains links to other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website that you visit. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through this website.

What information does Intercross obtain?

When you register on the following information may be obtained: email address, name and function.

This site collects both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information to improve the usefulness of the online information and services we offer to our users.

Personally identifiable information is any data element or collection of data elements that directly identifies an individual, including name and e-mail address.

Non-personally identifiable information is any data element or collection of data elements that, by itself, cannot be associated with a specific individual. This site collects non-personally identifiable information which is routinely gathered from all site visitors and focuses on website activity, such as how many people visit the site, the pages they visit, what website they are coming from, how long they stay , etc. This site visitor data is collected on an aggregated, anonymous basis, which means personally identifiable information is not associated with this data.

What does Intercross do with the information?

Intercross uses the information for the sole purposes of identifying visitors, their interests, aggregate demographic data, providing requested information, personalized notices and promotions and improving our site. For interested readers, Intercross regularly emails newsletters and updates, as well as support notices via email. Intercross does not provide, market, trade or sell the information it obtains to third parties.

What security is provided by Intercross?

Intercross uses a number of security measures to maintain the privacy of your personal information. The data are stored in secure databases and are accessed only for the purposes listed above. Employee access to personal information is strictly on a need to know basis. Third parties providing services for Intercross are required to sign a confidentiality agreement agreeing not to use personal or confidential information except to provide the specific service requested by Intercross.

Does Intercross track IP addresses?

As a general policy, Intercross does not track IP addresses. However, it may sometimes be necessary when such information is needed to help diagnose a problem with our server or to identify the origin of unlawful activity on or against

Does Intercross use cookies?

Cookie technology enables websites to store small bits of information on your computer, and then ask for that information back at a later time. A cookie is a text file that is sent to the hard drive where your browser files are kept. If you are concerned about the use of cookie technology, you may opt to enable a feature in your browser software that will erase cookies, block all cookies or warn you before cookies are stored or exchanged.

If you reject a cookie, you may still use our site.

How we use cookies:

Intercross uses cookies to accurately track the number of website users.

What we store in cookies:

Intercross stores a unique identifier in the cookie to properly distinguish a user's workstation.

Benefits of using cookies:

Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual.

What about third party links on provides links to other sites as a service to visitors. Intercross is not responsible for the privacy practices, security measures or data collection practices of these other web sites nor for the content of these sites. Your choice to access these sites is at your own risk. We urge you to review the privacy policies on each link to ensure you are comfortable with their policies and practices.

Can I decide what information I want to continue to receive from Intercross?

Yes. You can elect not to receive information by responding to the email communication and indicating your choice to unsubscribe to that communication.

Your use of is conditioned upon your agreement to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, you are not authorized to use Intercross may modify the terms and conditions at any time, which changes shall be posted to along with the date of revision, and shall take effect upon posting. Your continued use of indicates you have read, understood and agree to those terms.

Downloading of images and documents - Creative Commons License

All material on is copyrighted and protected by U.S. and international laws and treaties. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is either the copyright owner or has permission from the copyright owner to use the material posted.  

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

You are free to Share- to copy, distribute and transmit the work under the following conditions:

  • Attribution - You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial - You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works- You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

With the understanding that:

  • Waiver - Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Public Domain - Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
  • Other Rights - In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:

Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations

The author's moral rights;

Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.

Notice- For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.

You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials.  

Materials Submitted to Intercross

Photos submitted by visitors may be used by Intercross for promotional purposes without compensation. Intercross endeavors to include photo credits, however you agree that a credit may not accompany your submitted photo if Intercross determines it is not feasible to do so. By submitting such images, you warrant that you are the owner of the photo or that you have the express permission of the owner to use and submit the photo(s). Additionally, you warrant that any necessary releases have been obtained by you or the owner of the photo for any people who may appear in the photo(s) and that Intercross's use of the submission will not violate any third party rights.

Sharing Information

Intercross may disclose personally identifiable information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas.

We also may disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the website or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

If applicable, Intercross shares some non-personally identifiable information with third party providers to track and analyze site usage on an anonymous basis. This is not linked to any information that can identify any individual.

Third Party Links

We provide links to other sites as a service to visitors. Intercross is not responsible for the privacy policies, security measures or data collection practices of these other websites, nor for the content of these sites. Your choice to access these sites is at your own risk. We urge you to review the privacy policies on each link to ensure you are comfortable with other sites' policies and practices.


Intercross assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property due to your access to, use of, browsing of, or downloading of any materials from

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions regarding the Privacy Policy, the information available on this site, or the Terms & Conditions you may contact Intercross via

Blogging Policy

Texts published on Intercross reflect the views of the author alone and not necessarily those of the ICRC or of Intercross. Only texts bearing the signature of an ICRC staff member may be ascribed to the institution.

Intercross reserves itself the right to take down any post or comment that uses inappropriate language, including foul and/or hate language.

There are legal and operational issues for which the ICRC is not in a position to share publicly its institutional positions,  or to comment upon the content of its confidential bilateral dialogue with concerned parties. We hope that our readers will understand that Intercross is an effort by the ICRC towards openness and dialogue but there will be limits to its public engagement.