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The W. P. Carey Foundation (the “Foundation”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement (“Statement”), which is part of our Terms of Use (“Terms”), describes the information we collect through our website (the “Website”), how we use it, and how we share it. By using our Website, you consent to our collection and use of information about you in accordance with this Statement.

Please note that this Statement may be amended from time to time, so please check back regularly. By using the Website after we have posted an updated Statement, you agree to that updated Statement.

How We Collect and Use Your Personal Information

You can browse the Website without submitting any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to us. We will only collect and use Personal Information you voluntarily provide to us and only for the purposes for which you provided the information. For example, we will collect your name, email address, and any other information you voluntarily provide to us if you fill out the “Contact Us” form and we may use such information to respond to your inquiry.

We may also automatically collect certain information about users when you interact with the Website. This includes the IP address of the device you use to access the Website, the browser type, the time and date of visits to the Website, and the website that referred or linked you to the Website. We may use this information to analyze how visitors use our Website so we can improve the quality of the information we provide.

The Website uses Google Analytics, a third-party website analytics tool, to collect this information. To anonymously track a user across a web session on the Website, Google Analytics or another Service Provider (as defined below) may collect some of this information through cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, clear gifs or similar technologies. The information collected by Google Analytics is transmitted to and stored by Google and is subject to Google’s privacy policies. You can learn more about how to opt out of Google Analytics here.

We do not use any information automatically collected by the Website to identify visitors individually except in circumstances where we may deem it necessary in connection with legal process or to protect our rights or the rights of a third party as further described below.

How We Share Your Information

We do not rent or sell any Personal Information to any third parties.

We may share your Personal Information with our third party service providers (“Service Providers”) that help us operate the Website.

We also reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and other information in special circumstances, including to enforce this Statement or any other part of our Terms, to comply with legal process or law enforcement, to address actual or suspected illegal activity, to protect our property or rights, to protect the rights and safety of anyone, or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law. If we ever merge with, are acquired by, or otherwise consolidate with another organization, Personal Information may be transferred along with our other assets.

Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Sites”). Third-Party Sites may collect information about you when you interact with them through links on our Website. If you follow any link to a Third-Party Site, you should review those websites’ privacy policies to find out how they protect your privacy. We are not responsible for Third-Party Sites or their privacy practices.


We strive to safeguard your Personal Information. Of course, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information

Our servers are located in the United States. Personal Information collected through the Website will be stored, accessed and processed in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Website or providing Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information in the United States.


The Website is directed at an adult audience and we do not knowingly collect information from or about children.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The Foundation reserves the rights to modify this Statement from time to time without notice to you. If we make material changes to our privacy practices, we will notify you. We may update this Statement by posting a new version on this webpage.

Contact Us

For any questions you may have about this Statement or our data privacy practices please contact us.

Last updated February 11, 2019.