Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions of Privacy
World Trade Centers Association ("WTCA") respects the privacy of its members and of those who visit ("Site"). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information on the Site, including any mobile versions or related mobile applications, accessible on: WTCA encourages you to carefully read this Privacy Policy.

By visiting the Site and providing information to WTCA, you acknowledge that you have been informed and you consent to the Privacy Policy, including with regard to WTCA's collection, use and disclosure of personal information which may be collected when you subscribe to WTCA's email alerts and newsletters, when you register for WTCA's events and trainings, or when you ask for any other products and services provided by WTCA. If you do not wish your personal information to be used by WTCA in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy, then please do not provide us this information.

Personally Identifiable Information
We do not collect personal information about you on the Site without your knowledge or action. Your information is collected through the membership registration form, e-mail newsletter registration and/or event registration forms. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name (first and last), company name, company address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and credit card information. You should be aware that if you disclose any information on a bulletin board or in a chat room or other open forum that is hosted by WTCA, others may collect that information to send you unsolicited information from outside WTCA, or for other purposes.

All personally identifiable information that we collect may become part of your user file and may be used by us as provided in this Privacy Policy, as disclosed at the time you provide the information, or as otherwise agreed by you.

We may also collect information about you under the following circumstances:

We may collect information regarding your interaction with other users and your use of the Site; and/or,

From time to time we may ask you to respond to surveys or other requests for information from which we will gather the data you provide.

We may send you service-related announcements and emails from time to time. We may also use your information to send you e-newsletters, updates and communication.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We may share your information without your consent in certain circumstances, including:
- To enforce our Terms and Conditions;
- To comply with legal requirements including but not limited to court order or subpoena or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms and Conditions, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability we may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account;
- In situations that we believe involve potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property, if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat;
- In the event that WTCA sells substantially all of its assets or a line of business, or is acquired or merged with another company, personally identifiable information of our Members may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction. WTCA will notify users of the Site of such a change in ownership or transfer of assets by posting a notice on the Site and emailing to the address you have provided us;
- To provide information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of processing personally identifying info; and,
- With trusted third parties, including financial institutions, service providers, contractors, or affiliate organizations.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We automatically collect certain information on your use and/or actions on our website (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the website, click-through rates, and search terms). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system, and browser software used. An IP address can tell us the user's Internet service provider and, based on that, can suggest the geographic location of the connection.

Use of Non-personally identifiable information
As a general matter, non-personally identifiable information helps us determine how the WTCA website is being used, helps us identify popular areas of the website, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities regarding the website. We reserve the option to share your non-personal information with certain third parties. These can include financial institutions, service providers, contractors, or affiliate organizations.

Use of "Cookies" or "Beacons"
Our website may use "cookies" or "beacons" (i.e., a small data file that our website writes to a user's hard drive) to help track your usage of our site, including what advertising you have seen, that enable the WTCA website to identify you when you visit.

You can refuse our cookies by turning them off in your browser (for more information on how to do this, please refer to your browser's documentation). You do not need to have cookies turned on in your browser to use our website; however, without cookies certain of the automated functions and features of our website will not be available to you. We also may use cookies or beacons to measure the click through rate on e-mails delivered.

Third Party use of personal information
The Site contains links to other Internet websites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such sites' use of any information.

Protecting your privacy and your information is a priority at WTCA. WTCA has taken reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and alteration. However, please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet nor any storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. WTCA can only take steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access.

When you send credit card information, we encrypt this information between your computer and our server. Other information you send to this website, including email messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise. The Site is protected by a firewall.

Each individual using the Internet can take steps to help protect his/ her personal information and further minimize the likelihood that a security incident may occur.

Merchant Services
You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the Site, or via links, banner ads or click-through from the Site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. WTCA does not, in any way, control or operate such third party information. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and WTCA shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.

Legal Disclaimer
This Site is designed to provide information to WTCA members and members of the business community. The information contained on the Site is intended for educational, background and informational purposes only. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions, including without limitation the Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability stated therein. This Privacy Policy is incorporated via reference into our Terms and Conditions.

Correcting, Updating or Deleting Information
WTCA gives users the option to correct, update or delete any personal information previously provided to us by the user; however, we will maintain copies of user information to the extent retained as part of our website's standard backup/archive process. In addition, these procedures will not remove such of your information that has been provided by you to, or collected from you by, the websites of our business partners; nor will they remove or alter non-personally identifiable information. We are not responsible for ensuring the removal or deletion from the websites of our business partners of your information provided by us to our business partners as permitted by you or otherwise in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

To make changes to your contact information, or to opt out of receiving information, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Send an e-mail to

Send a written request to:
World Trade Centers Association, Inc.
120 Broadway, Suite 3350
New York, NY 10271

Consent to transfer
The site is maintained in the United States of America. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States the databases in which your personal information is stored shall be located in the United States which may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal information as the one in which you reside. By using the Site, participating in any of our services, and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is available at all times to all users of the Site. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be communicated to users through this webpage. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. If we make changes to our Privacy Policy which would result in additional use or sharing of your previously collected personally identifiable information, then we will notify you in writing and you will have the ability to opt out of any additional use or sharing of that information, if any. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. Users are responsible for making use of this resource to stay up to date as to the terms of our Privacy Policy.