Privacy Policy

W. P. Carey Inc. respects your privacy. We provide this Privacy Policy to answer some of the questions that you may have about the types of information collected from the websites (the “Website”) operated by W. P. Carey Inc., its subsidiaries and/or affiliates (collectively, "W. P. Carey") and how that information is used. This Privacy Policy only states W. P. Carey's privacy practices with respect to information collected online via our Website. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Terms of Use. Any changes in our Privacy Policy will be communicated on this page, so please check back from time to time. By using the Website, you are agreeing to accept the Privacy Policy in place at such time.

Restricted Use

This Website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 13; children under 13 should not send us any information.

Without limiting the generality of the restrictions contained in our Terms of Use, this Website was created in the United States and complies with U.S. laws. If you are a User who is not a resident of the United States, you should be aware that if you use the Website or submit your personal information to the Website you will be voluntarily transferring your personal information to the United States, which may not offer the same level of protection to your personal information as applies in the jurisdiction in which you reside. If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please contact us before submitting your personal information.

Cookies and Collection of Information

W. P. Carey uses cookies and tracking technologies on our Website to enable us to analyze use of our Website and help to improve your experience. This policy describes W. P. Carey’s use of cookies and tracking technologies and provides information about how other entities may use such technologies in association with the operation of our Website.



How We Use Cookies

A web browser cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website to your computer or mobile device, where it is stored by your web browser. We use cookies and tracking technologies to generate aggregate statistics about how people use the Website; for error management and troubleshooting; and to improve user experience.



Analytics on Our Website

As with many websites, we use Google Analytics to understand how you and other visitors engage with the Website. This may involve the use of cookies that collect information (such as your IP address or other identifiers, browser information, and information about the content you view and interact with) to record how you use the Website. We also use services provided by Crazy Egg, Inc., which collects information regarding how users engage with the Website to generate metrics such as: scroll maps (commonly viewed areas), heat maps (areas that engage users), and recordings (anonymized individual user engagement across multiple pages).

These services help us to determine how many users we have, which parts of our Website are most popular, what browsers are being used (so we can maximize compatibility), the country or region where our users are located, and the demographics and interests of our users. This enables us to better understand who is using the Website and to improve how we present content.



Opting Out of Analytics Cookies

To find out more about the Google Analytics services used on our Website and to opt-out, click here.

To find out more about Crazy Egg, including their measures for complying with EU data protection laws, click here.



Managing Cookies and Local Storage on Your Device

You can choose how web browser cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings, including refusing or deleting all cookies. Some devices allow you to control this via your device settings. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly. Each browser and device is different, so please check the settings menu of your browser or device to learn how to change your advertising settings/cookie preferences. You can find information on how to manage cookie settings on certain browsers via the following links:
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Safari


Collection and Retention of Information

If you contact us using the tools and information on the Website, complete forms or submit information through the Website, or communicate with us by e-mail, we will collect and retain such information, including any personal information contained therein, for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy.

Uses and Sharing of Information

In the event that W. P. Carey and/or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, the information collected on our Website may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction. W. P. Carey may also provide such information or provide access to such information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners, vendors and/or service providers (e.g. analytics platforms). If you submit personal information via our contact us page, W. P. Carey may use your information to reply and send information to you. W. P. Carey does not intend to reveal such information to third parties except in the manner stated in this Privacy Policy.

If W. P. Carey is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individual users, we may provide such information without your consent. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety, W. P. Carey may provide your personal information to appropriate authorities without your consent or court process. We may also disclose your personal information where we consider it necessary to establish, defend or exercise legal rights, claims or obligations.

For the purposes of EU data protection laws, our legal basis for processing personal information about you is that such processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in running and promoting the Website and our business, in responding to correspondence or comments from you, in maintaining relations with investors and advisors, or is otherwise necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

Will Your Information Be Secure?

W. P. Carey recognizes that you may be concerned about the security of your personal information and we are committed to employing reasonable technology in order to protect the security of our Website. However, even with the best technology, no website is 100% secure. We will take reasonable measures, which we believe are appropriate to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.

User Ability to Access, Update and Correct Personal Information

All users will have the following options: if you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, or if you wish to know what information we have pertaining to you, please contact us.

In addition, in some jurisdictions, including in the EU, users will, by law and subject to some limitations, have the right to: (i) request access to your personal data; (ii) require rectification/correction of errors in your personal data; (iii) have your personal data erased; (iv) restrict the processing of your personal data; and (v) receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and transmit that data to a third party.

Other Limits to Your Privacy

Our Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Please be aware that these other websites may collect information about you and have privacy practices that differ from those of W. P. Carey.

Other Information

For the purposes of EU data protection law, W.P. Carey is the data controller of the personal information referred to in this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to exercise any rights referred to in it, please contact us. While we hope you will be able to resolve any issues that arise in relation to your use of the Website, if you are an EU resident, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in the EU member state of your residence or, if relevant, where the alleged infringement has taken place. Details can be accessed here.