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” or “Site”) 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.


This Privacy Policy, developed in accordance with the U.S. Laws,  the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the U.K. Data Protection Act of 2018 and is incorporated into the Website’s Terms of Use. Your access and use of the Website will be deemed to indicate your acceptance of both this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Any changes in our Privacy Policy will be communicated on this page, so please check back from time to 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.


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. A notification banner will appear on our website, allowing you to manage your consent to collect cookies.

What Types of Cookies Does W. P. Carey Collect?

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow W. P. Carey to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our Site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

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 their personal data; (ii) require rectification/correction of errors in their personal data; (iii) have personal data erased; (iv) restrict the processing of personal data; and (v) receive 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 for EU members on how to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority can be accessed here.