World wide group PRIVACY NOTICE

Effective Date: July 23, 2014

World Wide Group and its affiliates (collectively, “World Wide”) respect your concerns about privacy.  This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect on our website, (the “Site”), how we may use the information, with whom we may share it, the measures we take to safeguard the information, and how users can contact us about our privacy practices.


We may collect certain personal information about you on the Site, including contact information (such as name and email address) and other personal information contained in content you choose to submit on the Site.

In addition, when you visit the Site, we may obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons.  The information collected in this manner may include IP addresses, operating systems type, browser type, domain and other system settings.  A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser.  A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag, or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.  Through these automated collection methods, we obtain “clickstream data,” which is a log of content on which a visitor clicks while browsing a website.  As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored.  Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies.  Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our website.  Our Site is not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers. 

We may use third-party web analytics services on our Site, such as those of Google Analytics. These services help us analyze how users use the Site.  The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers.  To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, you may visit


We may use the information you provide to communicate with you; send you articles, promotional materials and other communications; operate, evaluate and improve our business; and comply with applicable law and our own policies and terms.  We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

We may use information obtained online through automated means for purposes such as administering the site and understanding the manner in which our visitors browse the Site.


We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect about you, except as described in this Privacy Notice.  We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions as well as with our subsidiaries and affiliates.   

We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena), (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity.  We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or asset (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).


We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.


Our Site may contain links to other websites not operated by World Wide.  Linked websites may have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites.  We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with World Wide, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.


This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices.  We will post a notice on the Site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by email at or by phone at 212-486-2000.

You also may write to us at:

World Wide Group
Attention: Public Relations
950 Third Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022