Privacy

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is conscious of its duties under the Data Protection Act 1988. As such the World Affairs Council or any member of the World Affairs Council will only use any personal information which you provide on the website for the intended purposes of any services offered by the World Affairs Council together with the facilitation of those services. Any information provided will remain strictly confidential to the World Affairs Council and its agents or service providers and will only be given in order to facilitate the offering or performance of any services on your behalf. Any information transferred abroad will only be transferred where it is necessary to facilitate the provision of your services and the information will remain strictly confidential to the World Affairs Council, its agents or its service providers.

You should also be aware that each time you visit a website information about your visit may be retained. This only comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site.

The statistical and analytical information provides the World Affairs Council with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit the www.wacphila.org website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; and where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site's capacity and efficiency. It also helps the World Affairs Council to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

"Cookies" are small text files that a website can use in order to recognise visitors who revisit a site so as to facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the site. They enable usage behavior to be tracked and aggregate data to be compiled that would facilitate more targeted advertising and improved content. Typically, cookies involve the assigning of a unique number to the visitor. The World Affairs Council website may utilize temporary cookies for security purposes only in future. Ensure that the 'receiving cookies' option is enabled on your web browser. If you have disabled 'receiving cookies', the World Affairs Council can not determine who you are and it disables any service reliant on them.

There are options on newer versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Netscape Navigator that will send a message to your web browser if a 'cookie' is sent to your device. On some versions, you can view the contents of the 'cookie'.

We may record the number of users, location of computers on the Internet and other non-personal information for visitors to the public areas of the website. This recording is for administration analysis purposes and it will not identify you in person.

However, throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as program, travel or education reservation, or through the "contact us" pages or any other area where you may send e-mail or request information. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by the World Affairs Council for the purposes for which it was provided by you, for verification purposes and for statistical analysis.

If you wish to find out what personal data the World Affairs Council holds on you, you can write to

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Security

The World Affairs Council uses up-to-date technologies and maintains rigorous security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorized access to your data. However messages and information passing over the internet may not be secure and can be intercepted by third parties or incorrectly delivered. The confidentiality of such communications can not, therefore, be guaranteed and you should not divulge personal information over the internet unless you are using a secure or encrypted communications technology.

Governing Law

This website is controlled and operated by the World Affairs Council from the US. These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of the US, and you hereby agree for the benefit of the World Affairs Council, and without prejudice to the right of the World Affairs Council to take proceedings in relation to these terms and conditions of use before any other court of competent jurisdiction, that the courts of the US shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any action or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions of use, and for such purposes you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.

Regulatory Compliance

This website is controlled and operated by the World Affairs Council from the US. The World Affairs Council does not make any representation that materials, software and/or the facilities or services offered through this website are appropriate or suitable for use in countries other the US, or that they comply with any legal or regulatory requirements of such other countries. In accessing this website, you do so at your own risk and your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent any local laws are applicable. If it is prohibited to make this website, the Materials, Software and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them, available in your country, or to you (whether by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise), this website, the Materials, Software and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them are not directed at you.

Miscellaneous

Any waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions must be in writing and signed by the World Affairs Council to be valid. A waiver of any provision hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of any other provision, or a continuing waiver of the same provision in the future. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions to be void or unenforceable for any reason, then such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the court's finding without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These terms and conditions represent the entire understanding and agreement between you and the World Affairs Council relating to use of this website, and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings or agreements whether oral or written, and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by you and by the World Affairs Council.