Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how WITSA, its members or 3rd parties may use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using this site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed at any time. Changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit this site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide may be used.
This privacy policy sets out how the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) uses and protects any information that you give WITSA when you use this website.
WITSA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement?
WITSA may change this policy from time to time by updating this policy. It is recommended that you check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware and agree with any changes.
Note:the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information
WITSA collects personally identifiable information, such as names, job title, contact information including email addresses, demographic information such as postal codes, preferences and interests, as well as other information relevant to customer surveys and /or offers, etc. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. WITSA requires this information to best understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • Internal record keeping.
  • WITSA may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • WITSA may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, WITSA may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests

Cookie/Tracking Technology

This Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.


Controlling your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
  • If you have previously agreed to allow WITSA to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to the address below or emailing your request to: globaltrade@witsa.org.
WITSA will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless WITSA has your permission or are required by law to do so. WITSA may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting unless if you tell us that you do not wish this to happen.


Disclosure of Information

WITSA shall, at all times, endeavor to safeguard the privacy of your Information and accordingly, will not disclose the same to any third party or external organizations. Notwithstanding this and for the purposes of helping us serve you better, your information may be provided to our third party vendors, advertisers, affiliates or relevant third parties subject to your consenting to the same. Further thereto, where such information is provided to these entities, WITSA shall take all reasonable efforts to ensure that they comply with the same standards regulating the privacy of your Information as that which is imposed by us. Nevertheless, should you wish at anytime to withdraw your consent and you do not want your information being further disclosed to these entities or do not want to be solicited for further products or services which are offered by us or them, please notify us accordingly via electronic-mail at the contact addresses as specified in the Privacy Contact Information item below. Notwithstanding the generality of this Privacy Policy and while we shall, at all times, endeavor to safeguard the privacy of your Information, WITSA may nevertheless disclose your Information to other entities where such disclosure:

  • is requested or authorized by you;
  • is used for the purposes of completing, verifying or restricting any transaction made by you;
  • is lawfully permitted or required;
  • is in compliance with any judicial order or legal requirement;
  • is required to protect and defend us and our property; and
  • Is required to protect the interests of the public including but not limited to the detection of crimes and the apprehension of criminals.
WITSA may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.


Commitment to Data Security
WITSA is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure measures have been put in place regarding suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the collected online information. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) will have access to this information.

Links to Other Websites
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that WITSA does not have any control over other websites. Therefore, WITSA cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
By e-mail:
crainey@witsa.org
By Phone:
+1 702 743 4334
By Mail:
WITSA Global Trade Committee Secretariat
WITSA Headquarters
8300 Boone Blvd (Suite 450)
Vienna, Virginia, USA 22181
WITSA reserves the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted. WITSA reserves the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.