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1. Introduction

Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC (Worldwide Surrogacy) provides consulting services in the area of family-building and gestational surrogacy in the United States. At Worldwide Surrogacy, the privacy and security of our customers, website users, clients, potential clients, and visitors are of paramount importance. Worldwide Surrogacy is committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how Worldwide Surrogacy processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of its website and platform.

Any information stored on Worldwide Surrogacy’s platform is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. Worldwide Surrogacy implements and maintains appropriate technical, security, and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure.

2. Collection and Use

2.1 General

The following sections cover the specifics of each of the three groups from which data is collected: Website Visitors, Respondents and Users.

2.2 Website Visitors

If you are a Visitor to our website only, and not a Respondent to a survey or a user of our services, then this section is relevant for you.

By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.

Worldwide Surrogacy may collect, record, and analyze information of Visitors to its website. We may record your IP address and use cookies. Worldwide Surrogacy may add information collected by way of page view activity. Furthermore, Worldwide Surrogacy may collect and process any Personal Data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events or sign up for information and newsletters. If you provide Worldwide Surrogacy with your social media details, Worldwide Surrogacy may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media.

Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in Worldwide Surrogacy products, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between Worldwide Surrogacy and yourself.

Worldwide Surrogacy gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on, or where Visitors have come from.

2.2.1 Purpose of Processing Personal Data

Worldwide Surrogacy uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.

2.2.2 Sharing Personal Data

Worldwide Surrogacy may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website.

2.2.3 Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a Visitor’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes. The use of cookies is widespread and benefits the surfer.

2.2.4 Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that while visiting our site, Visitors can follow links to other sites that are beyond our sphere of influence. Worldwide Surrogacy is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of these other sites.

2.3 Users

2.3.1. General

In order to provide services to its Users, Worldwide Surrogacy collects certain types of data from them. Furthermore, Worldwide Surrogacy’s Users collect information from Respondents when they produce and distribute surveys. This section will describe how these two types of data are collected and used by Worldwide Surrogacy as well as geographical differences that effect this policy. Data entered or transferred into Worldwide Surrogacy by Users such as texts, questions, contacts, media files, etc., remains the property of the User and may not be shared with a third party by Worldwide Surrogacy without express consent from the User.

2.3.2 Collection of User Data

During a User’s registration and later on Worldwide Surrogacy’s platform, they provide information such as name, company name, email, address, telephone, and other relevant data. This information is used by Worldwide Surrogacy to identify the User and provide them with support, services, mailings, sales and marketing actions, billing, and to meet contractual obligations.

Worldwide Surrogacy Users can at any time request that their information be deleted.

3. Retention and Deletion

Worldwide Surrogacy will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

4. Acceptance of These Conditions

We assume that all Visitors of our website, customers, clients and potential clients have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of Worldwide Surrogacy website after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy. This privacy policy is an integral part of Worldwide Surrogacy.

5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information

We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact, or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to Worldwide Surrogacy or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.

6. Worldwide Surrogacy’s Data Protection Officer

Worldwide Surrogacy has a “Data Protection Officer” who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at the following address:

Worldwide Surrogacy
Attn: Victoria T. Ferrara
2150 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 USA

7. For Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the data Worldwide Surrogacy collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact us by email at: vferrara@worldwidesurrogacy.org, or in writing at:

Worldwide Surrogacy
Attn: Victoria T. Ferrara
2150 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 USA