World Gold Council ("WGC") recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by visitors of this Website. We have created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our visitors' right to privacy to guide our relationships with our visitors.

Information collected by World Gold Council

WGC collects information about visitors during their registration for this Website, such as name, address and email address; their participation in certain activities, including contests and polls; and through the use of cookies. When visitors request pages from our server, our Web server automatically collects some information about the visitors, including their IP addresses. These addresses are used by computers on the network to send the requested pages to visitors.

Use of information

WGC will not reveal any personal information that visitors provide to us to any third party without their permission. WGC uses visitors' IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website. We also use it to gather broad demographic information about our visitors in general. This information does not contain anything that can identify visitors personally. We may combine demographic information supplied by a subscriber at registration with site usage data to provide profiles, in aggregate form, about our visitors and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our advertisers to help them better understand our services, but WGC does not give advertisers information about individual visitors. Your web browser may be set to accept cookies automatically, but can be changed to decline them. The Help section of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to set your browser to prevent accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you decline to accept cookies, then when and if you choose to download materials from the website, you may be required to register each time you download materials from the website.

Using e-mail addresses provided at registration or otherwise, WGC periodically sends out e-mail newsletters and promotional e-mail to our visitors about services and publications offered by this Website and its advertisers. Visitors can indicate that they do not wish to receive e-mail information from WGC or its advertisers. Third parties will not contact our visitors through the use of our e-mail newsletter lists except through advertisements within the newsletters themselves, or unless visitors ask to be placed on a list to receive e-mail from our advertisers on subjects of interest.

This Website uses cookies to deliver content specific to visitors' interests and to honour their preferences. This information is used to assist us in creating a site that will serve the needs of our visitors.  For information on cookies and how we use them see our Cookies Policy.

Upon request, WGC will remove visitors (and their information) from our database or permit them to "opt-out" of any further e-mail newsletters or contact. Although WGC does not specifically seek to obtain any information from children, there are certain areas of our website that children may visit. We urge children only to give us any information after they have discussed it with their parents.

Personal Data Security

We maintain adequate technical and organisational security measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Correction/Updating/Deletion of Personal Informationl

You have the right to access your Personal Information and to require the correction, updating, blocking, deletion or destruction of inaccurate and/or incorrect data. If your Personal Information changes, you should click through to the "Update Your Profile" section of our website and update your Personal Information as required. Or, if you want us to delete your registration you can contact us at the address below.


WGC is not responsible for the content or the privacy polices of websites to which it may provide links or the websites of its advertisers.

WGC uses all reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to responsible third parties after permission from the visitor.


This Website is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with English law and any dispute as to its terms shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this Website you can contact us at or by writing to us at World Gold Council, 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG, United Kingdom. Please note that calls to World Gold Council may be recorded.

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