Bridgewater Alumni Site Privacy Notice

Effective Date: August 17, 2018

Bridgewater Associates, LP (“Bridgewater”) respects your concerns about privacy.  This Alumni Site Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) applies to personal information we obtain on this Bridgewater alumni website (“Alumni Site”). This site is administered by third party Conenza Inc. (“Conenza”) on behalf of Bridgewater. 

This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect on our Alumni Site, how we may use that information, with whom we may share it and the choices you have regarding our use of the information. The Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us regarding our privacy practices. 

Information We Collect

Information You Provide To Us

The types of personal information you may provide to us on the Alumni Site include:

  • Contact information, such as name, email and postal address, and phone number;
  • Profile information, such as profile photo, dates employed by Bridgewater, current occupation and employer, academic and professional details (such as work experience and level of education), skills, and personal and business interests;
  • Login details (i.e., name, user ID and email address);
  • Information we obtain from LinkedIn if you choose to import information from your LinkedIn profile;
  • Responses to online surveys and polls; and 
  • Other content you provide (such as resumes, cover letters, job applications, references, event RSVPs, comments, posts and other communications between you and our Alumni Site).

Information We Collect By Automated Means

When you visit our Alumni Site, we obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web beacons, web server logs and other technologies.  A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to 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.

We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices connected to our services, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of visits to our Alumni Site. 

The information we collect through cookies and similar technologies helps us to (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) understand how you use and interact with our Alumni Site; (3) tailor the Alumni Site around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of our Alumni Site and the effectiveness of our communications; and (5) otherwise manage and enhance our Alumni Site, and help ensure it is working properly. 

We also use third-party web analytics services on the Alumni Site, such as Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use automated technologies to help us analyze your use of the Alumni Site. The information collected through these means (including IP address) may be disclosed to these analytics providers, and other relevant third parties who use the information to evaluate use of the Alumni Site. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html

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 Alumni Site. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.

The Alumni Site is not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers. 

For more information, please review our Cookies Statement.

How We Use the Information About You

We may use the personal information we obtain about you to:

  • Provide and update our Alumni Site;
  • Personalize your experience with the Alumni Site;
  • Communicate with you about employment opportunities, events, publications or other Bridgewater-related news or information we believe may be of interest to you;
  • Evaluate your information in connection with a selected job opening or available positions;
  • Carry out our human resources functions and activities;
  • Operate, evaluate, develop, manage and improve our business (including operating, administering, analyzing and improving the Alumni Site; managing and evaluating the effectiveness of our communications; and performing accounting, auditing, and other internal functions);
  • Increase and maintain the safety and security of the Alumni Site and prevent misuse;
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements and policies, including this Privacy Notice and the Alumni Site Terms of Use.

We also may use the information we collect about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.  

How We Share Your Information

We do not share personal information about you except as described in this Privacy Notice. We may share your personal information with (1) our affiliates and subsidiaries and (2) our service providers who perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the personal information, except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. In some cases, we may also share your personal information with a business partner if we think you would be a good fit for an open role at that company.  

We also may disclose personal information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (6) otherwise with your consent. We reserve the right to share or transfer any personal information we have about you in connection with a prospective or actual sale, merger, transfer or other reorganization of all or parts of our business (including in the event of a divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).

Your Choices

You may amend your preferences regarding how we communicate with you by visiting the My Profile/Notifications account section of the Alumni Site. You can always opt out from email communications by clicking on the Notification Preferences under My Profile/Notifications.

Notice to California Residents

Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (1) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (2) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the How To Contact Us section below.

How We Protect Your Information

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

Third-Party Services

For your convenience and information, our Alumni Site may provide links to or plug-ins of third-party websites, apps or services that may be operated by companies not affiliated with Bridgewater.  The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any non-Bridgewater websites, apps or services.

Updates To Our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our personal information practices or relevant laws. 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 Privacy Notice when it was most recently updated.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, or if you would like to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact Alumni@bwater.com.