Bridgewater Alumni Site Privacy Notice

Effective Date: December 20, 2019

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. 

If you are a California consumer, for more information about your privacy rights, please see the section of this Privacy Notice called “California Consumer Privacy Statement.”

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 and Wistia. 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 Wistia and how to opt out, please visit:

Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 
Wistia: https://wistia.com/privacy 

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. 

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.

If you are a California consumer, for more information about your privacy rights, please see the section of this Privacy Notice called "California Consumer Privacy Statement."

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.

The providers of third-party apps, tools, and plug-ins on our Alumni Site also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. For example, when we present videos on our Alumni Site, we may use YouTube as a third-party platform provider, which uses cookies independent of our own. These third parties may collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites. This information is collected directly by the providers of the features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of these providers. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we are not responsible for these providers’ information practices. For more information about YouTube and their use of cookies, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

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 Privacy@bwater.com.

CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY STATEMENT

Effective Date: January 1, 2020

This California Consumer Privacy Statement supplements the Alumni Site Privacy Notice and applies solely to California consumers who visit our Alumni Site (excluding current Bridgewater personnel).

This California Consumer Privacy Statement uses certain terms that have the meaning given to them in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and its implementing regulations (the “CCPA”).

1.    Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information 

We may collect the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Identifiers: identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier (such as a device identifier; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers and similar technology; telephone number and other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers), online identifier, internet protocol address, email address, account name, and other similar identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80: physical characteristics or description and education
  • Protected Classifications: if you volunteer to us certain characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as race, gender, gender identity, and military and veteran status
  • Online Activity: Internet and other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with websites, applications or advertisements
  • Employment Information: professional or employment-related information


We may use the categories of personal information listed above for the purposes described in our Alumni Site Privacy Notice. In addition, we may use these categories of personal information for certain business purposes specified in the CCPA, as described in this table:

 

Purposes

Categories of Personal Information

Performing services, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing advertising or marketing services, providing analytics services, or providing similar services

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Auditing related to a current interaction with you and concurrent transactions, including, but not limited to, counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, and auditing compliance

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Short-term, transient use, including, but not limited to, the contextual customization of ads shown as part of the same interaction

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity

Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Employment Information
  • Online Activity

Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration 

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

In addition, we may also use the following categories of personal information for purposes of managing career opportunities with Bridgewater:

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

 

2.    Our Prior Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information 

We may have collected and used your personal information, as described in section 1 above, during the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this California Consumer Privacy Statement. For the personal information collected during that timeframe, we describe below: (a) the categories of sources from which we may have obtained the personal information, (b) the categories of third parties with whom we may have shared the information, and (c) the categories of personal information we may have disclosed for a business purpose.

     a. Sources of Personal Information

We may have obtained personal information about you from various sources, as described below.

Categories of Sources of Data Collection

Categories of Personal Information

Directly from you, such as when you provide us with your profile information

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Employment Information

From your devices, such as when you interact with the Alumni Site

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity

Other individuals, such as in connection with a referral

  • Identifiers
  • Protected Classifications
  • Employment Information

Our affiliates

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Vendors who provide services on our behalf

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Social networks

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Public domain sources

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

 

     b. Sharing of Personal Information

We may have shared your personal information with certain categories of third parties, as described below.

Categories of Third Parties

Categories of Personal Information

Our affiliates

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Vendors who provide services on our behalf

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Consultants, Professional services organizations, such as auditors and law firms

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Our business partners

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Employment Information

Internet service providers

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity

Data analytics providers

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity

Government entities

  • Identifiers
  • Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
  • Protected Classifications
  • Online Activity
  • Employment Information

Operating systems and platforms

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity

Social Networks

  • Identifiers
  • Online Activity

 

     c. Sale of Personal Information

We do not (and will not) sell personal information unless we post a notice of the right to opt out of such sale and comply with other relevant legal requirements.

     d. Disclosure of Personal Information for a Business Purpose

We may have disclosed to third parties for a business purpose the categories of personal information listed in Section 1 of this Statement.

California Consumer Privacy Rights 

You may have certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information, as described below.

  • Access: You may have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you the personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold about you during the past 12 months.
  • Deletion: You may have the right to request that we delete certain personal information we have collected from you.
  • Opt-Out of Sale: California law provides consumers with the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information. We do not sell consumers’ personal information.

How to Submit a Request: To submit an access or deletion request, click here or call us at 1-833-599-0273.

Verifying Requests: To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request. If you have an account with us, we may verify your identity by requiring you to sign in to your account. If you do not have an account with us, or an email address or other direct contact information on file with us, then there is no reasonable method by which we can verify your identity to the level of certainty required by the CCPA. The reason for this is that Bridgewater historically has not linked IP addresses, device identifiers or other information collected through automated means to named actual persons. Accordingly, if you do not have an account, or an email address or other direct contact information on file with us, and you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we will not be able to process your request at this time.

If you do not have an account with us, but have an email address or other direct contact information on file with us, and you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide your name, email address, and company name, if previously provided to us. In addition, if you ask us to provide you with specific pieces of personal information, we will require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.

If you designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf (1) we may require you to provide the authorized agent written permission to do so, and (2) for access and deletion requests, we may require you to verify your own identity directly with us (as described above).

Additional Information: If you choose to exercise rights you may have under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment by us. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request. This Statement is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact Privacy@bwater.com or 1-833-599-0273 to request this Statement in an alternative format.