Effective Date: August 17, 2018
You may be required to create an account with Bridgewater (“Account”) in order to access certain content and services on the Alumni Site. You are not permitted to share, sell, distribute or otherwise transfer your Account or allow your login credentials to be used by any other individual. Bridgewater may terminate your Account and suspend your use of the Alumni Site for any reason or no reason, without prior notice to you, including but not limited to if Bridgewater suspects that your Account is being used in an unauthorized manner.
Alumni Site Content
The Alumni Site, including all information, services, images, logos, trademarks, graphics, software, and other content made available by Bridgewater on the Alumni Site (collectively, the “Alumni Site Content”) are the sole property of Bridgewater, its affiliates or their licensors and are protected by copyright and other laws, both in the United States and in other countries. You may not reproduce, modify, republish, distribute, resell, broadcast, reverse-engineer, create derivative works from or otherwise exploit in any manner, in whole or in part, the Alumni Site Content, except to the extent expressly permitted by Bridgewater. You may download and copy Alumni Site Content made available to you on the Alumni Site for your personal and noncommercial use, provided that you keep intact any copyright or other proprietary notices displayed therein. Except for this limited license, Bridgewater does not convey any interest in or to the Alumni Site Content. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Bridgewater, its affiliates and their licensors.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Bridgewater endeavors to observe the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In the event you believe that any Alumni Site Content infringes your copyright or other intellectual property right, you may notify our designated agent by e-mail at DMCAagent@bwater.com or at the following mailing address:
Bridgewater Associates, LP
One Glendinning Place
Westport, CT 06880
Attn: General Counsel - DMCA Complaint
You must include the following information in your complaint:
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of the material that you claim is infringing with respect to the Alumni Site;
- your e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material on the Alumni Site is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent or law;
- a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
- an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
To the extent you submit any content to the Alumni Site, Bridgewater cannot and does not guarantee that your User Material will not be misused by other Users. You are solely responsible and assume all risks associated with any User Material you submit or that is submitted through your Account.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - in the optional fields in your profile, through email, or in areas of the Alumni Site - that information may be accessible to the rest of the members of the Bridgewater Alumni Network or may be made public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile or elsewhere on the Alumni Site that you would not want to be publicly available.
Acceptable Use Policy
THE ALUMNI SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. BRIDGEWATER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING: (1) THE ALUMNI SITE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (A) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, AVAILABILITY OR TIMELINESS OF THE ALUMNI SITE CONTENT, OR (B) THE RESULTS OBTAINED OR TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE ALUMNI SITE CONTENT; OR (2) THE ABSENCE OF ANY MALWARE OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE ON THE ALUMNI SITE OR WITHIN ANY ALUMNI SITE CONTENT. BRIDGEWATER, ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND ACCORDINGLY, THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER, ANY STATUTORY RIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE WAIVED BY YOU ARE UNAFFECTED BY THIS SECTION.
Limitation Of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL BRIDGEWATER, ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE ALUMNI SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, DELICT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT BRIDGEWATER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES, BRIDGEWATER’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.
All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the State of Connecticut, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law.
Binding Arbitration And Class Action Waiver
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you and Bridgewater agree to arbitrate any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or in any way related to your use of the Alumni Site, including but not limited to claims based on contract, tort, negligence, statutory or regulatory provisions. EACH PARTY IS GIVING UP ITS RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND TO HAVE ANY CONTROVERSY, CLAIM OR DISPUTE HEARD BY A JUDGE OR JURY.
YOU AND BRIDGEWATER EXPRESSLY AGREE TO ARBITRATE ANY CONTROVERSY, CLAIM OR DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE ALUMNI SITE. THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE ALSO APPLIES TO THRESHOLD ARBITRABILITY ISSUES, INCLUDING ISSUES RELATED TO WHETHER THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE IS UNCONSCIONABLE OR ILLUSORY AND ANY DEFENSE TO ARBITRATION. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT ANY ARBITRATION MAY ONLY BE BROUGHT IN YOUR AND OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, NOT AS A CLASS, PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.
The mutual promise by you and Bridgewater to arbitrate any and all disputes, and to do so on an individual basis, rather than to litigate before the courts or other bodies, provides the mutual consideration for this agreement to arbitrate.
Either party may exercise the right to arbitrate by providing the other party with written notice of any and all claims forming the basis of such right in sufficient detail to inform the other party of the substance of such claims. In no event shall the request for arbitration be made after the date when institution of legal or equitable proceedings based on such claims would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations.
Unless you and Bridgewater otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where you reside by a single neutral arbitrator and in accordance with the then current rules for resolution of disputes of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) (available online at www.adr.org). The parties are entitled to representation by an attorney or other representative of their choosing. The parties agree to abide by and perform any award rendered by the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall issue the award in writing and therein state the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. Judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules. Bridgewater will reimburse those fees up to $7,500, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Bridgewater will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
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