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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") is effective as of May 10, 2016.

Bridgewater Associates, LP ("Bridgewater," "we" or "us") respects your ("you," "your" or "User") concerns about privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we collect on this website (or other webpages with links to or that utilize the Terms) (collectively, "Website"), how we may use the information and the purpose for which we may use it, with whom we may share it and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to safeguard the information and tell you how to contact us about our privacy practices. By visiting or submitting data to this Website, you are accepting and consenting to the provisions set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are instructed not to use this Website.

Scope

This Privacy Policy covers only data, including personal information, collected through this Website ("Data") and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other webpages to which we link or data that we or our affiliates collect offline or through web pages that do not display a direct link to this Privacy Policy. 

Data We Obtain

Bridgewater may obtain Data from you through this Website, using automated digital processing methods. The types of Data you may provide to us include:

  • Contact information, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number;
  • Username and password to access Bridgewater products and services online;
  • Information that you provide in the course of applying for a job with us, such as information about your education, work and military history, legal work eligibility status, and other information about you; and
  • Other personal information you voluntarily provide to us, such as your preferences or data provided through online forms.

During your use of this Website, Bridgewater will also, itself or through a third party vendor, passively collect technical and usage Data pertaining to your computer and/or Internet connection. Such Data includes the number and frequency of your visits to this Website, information regarding websites accessed immediately before and after your visit to this Website, your Internet browser type, your preferences on this Website, and your IP address. We use this technical and usage Data to keep you informed about software compatibility issues and upgrades, to assist Bridgewater's web design team in maintaining and improving this Website, and to enhance and/or personalize your visits to this Website. This technical and usage Data is collected using "cookies", which are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to identify your browser and to store information or settings in the browser. In some instances, we also use cookies to collect Data that allows us to recognize you as a previous visitor and to track your activity on this Website. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit this Website and can refuse cookies by turning them off on your browser.  However, it is possible that you may not be able to utilize all the Website's features if you choose to do so.

We use third-party web analytics services on this Website, such as those of Google Analytics. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use this Website. The Data collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these analytics providers, who use Data to evaluate use of this Website. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

We may combine Data we collect from you with information we receive from third parties and use it for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We also may use Data we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

How We Use Data

We collect Data for purposes of administering, protecting and improving this Website and our systems, to better understand the preferences of our Website visitors, to identify server problems, to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage, to help personalize your experience of this Website, and to respond to your particular requests or submissions (e.g., an application for employment that you submit or a request to receive information about our products and services).  When an individual representative of a Bridgewater client or potential client submits Data in connection with the use of Bridgewater products or services, we collect and process the Data only for the purpose(s) for which the Data originally was sent to us (e.g., to provide the requested services or products).  

We also use Data to operate, evaluate and improve our business, perform data analyses, protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities and comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.  We also use Data to inform you about our products and services and for other promotional purposes and, where required by applicable law, will obtain your explicit consent to do so.

This Website is not designed to respond to "do not track" signals received from browsers.

Disclosures of Data

Bridgewater will not sell, rent or disclose your Data to anyone except as follows: We share your Data with our affiliates for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy. We also share your Data with agents and service providers. These agents and service providers are bound by confidentiality agreements to use Data only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.  We may share your Data with other parties as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising our or others' legal rights, (e.g., in connection with requests from law enforcement officials or in connection with court proceedings). We also may share or transfer your Data 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 dissolution or liquidation).

Your Rights and Choices

In connection with promotions or other projects, we may ask you specifically whether you agree to a certain kind of Data use or sharing. If you do not agree, we will respect your decision. To opt-out of receiving further direct marketing, such as commercial emails, or to unsubscribe from services, please email us at Corporate_Counsel(at)bwater.com

To exercise your rights and choices with regard to the processing of your Data, please contact us as indicated in the "How To Contact Us" section below.

For Residents of the European Economic Area

Bridgewater will store your information on servers that are located in the United States or other jurisdictions outside the European Economic Area, which may not have the same data protection laws as the country from which you initially provided the information.

If you are a resident of the EEA, you may request access to the Data we maintain about you. You also may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on compelling legitimate grounds to the processing of your Data, and we will apply your preferences going forward. If Data you have submitted through this Website is no longer accurate, current, or complete, you may request that we update, amend, delete or block it. Upon appropriate request we will provide you with access to your Data and to update, amend, delete or block your Data. We reserve the right to use Data previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate.

Security

Bridgewater maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect your Data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Links To Other Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with Bridgewater. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with Bridgewater, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.

Updates To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices and applicable law. We will post a prominent notice on this Website to notify you of any significant changes to this Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the Privacy Policy when it was most recently updated.  We suggest that you periodically review the Privacy Policy for amendments.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to exercise your rights or choices with regard to the processing of your Data, please contact us by e-mail at Corporate_Counsel(at)bwater.com.