WorldQuant Predictive Privacy Policy

Updated April 15, 2021

WorldQuant Predictive values our relationship with you and your privacy. This privacy policy explains how we handle information collected on our website, associated sites, from advertising campaigns, apps, and various channels, online and offline, collectively called our “Site”.

Information We Collect

We collect information about you directly from you and from third-parties, as well as automatically through your use of our website, wqpredictive.com.

  • Information We Collect Directly from You. The information we collect from you depends on how you use our Site. When you register to download a paper, for example, we collect your user name, email address and any additional information you choose to give us.
  • Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect the following information about your use of our Site through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit or use our Site; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your user name, name, and other personal information.

Use of Information

We use your information for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Marketing. We use your information for marketing purposes, including to provide you with news and newsletters; to contact you about services and products we think may interest you; and for other marketing, advertising, and promotional purposes. We also may use the information that we learn about you to assist us in advertising our services on third-party websites.
  • Research and development. We use your information for research and development purposes, including to improve our Site, and visitor experience; and for other research and analytical purposes.

Sharing of Information

We may share your information with our company affiliates and service providers in the following ways:

  • Business transfers. We may share your information with another entity if we or any of our current or future corporate relatives are acquired by or merged with another legal entity, if substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to another legal entity, as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, or as part of a similar transfer of assets.
  • Program and Content Partners. We often work with third parties to develop white papers or other content and to sponsor events, like webinars or conferences. If you access this content or sign up for an event, we will share the information you provide to access the content or event with these third-party partners and sponsors. These third parties may use your information to contact you, including for their own marketing purposes.
  • Opting Out
    You may opt out of promotional emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.
  • Clear GIFs, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in functionality to cookies, which are embedded invisibly on web pages. We or our service providers may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs, pixel tags, or action tags, among other names), in connection with our Site to perform functions like tracking the activities of visitors to our Site, helping us manage content, and compiling statistics about usage of and visits to our Site. We, or our service providers, may also use clear GIFs in emails to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
  • Embedded Scripts. We use embedded scripts, which is code designed to collect information about how visitors interact with a website, such as the website which linked them to our Site.
  • Third-Party Analytics. We use service providers, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate the access and use of our Site. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Site.
  • Do Not Track. Our Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals, but we do not track your activities once you leave one of our Site. You may disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies).
  • Third-Party Ad Networks. We use third-parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on our Site and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms). This enables us and these third-parties to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third-party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information, including personal information, about you.

Visitors in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.

Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at www.aboutads.info or the NAI’s website at www.networkadvertising.org.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, visitors to our Site who are California residents can request information about the types of personal information (if any) shared by us with third-parties (if any) for “Direct Marketing Purposes” within the preceding calendar year, as well as the names and addresses of those third-parties. Direct Marketing Purposes means the use of certain types of personal information to solicit or induce a purchase, rental, lease, or exchange of products, goods, property, or services directly to you.

If you are a California resident, you may email your request to info@wqpredictive.com. Please (i) put “California Privacy Information Request” in the subject line and in the body of your message and (ii) state that you are a California resident and provide your California address. You may make one (1) request per calendar year.

Please note that we may take thirty (30) days to respond to your request. Please also be aware that California’s “Shine the Light” law only applies to certain types of personal information and only those types of personal information covered by the law will be included in our response.

Third-Party Links

Our Site may contain links to non-wqpredictive.com websites and applications. Any access to and use of such non-wqpredictive.com websites and applications are not governed by this privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This privacy policy will be updated from time to time. Changes to this privacy policy will go into effect when posted and will only apply to information collected on and after the “Last Updated” date of the revised privacy policy. If revisions to this privacy policy materially affect how we use personal information that we collected from you prior to the date of the revised privacy policy, we will obtain your consent for any new uses or sharing of your personal information. We will post any updated privacy policy to our Site.

Contact
By email: info@wqpredictive.com

By mail:

WorldQuant Predictive
12 E. 49th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10017