WorldQuant Predictive Privacy Policy

Last Updated May 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”. 

By using our Site, you acknowledge and accept this Privacy Policy.  

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,

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 name and/or user name, email address and any additional information you choose to give us.  If you contact us for information generally, we collect your name, email address, phone number, job title and company affiliation (if applicable) and any information you provide to us in your questions or comments.  If you apply for or inquire about jobs with us through the Site, we collect any information you send in connection with such communications, including your resume or CV.

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.

For more information on how we collect and use cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

  • 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 improving our Site, and visitor experience; and for other research and analytical purposes.
  • Other Uses   We may also use your information for other internal purposes, including (i) detecting and protecting against fraud and other unlawful conduct on the Site, (ii) protecting the integrity and security of the Site and our rights with respect to the Site and related services, (iii) Site administration, maintenance, improvement and trouble-shooting; (iv) responding to inquiries or complaints you make to us regarding the Site or our services; and (v) complying with lawful requests through subpoenas and court orders.
  • Sharing of Information
    We may share your information with our company affiliates, service providers and others in the following ways:
  • Affiliates and service providers We share your information with our affiliates and with service providers we engage to help us operate the Site and related services. Our affiliates are subject to this Privacy Policy and we require our service providers to use information provided by us only as required to render their services to us.
  • 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 or reorganization.
  • 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.
  • Compliance with legal process and protection of our rights   We may also share your information in response to lawful government or court orders or other legal process, such as subpoenas, as otherwise required to comply with applicable laws and with our professional advisors (such as legal counsel) in order to protect our rights under applicable law.
  • Opting Out of Our Promotional Emails 
    You may opt out of promotional emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.
  • Clear GIFs, Related Technologies and Analytics on our Site
  • 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 our Site. You may disable certain tracking as discussed below  (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.

Your Choices Regarding Third Party Ads

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”)   at for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by participating DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at 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 or NAI opt-out pages 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 for consumer ad choices at or the NAI’s opt-out website at

Additional information regarding cookies and consumer options for managing cookies can be found at

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 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.

Notice to Residents of the European Union and United Kingdom

  • Additional Rights of EU and UK Data Subjects

If you reside in the European Union or the United Kingdom, you may have rights to access data, as well as rights for data to be erased, corrected, used for only limited purposes, not used at all, or transferred to you or a third party.

You may have the following rights under EU and UK data protection laws:

  • Right of access to your personal data: The right to make a written request for details of personal data about you held by us and a copy of that personal data.
  • Right to rectification: The right to have inaccurate information about you rectified.
  • Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’): The right to have certain personal data about you erased.
  • Right to restriction of processing: The right to request that your personal data is only used for restricted purposes.
  • Right to object: The right to object to the use of personal data.
  • Right to data portability: The right to ask for personal data you have made available to us to be transferred to you or a third party in machine-readable formats.
  • Right to withdraw consent: The right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us to handle your personal data. If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal data prior to the withdrawal of your consent.

These rights are not absolute and exemptions may be applicable depending on the circumstances. We may, in response to a request ask you to verify your identity and to provide information that helps us to understand your request better. If we do not comply with your request, we will explain why.

To exercise any of these rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your information, please email us at: [].

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your information you have a right to complain to your local data protection regulator.

  • Consent to Transfer of Personal Information to Jurisdictions Outside the EU and UK

Personal information collected on our Site is processed in the United States.  By providing your personal information to us in your use of the Site you are consenting to the transfer of such information to us in the United States for uses in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer for Third-Party Links

Our Site may contain links to websites and applications. Any access to and use of such websites and applications are not governed by this privacy policy, and we cannot control the data practices of such third party sites and applications.  You should consult the privacy policies posted on such links.

Security and Retention of Data

We take reasonable measures to protect the security of personal information we collect pursuant to this Privacy Policy.  However, Internet-based systems are not perfectly secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of information on our or our service providers’ systems.

We retain information we collect on the Site for as long as we need it for any of the uses described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required or permitted under applicable law.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by one of the methods below:

By email: