These Recruiting Website Terms and Conditions of Use and Agreement ("Agreement") last Revised: August 23, 2016.
Bridgewater Associates, LP ("Bridgewater," "we" or "us") reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to change, modify, add or remove all or portions of the Agreement at any time for any reason and in our sole discretion.
You acknowledge that by accessing any of Bridgewater's recruiting sites, which include Inside.bwater.com, Aboutyou.bwater.com, Auth.bwater.com, Jobs.bwater.com, Tech.bwater.com, and www.bwater.com ("Website") you are agreeing to the Agreement. We will alert you if changes have been made by indicating on the Agreement the date it was last amended. We suggest that you periodically review the Agreement. Nevertheless, we will not apply material changes to the Agreement's mutual agreement to arbitrate without notifying you. Changes to the mutual agreement to arbitrate will only apply to claims that arise after we provide such notification.
Table of Contents
- Not an Offer of Employment
- Unauthorized Use
- Mutual Agreement to Arbitration
- Confidentiality of Testing Materials
- Equal Opportunity Employer and Background Checks
- Governing Law
- Questions About This Agreement
- Acknowledgement and Agreement
Not an Offer of Employment
We appreciate your interest in submitting information via this Website. However, submission of a resume or application, or completion of any assessments on this Website, shall not be regarded as a solicitation or offer of employment by Bridgewater, and we are under no obligation to respond to any such submission. Your submission creates no contract between you and Bridgewater for employment or any other benefit. Should we be interested in exploring employment opportunities with you, we will contact you in response to your submission.
Unauthorized use of the Website, including but not limited to misuse of passwords or posted information, is strictly prohibited. Authorized users of this Website include candidates for employment or users seeking information about employment opportunities at Bridgewater, and any other users authorized by Bridgewater. It is your responsibility to safeguard any password and User ID you use to access the Website and to notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever suspect that this password or User ID has been compromised. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of the Website conducted via your password and User ID.
Use of the assessments on this Website by recruiters, "head hunters," employment consultants or agencies, personnel placement agencies professional services companies, employment contractors and staffing agencies seeking current Bridgewater employees as candidates for placement is strictly prohibited.
Mutual Agreement to Arbitration
You agree to submit all claims against Bridgewater (including its past, present and future employees in both their individual and official capacities), and Bridgewater agrees to submit any claim against you, to binding arbitration on an individual basis under the national rules for the resolution of employment disputes of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") as modified by the provisions of this agreement. A copy of these rules is available on the AAA's website. The claims the parties agree to submit to arbitration include, without limitation, all claims arising out of or related to this Agreement, your use of the Website, your application for employment and all other employment-related matters (such as discrimination or other statutory claims under federal, state or local law) excluding only those claims that as a matter of law cannot be resolved through mandatory pre-dispute arbitration. No "class" or similar group arbitration shall be permitted. All arbitration hearings or similar proceedings shall be held in Westport, Connecticut, although you may elect telephonic proceedings or waive any hearing.
Any arbitral award shall be final and binding and may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction.
YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT, WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH US:
- YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY;
- YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A COURT RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; AND
- YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY ARBITRATION OR LAWSUIT INVOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTE.
Confidentiality of Testing Materials
You agree to keep all testing materials, including but not limited to questions, question order, answers and the format of the test, strictly confidential. Users of the assessments are prohibited from disclosing testing information or materials to anyone except for authorized Bridgewater employees. To the extent that the User receives feedback regarding performance or use of any assessment, the User agrees to keep such feedback confidential.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Background Checks
Bridgewater is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer. Bridgewater does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law. All employment at Bridgewater is subject to an extensive background check.
Bridgewater is a global investment management firm. Bridgewater advises certain private investment funds and institutional clients, and is not available to provide investment advisory or similar services to most other investors. This website is a resource for audiences other than investors such as potential employees, researchers, students, counterparties and industry participants. Bridgewater believes it is useful for such persons to have an accurate source of relevant information. Under no circumstances should any information presented on this Website be construed as an offer to sell, or solicitation of any offer to purchase, any securities or other investments. This Website does not contain the information that an investor should consider or evaluate to make a potential investment. Offering materials relating to investments in entities managed by Bridgewater are not available to the general public.
To view this content, you must agree to the following terms:
I confirm to Bridgewater and agree that:
- I am entering this Website only to obtain general information regarding Bridgewater and not for any other purpose.
- I understand that investments managed by Bridgewater are not available to the general public.
- I understand that this Website does not contain the information I would need to consider for an investment, and that such information is only available to a limited group of persons and institutions meeting specified criteria.
- I understand that this Website has not been reviewed or approved by, filed with, or otherwise furnished to any governmental or similar authority, and is intended only to provide limited information to members of the public who have a legitimate interest in that information for reasons unrelated to making investments.
- All content displayed or otherwise contained on or available via this Website constitutes proprietary intellectual property of Bridgewater or its licensors and that I will not directly or indirectly copy, modify, recast, create derivative works, post, publish display, redistribute, disclose or make available the content, in whole or in part, to any third parties, or assist others to do the same, or otherwise make any commercial use of the content without the prior written consent of Bridgewater.
If any of the provisions of this Agreement are deemed unlawful or for any reason unenforceable, those provisions shall be inoperative only to the extent necessary to achieve compliance with applicable law and shall not affect the remaining provisions, which shall be given full effect, without regard to the invalid portion(s).
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of this Agreement or the rights and obligations of You or Bridgewater in connection with the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the United States of America, State of Connecticut, without giving effect to any choice of law of conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction's laws. The mutual agreement to arbitrate will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and the laws of the State of Connecticut.
Questions About This Agreement
Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions you might have regarding this Agreement. You may send us an e-mail at Corporate_Counsel@bwater.com or write to us at: Bridgewater Associates, LP, One Glendinning Place, Westport, CT 08660, Attention: Corporate Counsel.
Acknowledgment and Agreement
I understand and agree to the terms of this agreement, including the use of arbitration to resolve all disputes between us. By clicking, "I Agree," I also agree to receive all notices and disclosures in connection with this agreement in electronic format, which may be posted on the Website or transmitted to me at the e-mail address I have associated with my account.