Revised April 25, 2016
Bloomberg and the parties with whom we work (e.g., service providers, business partners, advertisers, and advertising servers) may place, view, and/or use “cookies,” Web server logs, Web beacons, or other electronic tools to collect statistical and other information about your use of this Web site and other websites. This information may include information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, language, operating system, your mobile device, geo-location data, the state or country from which you accessed this Web site, the Web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, and the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting this Web site, the number of links you click within this Web site, the functions you use on this Web site, the databases you view and the searches you request on this Web site, and the data you save on or download from this Website.
Bloomberg and the parties with whom we work may use the information collected for various reasons, either on behalf of Bloomberg or for the other parties’ own purposes, including research, analysis, to better serve visitors to this Web site (such as by enabling log-in, providing access to certain sections of this Web site, or providing customized content), to compile aggregate and anonymous information about usage of this Web site and other websites, other statistics, etc. However, if you have deleted and disabled cookies, these uses will not be possible to the extent they are based on cookie information.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Likewise, most mobile devices allow you to disable the ability for geo-location information to be collected from your mobile device. The help function on most browsers and mobile devices contains instructions on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies, disable cookies entirely, or disable the collection of geo-location data. You need to set each browser, on each device you use to surf the Web. Thus, if you use multiple browsers (e.g., AOL, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), you should repeat this procedure with each one. Similarly, if you connect to the Web from multiple devices (e.g., work and home), you need to set each browser on each device. However, if you disable cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of this Web site, such as the polls, surveys, contests, and product sales, and certain areas of the Web site for which you need to log in, will not function properly.
Bloomberg may also disclose your personal and other information to unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process, subject to Bloomberg’s Law Enforcement Data Request Statement (below); (b) protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of Bloomberg or others; (c) enforce any terms of service on this Site; (d) provide you and the other users of this Site with the services or products requested by you and/or the other users (including allowing a purchaser of Bloomberg or a Bloomberg division to continue to serve you), and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; (e) to provide you with special offers or promotions from Bloomberg that may be on interest to you; or (f) operate Bloomberg’s systems properly.
The collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information by Third-Party Providers or by other third parties is not the responsibility of Bloomberg. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the third parties’ privacy policies and practices, if any.
Our Intra-Group Personal Data Protection Statement (below) provides additional information about the transfer of personal information from the EU to the United States.
Bloomberg may provide links to third-party web sites, including social networking web sites. Since we do not control third-party sites and are not responsible for any information you may provide while on such sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those web sites before providing any of your information on such sites.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by the Bloomberg Group to its affiliates and/or third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email with your first name, last name, mailing address, email address and telephone number to email@example.com. Please include “California Privacy Rights” in the Subject line of your email. You may also make such a request by writing to us at:
Attn: Legal Department
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Bloomberg will not disclose client data (which may include personal information, together “client data”) in response to requests from law enforcement, governmental, or regulatory agencies except where required to do so by law (for example, in response to valid and properly-served legal process such as a subpoena or search warrant). Bloomberg will attempt to notify its client prior to disclosing client data unless: (1) prohibited by applicable law from doing so, or (2) there are clear indications of unlawful conduct in connection with the client’s use of Bloomberg services. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, Bloomberg reserves the right to respond to urgent law enforcement requests if Bloomberg believes in good faith that an emergency involving imminent danger of death or serious physical injury justifies such disclosure.
January 28, 2016
Bloomberg L.P. and its affiliates (“Bloomberg”) are committed to compliance with their privacy obligations in the United States and throughout the world. This Intra-Group Personal Data Protection Statement (“Statement”) sets out the privacy principles Bloomberg follows with respect to personal information that it transfers from the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland (collectively, “EU”) to the United States (“U.S.”).
The relevant Bloomberg group companies have entered into an Intra-Group Personal Data Protection Agreement (“IGA”) in order to ensure that responsibility for personal information transferred from the EU to the U.S. is clearly identified. The parties to the IGA are considered as data controllers, or data controller and data processor under applicable law.
As relevant Bloomberg companies are located in the U.S., the group companies involved in the processing shall be known as a Data Exporter and a Data Importer respectively, although there may be more than one company involved in the processing of personal information.
The IGA incorporates unchanged EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses for controller to controller, and controller to processor transfers, and the relevant Data Exporter and Data Importer will abide by these EU Commission Standard Contractual Clauses where personal information is transferred to or accessed from Bloomberg group companies in the U.S.
Questions or comments regarding this Statement should be submitted to Bloomberg’s privacy director at the following address:
Assistant Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022