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|1. WorldQuant University Academic Catalog and Student Handbook||Other policy||Authenticated users|
The WorldQuant University Academic Catalog and Student Handbook, contains the University’s policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Student Code of Conduct, the Complaints & Grievance Procedure, and the Leave of Absence Policy.
Please review the WorldQuant University Catalog here.
The following terms and conditions (together with any Agreement posted by us with respect to any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Site, the “Terms”) govern your access to and use of our Web Site located at wqu.org (as further defined below, the “Site” or “Web Site”). The Web Site is made available by WorldQuant University (“University” or “we” or “us”). We may change the Terms from time to time, by posting such changes on the Site. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THE TERMS. If you do not agree to the Terms, you should not visit or use the Site.
You acknowledge that: (a) we are a degree-granting institution, conditionally approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents; (b) the Web Site is a resource for applicants, students, employers, partners, and other interested parties. ALL CONTENT AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
2. Proprietary Rights.
As between you and University, and except for your Submitted Materials (as defined in Section 7 below), University owns, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, text, video, copy, software, etc.), code, data and materials thereon, the look and feel, design and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Site (all of the foregoing are included in the terms the “Site” and the “Web Site”), including any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein or thereto. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of anything you may access on the Site.
3. Limited License.
You may access and view the content on the Site on your computer or other internet compatible device, and make limited copies of limited excerpts of the content on the Site for your personal and non-commercial use only.
4. Prohibited Use.
Any commercial use or distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Site or of anything on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express written prior permission of University and the applicable rights holder.
The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Web Site or on content available through the Web Site, including WORLDQUANT UNIVERSITY, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of ours and others and may not be used in violation of applicable rights. Nothing contained on the Web Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Web Site without the written permission of the applicable rights holder.
6. Your Information.
7. Submitted Materials.
8. Prohibited Conduct.
You warrant and agree that, while accessing or using the Web Site, you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity, (b) misrepresent your identity, identifying or contact information or affiliation with any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including anyone from Websim or University; (c) obtain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems, materials, information or any services available on or through the Site through any means, including through means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Site; (d) engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other automatic or unauthorized means of accessing, logging-in or registering on the Site, or obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Site, including any information residing on any server or database connected to the Site; (e) use the Site in any manner that could interrupt, damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site, including sending mass unsolicited messages or “flooding” servers with requests; (f) use the Site in violation of University’s or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; (g) use the Site in violation of any applicable law; or (h) attempt (or encourage or support anyone else’s attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the Site or its services.
9. Linking to the Web Site.
You agree not to link directly to any image, graphic or text on the Web Site or our services, such as using an “in-line” linking method to cause the image, graphic or text to be displayed on another web site, unless expressly permitted by us in writing. You agree not to download or use images hosted on this Web Site on another web site, for any purpose, including posting such images on another site, unless expressly permitted by us in writing. You agree not to link from any other web site to this Web Site in any manner such that the Web Site, or any page of the Web Site, is “framed,” surrounded or obfuscated by any third party content, materials, advertising or branding. We may require that any link to the Web Site be discontinued, and/or revoke your right and ability to link to the Web Site from any other web site at any time.
10. Third Party Web Sites.
If there are any links from the Web Site to third party web sites or any third party web sites link to the Web Site (“Linked Sites”), such links do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such sites or anything on Linked Sites and we have no responsibility whatsoever for anything on Linked Sites. Any use of or reliance on a Linked Site is done at your own risk and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting such use or reliance.
11. Copyright Agent.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to University’s Copyright Agent, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below: Your address, telephone number, and email address; A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; A description of where the alleged infringing material is located; A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Copyright Agent: Jeffrey Blomberg, Director, Vice President and Secretary. WorldQuant University, 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2500, New Orleans, LA 70170 voice: 203-344-6050 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities while you are visiting or using the Site. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON- INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE OR WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, AND WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO ANY EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYMENT RESULTS. NO RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. UNIVERSITY ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, CLIENTS, OR ANY INVESTMENT FUND OR FUND WITH WHICH WE ARE ASSOCIATED OR FOR WHICH WE PERFORM SERVICES, OR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS (ALL THE FOREGOING COLLECTIVELY, THE “PROTECTED PERSONS”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOST BUSINESS, SALES, SAVINGS OR PROFIT (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), IN EACH CASE, ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, YOUR PROVISION OF INFORMATION VIA THE SITE, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN ADDITION, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED PERSONS TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO UNIVERSITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE SURVIVES ANY REMEDY’S FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
14. Location of Your Access to the Site.
We control and operate the Site from our offices in the United States of America and any access or use of the Site by you will be deemed to be at our offices in the United States. We do not represent that the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
University has the right to terminate, change, suspend, impose limits on or discontinue any aspect of the Site or the Site’s services, or your access to or use thereof, at any time, and for any reason without notice or liability. University maintains a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the Web Site use privileges of users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights.
16. Electronic communications.
You consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
17. Contacting the Web Site.
If you have any questions relating to the Web Site, or if you would like to submit a complaint or other report to us (including any suspected violations of the Terms or applicable law, or any misconduct or other behavior by other users of the Web Site), please contact us at: email@example.com.
By using the Web Site, you represent and warrant that (a) you agree to abide by and that you are fully able and capable of complying with all of the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the Terms, and (b) if you are accessing the Site in the course of your employment by an employer, (i) you have full right, power and authority to access the Site and agree to the Terms on behalf of your employer, and (ii) you agree to the Terms on behalf of yourself and your employer. The Terms, your access to or use of the Site, our use of Submitted Material and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Louisiana, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Regarding any claim, suit, dispute or action arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the Site or anything at or submitted to the site, each party hereto irrevocably (a) consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court located within Orleans Parish, Louisiana, (b) waives any objection to venue, or to the inconvenience of the forum, of any such court, and (c) waives any right to a trial by jury. The parties’ respective representations, warranties, obligations, rights and remedies herein shall be deemed cumulative, and any party’s exercise of any one of such party’s rights or remedies shall not preclude such party’s exercise of any other right or remedy then available to it (whether hereunder, another written, signed contract or at law or in equity). Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Protected Persons are intended third party beneficiaries of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person other than the foregoing any rights, benefits or remedies of any nature whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no provision herein shall be for the benefit of or enforceable by any creditor of any party hereto. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. This Agreement is in addition to any Agreement posted by us with respect to any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Site, all of which are included within the “Terms”, provided that in the event of a conflict between this Agreement and any such other Agreement, such other agreement will govern and control with respect to the capability, software or service to which it relates. As used in the Terms, unless the context otherwise requires, (i) words in the singular number or in the plural number shall each include the singular number and the plural number, (ii) the use of any gender shall include all genders, (iii) “including” (and any of its derivative forms, e.g. “includes”) means including but not limited to, (iv) “will”, “should” and “shall” are expressions of command, not merely expressions of future intent or expectation.
WorldQuant University Website Terms Version 03-09-2018
The Web Site (the “Web Site”) located at www.wqu.org, is published and maintained by WorldQuant University (“we,” “us,” “our,” or other similar pronouns).
Your privacy is important to us. In order to make your visits to the Web Site and use of any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer when you visit us.
2. Personal Information
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, including, for example, the individual’s name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone, wireless and/or fax number, demographic information, employment or education-related information, and/or other information that may identify the individual or allow online or offline contact with him/her. It also includes other information to the extent that it is associated with Personal Information.
3. Sharing of Directory Information and Educational Records
We follow the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA, directory information may be shared to third parties. Directory information includes, name, address, program, dates of attendance, graduation date, and award received. Beyond the directory information, we will not disclose applicants’ or students’ education records without obtaining your prior written consent, except in certain instances where an applicant’s or student's educational records may be disclosed to school administrators with a legitimate interest, including third-parties under contract to provide professional services related to our mission. If you want more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. What Personal Information is Collected on the Web Site?
Personal Information is collected as part of the application process on the Website. Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, family name, given name, address, email, phone number, along with education and employment details to determine program eligibility. Additionally, we collect certain information by automated or electronic means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, browser analysis tools, and web server logs (“Web Site Usage Information”).
5. User-Provided Personal Information
We collect Personal Information from users of the Web Site and persons who register for use of or who access or use any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site, through such users’ activities, submission of information or materials or completion of online forms on the Web Site and/or registration for use of or access or use of any such capability, software or service, including, for example, when users submit an application on the Web Site, and/or other information or materials on or through the Web Site or such other capability, software or service, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via the Web Site.
6. How is the Personal Information used?
We may use your Personal Information
- to operate, maintain or improve the Web Site, any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site or our business;
- to respond to your requests or inquiries;
- to determine your eligibility for admission;
- to support auditing, legal or compliance functions;
- to contact you and evaluate you in connection therewith; and/or
- to maintain our internal record keeping.
We may also link this information with other information that you provide to us or that we obtain from other sources and Web Site Usage Information (as defined below). We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
7. Do we share Personal Information and Web Site Usage information with others?
As stated above, we follow the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Web Site Usage Information is not considered an educational record and may be shared with third parties to operate the Web Site or to understand and optimize its usage patterns.
8. Service Providers
We may use third-party partners to help operate the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site, and may share your information with our affiliates and related entities, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site or for our business (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).
9. Cookies and Related Technologies and Web Site Usage Information
When you use the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site, we collect Web Site Usage Information. As you use the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service, your browser and devices communicate with servers operated by us and services providers to coordinate and record the interactivity and fill your requests for services and information. The information from cookies and related technology is stored in web server logs and also in web cookies kept on your computers or mobile devices, which are then transmitted back to us by your computers or mobile devices. These servers are operated and the cookies managed by us, our business partners or our service providers. For example, when you access the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service, we and our service providers may place cookies on your computers or mobile devices. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return so you will not be required to register again for use of the same and track your use of the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. They also help us to detect certain kinds of fraud. A “cookie” is a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your registration and your use of the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. Some cookies contain numbers that allow us to connect the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session” cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. “Persistent” cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser. We use persistent cookies for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided and storing such information.
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open email messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to us or our service providers. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service.
We collect many different types of Web Site Usage Information. For example, we may collect information from the devices you use to access the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site, your operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device. Browsers routinely send these types of information to web servers. Our server logs also record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the devices you use to interact with the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.
In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in non-identifiable ways, without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about users of the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service to optimize same and understand its usage patterns. In other cases, we may associate the information we collect using cookies and related technologies with Personal Information. In that case, this Privacy Statement governs how we use that information.
10. Aggregate Statistics
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Web Site and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
11. Legally Compelled Disclosures
We may disclose Personal Information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or regulators, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas, regulator requests or to enforce our legal rights or agreements with you or others. We also may disclose Personal Information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
12. Business Transfer
In the event that we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
While we will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care.
If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Web Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.
14. Consent to Worldwide Transfer and Processing of Personal Data
15. Privacy Policies of Third Party Websites
Minors under the age of 18 may not use the Web Site. We do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13, and no part of the Web Site is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13.
18. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at email@example.com
Effective since March 9, 2014