Introduction & Acceptance
Bridgewater Consulting Group, Inc. (“Bridgewater Consulting Group” or “Bridgewater” or “BCG” or “we” or “our” or “us”). If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not access or otherwise use this Site.
By accessing or using any portion Bridgewater’s website, with its homepage located at www.bridgewcg.com, (the “Site”) you consent and agree that your access to or use of the Site is acceptance of these Terms and your access to or use of the Site is subject to and governed by the Terms and all applicable laws.
Bridgewater may, without notice to you, at any time revise these Terms and information contained on the Site by updating this posting. Bridgewater may also make alterations to, changes, or deletions of any product, service or program described on this Site at any time and for any reason without notice.
These Terms are effective as of June 26, 2020.
The Site may, from time to time, contain hyperlinks (“Link”) to other websites operated and maintained by unrelated or related parties other than Bridgewater. Such Links are provided for reference and convenience only and the presence of such Link on this Site does not imply or mean that Bridgewater endorses the content, policies, operator, or operation of these websites. Bridgewater does not control and is not responsible for the contents, availability, or policies of any website accessed via a Link, including any Link’s to social media sites (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) even if the Link is to page where a Bridgewater employee participates in their personal capacity. Bridgewater makes no warranties, representations, or other commitments about any non-Bridgewater websites. Furthermore, Bridgewater is not a party to or responsible for any access, use or transactions you may engage in with third parties, even if you learn of such parties from this Site. You acknowledge and agree that Bridgewater is not liable for the websites associated with Links on this Site and your sole remedy for use, access, or transactions on such a website is against that website or its owner.
Third party, non-Bridgewater websites, even those that may contain Bridgewater’s name or logo but are simply linked from this Site, that are accessed via a Link are independent of Bridgewater. It is solely your responsibility to protect yourself from any and all virus, potentially destructive programs, or use of your information as you deem appropriate.
BLOGS AND OTHER FORUMS
Bridgewater may from time to time present blog postings or create forums (collectively “Forums”) in which you can post messages (“Comments”) or read Comments posted by other users or engage in live conversations with the forum authors or others. Forum topics and Comments may be originated by Bridgewater and other Forum topics and Comments may be originated by you or other users. Bridgewater does not endorse and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for any content posted on the Forums, including Comments, whether first created or selected by Bridgewater or by you or another user.
Bridgewater has no obligation to monitor the Forums or Comments posted, however, it may from time to time, for any reason, monitor such Forums. Bridgewater does not guarantee that it will post or continue to post every Comment or content contained in the Forum. Bridgewater specifically reserves the right to edit, abridge, or delete postings for any reason.
By posting a Comment or engaging in any other form of communication through a Forum, you are granting Bridgewater a perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid-up, world-wide, and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, disclose in any manner, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, and sell any such messages, files, or communications. Bridgewater retains all rights to remove or retain any posting or communication to a Forum in its sole discretion.
Forums are provided to you without charge and you agree to be fully responsible for your own postings and agree that access or use of the Forums is at your own risk on an as-is basis and subject to these Terms in full.
YOUR CONDUCT AND RESPONSIBILITY
You agree that your access or use of the Site:
Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any and all information submitted by you through this Site, including without limitation Comments as defined herein, will be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary and Bridgewater will have no obligation or duty to maintain the confidentiality of such submissions. By sending Bridgewater any information or material, you grant Bridgewater an unrestricted, irrevocable license to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, disclose in any way, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, those materials or information. You also agree that Bridgewater is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose. Bridgewater may, without any obligation to you for compensation, accounting, or otherwise, develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas as contained in your submission and Bridgewater has no liability to you for disclosure of such submissions or ideas contained therein. Because of the open nature of the Internet and availability of this Site on the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential or proprietary. In the event that Bridgewater has a pre-existing business relationship with you, you should understand that any such submission to this Site (unless expressly stated otherwise herein) will be considered a public disclosure and not subject to any agreement related to confidentiality.
Bridgewater makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning this Site or the information contained herein and, without limiting the foregoing, the Information is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, complete, and may contained technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, Bridgewater makes no assurances that any reported problems will be resolved, even should Bridgewater elect to provide information with the goal of addressing an issue. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any services, products, or other matters described in this Site.
THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND BRIDGEWATER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF ADVISED OF THAT PURPOSE), INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INTERFERENCE WITH ENJOYMENT, OR OTHERWISE. BRIDGEWATER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. BRIDGEWATER DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE MATERIAL IN THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR OTHERWISE. USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.
NO CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
Access to or use of this Site does not create a client relationship between Bridgewater and you. The information provided on this Site is free of charge, is not professional advice or advice of any kind, and is provided for informational purposes only. Any use you make of the information provided on this Site is at your own risk.
The Site and all of its contents including, but not limited to, all text and images (“Content”) are owned by or properly licensed to Bridgewater with all rights reserved unless otherwise expressly noted. Any Content that is a trademark, logo, or service mark is also registered, or if unregistered, then is a trademark or service mark of Bridgewater in common law. Other company names mentioned or referenced on the website may be trademarks or trade names of their respective owners. Nothing contained in this Site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of Bridgewater or any third party. The Content may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of Bridgewater, except that you may download, display, and print one copy of the materials on any single computer solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not modify the material in any way and you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices.
ALLOCATION OF RISK AND DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL BRIDGEWATER BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE WHATSOEVER RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM THIS SITE OR ANY USE OF THIS SITE, OR OF ANY WEBSITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR FOR THE USE OR DOWNLOADING OF, OR ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOST SAVINGS OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF BRIDGEWATER IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORIES.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Bridgewater, its affiliates and the officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives of Bridgewater, and its affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your violation of the Terms; (b) your use of the Site; or (c) your violation of the rights of any third party or applicable law. Given the nature of these Terms, you understand and agree that, in addition to money damages, Bridgewater will be entitled to equitable relief upon a breach of them by you.
Any notices, comments, questions or concerns should be directed via email to Legal@bridgewcg.com.
This Site is operated by Bridgewater from the State of California and Bridgewater makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Site from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. These Terms are personal to you, and you may not assign your rights or obligations to anyone. If any provision in these Terms is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. These Terms, your rights and obligations, and all actions contemplated by these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California and associated laws thereto, as if the Terms were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within the State of California, without reference to its conflict of law rules. Irrevocable consent is hereby granted by both parties to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action or dispute in the state and federal courts located in Illinois. Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not affect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this paragraph.
Section headings are for convenience only and will not in any way limit the scope or affect the interpretation of any provision of these Terms. No waiver by Bridgewater will be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision. Each provision of the Terms will be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances. These Terms will be severable and construed to the extent of their enforceability in light of the parties’ mutual intent if deemed at all unenforceable by the competent court. These Terms will supersede any subsequent terms or conditions included within this Site. We intend that these Terms constitute the entire agreement between Bridgewater and you regarding the subject matter contained herein.