Privacy Policy

This site is administered by Sustainalytics on behalf of each Sustainalytics local operating company.

  • Your privacy on Sustainalytics’ site
  • What information do we gather?
  • How do we use information that we collect from the site?
  • Will we share your personal data with outside parties?
  • What about sensitive personal data?
  • What about data security?
  • Where will your personal data be processed?
  • Your rights
  • Cookies

Your privacy on Sustainalytics’ site

The primary purpose of Sustainalytics’ site is to be a dynamic resource and business tool to help you learn more about Sustainalytics. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. This policy explains how any personal data we may collect from or about you through this site will be processed and protected by Sustainalytics. By using our site you are consenting to Sustainalytics’ use of your data as described below. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

What information do we gather?

Sustainalytics collects information at its sites in two ways: (1) directly (for example, when you provide information to sign up for a newsletter); and (2) indirectly (for example, through our site's technology).

We may collect and process the following information:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes registering to use the site, subscribing to services, newsletters and alerts, registering for an event or requesting a white paper or further information. Pages that collect this type of information may provide further detailsas to why your data is needed and how it will be used. It is completely up to you whether you want to provide this information.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purpose; however, you do not have to respond to them.
  • Any postings, comments or other content that you upload or post to any Sustainalytics sites (including our social media accounts, such as Linked In, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus).
  • Our site collects information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is used for system administration, to filter site traffic, to look up user domains, and to report on site statistics.
  • Details of your visits to our site and resources you access (including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data). Please see the Cookies section below for more information.

When this information relates to or identifies you, we will treat it as "personal data".

How do we use information that we collect from the site?

We use personal data to provide you with the information that you request and for other purposes which we would describe to you when that particular data is collected or which will be obvious to you. For example:

  • To fulfill your requests for white papers, articles, newsletters, further information about Sustainalytics or other content
  • For surveys or research questionnaires
  • To personalise your site experience
  • To contact you for marketing purposes where you have agreed to this.

We analyse your IP and browser information to determine the effectiveness of our site and to help us identify ways to improve it. Please see the Cookies section below for more information.

Will we share your personal data with outside parties?

We will not sell personal data to third parties. We generally only share personal data with our contracted service providers and advisors. However, there will be other instanceswhen we will need to share or disclose the personal data you provide for a specific purpose, for example:

  • We may need to disclose your personal data to third parties in the event that we sell or liquidate any part of our business or assets;
  • We will disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Sustainalytics and its clients.

What about sensitive personal data?

We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site. In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such data, we will do this in accordance with local data privacy law requirements. If you choose to provide us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data, subject to applicable law as described in this privacy policy. The term "sensitive personal data" refers to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories may include personal identity numbers, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life, or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).

What about data security?

We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of personal data collected via Sustainalytics’ site. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that information and personal data may flow over networks connecting you to our systems without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or sites. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these sites.

Where will your personal data be processed?

As a global organisation, the personal data we collect may be transferred internationally throughout Sustainalytics’ organisation. We have internal policies in place to ensure an equivalent level of protection is in place across our organisation.

Your rights

You are entitled to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to have access to that personal data and require it to be corrected or updated if it is inaccurate. You can exercise your right to prevent marketing communications being sent to you by sending an email to info@sustainalytics.com or by using the specified links to unsubscribe from our email marketing communications. You can also exercise the right to discontinue marketing communications to you at any time by contacting us by email or phone.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognise a user's device.

What if I don't want cookies?

By using our site you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this.

Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience and website usability as parts of the site may no longer work. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.

Turning off cookies will also prevent any web beacons from tracking your user activity on our site. The web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but your unique information will not be recorded.

Contact

In case you have questions about this privacy policy or how we treat your personal information, please send us an email at info@sustainalytics.com .