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
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
6. Your Information.
In the course of your use of the Site, you may be asked to provide certain
personalized information to us (including when you apply for admission to the University
through the Site). Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of such
and agree to.
7. Submitted Materials.
Any and all information, comments, communications, creative and
academic works, ideas, photographs, suggestions, concepts, depictions, methods, systems,
designs, plans, techniques, calculations, analyses, or other materials submitted or sent to us
(including your application or other information and materials which you submit or post or
which you send to us via e-mail) (collectively, “Submitted Materials”) will be acknowledged as
By submitting or sending Submitted Materials to us, you: (i) represent and warrant that (A) the
Submitted Materials are original to you and no other party has any rights thereto, or (B) you have
the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use such Submitted Materials, submit
them to the Site and agree to the provisions of the Terms applicable to such 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
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: [email protected]
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
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
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
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 protected]
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.
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