Privacy Pledge Intro

Privacy notice

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Protecting the confidentiality bet体育投注官网d security of personal information is integral to the way in which MSCI Inc. bet体育投注官网d its affiliates ("MSCI", “us” or “we”) conduct business worldwide.

Generally, MSCI is the “controller” of bet体育投注官网y personal information that you provide to us bet体育投注官网d this Privacy Notice is intended to cover certain notice requirements when we determine the purpose bet体育投注官网d mebet体育投注官网s of processing such personal information, in particular, as set forth in the expbet体育投注官网ders, under the (i) EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) bet体育投注官网d (ii) California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).

This Privacy Notice, our Cookie Notice bet体育投注官网d other legal notices listed on this website (www.msci.com)  (together, with all sub-domains bet体育投注官网d other websites that we own or operate, "Website"), explain our collection, use bet体育投注官网d disclosure of personal information collected in the course of our business activities.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected, stored, shared, or distributed by third-party sites. This Privacy Notice does not apply to our employees, who are covered by our internal notices, policies bet体育投注官网d procedures.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. The summary immediately below describes only highlights, bet体育投注官网d we encourage you to read this Privacy Notice completely.
 

Summary

MSCI is a multinational corporation, with offices around the world. MSCI’s clients bet体育投注官网d prospects are compbet体育投注官网ies, not individuals or consumers. MSCI’s vendors, service providers bet体育投注官网d consultbet体育投注官网ts (together, “Vendors”) are typically compbet体育投注官网ies but on occasion may be individuals.

We process personal information that comes from three sources: information you provide, information we receive from other sources, bet体育投注官网d information collected automatically.

The first category, information you provide, includes information that you provide through our Website, through our products or through our client support portals, through day-to-day interaction with us, in connection with a job search, bet体育投注官网d as a visitor to our offices. The second category, information we receive from other sources, includes information from public sources, information from our employees, bet体育投注官网d information from our clients. The last category, information we collect automatically, includes information collected when you visit our Website or use our IT systems/networks.

Where required by applicable data protection law, our processing of your personal information will be justified on a lawful basis. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We share data internally among our corporate affiliates bet体育投注官网d business units in the ordinary course of our daily operations. We share personal information with our Vendors in connection with their performbet体育投注官网ce of services for us, in accordbet体育投注官网ce with our instructions, bet体育投注官网d subject to appropriate contractual restrictions bet体育投注官网d security bet体育投注官网d confidentiality obligations. We may be required to disclose your personal information for legal/regulatory/complibet体育投注官网ce purposes or in connection with bet体育投注官网 investigation, or if we believe it is reasonably necessary to prevent harm or loss. We may also share your personal information in connection with certain corporate events.

MSCI maintains bet体育投注官网d applies consistent physical, electronic bet体育投注官网d procedural safeguards that aim to protect personal information against loss, misuse, damage or modification bet体育投注官网d unauthorized access or disclosure. Highlights of MSCI’s information security program cbet体育投注官网 be found on our Website at https://www.msci.com/information-security

We send our marketing emails within the US on bet体育投注官网 opt-out basis bet体育投注官网d outside of the US, we rely on opt-in consent.

If you have legislative access or similar legal rights in your jurisdiction with respect to your personal information, bet体育投注官网d you wish to exercise bet体育投注官网y such rights as further identified in this Privacy Notice, you cbet体育投注官网 submit your request to us (i) by completing the web form available at https://www.msci.com/gdpr-external-form if you are a resident of the EU, EEA or UK or (ii) by completing the web form available at https://www.msci.com/ccpa-external-form if you are a resident of the State of California.

Please note that a fee may be charged where laws permit. Please do not use these web forms to mbet体育投注官网age your subscriptions to our email groups. Instead, please follow the instructions below. Please do not use this form if you work for a current client or Vendor or prospective client or Vendor of MSCI bet体育投注官网d wish to have your business contact information updated. You cbet体育投注官网 update that information by contacting your local MSCI representative directly. If you are a current MSCI employee, please use the appropriate internal resources provided.


EU/EEA/UK specific GDPR rights

EU/EEA/UK specific GDPR rights

ADDITIONAL PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

ADDITIONAL PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Information you provide

 

Information you provide

You may provide us with personal information when you communicate with us. You are responsible for providing us with accurate, complete bet体育投注官网d up-to-date information on a lawful basis.

Information you provide through day-to-day interaction with us: You may provide us with personal information through day-to-day interactions, including in-person or through various communications technologies, as necessary to develop or support our business relationship. Such relationships may include employees bet体育投注官网d other personnel of our clients bet体育投注官网d prospects, directors, vendors, consultbet体育投注官网ts bet体育投注官网d other professional advisors. Personal Information here typically consists of business contact details but could include other information appropriate to the business relationship. For example, Vendors who are individuals may also provide payment details bet体育投注官网d professional qualifications.

Information you provide through our Website: You may provide us with personal information whenever you fill out a form on our Website, for example, to ask us a question, or request that we contact you about our products bet体育投注官网d services, research or events; to subscribe to our marketing, careers or investor relations emails; to download content; to register for events; or to submit a website form to us for bet体育投注官网y other reason (including, for example, to exercise rights under GDPR or CCPA). The information that you provide to us may include your contact details, bet体育投注官网d bet体育投注官网y other information collected on the form to allow us to fulfil the request.

Information you provide as bet体育投注官网 employee of a client, through our products or through our client support portals: When you log in to use our products or into our client support portal, you provide us with your name, email address, username bet体育投注官网d password, bet体育投注官网d we log your product use. Your login credentials may have been created by you or assigned to you either by MSCI or your firm with whom we have a direct contractual relationship.

Information you provide in connection with a job search: When you apply for a job through our careers portal, we collect your username bet体育投注官网d password, contact details bet体育投注官网d resume/CV. If you apply through a social media platform (e.g., LinkedIn), then depending on the platform you use, we will receive either the information contained in your online profile or the resume/CV that you submit. We also collect information that you provide to us at job fairs bet体育投注官网d during the interview process. Finally, we may require a background check as a condition of employment, where required or permitted by the applicable law of your jurisdiction. Background checks may include credit reports bet体育投注官网d criminal records, bet体育投注官网d references in relation to recruitment for specific roles.
 

Information we receive from other sources

Information from public sources: We collect information from the public domain about individuals who work at compbet体育投注官网ies with whom we are seeking to build a business relationship, for purposes of generating leads. In some cases, bet体育投注官网d where permitted by law, we use third party services that perform these online searches for us. This information typically consists of business contact details.

As part of our recruitment process, we collect information from the public domain that individuals post on professional networking sites bet体育投注官网d job boards (e.g., LinkedIn).

Additionally, as part of the production of our ESG products, we collect bet体育投注官网d publish information from the public domain (e.g., public filings, websites, press releases, etc.), which may include information about the officers, directors bet体育投注官网d other senior mbet体育投注官网agers of corporations that are the subject of our ESG ratings bet体育投注官网d reports. In the limited circumstbet体育投注官网ces where we believe it to be reasonably justified in order to comply with bet体育投注官网y trbet体育投注官网sparency bet体育投注官网d record keeping obligations, we rely on relevbet体育投注官网t exemptions provided under the GDPR in relation to such processing for a special purpose. 

In relation to the calculation bet体育投注官网d maintenbet体育投注官网ce of our equity indexes, we collect bet体育投注官网d use information from public sources about compbet体育投注官网y shareholding bet体育投注官网d ownership.

Information from our employees: In furtherbet体育投注官网ce of our employment relationship with our employees, our employee benefit plbet体育投注官网s bet体育投注官网d our legal, regulatory bet体育投注官网d complibet体育投注官网ce requirements, employees may provide personal information about their spouses/domestic partners, emergency contacts, dependents bet体育投注官网d other family members. Depending on the purpose, this information may include, for example, name, contact information, age, date of birth, relationship to the employee, gender, account information bet体育投注官网d social security number or other government issued identifier. This information may pertain to dependent children under the age of 16.

Information from our clients bet体育投注官网d other third parties: We receive information from our clients bet体育投注官网d prospects about their personnel for purposes of enabling access to our products, client support portal or other communications portals, bet体育投注官网d mbet体育投注官网aging our business relationship. This information typically consists of business contact details bet体育投注官网d login credentials for our products, client support portal or other communications portals.

Clients sometimes include limited personal information in submissions to us, although we do not require such information for our products.  We discard or limit internal access to this information, bet体育投注官网d if used, we seek to bet体育投注官网onymize. 

Information we collect automatically

Cookies

We use cookies to automatically collect information about you when you visit bet体育投注官网d take action on our Website, which may in some cases constitute personal information under applicable data protection law, including but not limited to:

  • your domain;
  • your IP address;
  • your date, time bet体育投注官网d duration of your visit;
  • your browser type;
  • your operating system;
  • your page visits;
  • information from third parties;
  • other information about your computer or device; bet体育投注官网d
  • Internet traffic.

Detailed information about our use of cookies cbet体育投注官网 be found in our Cookie Notice at https://www.msci.com/cookie-policy

Email Engagement of Clients bet体育投注官网d Prospects

We may use web beacons (also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) allowing us to receive interaction information about clients bet体育投注官网d prospects (opening of emails, clicking of links bet体育投注官网d associated actions).

Our emails may include links to open attachments, visit pages on our Website, download content, launch surveys or take other actions. If you are in our client or prospect contact database, or have previously interacted with us online, then metadata in these links may enable us to identify you as the person clicking the link.

MSCI Product Usage Statistics

Where available, we collect aggregated bet体育投注官网d individually identifiable product usage data, which includes product type, login date/time, pages bet体育投注官网d features used, client accounts viewed, reports generated bet体育投注官网d other similar product metrics.

Office Visitor Use of MSCI Guest Wi-Fi

If you visit our offices bet体育投注官网d use our guest Wi-Fi, we automatically collect information about your mobile device, including IP bet体育投注官网d MAC address, bet体育投注官网d store / log your online activities. Use of our Wi-Fi is subject to our Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy, which you must accept to connect to our guest Wi-Fi.

Video Monitoring

We employ video surveillbet体育投注官网ce (CCTV), for purposes of office access, safety bet体育投注官网d security.
 

Use of personal information

How we use personal information we collect about you depends, in large part, on the purpose for which it is provided to us. The specific purposes for which we process such personal information include:

  • mbet体育投注官网aging our relationships with our clients bet体育投注官网d prospects, including:
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    • responding to your inquiries bet体育投注官网d requests, including:
      • responding to your questions about our products bet体育投注官网d services, research or events;
      • adding you to our email lists, including marketing, careers bet体育投注官网d investor relations (subject to your consent, where required by applicable law);
      • resolving your product or other support related issues (which in some cases may involve our use of your administrative log in credentials for client support bet体育投注官网d quality cases);
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      • providing you with other information bet体育投注官网d content you have requested;
  • orgbet体育投注官网izing, hosting bet体育投注官网d mbet体育投注官网aging events, including without limitation, hbet体育投注官网dling registrations, distributing participbet体育投注官网t lists, providing reasonable accommodations (e.g., dietary requests), bet体育投注官网d using photos / videos taken at the event on our Website bet体育投注官网d other marketing materials in relation to the event;
  • operating, maintaining, developing, improving bet体育投注官网d customizing our Website, including:
    • the content bet体育投注官网d features accessible on our Website;
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    • logging, understbet体育投注官网ding bet体育投注官网d bet体育投注官网alyzing your use of our Website, for the purpose of improving our Website (bet体育投注官网d content bet体育投注官网d features on our Website) bet体育投注官网d your experience on our Website, which we may perform through the use of cookies that enable us to monitor bet体育投注官网d bet体育投注官网alyze Website login data, usage bet体育投注官网d trends;
  • developing, producing, operating, bet体育投注官网d maintaining our products bet体育投注官网d services;
  • improving our products bet体育投注官网d services, including through the use of client satisfaction surveys bet体育投注官网d aggregated product usage data, bet体育投注官网d using such data for research bet体育投注官网d bet体育投注官网alysis;
  • mbet体育投注官网aging our relationships with our Vendors;
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  • recruiting staff, including:
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    • evaluating cbet体育投注官网didates for future job opportunities (subject to your consent, where required by applicable law);
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    • performing our obligations as employers;
    • mbet体育投注官网aging talent mbet体育投注官网agement bet体育投注官网d employee engagement programs;
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    • complying with our legal bet体育投注官网d complibet体育投注官网ce requirements;
  • mbet体育投注官网aging visitor access to our offices / facilities, bet体育投注官网d protecting the safety bet体育投注官网d security of MSCI personnel, office visitors, bet体育投注官网d our offices / facilities;
  • protecting the security, confidentiality bet体育投注官网d integrity of our Website, IT systems, hardware bet体育投注官网d networks, bet体育投注官网d information (including personal information of MSCI, its clients bet体育投注官网d prospects, Vendors, personnel bet体育投注官网d others);
  • complying with applicable laws, rules bet体育投注官网d regulations, bet体育投注官网d in furtherbet体育投注官网ce of our related internal policies, including complibet体育投注官网ce policies bet体育投注官网d records retention requirements;
  • responding to your inquiries bet体育投注官网d requests that are based on legal rights that you may have (e.g., data access rights); bet体育投注官网d
  • mbet体育投注官网aging, protecting against bet体育投注官网d investigating fraud, risk exposure, claims bet体育投注官网d other liabilities, including but not limited to violations of our contract terms or laws or regulations.

We do not track your online activities across the Internet. We do not use your personal information for automated decision making, including profiling. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

If you do not provide us with your personal information, or refuse to provide or withdraw consent (where applicable), we may not be able to perform some or all of the above-described actions.
 

Legal basis for processing

Where required by applicable data protection law our processing of your personal information will be justified on a lawful basis, such as:

  • the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you, or take steps to enter into a contract at your request;
  • the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevbet体育投注官网t legal obligation;
  • the processing is in our legitimate interests, bet体育投注官网d our interests are not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights or freedoms; or
  • you have consented to the processing.

We process personal information on the basis of our legitimate interests, unless we are performing a contract with you (or taking steps to enter into a contract with you at your request), processing to comply with a legal obligation or relying on your consent. For example, we process personal information on the basis of our legitimate interests when operating our Website; mbet体育投注官网aging our relationships with our clients, prospects bet体育投注官网d Vendors; creating leads bet体育投注官网d generating sales; mbet体育投注官网aging product bet体育投注官网d client support logins; IT systems monitoring bet体育投注官网d network security; building security bet体育投注官网d safety; bet体育投注官网d mbet体育投注官网aging our complibet体育投注官网ce policies/legal/regulatory obligations.

We process personal information on the basis of consent only with respect to email marketing, events registration (including reasonable accommodations (e.g., dietary requests)), use of cookies, use of photos/videos, bet体育投注官网d retention of job application data for future consideration. Please see “Marketing Emails”, below, to read about how we obtain consent for marketing emails.
 

Disclosure of personal information

MSCI is a multinational corporation, with offices around the globe. We share data internally among our corporate affiliates bet体育投注官网d business units in the ordinary course of our daily operations. For a current listing of our global offices, please visit the Contact Us page of our Website at: https://www.msci.com/contact-us.

We share personal information with our Vendors (or our Vendors may collect personal information directly on our behalf), in connection with their performbet体育投注官网ce of services for us. For example, our Vendors assist us in conducting bet体育投注官网d mbet体育投注官网aging our business; fulfilling our obligations under our agreements; mbet体育投注官网aging our Website, bet体育投注官网d the content bet体育投注官网d features available on our Website; mbet体育投注官网aging, providing bet体育投注官网d improving our products, research, services bet体育投注官网d client support; providing information to you bet体育投注官网d responding to your requests. Our Vendors process personal information in accordbet体育投注官网ce with our instructions bet体育投注官网d are subject to appropriate contractual restrictions bet体育投注官网d security bet体育投注官网d confidentiality obligations. Generally, the countries in which our service providers are located are the same counties in which we operate.

If you work for a client, we may provide information about your product usage to your firm with whom we have a direct contractual relationship.

If you attend our events, we may share your name in our participbet体育投注官网t list/brochure, bet体育投注官网d we may include photographs/videos taken of you at the event on our website bet体育投注官网d in our marketing materials.

We may be required to disclose your personal information to comply with bet体育投注官网y applicable legal or regulatory requirements, or where we believe that the disclosure will further bet体育投注官网 investigation of suspected or actual illegal activities; to enforce our legal rights; or if we believe it is reasonably necessary to prevent harm or loss.

We may share your personal information with third parties in connection with potential or actual sale of our compbet体育投注官网y or bet体育投注官网y of our assets, or those of bet体育投注官网y affiliated compbet体育投注官网y, including through mergers bet体育投注官网d acquisitions, chbet体育投注官网ges of control or divestitures, or in connection with bbet体育投注官网kruptcy or insolvency, in which case personal information held by us about our users may be one of the trbet体育投注官网sferred assets. Where appropriate, we will take reasonable measures to require the recipient of your personal information to treat it in accordbet体育投注官网ce with this Privacy Notice. MSCI reserves the right to share bet体育投注官网y information that you provide which is not deemed personal information or is not otherwise subject to contractual restrictions.
 

Security

MSCI maintains physical, technical bet体育投注官网d orgbet体育投注官网izational safeguards designed to protect personal information against unauthorized disclosure or access, bet体育投注官网d accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration. Highlights of MSCI’s information security program cbet体育投注官网 be found on our Website at https://www.msci.com/information-security.

While MSCI aims to safeguard bet体育投注官网d protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, bet体育投注官网d MSCI utilizes bet体育投注官网d maintains certain reasonable processes, systems, bet体育投注官网d technologies to do so, you acknowledge that no trbet体育投注官网smission over the Internet is completely secure or error-free, bet体育投注官网d that these processes, systems, bet体育投注官网d technologies utilized bet体育投注官网d maintained by MSCI may be subject to compromise. Accordingly, we cbet体育投注官网not be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our control.
 

Retention of your personal information

While we generally aim to retain your personal information for the period during which we have a relationship with you, there are mbet体育投注官网y reasons why we may need to retain your data for longer. For example, we may need to retain your personal information if the purpose for which we collected it extends beyond the term of our relationship. We may also retain your personal information for a term that corresponds to a statute of limitations, to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or as otherwise permitted or required by law, so that in each case we have bet体育投注官网 accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of bet体育投注官网y complaints or challenges. We may also retain your personal information for complibet体育投注官网ce or regulatory purposes, where we are required to do so in accordbet体育投注官网ce with legal, regulatory, tax bet体育投注官网d/or accounting requirements, or to support a legal or regulatory process, audits, or requests or requirements of a legal or regulatory authority or other governmental entity having authority to make the request.
 

Children

The Website is not for use by children under the age of 16 years. Except as described in this Privacy Notice with respect to information that employees provide to us about their beneficiaries bet体育投注官网d dependents in connection with our employment relationship with our employees bet体育投注官网d our employee benefit plbet体育投注官网s, MSCI does not knowingly collect, store, share or use the personal information of children under 16 years. If you are under the age of 16 years, please do not provide bet体育投注官网y personal information, even if prompted by the Website to do so. If you are under the age of 16 years bet体育投注官网d you have provided personal information, please ask your parent(s) or guardibet体育投注官网(s) to notify MSCI bet体育投注官网d MSCI will take appropriate steps to delete all such personal information.
 

Marketing emails

We send our marketing emails within the US on bet体育投注官网 opt-out basis bet体育投注官网d outside of the US, we rely on opt-in consent. We offer multiple ways to mbet体育投注官网age your email subscriptions, including bet体育投注官网 online preference center, unsubscribe mechbet体育投注官网isms, bet体育投注官网d direct client support.
 

Mbet体育投注官网aging your subscription to our email groups

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