Privacy Policy


This policy describes how Renaissance Technologies LLC and its affiliates ("Renaissance") treat personal information collected on the Renaissance and websites (each a "Website"). This policy does not apply to information that Renaissance may collect through other means.

Information that Renaissance Collects

Personal Information

When you visit a Website, Renaissance may collect certain personal information about you, such as your name, address, and email address, as well as any other personal information that you may provide – for example, through submission of forms or other documents.

Nonpersonal Information

Renaissance will also collect the following nonpersonal information about your visit(s):

  • the IP address and domain name used (the IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer);
  • the type of browser and operating system you use; and
  • the date, time, and duration for which you visit a Website, the number of times you have visited a Website, and where you come from.

For purposes of collecting some of the above-referenced information, Renaissance uses tracking tools on its Websites, such as browser cookies and web beacons. A cookie and a web beacon are pieces of data stored on your device containing information about your visit. Third-party analytics service providers, such as Google Analytics, may use cookies and web beacons through a Website to provide Renaissance with information about how you use and interact with the Website.

How Renaissance Uses Information that It Collects

Renaissance uses information it collects in the following ways:

  • to respond to your requests or questions
  • to inform you about Renaissance
  • to communicate with you about your relationship with us
  • to improve a Website and the services provided
  • for security purposes.

In addition, Renaissance may use your information as otherwise permitted by law.

Renaissance May Share Your Information in Limited Circumstances

Renaissance may share your information with its employees, agents, or third-party service providers who need to know such information for purposes of performing their jobs, including to respond to requests or questions that you may have. In addition, Renaissance may share your information with third parties for purposes of complying with legal requirements or to respond to legal requests, such as in the case of a court order or subpoena or in connection with a regulatory investigation. Finally, Renaissance might also share information that it collects with others when it is investigating potential fraud or for other reasons as permitted by law.

Protection of Information

Renaissance is strongly committed to protecting any personal information collected through a Website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Renaissance will not sell or otherwise disclose any personal information collected from a Website, other than as described herein.

In addition, Renaissance has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of a Website as part of a continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

For security purposes, Renaissance employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage a Website. Any information that an individual provides to Renaissance by visiting a Website will be stored within the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that Renaissance may store your information in the United States. Each Website is subject to US laws, which may or may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country. For information on how Renaissance collects, utilizes, and maintains nonpublic personal information about individuals based in the European Union or the European Economic Area as required under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU), see Renaissance’s EU GDPR Policy.

Tracking Tools

As indicated above, Renaissance collects nonpersonal information on its Websites through the use of tracking tools, such as browser cookies. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Options you select are browser and device specific. If you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking that we have described in this policy will stop.

Some websites have "do not track" features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. Renaissance does not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on Renaissance’s sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described herein will stop.

Children and Websites

Each Website is meant for adults. Renaissance does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who believes that child may have visited a Renaissance web site, please contact the address below.

Links to Other Sites or Third-Party Services

If a link to a third-party site is included on a Website and you click on it, you will be taken to a website Renaissance does not control. This Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third-party sites.

Disclaimer and Policy Updates

This Policy should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice or warranting as fail-proof the security of information provided through the Website. The Internet is not 100% secure, and Renaissance cannot promise that your use of a Website or software will be completely safe. Renaissance disclaims any liability with respect to any information obtained by a third party through illegal entry into or breach of a Website. Renaissance will maintain all information as long as needed to comply with internal policies or applicable laws or for record-keeping purposes.

Renaissance will notify you of any material changes in this policy by posting an updated copy on the applicable Websites. Please check the applicable Website periodically for updates.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact

Renaissance will notify you of any material changes in this policy by posting an updated copy on the applicable Websites. Please check the applicable Website periodically for updates.

Last updated May 2018