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Last Revised April 2022

Introduction

Thank you for visiting www.factset.com, the Website of FactSet Research Systems Inc. and its affiliates (“FactSet,” “we” or “us”).  FactSet is a provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. To protect your privacy better, FactSet wants our customers, suppliers, employees, applicants, and other relevant parties to know how we collect personal data, the types of personal data we collect, and how we use and share your personal data. By visiting this Website (the “Site”), or providing your information to us, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Note that this Privacy Policy only applies to personal data we collect (1) on our Site, (2) through our client and supplier- facing applications and tools, (3) from communications or applications you send us, (4) when you interact with our advertising and applications on third party websites and services, if they include links to this notice; and (5) through your contractual relationship with us, as applicable. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other personal data.

Information We Collect

Factset collects information that may be used to identify, describe, or link to people who visit our Site or request information about our product or the products of third parties. We collect and process personal data mainly from our customers and suppliers while doing business with them and we collect and receive personal data on this Site and through social networks. The personal data we process is mainly business contact information from our clients and suppliers and information you and our customers provide when using our products or accessing our websites or other applications.

We also collect and collate information (including some personal data) from third party suppliers and public sources. We mainly process the personal information in order to provide our services to our customers, and to fulfill our contractual obligations and improve our products and offerings. For more information on our Processing activities, see Section 3 (Lawful Grounds for Processing) and Section 4 (How We Use Your Personal Data).

A. Personal Data that we Collect When You Use the Site

We collect several types of information and personal data, including data:

  • that relates to an identified or identifiable individual, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, IP or MAC address, etc. and related information, such as the contents of an email ("personal data");
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Site and usage details (e.g., statistics) regarding our products (“usage information”);
  • about browsing history, search history, information regarding the consumers interaction with a website, application, or advertisement; and
  • inferences drawn from any of the information identified above, such as information used to create a profile of consumer’s preferences.

We collect this information and personal data:

  • directly from you and your employees when you or they provide it to us;
  • automatically as you or your employees navigate through the Site or use our products. Information and personal data collected automatically may include usage information, IP addresses, and information and personal data collected through cookies, collected information from your use of our Site, including search queries, surveys and content clicks, web beacons, and other tracking technologies;
  • from public and third-party sources. Third party advertisers or their advertising servers, or other third-party service providers may also place cookies on your devices used to access our Site.

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on DNT, the browser sends a message to websites requesting that they do not track the user. At this time, FactSet ignores these signals. FactSet does not change its practices, described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, in response to Do Not Track browser settings or signals. For information about DNT, visit www.allaboutdnt.org.

Third parties may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites, including your use of this Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the practices of third parties that collect your personal information.

B. Personal Data You Provide to Us

You may provide personal data to Us through your use of our Site or services, or when you apply for employment with us. The personal data we collect may include:

  • personal data that you provide by conducting business with us, by filling in forms on our Site, or at a trade show, or anywhere else we conduct business, by subscribing to newsletters or other communications, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise using our contact details. This includes personal data provided at the time of requesting information or services, soliciting business, or performing a service. We may also ask you for personal data when you enter a contract with us, or a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem;
  • identifiers, including name, address, unique identifiers, account name, and job title;
  • records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses);
  • your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes;
  • your search queries on the Site;
  • personal data you provide during the contractual relationship for execution of the supplier or customer contract;
  • personal data you provide by using our incident management and project management tools and applications;
  • personal data you provide by communicating with our customer care teams for error resolving issues, training and support;
  • Your usage of our products and related tools and applications.

Typically, the personal data you give us may include name, business affiliation, business address, telephone number, and email address, and any personal details required to conduct business with you or to resolve any inquiries or complaints.

We will indicate to you when personal data is required to enter into a contract with you (such as in anticipation of a services agreement) or to perform a contract with you (such as to provide services at your request), and when failure to provide any personal data may result in our inability to provide requested services or products.

For job applicants, we may collect various types of personal data about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including:

  • Data about you: such as your forename, surname, gender, nationality, date of birth, home contact details (e.g., address, telephone number, e-mail), national ID number, immigration and eligibility to work data;
  • Data about your employment history and qualifications: qualifications, references, CV and application form, background checks and verification of information from LinkedIn or similar social media profile;
  • Data about your application: such as interview notes or assessment results; and
  • Legal and criminal records data: legal records data are processed only in compliance with the applicable laws and in specific circumstances (e.g., background checks for senior roles or roles handling sensitive information).

You may give us the personal data described above during the recruitment process, whether through the application forms on our online job portal, on the telephone or at interviews. We partner with certain third party jobsites, such as LinkedIn or JobCentre Plus, and may receive your personal data via these organizations.

C. Personal Data We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

If you navigate through and interact with our Site and some of our products, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain usage information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. Automatic data collection is carried out through the use of cookies and related technologies.  For more information, please see our Cookie Policy which can be accessed here.

D. Personal Data We Collect From Public Sources and Third Parties

In order to provide our content services to our customers, we rely on content provided by third party suppliers, as well as content that is made available to the public. Some of that content includes general information about names of directors, registered board members, managers, fund managers and other official persons of companies published on public accessible websites, letterheads, prospects, annual financial statements, invitations to shareholder meetings etc.

During the job recruitment process, we may also receive personal data about you from other third parties; for example, recruiters; references from a previous employer; business partners; background check providers; as well as from publicly available sources such as social media.

Lawful Grounds for Processing

All processing and use of your personal data is justified by a "lawful ground" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the lawful ground that:

  • the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract at your request, such as to negotiate a contract with us, to fill an order, or to provide product information that you have requested;
  • the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation, such as keeping accounting records;
  • the processing is in our legitimate interests, which are not overridden by the interests and rights of the relevant individual whose personal data is collected; and
  • you have consented to the processing.

Where we rely on our legitimate interests to process personal data, those interests are:

  • to use supplier, customer and website user data to conduct and develop our business activities and improve our services in order to grow our business and profitability, while limiting the use of this personal data to purposes that support the conduct and the development of our business and the improvement of our services;
  • to use third party supplier and publicly available content (which in some instances includes personal data) in order to provide our content services to customers for their business purposes, which may include, but not be limited to taking investment decisions or compliance with applicable laws and regulations such as insider trading regulations and anti-bribery legislation, but which are for our customers to determine and explain in their privacy notices.

How We Use Your Personal Data

The following is an overview of our purposes for using your personal data. Additional details on how we process your personal data may be provided to you in a separate notice or contract.

We use the personal data we collect to:

  • provide customer services, including products and services; to take, verify, process, and deliver orders and returns; to process payments, technical support, or other similar purposes; and to establish and maintain customer accounts;
  • address your inquiries associated with the information you provide to us;
  • provide training and after-sales-support on our products and answer to and perform change requests;
  • organize and perform incident management processes;
  • implement projects by working together with customers and their users as part of the project team;
  • communicate with customers and suppliers, including responding to requests for assistance and to update them about the status of their orders by postal mail, email, telephone, or text message;
  • investigate, prevent or take action regarding unauthorized use of our services, illegal activities, suspected fraud or situations involving potential threats;
  • provide you with underlying tools and applications helping to implement projects and resolve incidents;
  • discuss, carry out and implement change request and further developments of our products;
  • provide our content services to our customers and to report and administer customers’ users’ usage of third-party information products (e.g., real-time data from stock exchanges etc.);
  • administer and manage performance of purchase or sales agreements with our suppliers and customers;
  • to enhance the experience for our users, we use notes relating to support provided to specific employees, advisors or agents of customers in relation to our products and services for their future use of our services;
  • service your account;
  • to the extent it is lawful to do so, market and promote our products including through email or equivalent electronic means, to send news and newsletters, special offers and promotions, or to otherwise contact customers about products, services or information;
  • process, evaluate and complete certain transactions involving the Site, and more generally transactions involving FactSet's products and services;
  • operate, evaluate, maintain, improve and develop the Site (including by monitoring and analyzing trends, tracking user behavior, access to, and, where lawful to do so, use of the Site for advertising and marketing);
  • to the extent it is lawful to do so, engage with you about events, promotions, the Site and FactSet's products and services and send you emails, event notifications, invitations, newsletters, announcements, and other communications regarding matters that may be of interest to you;
  • facilitate your job application process;
  • provide you with documentation or communications which you have requested, or which is part of a product;
  • correspond with users to resolve their queries or complaints;
  • protect the security of the Site, FactSet confidential and proprietary information (which may include personal data), and FactSet employees;
  • manage, protect against and investigate fraud, risk exposure, claims and other liabilities, including but not limited to violation of our contract terms or laws or regulations;
  • share your personal data with third parties in connection with potential or actual sale of our company or any of our assets, or those of any affiliated company, in which case personal data held by us about our users may be one of the transferred assets.

FactSet will not sell or rent your personal data you provided to us to third parties for their own use, but as further described in Section 5, we may provide third parties with your personal data where there is a legal requirement to do so or where we need a third party to fulfill our services.

Sharing and Disclosure of Your Personal Data

When you have provided personal data to us, we may disclose personal data to other companies that we have engaged to assist us in providing you goods or services.  This may include the following service providers:

  • fulfillment houses;
  • billing services;
  • transaction managers;
  • credit verification services;
  • market researchers; and
  • other third-party service providers. 

We do not sell or rent personal data to third parties for their own use but may provide certain usage information to advertisers to help provide you with relevant advertising where we are allowed to do so. Usage information, as used in this policy, is anonymized and aggregated data, which does not identify you in the way Personal Data would.

We may also disclose any of your personal data or usage information to law enforcement or other appropriate third parties in connection with criminal investigations, investigation of fraud, infringement of intellectual property rights, or other suspected illegal activities, as may be required by applicable law, or, as we may deem necessary in our sole discretion, in order to protect our legitimate legal and business interests.

We may also share your personal data in connection with the recruitment or employment application process, including sharing that data with:

  • other members of the FactSet group;
  • recruiters;
  • IT service providers;
  • companies providing FactSet background check services; and
  • payroll systems.

If your application for employment with FactSet is successful, you will be provided with a separate notice during your on-boarding process, which will provide you with additional information.

We reserve the right to disclose, share, or otherwise transfer personal data and usage information in connection with a proposed or actual corporate merger, acquisition, consolidation, the sale of a portion of our business or the sale of substantially all of our assets, or other fundamental corporate change, whatever form it may take. In the event that there is a change of ownership or control of your personal data or usage information, we will post a prominent notice to that effect on our Site.

Transferring Personal Data

FactSet is a global organization headquartered in the United States, and we may need to transfer your personal data to third party suppliers and to our affiliates for the purposes described above. If your personal data is subject to the GDPR and is transferred outside the EU to other FactSet affiliates or to third party service providers, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EU, including by entering into data transfer agreements using the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses, or by relying on certification schemes. For transfers of personal data among FactSet affiliates we have put in place European Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses and have entered into an Intragroup data transfer agreement. You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal data is transferred outside of the EU, although please note that we may need to redact copies of transfer agreements for reasons of commercial confidentiality, provided that you can retain access to the relevant safeguards.

With respect to the information you provide to us through the recruitment or employment process, we may share and transfer your data with other members of the FactSet Group located globally (including in countries outside EU/EEA, such as the United States of America, India and the Philippines). FactSet has adopted an Intra-Group Data Transfer Agreement to ensure your personal data receives an adequate level of protection wherever it is processed within the FactSet group.

FactSet reserves the right to share any information that you provide which is not deemed personal data or is not otherwise subject to contractual restrictions.

Retention of Your Personal Data

We keep personal data only for as long as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. In general, we retain personal data for a period of time corresponding to a statute of limitation, for example to maintain an accurate record of customer and supplier dealings. However, in some circumstances we may retain personal data for other periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax or accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required in accordance with our document retention policy.

With respect to personal data we obtain from job applicants through the recruitment process, our general approach is to retain your application for a period of 6 months or, where you consent to a longer period of retention, for up to 2 years following the closure of the recruitment process for the role you applied for. Otherwise, you should note that, in certain cases, legal or regulatory obligations require us to retain specific records for a set period of time. If you accept employment with FactSet, your personal data will be held on the basis set out in our Employee Data Privacy Notice, which will be shared with you following your hiring.

Your Rights

You may have certain rights in connection with the personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us. Depending on where you reside, these rights may be specifically provided to you by statute. We will take steps in accordance with applicable legislation to keep personal data accurate, complete, and up to date.

Specifically, you may be entitled to exercise the below rights in connection with your personal data:

  • Request that FactSet disclose our collection and use of your personal data during the past 12 months;
  • Request that we provide your personal data to you in structured, commonly used and machine-readable format;
  • Request that we correct any inadequate, incomplete, or incorrect personal data we hold;
  • Request that we delete your personal data;
  • Request that we restrict processing of your personal data;
  • Object to processing or withdraw your consent for processing (including profiling) based on legitimate interest lawful grounds, without affecting the lawfulness of processing before withdrawal;
  • Object to direct marketing (including profiling); or
  • File a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority.

Additionally, job applicants specifically have the following rights with respect to personal data:

  • Withdraw your consent at any time; for example, if you are no longer happy for us to retain your unsuccessful application for an extended period of up to 2 years;
  • Request that we restrict our processing of your personal data where:
    • you contest the accuracy of the personal data until we have taken sufficient steps to correct or verify its accuracy;
    • where the processing is unlawful but you do not want us to erase the personal data;
    • where we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require such personal data for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or
    • where you have objected to processing justified on legitimate interest grounds (see below) pending verification as to whether FactSet has compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing.

Note that we will not discriminate against you in any way if you choose to exercise any of the above rights. Please contact us as indicated in the Contact Us section below or using the email-address: Compliance@Factset.com if you wish to exercise any of your rights, or if you have any enquiries or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data.

We may need to request additional information from you in order to respond to your request to exercise any of the above rights. We will respond to your verifiable request and to take action with respect to your request within 45 days. If we require additional time to disclose and or delete your personal information as provided under applicable law, we will inform you within 45 days of your request.

To the extent allowed under applicable law, FactSet may decline to comply with certain data deletion requests in the event that your personal data is required to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business’s ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between FactSet and you;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with applicable laws or legal obligations;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of that information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement to that research, if you have provided informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided information.

Children

This Site is not intended or directed to anyone under the age of 16 and we do not provide services to anyone who we know to be under the age of 18, nor do we collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 16, you should use this Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us.

Data Security

FactSet takes reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, altercation, and destruction. Unfortunately, while we work hard to ensure the security of your personal data while it is on our systems, no security measures are perfect, and data transmitted over the Internet is not guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security of any personal data you transmit, and you do so at your own risk.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our jobsites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone and you are responsible for the confidentiality of the password related to your account.

Links to Other Websites

Our Sites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from FactSet. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by FactSet, we are not responsible for the websites’ content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be amended from time to time. Please review it periodically. Changes to this Notice will be identified by the date at the top of this page.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, FactSet's privacy practices or if you would like us to exercise any of your data subject rights, please contact us as provided below:

Chief Compliance Officer
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
90 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
USA

Email: Compliance@FactSet.com
Visit: factset.com/privacy
Call: 1-347-491-8160

Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions govern your use of this website and all content, services, and products available on or through the website (taken together, the "Site"). The Site is owned and operated by FactSet Research Systems Inc. and its affiliates (together, “FactSet”) as a service to its clients and investors and may be used for informational purposes only. Access to and use of the Site is subject to your acceptance without modification of all the terms and conditions contained herein, and all other operating rules, policies, and terms on this Site and any applicable written agreements with FactSet (which, in the event of a conflict with this terms and conditions, shall govern). If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the Site or download any materials from it. If you do not agree to the terms, or if you cannot remain in compliance with these terms, you may not access or use the Site. If you are accepting these terms on behalf of a legal entity other than yourself as an individual, including a business or a government body, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind that entity to these terms.

FactSet may revise these terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

ELIGIBILITY: You are not eligible to use the Site if doing so would violate any law or regulation, including but not limited to export controls or restrictions.

This Site is not intended for use for individuals under the age of 18. You must be over the age of 18 to register an account on the Site. By registering an account, you represent that you meet this minimum age requirement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 16, as the Site and the services are not intended for use by children under 16.

ACCOUNT RESPONSIBILITY: You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your account and password, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, whether by you or anyone else. You may not create or use an account for anyone other than yourself. You must immediately notify FactSet of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. FactSet will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of these acts or omissions. FactSet will not be liable for any loss that you or any other third party may incur as a result of someone else’s use of your account or password, either with or without your knowledge. FactSet may hold you liable for any losses incurred by FactSet or any other party due to someone else’s use of your account or password.

LICENSE: As long as you are in compliance with these terms and other applicable FactSet policies, we grant to you a limited, revocable, non-assignable, non-transferrable, non-sublicenseable, non-exclusive license to use the Site, and to access and receive services that are intended for public display or access. Any rights not explicitly granted to you in these terms are strictly withheld and reserved by FactSet.

You agree that: (1) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Site or services in any medium without our prior written authorization, except as is necessary to your normal use of the Site; (2) you will not alter or modify any part of the Site other than is necessary to use the Site for its intended purposes; and (3) you will otherwise comply with these terms and all other applicable FactSet policies.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION: Unless otherwise noted, product names, designs, logos, titles, text, images, audio, video and other content within this Site are the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights or other property of FactSet ("FactSet's Intellectual Property") or its third party content providers (“Third Party Intellectual Property”). The “look” and “feel” of the Site (including color combinations, layout, design, and all other graphical elements) are protected by U.S. copyright and trademark law. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of FactSet's Intellectual Property or Third Party Intellectual Property displayed on the Site without the written permission of FactSet. All rights in and to the Site and its content are retained by FactSet. You acknowledge and agree that the contents of this Site, including FactSet’s Intellectual Property and Third Party Intellectual Property, are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other foreign jurisdictions. For additional information on the Site’s copyright protections, refer to the copyright notice in the Site (www.factset.com) footer.

To obtain permission to use FactSet’s Intellectual Property or Third Party Intellectual Property, send an e-mail to marketing@factset.com. Note that no portion may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without the prior written consent of FactSet. To obtain reproduction consent, send an e-mail to marketing@factset.com.

You may download single copies of material contained on this Site for non-commercial, personal use subject to the provisions below and provided that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the Site or download any materials from it.

As FactSet asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others, pursuant to the Acceptable Use Policy below. If you believe that material located on the Site violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify FactSet at compliance@factset.com. FactSet will respond to all notices and, if required or appropriate, may take the following actions: (1) removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material or (2) terminating a user’s access to and use of the Site if, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of FactSet or others.

USER SUBMISSIONS: Any content, material, information, or other communication, including, without limitation, data, questions, comments, feedback, suggestions, or the like (collectively, the "Communications"), that you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. If you transmit or post any Communications to this Site, you grant FactSet a world-wide, royalty free, fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully assignable, transferable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, perform, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, display, and otherwise exploit those Communications throughout the world in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter devised or developed.  FactSet will have no obligations in connection with any of the Communications, including, to the extent permitted by law, any obligation to retain or provide you with copies of your Communications or to guarantee any confidentiality with respect to your Communications.

FactSet cannot prevent the "harvesting" of information from this Site, and you may be contacted by FactSet or unrelated third parties, by e-mail or otherwise, within or outside of this Site. Furthermore, any Communications, including all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein, may be edited by or on behalf of FactSet, may or may not be posted to this Site and may be used by FactSet for any purpose, including, reproduction, disclosure, distribution, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, all at the sole discretion of FactSet. The Communications may be used by FactSet for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using this information.

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY: You are prohibited from:

  • Using the Site in any way that violates applicable laws or regulations;
  • posting or transmitting to this Site any Communications that are unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or pornographic or that would otherwise violate any law;
  • posting or transmitting any Communications that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered harmful, fraudulent, infringing, offensive, illegal or give rise to civil liability;
  • posting or transmitting any Communications that contain any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful, destructive or contaminating content;
  • posting or transmitting any unsolicited messages, promotions, advertising, or solicitations (like “spam”) or that is machine- or randomly-generated;
  • copying, modifying, publishing, transmitting, distributing, transferring, selling, creating derivatives of, or in any way exploiting, any material accessible through the Site not submitted or provided by you, including by use of any robot, spider, scraper, scripting, deep link or other similar automated gathering or extraction tools, program, algorithm or methodology, unless you obtain FactSet’s prior written consent;
  • using the Site to advertise, market, sell or otherwise promote any commercial enterprise that you own, are employed by or are otherwise compensated by, either directly or indirectly;
  • using this Site in any way to violate the security or integrity of any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device or otherwise attempt to disrupt or tamper with FactSet servers;
  • modifying, adapting, translating, copying, reverse engineering, scraping, crawling, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of the Site;
  • attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network of the Site or attempting to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
  • taking any action that imposes, or may impose, in FactSet’s sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure,
  • attempting to gain unauthorized access to any of the Site or other accounts through hacking, password mining or other means; or
  • using or encouraging, promoting, facilitating, or instructing others to use the Site in any matter not explicitly permitted under these terms.

FactSet has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor activity on the Site and investigate any violation of this Agreement or misuse of the Site. If you become aware of any violation of this Agreement or misuse of the Site, you must immediately notify us and provide us with assistance, as requested, to stop or remedy the violation. FactSet will cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing FactSet to disclose the identity of or help identify or locate anyone posting any information or materials. FactSet further has the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any Communications from this Site or terminate or deny access to and use of the Site for any reason. FactSet is under no obligation to enforce these terms on your behalf against another user. FactSet reserves the right to take appropriate action in its sole discretion.

You hereby represent and warrant that (a) your use of the Site will not infringe the proprietary rights of any third party; (b) your use of the Site will be in strict accordance with these and any other applicable terms and with all applicable laws and regulations; and (c) that any Communication you post or transmit to the Site is accurate.

Notwithstanding the foregoing rules of conduct, FactSet retains an unlimited right to terminate your access to the Site, subject to applicable law, which shall not be limited to violations of the Acceptable Use Policy above.

USER RESPONSIBILITY:FactSet has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the Communications and material posted by third parties to the Site, and therefore cannot be responsible for its content, use or effects. By operating the Site, FactSet does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes the material to be accurate, useful, lawful, or non-harmful. Neither FactSet nor any of this third party suppliers guarantees, endorses, or is otherwise responsible or liable for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability, availability, or usefulness of any Communications and material accessible through the Site.

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FactSet's UK Modern Slavery Act Statement 2021

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and constitutes FactSet’s group slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 August 2021.

Introduction from Phil Snow, Chief Executive Officer

As a global software and solutions provider, we are committed to combatting slavery and human trafficking. Our employees are expected to report concerns using the appropriate reporting channels, and management are expected to escalate and/or address these concerns immediately. We are proud of the corporate social responsibility work we carry out in our local communities around the world. As we expand into new markets, we ensure that corporate social responsibility is an integral part of our business development plans.

Organisation's Structure and Business

We are a major supplier of online-integrated financial and economic information to the investment management and banking industries. FactSet Research Systems Inc. is the parent company of all our global subsidiaries, including our businesses in the United Kingdom (“FactSet”). FactSet has approximately 10,892 employees worldwide in 37 office locations in 20 countries.

Our Supply Chains

FactSet is not in an industry with a high risk of modern slavery or human trafficking. Our supply chains include suppliers based throughout the world that provide a range of services and products, from third party data to IT infrastructure and local food service. FactSet is committed to high professional standards and business ethics, and we expect the same from our suppliers. All suppliers are expected to comply with applicable local and national laws, policies and regulations.

Our Values and Policies

Part of our values and culture is that we are an inclusive community, working together as a team and staying connected to our clients and each other. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. As such, we have implemented our own FactSet Supply Chain Code of Conduct, available on our public website. We expect our global suppliers and their respective supply chains to uphold similar standards of ethics and to act in accordance with the FactSet Supply Chain Code of Conduct. This demonstrates our support and commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We seek to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Our Human Rights Policy is available on our public website and demonstrates our commitment to develop due diligence to identify and prevent human rights risks to people in our business and value chain. Where we identify adverse human rights impacts resulting from or caused by our business activities, we are committed to providing for or cooperating in their fair and equitable remediation.

Employees

Giving back to our communities is an integral part of our culture. FactSet continues to invest in local communities through its Corporate Responsibility program, uniting around our four Pillars of Service: Inspire Tomorrow’s Engineers, Educate to Elevate, Protect Our Environment, and Alleviate Food Insecurity. The program is led by a global team and supported by local Corporate Responsibility (CR) Committees who engage colleagues in strategic service projects to make a difference in our local communities. During fiscal 2021, FactSet offered a fully virtual employee volunteer program by transitioning to remote mentoring and other educational support programs, as well as offering new virtual learning and engagement opportunities for young people. In total, FactSet delivered 263 volunteer events globally in 20 countries and 32 FactSet locations. FactSet employees and volunteers served nearly 11,000 volunteer roles and over 14,000 total volunteer hours.

Through global campaigns with strategic nonprofit partners, FactSet employees achieved far-ranging impacts. During fiscal 2021, FactSet supported the community by:

  • helping over 80,000 young people gain qualifications, higher education, or employment;
  • providing over 1 million meals to people in need;
  • enabling the planting of over 14,000 trees;
  • creating over 100,000 data points to support environmental research and disaster relief.

All FactSet grants are made on the provision that the charity does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or national origin.

Our 2021 Sustainability Report is available on our public website and details how we manage our global business through our fair and transparent governance processes and equip our staff to uphold the highest standards of ethics.

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available on our public website and applies to all employees globally and embodies fundamental principles of ethical and legal conduct to ensure we continue to be guided by our values. The Code helps all employees navigate the highly complex, regulated, and challenging global business environment in which we operate, and ensures that our sense of integrity is at the forefront of each business transaction. All employees are required to affirm and recertify their commitment to the Code on an annual basis. Mandatory new hire and compliance training programs educate our employees on how to conduct business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

If employees have any concerns about any potential wrongdoing or violations of law, these issues can be raised through appropriate channels. In situations where employees prefer to make an anonymous or confidential report, they are encouraged to use FactSet’s Ethics Action Line which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages, at www.FactSetEthicsActionLine.com and on our intranet site. Our Whistleblower and Anti- Retaliation Policy supports the confidential, anonymous submission of reports of suspected misconduct and prohibits retaliation against any individual for reporting a concern in good faith or participating in the investigation of a concern reported by someone else.

Next Steps

We will continue to review the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to protect against slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. In addition, we will continue to evaluate and assess emerging risks, if any arise, regarding possible human rights abuses among our suppliers.

This statement was approved by the board of FactSet Research Systems Inc., FactSet Europe Limited and FactSet
UK Limited.

 

Phil Snow
Chief Executive Officer
Date: April 29, 2022

UK Modern Slavery Act

UK Tax Strategy

Financial year ending August 31, 2020

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (the “Company” or “FactSet”) is a multinational company headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States with operations across 23 countries. FactSet was founded in 1978 and provides integrated financial information and analytical applications for the global investment community.

Introduction to FactSet’s UK Tax Strategy

FactSet has substantial local operations and presence in the UK. FactSet is committed to conduct its tax affairs in accordance with the following objectives:

  • Act as a responsible global corporate tax citizen in compliance with applicable tax law, regulations and reporting disclosure requirements;
  • Maintain an open relationship with tax authorities based on collaboration and integrity;
  • Apply diligence and care in the management of processes and procedures by which all tax related activities are undertaken;
  • Encourage ethical and transparent business practices;
  • Use available incentives and reliefs while ensuring that these reliefs are not used for purposes which are knowingly contradictory to the intent of the legislation.

Risk Management and Governance

FactSet believes that it is important to pay the correct amount of tax at the right time, under all relevant laws and regulations. We are committed to provide transparent and accessible information to tax administrators in order to facilitate an understanding of our tax strategy and the underlying business models. We operate an effective tax control framework to identify key tax risks and to manage those risks through appropriately designed and operated controls, polices and processes.

Tax Strategy and Strategic Objectives

Generally, FactSet’s tax strategy and strategic objectives are intended to establish a clear and unequivocal approach to all aspects of tax reporting and compliance.

Our strategy is focused on ensuring that taxes (and tax risks) are managed to provide outcomes consistent with commercial reality and are within the parameters of our strategic objectives. The strategy also requires that all tax obligations are complied with in the UK and all other relevant jurisdictions.

With the tax landscape constantly changing, FactSet’s tax affairs and tax risk management procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that processes and measures are up-to-date so that we are able to identify, assess, manage and mitigate tax risk as well as remain aligned with FactSet’s business strategy and governance framework.

Level of Acceptable Tax Risk

We aim for certainty on the tax positions we adopt, so diligent professional care and judgment is employed to assess tax risks arising from our commercial operations. We seek to reduce the level of tax risk arising from operations as far as is practically reasonable through an ongoing commitment to improving internal control effectiveness and by ensuring that all tax or tax-related processes are allocated to appropriately qualified owners.

FactSet’s level of acceptable risk is low, and we structure our affairs based on sound commercial principles and in accordance with company policy and relevant tax legislation. FactSet will consider different tax outcomes when considering how to undertake commercially motivated transactions, but does not participate in aggressive tax planning for the purposes of tax avoidance or engage in tax schemes that go against the intention of the legislative authority.

Approach towards Dealings with HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”)

It is FactSet’s general policy to be transparent and proactive in all interactions with HMRC.

We have an open, honest and positive working relationship with HMRC. We are committed to prompt disclosure and transparency in all tax matters with HMRC. We recognize that there will be areas of differing legal interpretations between ourselves and HMRC and where this occurs we will engage in proactive discussion to bring matters to as rapid a conclusion as possible.

UK Tax Strategy

Accommodation Statement

FactSet endeavors to make https://www.factset.com/careers accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Kristen Panichella, Global Director, Talent Acquisition at Recruiting2@factset.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. 

FactSet is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here. For the EEO Commission, please click here.

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AAP/EEO Statement

  A NOTICE AND INVITATION TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS
 
Philip Snow, Chief Executive Officer
 
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT

 

FactSet Research Systems, Inc. has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that:

  1. Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

  2. All other personnel actions, such as compensa­tion, benefits, transfers, layoffs and recall from layoffs, access to training, education, tuition assistance and social recreation pro­grams are administered without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

  3. Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have: (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity or (4) exercised any other right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity. 

I have appointed Kristen A. Panichella to take on the responsibili­ties of EEO Coordinator.  The EEO Coordinator will be respon­sible for the day to day imple­ment­a­tion and monitoring of the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan.  As part of that responsibil­ity, the EEO Coordinator will periodi­cally analyze the Company's personnel actions and their effects to ensure compliance with our equal employ­ment policy and administer the audit and reporting system. 

If you, as one of our employees or as an applicant for employment, have any questions about this policy or would like to view portions of the Affirmative Action Plan, please contact Leonard F. Johnson during regular business hours. This is also a reminder that employees may update their disability status at any time by contacting Kristen A. Panichella.

I have reviewed and fully endorse our Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity program.  In closing, I ask the continued assistance and support of all of the Company's personnel to attain our objec­tive of equal employment opportunity for all. 

 

Sincerely,

Philip Snow
Chief Executive Officer

AAP/EEO Statement

External Referral Award Program Terms and Conditions

FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s External Referral Award Program (the “Program”) offers a one-time referral award to unaffiliated persons to help FactSet attract top talent at our offices located throughout the United States. To make a referral or learn more about the Program, please visit our External Referral Award Program webpage . Referrals are valid for 12 months from the date of submittal.

Please read the below carefully.  By submitting a resume via email, You (as defined below) agree to the following terms and conditions: 

External Referrer (“You” or “Your”):

  • Must be an individual person (i.e. not a business entity) who is at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States in which you reside
  • Can’t be associated with or a consultant of a staffing or recruiting agency
  • Can’t be a current FactSet employee
  • Can’t refer yourself

Your Referral Candidate:

  • Can’t be a previous employee or current or former contractor for FactSet
  • Can’t be previously referred by a current FactSet employee
  • Can’t have already applied for the same position at FactSet on their own

If our team feels that Your referred candidate appears to be a match to our job requirements, we will reach out to them directly. The referred person must acknowledge that You referred them and we will ask the Referral Candidate to then apply directly on the Careers page of our website.

Payment Terms

If You are eligible to participate in the Program, FactSet shall pay You a one-time referral award in the form of an electronic gift card from one of FactSet’s preapproved retailers (“Award”) in the following (gross) amounts:

  • For Associate, Senior Associate, Specialist and Senior Specialist positions: $50 Award
  • For Senior Manager/AVP Lead, Manager, SVP or VP positions: $100 Award

FactSet will process the Award approximately 8-10 weeks after the referred employee is successfully hired and is actively employed by FactSet at the time the Award is to be paid. You are solely responsible for any appropriate state and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Award.

In the event of a duplicate or competing submission of a referral candidate, payment will be made for the first referral candidate received by FactSet. Any Award payment is at FactSet’s sole discretion.

Recruiters and Placement Agencies

FactSet does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or placement agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to our website or to any of our employees. FactSet will not pay any fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any fees associated with any unsolicited resume.  

Additional Information

  1. You may refer as many qualified referral candidates as You want, but the total aggregate Award amount You may receive is capped at $500.
  2. Referrals submitted in any other way other than outlined in these terms and conditions will not be eligible for the Program.
  3. These terms and conditions are governed by Connecticut law. You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and FactSet with respect to an Award the decision of FactSet will be final.
  4. The terms and conditions of the Program are subject to change or terminate at any time without notice and in FactSet’s sole discretion.
  5. Please email referrals@factset.com with any questions.
External Referral Award Program Terms and Conditions

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Supply Chain Code of Conduct

At FactSet Research Systems Inc. (inclusive of all of its subsidiaries, “FactSet”), we are guided by our values. All of our employees, officers and directors commit to a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that embodies our fundamental principles of ethical and legal conduct. In keeping with our values, we expect all of our global suppliers (“Suppliers”) and their respective supply chains to uphold similar standards of ethics and conduct and to act in accordance with this FactSet Supply Chain Code of Conduct (the “Code”).

This Code outlines the minimum standards that all of our Suppliers are expected to adhere to. All Suppliers are expected to conduct their business activities in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and this Code is not and should not be interpreted to circumvent or undermine any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Any Supplier who is unable to comply with this Code should immediately notify FactSet. Failure to comply with this Code may result in FactSet taking specific action, including but not limited to the disqualification of future opportunities and the withdrawal of business.

FactSet’s Core Sourcing Principles

We consider the following factors when selecting our Suppliers:

  • High quality products and services that fit our needs;
  • Best value, fitting our financial budget without compromising on quality or customer service;
  • Security assessment and architecture review;
  • Legal compliance and contractual terms in line with FactSet’s standards and all applicable local and national laws and regulations; and
  • Business practices consistent with the Code including, whenever practicable, considering Suppliers who act consistently with FactSet’s environmental, social and governance philosophies.
Ethical Business Practices

FactSet seeks to excel while operating honestly and ethically, never through taking unfair advantage of others. FactSet prohibits corrupt business practices and any conduct of a questionable, fraudulent, unethical or illegal nature. Suppliers shall commit to ethical business practices consistent with FactSet’s values and hold their employees and suppliers to a similar standard of ethics and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Our Suppliers must be transparent in their business dealings and timely in regulatory reporting. Suppliers may not engage in bribery, corruption, embezzlement, extortion or other illegitimate and unethical business practices. Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws relating to anti-corruption and anti-bribery. Suppliers must avoid unlawful agreements or arrangements with their competitors and comply with applicable antitrust laws. FactSet will not support, facilitate or condone money laundering by Suppliers and will help governments prevent illegal activities involving FactSet.

Human Rights/Workers’ Rights and Diversity

FactSet believes in the fundamental responsibility to respect international human rights standards (see our Human Rights Policy). FactSet expects its Suppliers to share its commitment to human rights and equal opportunity in the workplace. Suppliers must commit to upholding the human rights of their workers in accordance with this Code, the principles and guidelines of the International Labor Organization and the United Nations, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Suppliers must ensure that all of their employees have chosen their employment freely without duress. Their employees must work in safe, healthy and humane working conditions. Employees must be provided with fair wages and benefits relative to the market, and none of our Suppliers should expect their employees to exceed fair working hours as designated by applicable local and international law. Suppliers shall respect the right of freedom of association of their employees and the right to collective bargaining.

All of our Suppliers must ensure that they do not have within any part of their own operations or their supply-chain any form of child labor or human rights violations. FactSet is committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business and FactSet will not knowingly support or conduct business with any organization involved in slavery or human trafficking (see our Modern Slavery Act Statement).

Suppliers must be committed to a workforce free of harassment and discrimination. We expect our Suppliers to take diversity and inclusion in their workplaces seriously and demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for individuals and groups, with no tolerance for discrimination or workplace harassment. We urge our Suppliers to recruit, hire, develop, promote and discipline employees without regard to race, sex, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or veteran status, providing reasonable accommodations where necessary to ensure fairness and non-discrimination.

Environment and Sustainability

FactSet recognizes its social responsibility to protect the environment and operate its business sustainably. FactSet expects its Suppliers to adhere to responsible environmental management and to operate their business in compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations. Suppliers should strive to minimize negative environmental impact as far as is practical and possible. We urge our Suppliers to target reductions in their carbon footprints, reduce their levels of waste and where possible incorporate reduction, re-use and recycling measures in their business operations.

Third Party Intellectual Property, Proprietary and Privacy Rights

FactSet respects the intellectual property, proprietary and privacy rights of third parties and expects its Suppliers to also respect the proprietary and intellectual property rights of third parties. When Suppliers are properly given the right to use such assets, they must use them responsibly. Suppliers must respect the privacy of their customers, employees and other data subjects, and comply with all applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Monitoring Compliance and Reporting Concerns

Suppliers are expected to self-monitor their compliance with this Code while conducting business and to have appropriate management systems in place. FactSet may request reasonable information to confirm compliance with this Code by our Suppliers. If you are aware or concerned that someone has violated this Code, please report your concern to our Chief Compliance Officer at compliance@factset.com, or anonymously through the FactSet Ethics Action Line at https://FactSetEthicsActionline.com. We will treat all reports received in a confidential manner to the fullest extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate review. No complainants will be retaliated against for making good faith complaints, even if the complaints cannot be substantiated.

Supply Chain Code of Conduct