This privacy notice sets out how PJT Partners Inc., PJT Partners Holdings LP and its affiliates (together, “we”, “our” or “us”) process your personal data. Your “personal data” means any information that can identify you. If you have engaged with us to provide services to you (as described in section 4 below), or you are communicating with us, the entity controlling your personal data is the PJT Partners entity with whom you have an engagement letter or with whom you are communicating. Otherwise, the entity that will control your personal data is PJT Partners Inc. This entity is legally responsible for deciding how and for what purposes your personal data is used.
1. Related notices
To access this privacy notice in other languages, please contact us using the contact details below. If you are applying for a role with us, please refer to our Applicant Privacy Notice found here.
2. What this privacy notice applies to
This privacy notice relates to your use of our website and the personal data we hold about you. We may provide links to websites controlled and maintained by third parties, such as business partners and social media networks. We provide these links solely for convenience. Such third-party websites may gather information about you when you visit their sites in accordance with their own separate privacy policies. We do not have any control over the content of third-party websites or what personal data they gather about you. We therefore assume no liability or responsibility for those sites. For privacy information relating to those third-party websites, please consult their privacy policies as appropriate.
3. Personal data we collect about you
General personal data
The personal data we collect about you depends on your relationship with us. The general personal data we process includes, but is not limited to: your name and contact details (such as email and phone numbers); financial information; information to verify identity, such as date of birth, passport or driving license; any other personal data relevant to, or necessary for us to perform, proper due diligence, such as required “anti-money laundering” or “know your customer” reviews to conduct investigations and to perform conflict checks to deliver many of our services; your job title and work history; gender; your IP address and other unique identifiers.
Our vendors, clients, prospective clients and business partners may also provide us with certain information about their staff and those connected with their organization, including your name and contact details, in line with the personal data listed above. We process this personal data so we can liaise with such parties about the services we are provided with, both now and in the future; to support, grow and maintain the relationship we have with such parties; to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations and to pay any invoices we owe.
Special category or sensitive personal data
In certain circumstances, our employees provide us with the personal data of their relatives or associated persons. We collect and use this information in connection with securities accounts owned by those individuals and the trades executed by them. Therefore, in addition to the general personal data mentioned above, we may also collect special category or sensitive personal data to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, such as:
the political contributions for candidates for U.S. federal office who do not hold a state or local office, made, solicited or coordinated by such relatives or associated persons or
the positions, such as directorships or executive offices, held in a public company by an employee’s relatives or associated persons.
If you attend one of our events or visit our offices, we may also collect special category or sensitive personal data, such as information about your dietary requirements or allergies (to assist when we serve food) or other information to assist with requests you may make, for example in relation to any disability you may have. We do so to comply with our legal obligations and / or to fulfil our obligations, and where we collect such special category personal data, we will do so with your consent.
4. How your personal data is collected
We usually collect personal data from you directly when you send us information, such as when we provide our services to you; indirectly such as your browsing activity while you use our website; or via our employees as noted in section 3 above.
Where we provide services to you, these may include:
financial advisory services, advice on corporate governance and shareholder engagement and fund placement services to our clients and prospective clients;
the websites and mobile applications owned and controlled by us that link to this privacy notice; and
our marketing and business development activities, including events we host, meetings you may attend, social media we create and emails that we send.
If you are applying for a role with us, including certain temporary or consulting roles, we may also collect personal data about you from other sources such as your current employer, employees and colleagues or through publicly available internet searches. For more information, please refer to our Applicant Privacy Notice found here.
Additionally, we may collect personal data during the provision of services to our clients, as mentioned above, the personal data we process will depend on the information sent to us by our clients and the type of matter for which our client has retained us. For example, if we are engaged by our client to advise them on buying a business, we may receive personal data about the target company’s customers and employees.
5. How and why we use your personal data
General personal data
We will only use your personal data if we have a proper reason, for example: to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; for the performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into such contract; or for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, as highlighted in sections 3 and 4 above. A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your personal data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.
In addition to the uses described above, we may use your personal data to:
operate our business, administer services and manage your accounts;
contact you to respond to your requests or inquiries;
process and complete your transactions including, as applicable, order confirmation and delivering products or services;
provide you with newsletters, articles, alerts and announcements, event invitations, marketing information and other information that we believe may be of interest to you;
conduct research, surveys, and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and client needs;
analyze your interactions with us, and improve our products, services, programs, and other offerings;
prevent, investigate, or provide notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of your personal data, our networks, systems or applications; or
Special category personal data
In the specific circumstances we process special categories of personal data, as noted in section 3 above, either:
you have given your explicit consent for us to do so;
the processing is necessary for carrying out our obligations and exercising our, or your, specific rights under applicable laws and / or regulations; or
the processing relates to personal data which you have manifestly made public and the processing is necessary for achieving purposes in the public interest.
We may use your personal data to send you updates about our services. We have a legitimate interest to use your personal data for marketing purposes. This means we do not usually need your consent to send you marketing information. However, where consent is needed, we will ask for this separately and clearly.
If you do not wish to be contacted by us, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions that accompany any marketing e-mail or contact us using the details outlined in section 16 below. If you opt-out of such communication, we may still contact you about any problems or issues with your account, profile, or any services provided by us. We will always treat your personal data with respect and will never sell or share it with other organizations outside our group for marketing purposes.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you use our website. Cookies are typically used to ensure websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about website usage. We will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
Other than cookies which are strictly necessary in order to ensure website functionality, we only use Google analytics cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the websites in an aggregated, anonymous form. The information they collect includes the number of visitors to the websites, where the visitors accessed the websites from, and the websites they visited. For more information about Google analytics cookies, please visit Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. To opt out of Google analytics cookies across all websites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How to control cookies
Most web browsers allow you to control cookie settings, typically under the sections “Help” or “Internet Options”. For more information on how to control cookies through your web browser, please visit the browser developer’s website. If you disable or delete certain cookies in your settings, you may not be able to use certain features of such websites.
8. How we share and disclose personal data
We may share your personal data on the legal bases outlined above with our vendors, affiliates, clients, potential targets and / or business partners, our professional advisers, law enforcement, regulators, auditors, insurers and other government agencies and parties with whom we are involved. We may disclose your personal data to a third party in connection with a corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or capital, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties in order to perform services you request or functions you initiate, such as when you post information and materials on message boards and forums. We only allow those organizations to handle your personal data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect it. We also ensure contractual obligations are in place so they can only use your personal data to provide services to us and / or to you.
9. Where your personal data is held
Your personal data may be held at our offices and those of our affiliates, third-party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above.
Where we, or third parties, process your personal data outside of the UK and European Economic Area:
the UK government or the European Commission (as applicable) has decided the particular country or international organization ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data;
there are appropriate safeguards in place, such as the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses and UK International Data Transfer Addendum (as applicable), together with enforceable rights and effective legal remedies for you; or
a specific exception applies under data protection law.
10. Data security
We endeavor to maintain physical, technical and administrative measures designed to safeguard personal data. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be secure at all times. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with section 16 below.
11. Children’s online privacy protection
Given the nature of our website, we do not knowingly collect personal data online from children under 13 years old, nor are our websites intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13 years old. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal data from anyone under 13 years old, we will delete such data from our records. If you are aware that any personal data of anyone under 13 years old has been shared with us, please let us know by contacting us as noted in section 16 below so that we can delete that data.
12. How long we process and retain your personal data
We will only process and store your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for your personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary, and following the end of the relevant retention period, we will delete or anonymize your personal data.
In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such anonymized information without further notice to you.
13. Your rights
Depending on your location, you may have the following rights, which you can exercise by contacting us in accordance with section 16 below:
Access a copy of your personal data – the right to be provided with a copy of the personal data that we process about you.
Correction (also known as rectification) – the right to request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in personal data that we process about you
Erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten) – the right to require us to delete your personal data in certain situations.
Restriction of processing – the right to require us to restrict processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, e.g. if you contest the accuracy of the data.
Data portability – the right to receive the personal data we process about you, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party in certain situations.
Object to use – the right to object at any time to your personal data being processed for direct marketing (including profiling), or in certain other situations, the right to object to our continued processing of your personal data, e.g. processing carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interests.
Not to be subject to automated individual decision making - the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
Withdraw your consent - where you have given us your consent, the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us as described in section 16 below, or where applicable, by unsubscribing from any communications to which you have subscribed.
Complain – the right to bring complaints with any relevant data protection or privacy authority (see section 15 below for further details).
California residents, please refer to our California Privacy Notice, which supplements this Privacy Notice found here.
14. Changes to this privacy notice
We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this privacy notice at any time. Please check this page regularly for the most up to date version of this notice.
15. How to make a complaint
Please contact us if you have any query or concern about our use of your personal data (see section 16 below). We hope we will be able to resolve any issues you may have.
If you are an Investor located in the U.S., you may also file an Investor Complaint Form with the Securities and Exchange Commission at https://www.sec.gov/oiea/Complaint.html. In addition, if you are a California resident, you may also contact the California Office of the Attorney General at https://oag.ca.gov/contact.
If you are located in Europe, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner or any relevant European data protection supervisory authority. The Information Commissioner may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint or telephone: 0303 123 1113 and a current list of European data protection supervisory authorities can be found at https://commission.europa.eu/select-language?destination=/node/1.
16. How to contact us
If you wish to contact us or make a request pursuant to this privacy notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the specific entity you wish to contact in the subject line of your email address.
Individuals in the USA
PJT Partners Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Individuals in the UK
PJT Partners (UK) Limited
One Curzon Street
London W1J 5HD, United Kingdom
Individuals in Spain
PJT Partners Park Hill (Spain) A.V., S.A.U.
Paseo de la Castellana 41
Madrid, 28046, Spain
Individuals in France
PJT Partners (France) SAS
32-34 Avenue Kleber
75116 Paris, France
Individuals in Germany
PJT Partners (Germany) GmbH
OpernTurm, 16th Floor
Bockenheimer Landstr. 2-4
60306 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Individuals in Hong Kong
PJT Partners (HK) Limited
Suite 3609-11, 36F
Two International Finance Centre
No. 8 Finance Street
Central, Hong Kong
Effective: December 1, 2023