Privacy Policy

Cornerstone is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement (the “Statement”) sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to this web site.

Please read this Statement carefully as it affects your rights and liabilities under the law. If you disagree with the way we collect and process personal information collected on this Site, we recommend that you do not use it.

Scope of this Policy

This Statement applies to cornerstonesg.com (the “Site”), which is owned by Cornerstone Search Group, LLC (“Cornerstone”). It is Cornerstone’s policy to comply with data protection legislation. This regulates the processing of information relating to you and grants you various rights with respect to your personal data.

The Site contains links to other web sites over which we have no control. Cornerstone is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites to which you choose to link from the Site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

Information We Collect and Retain

You do not have to give us any personal information in order to perform job searches or to read the content portions of the Site. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you, or any other individual to whom the information may relate, personally. We do not collect personal information unless you choose to provide it to us. Some examples of personal information that we collect in some areas of the Site, depending on the services you use and local law, are:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Contact information

How Information is Used

We will never sell, share, rent, or trade any personal information about any of our users to any third parties for their promotional or other purposes, without your consent. We will never sell, share, rent, or trade your email address or any other contact information to any third parties for promotional purposes or any other purposes, without your consent. By registering with Cornerstone, or expressly opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information, subject to local law, in the following ways:

  • to create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us;
  • to contact you about the Site updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;
  • to provide you additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice;
  • to enable you to provide feedback, to contact us and for us to respond to you;
  • to conduct surveys, questionnaires, promotions and contests, and to provide the results thereof such as success stories and contest winners; and
  • to generate internal reports about the use of the Site.

By providing your personal information for inclusion in our database, you acknowledge that you consent to your information being used as described herein. While Cornerstone takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties, Cornerstone does not control these third parties.

Disclosure of Information to Others

We disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal or demographic, as set forth below.

1. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

2. We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of Cornerstone’s business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event Cornerstone becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, Cornerstone or its liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the court. You will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by email or through a prominent notice posted on the Site.

Your Choices About Your Information

We retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use with us more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal data. You may have access to, review, correct, update, change or delete your account profile information at any time. Simply log into your account, go to your profile, and make the necessary changes.

If you previously opted to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from Cornerstone, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by editing your account profile. If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by editing your account profile.

Security

You are responsible for ensuring that your log-in credentials (your username and password) are kept confidential.

Cornerstone has implemented technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. Notwithstanding such measures, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Moreover, one of our primary purposes is to provide you with a platform to broadcast the information in your resume and profile widely and to maximize your career opportunities. Accordingly, such an environment does present a risk that unauthorized third parties will view this data.

We also use cookies, web beacons, and Java Script to administer our Site and deliver a personalized experience. For additional detailed information on each of these, please see below.

Children

Cornerstone is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13.

Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to change the substance of this Statement, we will, where required, contact you via the email address that you maintain in your profile. We will also post those changes through a prominent notice on the Site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

Contact Information

Your data is submitted to Cornerstone and is hosted and stored in a database on servers situated in the United States.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please feel free to email us at privacystatement@cornerstonesg.com or contact us at:

Cornerstone Search Group, 6 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-656-0220

We will use reasonable efforts to answer promptly your question or resolve your problem.

Use of Cookies, and Java Script

Cookies: Cornerstone uses “cookies” to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is either stored in your computer’s memory temporarily (a “session” cookie) or placed on your hard drive (a “persistent” cookie) by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

 

When you return to the Site, cookies enable us to retrieve the information you previously provided, so you can easily use the features that you customized. Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized Site experience.

 

We predominately use “session” cookies, which are not permanently stored on your hard drive. Session cookies expire after two hours of inactivity or when you close your browser. When you carry out a job search or apply online a large amount of data is processed by our system and transferred through each page of the search or application process. This information includes your job search criteria, the job you are applying for, your right to work in the relevant country and the results of any questionnaire you have completed as part of the online application process as well as demographic information that is not unique to you. “Session” cookies allow us to keep track of this data until you have completed your search. We also use cookies to identify users who have been banned from using our forums for behavior that contradicts our terms of use and to track click streams, for load balancing and to enable you to navigate through the Site using redirection pages.

We use “persistent” cookies primarily to ensure that we do not show you pages that you have already seen and to personalize your Site experience and save you time. “Persistent” cookies enable us to recognize whether you have responded to any poll or seen an advertisement or information notice placed on the Site so that we do not show you the poll, advertisement or notice again the next time you visit the Site. The “persistent” cookies we use will remain on your computer after you have left the Site and will expire when you log out of the Site or 60 days after your last visit for security cookies, 90 days after your last visit for poll response and alliance cookies.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time by modifying your browser settings. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on the Site.

JavaScript: Cornerstone also uses JavaScript. JavaScript is a script language that enhances the functionality of the Site, particularly in respect to pictures. We are not collecting any personal data via JavaScript but use it to inform employers about how many applicants have clicked on email addresses embedded in their job ads, for example. You may deactivate JavaScript via your browser settings or activate it the same way. If you disable JavaScript you will not be able to use some of the functions of the Site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY BY US TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO $100.00.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Statement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New Jersey in the United States, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of the Statement shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within the State of New Jersey. If any provision of the Statement is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any term or condition of the Statement shall not be deemed a waiver thereof and shall not prevent its later enforcement.