Last Updated on July 1, 2023
Personally Identifiable Information Collected or Received from You
We collect personally identifiable information (sometimes referred to as “personal data” or “personal information”) about you through this website.
In general, we will use the personal information we collect for online recruiting purposes, subscriptions to publications, event registration, to provide you with a range of services (including to match testifying experts to law firms), to update or enhance our client records, and for account administration.
Personal information we collect may include your name, address, e-mail address (both personal and/or work e-mail address), telephone or fax number, IP address, or any content you post in your resume or CV.
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above depends on the personal information concerned, but will either be:
Use and Disclosure of Information
If you provide personal information to us through this website, we will use that information for the purpose for which it was collected and for other reasonably related purposes which are not incompatible with those allowed under applicable data protection laws.
Information Shared with Our Service Providers: We may provide your information to third parties for the processing of that information solely for our benefit, but we will not provide your information to any third party for marketing purposes, except in connection with information requests that you make that involve third parties or in connection with events that involve presentations or sponsorships by third parties. We do not provide your personal information to any third party for its own marketing purposes.
We use iCIMS, a third-party software provider, to run our recruitment platform. This software allows you to search for open job positions, apply for jobs online, send job listings via e-mail to others, and create an account so that you can keep up to date with all of our recruitment activities and keep track of your applications. For more information about iCIMS, please see its privacy notice: https://www.icims.com/legal/privacy-policy-website
We may use third-party web analytics services on the site, such as those of Google Analytics. We may also disclose certain information about you and the device you use to access the services in order to deliver tailored advertising. These service providers use the technology described in the Cookie Statement to help us analyze how users use the site. The information collected by the technology (including your IP address) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these services providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the site. You can read more about how Google uses your information via Google Analytics here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Learn about opting out of Google Analytics.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection or the Protection of Others: Cornerstone Research will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cornerstone Research; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cornerstone Research; or (c) act under urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions: Cornerstone Research may also disclose your personal information to a successor in title of our business.
Data Retention and International Transfer: Your information will be stored in the USA. Where personal information is transferred outside of the EU or the UK, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with applicable data protection laws and this Policy. You can obtain a copy of such safeguards by contacting us as indicated in the “Your Rights” section herein.
We retain personal information we collect from you for as long as necessary to administer any services you have requested from us or to comply with our legal obligations
We have not sold and will not sell your personal information.
This website is not designed to store sensitive personal information such as financial, health, or educational records, and you should not use this website for such purposes. This website uses reasonable technical and organizational procedures and practices that Cornerstone believes are appropriate to secure the personal information we collect, but we cannot and do not assure you that these measures will be sufficient to protect against all efforts to gain unauthorized access to the information.
Do Not Track
Cornerstone Research does not respond to a browser’s do-not-track signal regarding the collection of information about online activities over time and across third-party online services.
Opt Out and Unsubscribe
We allow you to opt out of future electronic marketing communications at any time by e-mailing us at email@example.com and writing “remove” in the subject line, or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of our e-mails and newsletters.
Changes to This Policy
This Policy is effective as of the date above. Any material changes to this Policy will be published on this website. By your continued use of the website, you consent to the terms of the revised Policy.
Links to Other Websites
This website may link to websites maintained by third parties, including our clients. If you use these links, you will leave our website. This Policy does not apply to third-party websites. Cornerstone Research is not responsible for the content or policies maintained by these websites. If you decide to visit a third-party website, you do so at your own risk.
If you are an individual, you have the following rights in relation to your personal information: (i) to access, correct, update, or request changes to or deletion of it; (ii) to object to processing of your personal information; (iii) to ask us to restrict processing of it; (iv) to request portability of it; and, as indicated in the “Opt Out and Unsubscribe” section above, (v) to opt out of marketing communications and of profiling to the extent that it is related to such communications. You can exercise these rights by calling us at 888-223-2536 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office. The data controller of your personal information is Cornerstone Research UK Ltd.
California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy, we have taken steps to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (collectively, the “CCPA”).
This Policy describes the personal information we collect or process about California residents in connection with the website, how we use, disclose, and protect that personal information, and what your rights are concerning personal information that we collect or process.
In this Policy, “personal information” has the same meaning as under the CCPA California Civil Code Section 1798.83: information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal information does not include information that has been de-identified or aggregated.
Personal Information We Collect and Share, and For What Purpose
In the past 12 months, we have collected and disclosed personal information from visitors in the following circumstances when they interact with our website, as described in detail above:
As described in detail above, we use your personal information for a variety of purposes to operate, assess activity on, and improve the performance of our website, including the following:
In the past 12 months, we have disclosed the following personal information for a business purpose:
Except as described in detail above, we will not disclose your personal information with third parties without your consent.
Additionally, while certain information associated with your IP address (geolocation information) may constitute sensitive personal information for the purposes of the CCPA, we do not use such information for purposes other than those set forth in Cal. Code Regs. tit. 11 §7027(m).
Your Rights as a California Resident
Under California law, users who are California residents have specific rights regarding their personal information. These rights are subject to certain exceptions described below. When required, we will respond to most requests within 45 days unless it is reasonably necessary to extend the response time.
Right to Disclosure of Information
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information regarding our practices with respect to personal information. If you submit a valid and verifiable request and we confirm your identity and/or authority to make the request, we will disclose to you any of the following at your direction:
Right to Correct
You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal information that we maintain about you. To do so, please submit a valid and verifiable request to enable us to confirm your identity and/or authority to make the request.
Right to Delete Personal Information
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Upon receiving a verified request to delete your personal information, we will do so unless otherwise authorized by law.
How to Exercise these Rights
To submit a verifiable consumer request to us for disclosure or deletion of personal information by please call us at 888-223-2536, email@example.com, or visit our webform at https://www.cornerstone.com/contact-us/.
We will respond to verifiable requests for disclosure or deletion of personal information free of charge, within 10 days of receipt.
In order to protect your privacy and the security of your information, we verify consumer requests by matching personal information that you provide with information in our possession, in order to confirm your identity. Any additional information you provide will be used only to verify your identity and not for any other purpose.
You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. You must provide an authorized agent written permission to submit a request on your behalf, and we may require that you verify your identity directly with us. Alternatively, an authorized agent that has been provided power of attorney under Probate Code sections 4000-4465 may submit a request on your behalf.
Right to Opt Out of Sales of Your Personal Information
We do not sell or share personal information as such terms are defined in the CCPA and we therefore do not provide any mechanism for you to exercise the right to opt out.
Right to Non-Discrimination
You have the right not to be discriminated against for the exercise of your California privacy rights described above including, but not limited to, by:
If you have questions or wish to access your information, please call us at 888-223-2536 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Policy Regarding Children
We do not direct our website or services toward children under the age of 16. As such we neither sell nor share information belonging to children under 16. In particular, if we learn that we have collected the personal information of children under the age of 13, we will take immediate steps to delete such information.
Global Privacy Controls
We treat Global Privacy Control signals as opt-out of sale and sharing of your Personal Information as required under CCPA. If your browser or browser extension has GPC enabled, our websites will automatically recognize that signal and opt you out of the sale or sharing of the personal information we collect via our websites.
Last Updated on March 1, 2023
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by Cornerstone Research are called “first-party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in this page.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or https://www.youronlinechoices.com.
How often will you update this Cookie Statement?
Where can I get further information?
The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described herein.
Essential website cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Cornerstone Research (First Party)
ASP.NET_SessionId: General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server. It expires at the end of a session.
Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Google Analytics (Third Party)
The Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance.
utmb: This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30-minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30-minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
utmv: This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customizing what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics. It has a default lifespan of two years, although this can be customized by site owners.
utmt: This cookie is used to throttle the request rate for the service—limiting the collection of data on high-traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
utmz: This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site—so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
utma: This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customized by website owners.
utmc: This cookie enables interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin and is used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.
When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
You may restrict the collection of Google Analytics using a web browser plug-in described in the “Use and Disclosure of Information” section above.
Alternatively, you may also opt out of Google Analytics collected on just this site.
Cornerstone Research (First Party)
CMSPreferredCulture: Set by the Kentico CMS to identify the language of the page, stores a language-country code combination
It expires after a year.
Vimeo (Third Party)
This domain is owned by Vimeo. Cookie data expires after two years from the date of activity.
Cornerstone Research (First Party)
Visitor Status. Expires after twenty years