Data Collection Overview: What Information Do We Collect?
Visitors to the Cornerstone website may provide us with two types of information: Personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, etc; andGeneral web usage information, such as your browser type, domain name, etc.
In addition, users of Cornerstone's applications may also provide information relating to your training and performance, including data related to your certifications, competencies and job performance.
Cornerstone asks for personal information from you when you become a registered user of the Cornerstone website. You are required to register and receive a logon name to be able to access and use certain features of the Cornerstone site. We also request certain other optional information that will enable us to provide you with a more personalized experience when using the Cornerstone site. We will let you know what information is optional, and you decide whether or not you want to provide that information or to receive newsletters or third party correspondence.
Also, if you choose to send us personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We also periodically ask users for feedback that we use to improve our service and products and add new features. If you respond to these requests, we may keep a record of your response.
In the course of routine visits to our website, the Cornerstone web server software gathers in log files, general demographic information from all users of our websites. For each visitor, our web server automatically recognizes the visitor's domain name, browser type, operating system, referring domains, entry page, exit page, and average time on the Web site. This information is used in the aggregate for internal purposes only.
Training and Performance Information
Through the use of Cornerstone's applications, users may be asked to provide information on themselves, their managers and their subordinates related to their training, performance or career development. Depending on how your organization utilizes the applications, this information may be optional or required, and you may or may not have access to the information based on permissions set by your organization's administrators. For example, you typically would not have access to information your manager provides about you during a succession planning process.
Data Usage: How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Cornerstone uses the personal information it collects for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. We use the personal information you give us to provide you with up-to-date information about Cornerstone's products and services. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
Cornerstone does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. In the future, we may choose to do so with trustworthy third parties if you consent to receiving newsletters and correspondence and e-mails from third parties on the registration page on our Web site. Cookies
What are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. A cookie is a chunk of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. Your browser settings must be set to accept cookies before you can login or customize. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to refuse them.
Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from webpage to webpage and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect From Cookies?
Protecting Your Information
Information Security - When appropriate, we utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices - Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Access and Correct Your Information - You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information - We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
Cornerstone adheres to the "safe harbor" framework that resulted from the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection. Information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor certification can be found at www.export.gov/safeharbor. Opt-out
If you receive marketing or similar e-mail messages from us and wish to opt out of receiving such messages, then you may simply follow the opt-out procedure specified in such e-mail. In the case of our enterprise applications, please note that email reminders and similar notifications may be configured by your administrators and are not controlled by Cornerstone. Cornerstone provides the following choices for electing not to receive communications from us: Send an email request to email@example.com.
Send your request via mail to the following postal address:
Attn: Corporate Marketing
1601 Cloverfield Blvd. Suite 620 South
Santa Monica, CA 90404