Privacy Policy


Cornerstone OnDemand considers the protection and management of your personal information to be of the utmost importance. Cornerstone is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding your right to privacy while using and interacting with our website. This privacy statement is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, manage, and protect personal information you provide to us, and in making informed decisions when using our website and products. By using this website or providing any personal information using our website, you are agreeing to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. As the Cornerstone service offering and privacy/data laws change, so to may this privacy statement.

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.

Personal Information

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.

General Information

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?

Cornerstone uses cookies to find your name and account information when you log in to our website so that you can access your personal account information. When you log in, a cookie is set, and when you sign-out, the cookie is modified. Cookies can also be used to estimate the number of registered and unregistered users who visit our website. We can also take advantage of cookies to measure the number of visitors to various pages of our website. All of this information helps us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our visitors and customers.

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:

Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties - We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, Web site traffic patterns and related website information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy. For our consumer websites, should you not wish to have your personal information shared with an Outside Party, you may opt-out by sending an email with the words "Opt-Out Request" in the subject line to Personal information obtained by us through our corporate websites is not shared with Outside Parties.

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.

Websites Linked to Cornerstone - We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Safe Harbor

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 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

Send your request via mail to the following postal address:

Cornerstone OnDemand
Attn: Corporate Marketing
1601 Cloverfield Blvd. Suite 620 South
Santa Monica, CA 90404