Usage Policies for GLG Institute

This privacy policy explains how Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. ("GLG," "we" and "us"), collects, uses, shares and protects information obtained from visitors to GLG Institute (the "Site"), which is operated by GLG. By visiting the Site you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you are a GLG Council Member, you have agreed and are additionally subject to the Terms and Conditions of Council Membership in the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils ("T&C"). In the event of any conflict between this Policy and the T&C, the latter shall control.

Personal Information and Other Data We Collect: GLG collects information that you voluntarily provide to us, including your name and contact details. If you make a purchase we may ask for your credit card number and billing information.We may collect information about your visits to our websites, including the pages you view, search terms you enter, and other actions you take in connection with the Site and other GLG services. We may also collect certain information from the browser you used to come to our website, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and language, access times, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website that referred you to our website and to which URL you browse away from our site if you click on a link on our site.If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a friend to the Site, we will ask you for that person's email address and automatically send an email invitation. We store this information to send this email, to register your friend if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our invitation service.

Cookies: When you visit the Site, we may send one or more "cookies" - small data files - to your computer to uniquely identify your browser and let us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Site. A cookie may convey anonymous information about how you browse the Site to us, but does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log Files: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear GIFs Information: When you use the Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. No personally identifiable information from your Site account is collected using these clear GIFs. We may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting and improve the Site.

Third Party Services: We may use third party tools (e.g., Google Search, Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and other tools referenced on the Site or in this privacy policy) to help understand use of or add functionality to the Site. Such third party tools may collect certain information (e.g., information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address), and such third parties' use of the information they receive through the Site is governed by their respective Privacy Policies.

Registration: GLG may require you to register in order to comment on the Site, submit content, make purchases, sign up for events or participate in other activities.

Registration via Third-Party Tools: You will register and create a profile on the Site using LinkedIn. By doing so, you are asking LinkedIn to send us registration information that they have on file for you. We treat that information as we do any other information you give to us when you register or create a profile.

Collectively, the information that GLG collects about you, including personal information, relating to this Site is referred to in this Privacy Policy as "your information."

Collectively, the information that GLG collects about you, including personal information, relating to this Site is referred to in this Privacy Policy as "your information."

User Generated Content and Public Activities

We encourage you to engage in public activities on the Site. "Public activities" are any actions you take that are designed to be visible to other users, including questions, answers, comments, recommendations, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your profile name or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by GLG for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit on the Site and GLG has no responsibility to publish, remove or edit any of your public activities or any of your submissions that are a result of your public activities. When you share or recommend (with or without adding your own comments) any Site content to an external site (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn) that action is governed by the external site's privacy policy. We do not store a record of those comments or actions. If you have signed up for a Site account, we will track and aggregate your public activities. If you choose to participate in public activities, you are electing to share and display such public activities via the Site. Also, public activities may be included in RSS feeds, APIs and made available to other websites via other formats.

Use of Your Information

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • to notify you of opportunities, developments or offers available through GLG, its affiliates, or business partners
  • to provide personalized content and services on the Site and on other GLG websites
  • to customize, analyze, and improve our products, services (including the content on the Site), technologies, communications and relationship with you,
  • to notify you about new tools and features on the Site
  • to track content and users as necessary to comply with applicable law, and
  • otherwise, as disclosed to you at the point of collection

Disclosure of Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing you with access to various aspects of the Site. If we do this, such third parties' use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of GLG (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as if you choose to sign on to the Site through a third-party service. We cannot control third parties' use of your information.

GLG may share your information with other GLG businesses. Your information will be held by GLG in the United States and may also be held and accessed by GLG staff and third parties working for GLG, or GLG's subsidiaries and affiliates, inside and outside the United States. If your information is gathered outside the United States, it may be transferred to GLG's United States offices to be used for these purposes, and it may be transferred to and shared with any of GLG's worldwide locations. You may request a full list of all subsidiaries and affiliates of GLG.

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain GLG services.

We may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content. GLG does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks GLG to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information. Accessing & Updating Your Information

You are entitled to see the personal information held about you, subject to GLG's confidentiality obligations to third parties. You may also request that we make changes to your personal information so that it is accurate and kept up to date, and we may update your information using data obtained from third parties.

How We Protect Your Information

GLG uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Site, in which case GLG may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account on the Site.

Children's Privacy

GLG does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Site. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from someone under age 18, we take steps to remove that information.


The Site may contain links to other web sites. Please make sure when you leave the Site that you have read all privacy policies applicable to web sites other than ours that you visit, as this Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by our Site.

Changes to This Policy

GLG may update this policy at any time and from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted to the Site.


All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to the following e-mail address or to Legal Department, Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. 60 E 42nd St, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10165 (212) 984-8500 (phone), (212) 984-2485 (fax).