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Privacy Policy

Cornerstone Economic Research cc

Cornerstone Privacy Statement.

Cornerstone Economic Research takes your privacy and the protection of your personal information very seriously, and we will only use your personal information in accordance with this Statement and Applicable Laws.

You hereby indemnify and hold Cornerstone Economic Research harmless from any loss, damages, or injury that you may incur as a result of any unintentional disclosures of your personal information to unauthorised persons or the provision by you of incorrect or incomplete personal information to Cornerstone Economic Research.

What is the Cornerstone Privacy Statement?

This Statement sets out how your personal information will be used by Cornerstone Economic Research and applies to any information, including personal and special personal information, that you give to Cornerstone Economic Research, or which Cornerstone Economic Research may collect from third parties.

It is important that you read this Statement carefully before submitting any personal information to Cornerstone Economic Research.

By submitting any personal information to Cornerstone Economic Research you provide consent to the processing of your personal information as set out in this Statement.

The provisions of this Statement are subject to mandatory, unalterable provisions of Applicable Laws. Please do not submit any personal information to Cornerstone Economic Research if you do not agree to any of the provisions of this Statement. If you do not consent to the provisions of this Statement, or parts of the Statement, Cornerstone Economic Research may not be able to provide its products and services to you.

Important Terms:

“Applicable Laws” means local, foreign, and international laws, regulations, treaties and codes, for example the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No.4 of 2013

“Cornerstone Economic Research” or “we” means Cornerstone Economic Research cc Registration Number 2003 / 013769 / 23.

“Client” or “you” means any prospective, new, or existing client of Cornerstone Economic Research

Can this Privacy Statement be amended?

We may amend this Statement from time to time for any of the following reasons:

  • to provide for the introduction of new systems, methods of operation, services, products or facilities;
  • to reflect an actual or expected change in the market in which we operate;
  • to comply with changes to any Applicable Laws;
  • to ensure that this Statement is clearer and more favourable to you;
  • to rectify any mistake that might be discovered from time to time; and/or
  • for any other reason which Cornerstone Economic Research, in its sole discretion, may deem reasonable or necessary

How does Cornerstone handle security and privacy on the website?

We endeavour to keep our website secure at all times. We do however advise you that we cannot guarantee the security of any information provided to us or by us through our website, email, internet or social media. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or unauthorised use or interception of information transmitted via the internet which is beyond our control.

Third party websites

Our website may contain links to other websites outside of Cornerstone Economic Research. We are not responsible for the content, privacy, or security of other websites.


Cookies are information that is used to track visitor use of a website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. If you wish to restrict or block cookies, you can do this through your browser settings.

Social Plugins

We do not use social plugins of social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and X.

What personal information does Cornerstone collect, and how?

We may collect the following information about you:

  • Your name, address and contact details, identity number, passport number, bank details, details about your employment, tax number and financial information;
  • Records of correspondence or enquiries from you or anyone acting on your behalf;
  • Details of and information contained in contracts we conclude with you;
  • Sensitive or special categories of personal information, such as images and voice recordings.

If you are under 18 please do not provide us with any personal information unless you have the permission of your parent or legal guardian to do so.

We may receive information about you:

We may receive information about you:

  • When you contact us directly, either via our website, by email or telephone whether to make an enquiry or other requests;
  • When you enter into an agreement with us; or
  • Occasionally from other third parties who may lawfully pass your information on to us.
  • Telephone calls to us or online meetings with us may be recorded for compiling minutes.

How does Cornerstone process and store my information?

We continuously implement technical and organisational security measures to protect the data we hold against unauthorised access as well as accidental or wilful manipulation, loss or destruction.

It is also important that you take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect your personal information yourself.

How is my personal information processed?

We take the privacy and protection of your personal information very seriously and will only process your personal information in accordance with the Applicable Laws and this Statement.

Accordingly, Cornerstone Economic Research will comply with the relevant data privacy principles or conditions relating to the processing (including, but not limited to, the collection, handling, transfer, sharing, correction, storage, archiving and deletion) of your personal information set out in Applicable Laws.

Your personal information will only be processed for purposes set out in this Statement or if we are entitled to do so under Applicable Laws.

Can Cornerstone retain my information?

We may retain your personal information indefinitely, unless you object, in which case we will only retain it if we are permitted or required to do so in terms of Applicable Laws. However, as a rule, we will retain your information in accordance with retention periods set out in Applicable Laws.

What rights do I have regarding my personal information?

You have a right in certain circumstances to request the destruction or deletion of and, where applicable, to obtain restriction on the processing of personal information held about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us using the contact details on our website.

You have a right to object on reasonable grounds to the processing of your personal information where we claim such processing is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests, your legitimate interests, or the legitimate interests of a third party to which the information is supplied. We may then stop such processing unless Applicable Laws provide for such processing.

Can Cornerstone share my information with third parties?

We may share your personal information with:

  • Banks
  • Credit bureau
  • BEE Verification Agency
  • Financial Auditor

We may disclose your personal information to these third parties for any purpose permitted in terms of Applicable Laws, including to

  • Required for legal or regulatory purposes
  • Required for existing or future legal proceedings;
  • We sell our business; or
  • Required for prevention of fraud or corruption

We do not share your personal information with any third parties, except if:

  • we are legally permitted or obliged to provide such information for legal or regulatory purposes;
  • we are required to do so for purposes of existing or future legal proceedings;
  • we are selling one or more of our businesses to someone to whom we may transfer our rights under any agreement we have with you;
  • necessary for purposes of preventing fraud, loss, bribery or corruption;
  • they perform services and process personal information on our behalf;
  • it is required in order to provide or manage any information, products and/or services to you;
  • needed to help us improve the quality of our products and services.

If you do not wish us to disclose this information to third parties, please contact us at the contact details set out on our website. We may, however, not be able to contract with you if such disclosure is necessary

Can I share information with Cornerstone on third Parties?

Where you provide us with the personal information of third parties you should take steps to inform the third party that you need to disclose their details to us and identify us. We will process their personal information in accordance with this Statement. If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm to us that you have their permission to do so and that they are aware of the contents of this Statement and do not have any objection to us processing their information in accordance with this Statement.

What is my personal information used for?

Subject to Applicable Laws, we may use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including:

Legal Contractual

Legal or contractual purposes

  • To manage your contractual arrangements or relationship with us;
  • To detect and prevent fraud and money laundering and/or in the interest of security and crime prevention;
  • To verify your identity;
  • To comply with applicable laws, including lawful requests for information received from local or foreign law enforcement, government and tax collection agencies;

Marketing & Data Analytics/Enrichment

  • To carry out customer analysis;
  • To identify other products and services which might be of interest to you;
  • To assess and deal with complaints and requests;
  • To conduct market research and provide you with information about Cornerstone Economic Research’ products or services from time to time via email, telephone or other means.

For administration, financial and tax purposes

  • To make payments to you or receive payments from you;
  • To pay any taxes in accordance with Applicable Laws
  • To help us recover debts;

Can Cornerstone contact me?

We do not have any direct marketing and advertising communication platforms, in the form of newsletters, bulk emails, etc.

However, we may on accession contact you by telephone, e-mail, SMS and other electronic means, to inform you about research products we have published on our website.

How do I contact Cornerstone?

You can contact us through by email