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Privacy Notice

Last Update: January 30,2023

Crossdale Search (the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides this notice (this “Privacy Notice”) to help you make informed decisions when using our services (the “Services”), when visiting our website ( (our “Website”) and when you otherwise provide your personal data to us. 

This Privacy Notice describes how and why we collect, use, store, share, transfer or otherwise process any personal data that we collect, and describes your rights in respect of our processing of personal data.  This notice applies to all personal data that we collect, including personal data that we collect the Website and through any other means. 


By using our Website, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Notice. 




We collect and process personal data by expressly obtaining it from you.  When you visit our Website, we also collect the domain name or IP address from which you access the Internet, the address of a referring website, the date and time of users’ visit, a browser used to access the Website, and the pages that are visited, among other information. This information enables us to understand trends in our user traffic, determine the number of visitors to the pages of our Website and understand how users use our Website and Services.


You may voluntarily provide your personal data to us on the Website or when you otherwise use our Services, such as when speaking with us or sending us an email, sending us your resume or other biographical information.  To tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our Services, we may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our Services, and contact preferences.


With respect to the personal data we collect and process, we will typically be the data controller.  In some cases, we may be a data processor.





We collect certain personal data, as well as certain technical and other data.  The personal data that we collect includes the following:

  • Your full name;

  • Your phone number(s);

  • Your email address;

  • Your JD Year

  • Your JD School

  • Your organization/law firm

  • Your physical address;

  • Any information you include on your resume, cover letter or other materials (including work history, education, and any additional personal data);

  • Any information that you provide to us about your professional experience, career goals, or other related information;

  • Our thoughts and impressions about you based on our meetings, phone calls, video calls, meetings, text messages and other communications; and

  • Any thoughts or impressions about you that our clients share with us.



When you browse our Website, your IP address (the internet address of your computer) is recorded so that we may know how you are using our Website.  Your browser may also automatically provide us with information regarding your computer and operating system. We use this information to monitor and improve our Website.


Additionally, to personalize and enhance your experience, we may also collect information through “cookies.” Cookies are small strings of text that are sent by our Website to your browser and then stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our Website. We also use cookies to gather broad demographic information and to help identify you (by certain personally identifiable information) in respect to visits to our Website, so that we may improve your user experience, and to determine whether you visited our Website from a particular Internet link or advertisement.


We may also use small bits of code called "one-pixel gifs," "clear gifs," or "web beacons" embedded in web pages to gather certain web site information. Information may also be collected passively in the form of log files that record website activity, including how many “hits” a particular web page is getting (a.k.a., "click-through data"). For example, log file entries are generated every time a user visits a particular page or clicks an image on our website. These entries enable us to track a particular user's visits to a web page, assess overall Website activity, track user interest in portions of our Website, troubleshoot technical concerns, and identify the type of browser you are using. We may also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can improve our Website.


By visiting our Website, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this Privacy Notice. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies.  If you disable cookies, some features of our Website may become disabled, and some aspects of our Website may not function properly.  Deleting cookies does not necessarily delete Flash objects. You can learn more about Flash objects – including how to control and disable them – through the Adobe interface.  If you choose to delete Flash objects from our Website, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of our Website or benefit from the information and services offered. 


Our advertisers and certain traffic monitoring services may collect aggregate data as well.



We use the personal data that we collect to better understand your needs and provide you with better service.  Specifically, we use your personal data to communicate with you and to provide you updates with respect to the Services we are providing to you.  From time to time, we may also use your personal data to contact you for market research or to provide you with information about other Services that we think would be of particular interest to you.


Specific purposes for processing personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide you with our Services, including arranging interviews and working with you in connection with potential jobs and job offers;

  • To correspond with you;

  • To assess your suitability for any position for which we are recruiting;

  • To inform you of developments about us or about our Services;

  • To personalize your use of our Services and the Website;

  • To conduct research and development for the improvement of our Services and our Website;

  • To monitor Website usage and other activity;

  • For our internal operations, including troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with our computer servers;

  • For identification and security purposes;

  • To comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes and requests; and

  • To enforce our agreements with you or our clients.



We share your personal data with potential employers to whom you apply for employment.  For example, we will send your resume and other biographical information about you to potential employers, after we have received your approval to do so.  In addition, we will obtain information from potential employers about their interactions with you, and about their impressions and feedback about you.


Additionally, we use third party service providers (our “Service Providers”) to assist us in operating our business.  Service Providers provide a wide range of services to us, including legal and compliance, accountancy, banking, marketing, data analytics, telecommunications (including telephone and video conferencing), website administration, information technology, courier, human resources and security services.  From time to time, we may share your personal data with our Service Providers, and those Service Providers may process your personal data on our behalf and at our direction.  The types of personal data we may share with our Service Providers include:

  • Your name;

  • Your contact data (including email address, physical address, and telephone numbers);

  • Technical data, including internet protocol (IP) address, login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, device identifiers, geolocation information, and other technology on the devices you use to access our Website;

  • Information about how you use our Website and our Services; and

  • Your preferences in receiving marketing from us and from third parties, as well as your communication preferences.


In addition, several of our Services may be provided through third party service providers. When using these services, you are providing information directly to the provider of these services, and may be subject to the third party’s terms of service and privacy policy.

We may also share anonymous / aggregated information with third parties, including our Service Providers, to facilitate our business operations.  We may also share information with contractors providing services on our behalf and otherwise to help us operate the Website.

We may also share personal data about you with others if:

  • We have received your permission;

  • We have given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this Privacy Notice;

  • We have removed your name or any other personally identifying information from it; or

  • It is necessary to carry out your instructions or to provide the features and functionality of our Website.


Additionally, we may share your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To protect and defend our rights, property, or safety or those of our users, or others;

  • To enforce the terms that govern this Website or our provision of the Services;

  • When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities (such as for potential fraud or infringement);

  • When required to do so by law or regulation, or in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena) or a request from a law enforcement or governmental agency or authority, and in other circumstances in which we have a good faith belief that a crime has been or is being committed by you or another user or that an emergency exists; and

  • With our affiliates and third parties providing services on our behalf. We expect our affiliates and third parties providing services on our behalf, and our users, to limit their use and disclosure of your information to uses and disclosures that are consistent with this Privacy Notice, however, we cannot guarantee their compliance. We may also share, in aggregate, statistical form, non-personal information regarding traffic patterns, and Website usage with our partners or affiliates.



We do not currently process or comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or other mechanisms that provide consumers with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites.

From time to time, we may allow third party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Website. These companies may collect and use data during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on other sites about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information.



We retain your personal data while your account is in existence, or as needed to provide Services to you. We may also retain your personal data if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between us and any third party, resolve any disputes between users, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Privacy Notice or our agreements with you, and for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis.  We may also retain personal data if requested by law enforcement or as required under applicable law, regulation or legal process.  We may also retain your personal data to complete transactions or to maintain proper records of previous transactions, or in connection with any dispute that we may have with you.


Any removed information may persist in our backup files.  We will not endeavor to delete information contained in our backup files.


We strive to maintain the accuracy of any personal data that may be collected from you, and will use reasonable efforts to respond promptly to update our database when you tell us the information in our database is not accurate.  It is your responsibility to ensure that such information is accurate, complete and up-to-date.  We will update the information we have about you in our files as soon as reasonably practicable after you notify us of any corrections or other changes.  However, there may be legal or other reasons why we will deny requests for correction or change, either in whole or in part.



We do not intend for children under 18 years of age to use our Website or our Services.  We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register. However, in any event, if you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for this Website or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. By using our Website, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.



We may reference or include links to third party websites.  We do not control and is not responsible for the third-party websites or for the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their websites. You should review the privacy policies applicable to such third-party services, applications, websites and advertisers. Moreover, we do not have access to, or control of, the cookies that may be placed by such third parties.



Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always secure, and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing this Website is secure.  We cannot guarantee the privacy of personal data you transmit over the Internet or that may be collected by others in transit, or any security measures that we may use in protecting such information that we receive; nor can we guarantee the privacy of your personal data if you visit any third-party websites, including those which may be hyperlinked with our Website.



We may sell or otherwise transfer some or all of its assets, or one or more equity holders of the Company may transfer their equity interests in the Company, to one or more third parties. Your personal data may be disclosed to any purchasers of our assets or equity interests, and your personal data may be among those assets transferred.  We may also share or transfer personal data and technical information in connection with a merger, divestiture, reorganization, sale of equity interests, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock or otherwise), or in the event of our bankruptcy or other insolvency proceeding.


This section applies only to individuals in the European Economic Area.


Under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA Individuals”) have certain rights in relation to their personal data, which are summarized below.  These rights are subject to your exercising them in good faith and are subject to our legitimate interests or other valid basis to continue processing your personal data, in accordance with our policies and applicable law.


Our lawful basis for processing your personal data for the purposes described under the headings “How We Use Your Personal Data and Technical Data” and “Parties With Whom We May Share Personal Data and Technical Data” in this Privacy Notice are: (a) performance of any contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you, (b) it is necessary for our legitimate interests, (c) we must comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, or (d) we have received your consent.

EEA Individuals who wish to exercise any of the rights they have under the GDPR should contact us in writing by email.  Our email address is shown at the end of this Privacy Notice.  We may need to request specific information to help us confirm your identity, so that your personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.  We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request.

Generally, EEA Individuals will not have to pay a fee to exercise the rights described below.  However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive.  Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

EEA Individuals may lodge a complaint with the appropriate regulatory body or supervisory authority in the country where they reside, where they work, or in the place of the alleged infringement of the law.

  • Access

If asked by an EEA Individual and if we are obligated to do so under applicable law, we will inform that individual about whether we are processing his/her personal data.  If we are processing such EEA Individual’s personal data, we will provide access to the personal data that we have about that individual.  If you request additional copies of your personal data, we may charge you a reasonable fee.

  • Rectification (i.e., Correction)


If the personal data we hold about an EEA Individual is inaccurate or incomplete, that individual may ask us to have it corrected.

  • Erasure


EEA Individuals may request that we erase (i.e., delete or remove) their personal data in certain circumstances.  If you are legally entitled to erasure, and if we have shared such personal data with third parties, we will take reasonable steps (taking into account available technology and the cost of implementation) to inform such third parties of your request, to the extent we are required to do so by applicable law.

  • Restriction of Processing


EEA Individuals have the right to restrict the processing of their personal data in certain circumstances, such as if they contest the accuracy of that personal data, if the processing of the personal data is unlawful, or if we no longer need the personal data for our business purposes.  If you are legally entitled to restriction, and if we have shared your personal data with others, we will use reasonable efforts to inform such third parties of your request, if we are required to do so.

  • Data Portability


EEA Individuals may ask to receive their personal data from us, where the legal basis of our processing is their consent, and where we carry out the processing of their personal data by automated means.  If EEA Individuals so request, we may transmit their personal information directly to another organization if it would be technically feasible to do so.

  • Objection to Processing


EEA Individuals may object to the processing of their personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party).  As noted above, you also have the right to object (i.e., opt out of) our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

  • Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

EEA Individuals have the right not to be subject to a decision when it is based on automatic processing, including profiling, if it produces a legal effect or similarly significantly affects you, unless such profiling is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and us. 

We do not engage in decision-making based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning an individual or similarly significantly affects an individual.

  • Processing of Special Categories of Personal Data and of Personal Data Relating to Criminal Convictions and Offenses


There are certain types of personal data that require a higher level of protection, known as “special categories” of personal data under the GDPR.  We do not process special categories of personal data unless (a) we have obtained such individuals’ explicit consent or (b) we are otherwise legally permitted to do so.  For example, we may collect special categories of personal data of EEA Individuals in the context of dietary requirements or restrictions for events and meetings that such individuals voluntarily provide to us.


We do not collect personal data about criminal convictions and offenses, unless revealed by due diligence conducted to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation or unless we are authorized to do so under applicable law.

  • Withdrawing Consent


In certain circumstances, EEA Individuals have the right to withdraw their consent to our processing of their personal data.  However, withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing that had been carried out before consent is withdrawn.  Moreover, if we rely on another legal basis (e.g., performance of a contract or legitimate interest) to process your personal data, we may continue to process your personal data in accordance with such other legal basis even after you withdraw your consent.  If you decide to withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide our Services to you. 



We are based in the United States and our computer servers are located in the United States.  Accordingly, all personal data in our possession and control is collected and processed by us in the United States.  Any party that provides personal data to us is thereby transferring such data to the United States and is consenting to the transfer of their personal data to the United States.  Individuals who access the Website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.



We reserve the right, at any time, to modify or update this Privacy Notice.  Any such modifications or updates will be effective upon posting.  You are responsible for checking the Website for any updates to this Privacy Notice.  If we modify this Privacy Notice, your continued use of the Website will signify your acceptance of the modified Privacy Notice.



If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, or how we handle your personal data, please contact us at the mailing address below.  We welcome comments and suggestions concerning this Privacy Notice.

Crossdale Search

1185 Avenue of the Americas, Third Floor

New York, NY 10036

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