Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. In order to understand your rights fully, we encourage you to read this privacy statement.


Common Ground Research Networks is committed to protecting your privacy. In order to understand your rights fully, we encourage you to read this privacy statement.

General Policy

Common Ground Research Networks (CGRN) respects and values your privacy. In order to provide our services, we do collect certain information in order to help us identify you and serve you. Depending on the service provided, this information may be used to create user accounts, manage events, manage the publication process, or display as part of published book or journal content. We collect this information solely for the purpose of serving you in these ways. Common Ground Research Networks does not sell any of this personal information to any third parties.

Common Ground Research Networks websites include our main Common Ground website, all individual Research Network websites, and the CG Scholar website. Common Ground Research Networks websites will automatically collect certain information about your computer hardware and software which can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by CGRN for the operation of service, to maintain the quality of service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of these websites. This collected information is used to operate and maintain our websites; to track membership, conference attendance, authorship, and demographic trends; to send you communications relating to your membership, conference attendance, purchases, subscriptions, or use of our publication services; to respond to your questions and concerns; and to fulfill our contractual obligations.

Email Newsletter and Marketing (if applicable)

We may send you emails about content on our website, new products and other updates regarding one or more Research Networks of CGRN. You may change your preferences or unsubscribe from email notifications at any time by clicking on the links at the bottom of any Newsletter email or Marketing email you receive, or by contacting with your request.


Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. Your browser may store third-party cookies when visiting a Common Ground Research Networks website. We also use certain website analytics services that allow us to monitor traffic and improve the user’s experience. Most internet browsers can be configured to reject cookies, restrict cookies, or alert you when cookies are being sent or stored. You agree to allow our use of cookies to make your experience more efficient and user friendly when you use a browser which is not configured to reject or restrict cookies and visit a Common Ground Research Networks website.

What are my options to control the use of my personal information?

You may request the removal of your personal information from our member records by sending an email to We will reply to your email to confirm your request. After you respond affirmatively, we will remove your information from our database. Residual information may remain in our archives and records, but this information will not be used for any commercial purpose. We reserve the right to maintain information on registered members who have violated our terms and conditions, in order to detect repeat offenders.

How do I accept this privacy statement?

By using Common Ground Research Networks websites or services, you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this privacy statement, your only remedy is to discontinue use of CGRN sites and services. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Your continued use of any portion of CGRN sites and services following notification or posting of such changes, will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please send an email to

Contact Us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at

This policy was last updated July, 2018.