This Privacy and Security Policy discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for stories.harvard.edu (the “Site”). The Site is provided by the President and Fellows of Harvard College (“Harvard”). As used in this Policy, the terms “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Harvard.
This Privacy and Security Policy applies to information collected by the Site both from users who log on to interact with the Site and from users who view and use the Site without logging on.
By using the Site, you are consenting to our collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy and Security Policy.
1) Registering for an Account
Starting in 2012, you may register with the Site and establish an account. If you register for an account on the Site, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, city, state, country and zip code, and other biographical information, and you will have a designated password to correspond with your username. We use this information to customize your experience on the Site, to provide you with email notifications, and to administer your account.
2) Browsing Information and Cookies
When you access the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser provides. This may include, among other things, your Internet Protocol address, web request, browser type, the date and time of your request, web pages visited, files accessed, and one or more cookies that uniquely identify your browser (see below).
3) User Communications
When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain the communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.
You should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in videos uploaded to the site, or by other means, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
Use of Information
We use the information collected for the following purposes, in addition to those described above: tailoring the Site to user needs and improving our service; generating data and reports about usage of the Site and its content; supporting the functioning and security of the Site and our network and systems; protecting our rights, property, or safety or those of others; research; and other Harvard-related purposes.
Provision of Services to Users
We may contract with third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance of this Site. We may provide collected information, including personally identifiable information, to those third parties for those purposes. Any third parties who receive user information for this purpose are prohibited from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services to users.
This Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the private information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee that those security measures will be effective.
Contacting This Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us via email at stories "at" harvard.edu.
The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Changes to This Policy
We may change this Privacy and Security Policy from time to time without advance notice. If we change the policy we will post the modified policy on this page, and will note the date of modification.
The effective date of this policy is October 5, 2011.