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 from users who view and use the Site.
By using the Site, you are consenting to our collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy and Security Policy.
1) 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).
2) 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.
Please read all of these terms carefully before using this website: stories.harvard.edu (the “Site”). By using the Site you accept and agree to be bound by these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Site.
About the Site
The Site comprises a suite of online services provided by the President and Fellows of Harvard College (“Harvard”) to share interviews with Harvard community members about their Harvard experience and its influence in their lives.
1. Copyright; Others’ Rights
You may only make non-commercial uses of the Site and the Content. Use of Content from the Site for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by Harvard (or any individual officer or employee of Harvard); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of Harvard or its officers or employees; and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as "spamming"), solicitations for commercial services, or cold-calling.
2. Copyright Complaints
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your copyright has been violated on this website, please notify us as provided at Reporting Copyright Infringements, where you will find the contact information for our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for further information). That contact information pertains only to notifications of claimed infringement. Please direct all other communications concerning the Site to stories "at" harvard.edu.
3. Rules of Conduct
You agree not to engage in any other activity in connection with the Site, that:
- infringes anyone’s copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary rights, or rights of privacy or publicity;
- violates any law or regulation;
- is intentionally false or misleading;
- defames, threatens or harasses anyone;
- is harmful, dangerous, abusive or offensive;
- is obscene or contains pornography;
- contains or utilizes any computer virus, other malicious code, or program that may damage or interfere with the operation of any system, or may unlawfully intercept any data or personal information;
- contains or consists of advertising or any form of commercial solicitation or activity; or
- otherwise interferes with the functioning of the Site or other users’ use or enjoyment of the Site.
Harvard may deny access to the Site to any individual at any time.
4. Links to Other Sites
Harvard may provide links to websites operated by third-parties as a convenience for our visitors. We do not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites. If you use third-party sites, you do so solely at your own risk. Links do not imply that Harvard is affiliated or associated with any linked site.
5. Harvard Names
6. Liability and Indemnity
THIS SITE AND ALL ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DO NOT APPROVE OR ENDORSE ANY CONTENT PROVIDED BY USERS OR OTHERS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO USERS OR VISITORS FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
8. Governing Law; Jurisdiction
9. Changes to Terms
The effective date of this policy is October 5, 2011.