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Privacy Policy

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Harvard Radcliffe Institute website (

Information Gathering

Our web server software generates log files of the IP addresses of computers that access this website and of what files they access. We may use cookies to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions. We may also ask visitors to provide information about themselves when they fill out forms, register for events, or take surveys, but participation is always optional. Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the search engine but this tracking is never associated with individual users.

Use of Information

We use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Harvard network. We also use this information to tailor site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses.

We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means user sessions may be analyzed, but the users will remain anonymous. We do not provide any personally identifiable information we gather or develop about our visitors to any third parties for any purpose.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Office of Communications

This website contains links to external websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

For additional information, please see Harvard University’s enterprise security policy regarding the use of information collected on websites:

> Digital Accessibility Policy

> Harvard University Trademark Notice

Report Copyright Infringement

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Pub. L. 105-304, Harvard has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring in the domain. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, notify our designated agent specified below.

Please note, this agent is for reporting of copyright infringement and is not the correct person to answer requests for copyright permission.

Tracy Walden

Harvard University Information Technology
IT Security | Policy, Risk and Compliance
784 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that all infringement claims must be in writing and must include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit Harvard to locate the material;
  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and e-mail;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Report Security Issue

If you believe you have discovered a vulnerability or have a security incident to report, please see Report an Incident for next steps. Use this process for all information security incidents to ensure they are captured correctly and handled in a timely manner.

If you’ve discovered a security concern, we will work with you to make sure that we understand the scope of the issue and that we address the exposure. When given sufficient notification, we will do our best to work with any responsible party alerting us to a security issue, assign resources to investigate the issue swiftly, and engage a response team appropriate to the severity of the issue.

Find out more about Harvard University IT Security.

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