The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University 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
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: