Privacy Policy

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site (www.hsph.harvard.edu). Please note: The Alumni Community web site (alumni.sph.harvard.edu) has a separate privacy policy available here.

Information gathering

Our web server software generates logfiles of the IP addresses of computers that access this web site and of what files they access.

These web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems. We also may ask our visitors to provide information about themselves.

Web statistics may be gathered on local systems and/or remote servers (like Google Analytics) and retained for an indefinite period.

We may use cookies to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions.

Use of information

We do not share, sell, or rent individual personally identifiable information without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees and third-party vendors who manage this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you e-mails based on your requesting information. At any time you may opt out of receiving emails that you have requested.

We use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site 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 visitors.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting this web site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact webmaster@hsph.harvard.edu.

This web site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Changes to this policy

An announcement of any changes to this policy will be posted prominently on the first page of our web site for three months before any changes go into effect.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy was April 1, 2010.