We use your IP address 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 do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.
Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the Harvard Search Engine but this tracking is never associated with individual users.
USE OF INFORMATION
Our homepage staff uses the information gathered above 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. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
CONTACTING THE HOMEPAGE
If you have any questions about the this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:
Institute for Quantitative Social Science
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
IQSS's homepage contains links to other independently run web sites within the Harvard network and to some sites outside the “harvard.edu” domain. The homepage is 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.
The effective date of this policy was Nov. 1, 2007.