The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for Harvard Kennedy School’s website.

Users Located Outside the United States of America

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Information Gathering

IP (Internet Protocol) addresses are used to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our website. Cookies are used to gather session information such as the following: demographic information, time spent on site, keywords searched, and entry/exit pages. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but users will remain anonymous.

Use of Information

Harvard Kennedy School’s website staff uses the above information to generate aggregate site reports that inform us as we work to improve our site architecture and content to better meet user needs. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.


Harvard Kennedy School’s website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your interactions with this site, contact Harvard Kennedy School’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs at 617-495-1115 or via email.

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