Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for The Harvard Commencement Office Web Site (

Information gathering

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.

Use of information

The Harvard University Commencement Office 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 Harvard University Commencement Office

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

Administrative Web Services
Harvard University Information Technology
125 Mt. Auburn St., 2nd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard University Commencement Office Web Site contains links to other independently run Web sites within the Harvard network and to some sites outside the "" domain. The Harvard University Commencement Office is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy was March 5, 2013.