Collection of Information

Information You Provide (or Provided for You)

When you visit certain pages of the Site, you will be asked to login with your HarvardKey in order to access the page or PDF. Your HarvardKey will not be accessible to us.

If you submit an inquiry via the webform, you will be asked to provide information about yourself (name, email, School, department) and your project (country, services you are seeking). Some information (marked with an asterisk) must be provided in order to use the webform. Other information is optional; however, completing the form as fully as possible improves our ability to respond to your inquiry.

When you submit the webform, the information is passed through a third-party server hosted by the Mollom web service to evaluate for spam before it reaches us. By submitting the webform, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain the communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.

Web Analytics

When you access the Site, your computer automatically sends information including your network address and how you reached the Site, and we will retain records of your visits to the Site.

This Site will attempt to store a small piece of data known as a "cookie" on your computer, which will be read each time you visit the Site. We may use cookies to establish continuity between related requests, to personalize the Site to your preferences, to authenticate your log-in, and to analyze Site traffic. Cookies do not themselves contain any personal information. You may choose to block cookies with your browser, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of all of this Site's features.

Use of the Information

Respond to Requests for Services

We may use the information you provide to fulfill your request for a service. We may provide the information to third parties who could or will participate in providing the requested service, such as accountants or legal counsel, security consultants, insurance companies and other providers, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies where needed. In such cases, we will provide only specific information that, in our judgment, the third party requires in order to assist us in fulfilling your request.

Aggregate Reporting and Analysis

We may evaluate Site usage by collecting statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Site and analyzing user information and demographics, but only to generate aggregate statistical reports on website traffic volume and trends. For this purpose, we may use third-party services to collect such information. We may display this statistical information publicly or provide it to others. Such reports will not disclose site usage by individual visitors or by IP addresses.

Site Operations

We may use the information in the general operation of the Site, for example, to customize your experience of the Site; evaluate the Site and your needs; gather feedback about the Site or its purposes; improve our service; generate data and reports about usage of the Site and its content; support the functioning and security of the Site and our network and systems; and other similar purposes.

Protection of Harvard Global and Others

We may use, or provide your information to third parties for use, in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect our rights, property, or safety or the rights, property or safety of others.

Users Located Outside the United States of America

If you are located outside of the United States in a country which has enacted a personal data security protection law, please review additional privacy disclosures that may apply to you.


This Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no such measures are foolproof or impenetrable, and we are not responsible for any third party circumvention of the security measures.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, please contact us at

Changes to This Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. If we change the policy, we will post the modified policy on this page, and will note the date of modification.

This Privacy Policy was last updated September 22, 2022.