The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the
Mathematics Department Homepage (http://www.math.harvard.edu/). This document
is an adaptation of the
corresponding statement for Harvard university [2005, now defunct]
which is now here
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. We also record the IP address for
and we reserve
the right to block feedback from IP addresses which are sorces for "form spam".
Use of information
The Mathematics Department 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.
The Mathematics Department 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.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site,
or your dealings with this site, you can contact: