SRC Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for (the “Site”). 

What information do we gather about you? 

We collect information from you when you access the Site, when you subscribe to our email service, when you register for events, and when you complete surveys. 

As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, email, and phone number.  You can choose not to provide certain information. 

Periodically, we may ask you to confirm the accuracy of your information to avoid disruption of services.

What do we use your information for? 

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website 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 use this information to help tailor site content to visitor needs and preferences. 

We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.

The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

In addition, visitor activity is tracked using Google Analytics.  Google Analytics is subject to the privacy policy of Google, Inc., which you can find on Google’s website. These data are used to optimize our website for our visitors, and do not include personally identifiable information such as name, contact information, or credit card numbers.

Device information collected by us

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the Site, such as IP address, geo-location information, or other information of this nature.

We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to the Site. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems.


Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them).  We may use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.  

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our website. Cookies may be set by an organization other than the Site. These “third-party cookies” may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or other social media services for which the Site may have implemented “plug-ins.”

Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should determine their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly.  You may disable cookies through your individual browser options.

Links to third-party websites

We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of the Site. the Site does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.

Email policy.

the Site may occasionally send you email communications to inform you of news, events and information relevant to you and the Harvard Divinity School community.  If you require assistance in opting out of emails, please contact

If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address for commercial purposes without your permission.  

Information protection

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Users Located in the European Economic Area

If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway (the “European Economic Area”), please click here for additional information about ways that certain Harvard University Schools, Centers, units and controlled entities, including this one, may collect, use, and share information about you.

Contacting this website

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

Changes to this policy:

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of this policy is 5/23/2018.

Changes made 5/23/2018:
(a) Updated the Site URL from to
(b) Updated the SRC program contact email from to
(c) Added section for Users Located in the European Economica Area.