Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (the “Forum”). By using this website, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

1) Visitor Generated Content

Forum visitors can submit comments and replies to posts featured on the Forum. 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. Any information you disclose in your submission of comments, including name, email, website, and the comment itself is property of Harvard University and visible on internal servers. Additionally, information regarding name and comments shall be public on the Forum once a comment or reply is approved for submission on the website. Comments are up to the discretion and approval of the Forum’s moderators. We use this information to respond to your inquiries, to customize your experience on the website, to improve our content and to provide you with email notifications related to your interests. You should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in blog, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

The Forum allows you to subscribe online and receive posts via email. If you no longer wish to receive this email, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email. We will not share, sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

2) Browsing information and cookies

When you access this website, our servers automatically record information that your browser provides. This may include, among other data, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, device identifiers and location, the date and time of your access, web pages visited, files accessed, and other information of this nature. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.  Logs of IP addresses are retained on a temporary basis, and then deleted from our system.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information that assists us in better understanding our site visitors, such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit, and what sites refer visitors to the Forum. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them), which will be read each time you visit the site. Cookies do not themselves contain any personal information. We 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. 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. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service, available at, and the Google Privacy Policy, available at

What Do We Use The Information For?

We use the information collected for the following purposes, in addition to those described above: improving usability of the site; administering mailing lists, online communities, events and conferences; tailoring the website to user needs and improving our service; generating data and reports about usage of the website and its content; supporting the functioning and security of the website; protecting our rights and safety and the rights and safety of others; and performing research.

We may evaluate site usage by collecting statistics about the behavior of visitors to this website and analyzing user information and demographics, but only to generate aggregate statistical reports. 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.

We may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties when we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; investigate compliance with or enforce our Terms of Use; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect our rights and safety and the rights and safety of our users or others.

Third-Party Cookies

Cookies may be set by parties other than us. These “third-party cookies” may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or other social media services for which we 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.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This website may contain links to other third-party websites. We do not control third-party websites and are 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.

Information Protection

We have taken commercially reasonable measures to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no such measures are 100% secure.

Children’s Privacy

The Forum will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who you believe has submitted personal information to a site hosted by the Forum, please contact us immediately.

Changes to this Policy

This privacy policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy was August 31, 2015.

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 [email protected].