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Privacy Statement for Harvard Kennedy School

The following discloses information gathering and dissemination practices for the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Executive Education website (

General Statement
HKS Executive Education will not sell, swap, rent, or otherwise disclose to any third party any personal information provided during the brochure request or application process. HKS Executive Education reserves the right to disclose this information under special circumstances, such as in connection with judicial proceedings or if, in the sole discretion of HKS Executive Education, disclosure is necessary to protect HKS Executive Education or the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Information Gathering
The admissions process for HKS Executive Education programs requires applicants to provide personal information and preferences. The information is necessary so that the Admissions Committee can select the most qualified and diverse group from among the pool of candidates, ensuring an interactive and invigorating learning experience for all program participants.

Use of Information
IP (Internet Protocol) addresses are used to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our website. Cookies are used to gather session information such as the following: demographic information, time spent on site, keywords searched, and entry/exit pages. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but users will remain anonymous.

We evaluate site usage by analyzing user information and demographics, but only 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 from our systems.

External Links
The HKS Executive Education website contains links to other independently run websites within the Harvard network and to some sites outside the "" domain. HKS Executive Education is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Security Precautions
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Internet communications, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While HKS Executive Education remains committed to protecting the privacy of our users, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. We do so by using secure technology, privacy protection controls, and restrictions on employee access.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your interactions with this site, contact Executive Education at 617-496-0484 or

For additional information please see Harvard University’s enterprise security policy regarding the use of information collected on websites -

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