Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This statement discloses the privacy practices for The Harvard Crimson Online ("Crimson Online").

The Crimson Online has adopted guidelines which serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These guidelines are subject to change, and changes in these guidelines will immediately appear on this page. If you do not agree with the policies in this statement, please do not use this website.

The Crimson Online is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link.

If you want to subscribe for home or place of business of The Harvard Crimson, your phone number, e-mail address, and your credit card and billing information. If you wish to place a classified advertisement in The Harvard Crimson, you must provide full name, phone number, and e-mail address. Demographic information (country, zip code, age and gender) is optional. Subscribers must be 18 years of age. On occasion, The Crimson Online also collects additional personal information from subscribers in optional contest and survey forms.

The Crimson Online also logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may also use IP address logs to track your participation in our readership polls in order to ensure accurate results. General demographical information automatically available about users when they connect to our website may also be gathered for statistical purposes.

The Crimson Online does collect information in aggregate form that we may, from time to time, provide to advertisers and other third parties. If and when this is done, The Crimson Online will not include any identifiable individual information.

While The Crimson Online has taken reasonable steps to limit the uses of information provided by you to those described in this Privacy Statement, we cannot guarantee that the information will remain permanently secure. There is always a possibility that your information could be lost due to technical problems or stolen from our databases. The Crimson Online is not responsible for any such loss or theft. We are committed to maintaining the trust of our users. If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security of any information that you have provided, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here

Children Under 13

If you are under age 13, do NOT send us information about yourself, including your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database.


Visitors to The Crimson Online are issued a "cookie" which is a small text file placed on your hard drive. Cookies help to prevent you from repeatedly seeing the same advertisements, being asked to register or made to re-enter your password every time you visit our site, and provide various other functionality enhancements. Cookies are also used to authenticate your identity. No cookie delivered by The Crimson Online will interfere with the operation of your computer.

Responsibility for Security Breaches

Although The Harvard Crimson makes concerted efforts to protect its servers and databases from unauthorized access, we are unable to accept liability for information accessed illegally via our servers, clients, or network. Your personal information is protected by the most advanced security systems available to us. However, no system is entirely secure and, as such, The Crimson makes no legal guarantees regarding the protection of any data that may reside on our servers.

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