This Privacy Statement describes the ways in which Harvard University may obtain personal information about individuals who use the Localist College Calendar platform managed by Harvard College Communications.
In this Privacy Statement, “the College Calendar” refers only to the Localist calendar managed by Harvard College Communications. Harvard schools and centers have set up other Localist calendars, to which this Privacy Statement does not apply.
This Privacy Statement applies to all users of the College Calendar with College Calendar user accounts, regardless of relationship to Harvard. Any person with a HarvardKey may create such a user account. Log in requires a user account.
Harvard College Calendar platform administrators may access the following personal information about persons with user accounts through the College Calendar:
- first name, last name, email address.
- Photo if the user provides one.
- Information about events that a user registers for through the College Calendar (event administrators will see who registers for their events).
Users can opt to let other logged-in users see what events they are attending and what places they follow, and can allow other logged-in users to view their College Calendar user profile.
Personal information accessible by Harvard through the College Calendar also includes data related to use of the College Calendar platform, and identifiers or other information about a user’s Harvard affiliation and status.
Access to Content
University access to content that Harvard users create, transmit and store through the College Calendar is governed by the University Policy on Access to Electronic Information.
Use of Information
The personal information compiled through the College Calendar is used by Harvard event planners in connection with scheduling, gauging interest in and carrying on events.
Harvard may use the personal information for learning analytics, user access reports, and user analytics, as well as to optimize our websites and tools.
Harvard may review data on the files and resources that users access to administer the College Calendar and to provide technical support and help diagnose problems. Harvard may use and retain records of emails and other communications to support staff, in order to process inquiries about the platform, respond to user requests, and improve services.
Other uses of personal information by Harvard are described in other parts of this Privacy Statement.
There are security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the personal information under Harvard’s control. No data transmission, processing, sharing or storage by any party can be guaranteed to be completely secure.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or the College Calendar platform.
Users Located in the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom
If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway (the European Economic Area) or the United Kingdom, please visit Harvard’s Additional EEA Privacy Disclosures.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page.
This Privacy Statement was last updated on November 3, 2021.