Privacy Policy

HARVARD INTERNATIONAL REVIEW ("HIR") holds the privacy of our subscribers and website ("the website") visitors in the highest regard and is committed to protecting privacy.

Personally identifiable information is collected only when voluntarily provided by the user, such as when creating accounts, signing up for email lists, posting comments, or purchasing products made available by the HIR. The website also tracks non-identifying information to help us to track general patterns to improve our website, such as site traffic, browser use, and operating system usage. The website also uses "cookies." Cookies are small files stored in your computer that help to track your "session" while you are online. They are used to enhance your experience, and to help us tailor the website to your needs. They contain basic tracking information, but are not related to any personally identifiable information and are not used to obtain further information from you. They are also used to provide advertisements via third-party arrangements. By visiting the website, you agree to the use of cookies. Many browsers allow you to disable cookies, but note that this may adversely impact your experience on the website.

The website may contain links to external sites. The HIR is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these external sites.

The HIR may make changes to the privacy policy at any time and without notification. Thus, we recommend you check here regularly should the privacy policy change.

Purchases made on the website are directed through a third-party server to protect your personal and financial information. HIR does not make available to third parties the personally-identifiable information collected on our Web site (excluding information provided for subscriptions, which we share only with our publishers and distributors to ensure we can get the HIR to you) without your express permission.

Though we do our best to make your experiences with the HIR as pleasant as possible, it is possible that situations may arise beyond our control. Neither the HIR, nor the Harvard International Relations Council ("HIRC", our parent organization), nor Harvard University, are responsible in any way for any damage or liabilities that may arise from the use of the website or other HIR products. In using our website or any other products, you agree to hold the HIR, HIRC, and Harvard University free from all blame from any situations that may arise. This policy only covers the actions of the HIR. The HIR is not responsible for actions or decisions made by third-parties, be they utilized by HIR on the website or elsewhere.

We consider your opinion, privacy, and experience to be of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy policy, please contact us at contact@hir.harvard.edu and we will return your message as promptly as possible.