Harvard Class Reports
Data Use Disclosure
The Harvard Alumni Association takes the responsible use of your information very seriously. When you provide information for your class report, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and other uses of your class report information as described below.
Data in the Class Report may include contact information, Harvard class affiliation, education history, employment history, personal interests, family relationships, and other information that you choose to provide.
Data you provide for your class report may be shared within Harvard for purposes such as research and analysis, and to help provide you with relevant marketing, engagement, and philanthropic opportunities.
Biographical data submitted for inclusion in your class report may be made available to other alumni, alumni clubs or special interest groups and other alumni organizations, faculty, staff, and students, subject to the alumni information privacy settings you have chosen for your online alumni profile. These data uses are intended to facilitate inter-alumni communication, as well as communication between the College and its alumni.
The Class Report books, including your class report, are made public as follows: Copies of the books are made available to all members of the respective Classes. Harvard also provides copies to the Harvard University Archives, Boston Public Library, New York Public Library, New England Genealogical Society, and Library of Congress.
Finally, we may share Class Report data, if necessary, for the purpose of taking action regarding fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, other misconduct, security or technical issues, or unauthorized access to or use of personal data or our website or data systems; responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; enforcing our agreements; protecting the health, safety, rights, or property of you, us, or others; and meeting legal obligations.
We do not share Class Report data except as described above. Harvard will not use your information beyond these stated purposes. We do not authorize other uses by anyone of information obtained from the Class Report books, whether commercial in nature or otherwise (including sale, solicitation, promotion, market research, surveying, etc.). However, when you decide what information to provide in your class report, please be aware that, despite our policies limiting reuse, it is not possible for Harvard to prevent or control all reproduction and dissemination of Class Report information by third parties, including but not limited to third party websites, services, applications, businesses, or private individuals.
Users Located in the European Economic Area
If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway (the “European Economic Area”), please click here for additional disclosures about ways that certain Harvard University schools, centers, units, and controlled entities, including the Harvard Alumni Association, may collect, use, and share information about you in light of the EEA General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Note that we will not use Class Report data except as specifically stated in this data use disclosure.
Class reports do not request or require you to disclose any data, including any type of data that could be deemed “special” or “sensitive” under the GDPR. As stated above in this data use disclosure, Class Reports will be irrevocably made public.
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Please contact HAA_RedBooks@harvard.edu if you have any questions about this data use disclosure.
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I have read this data use disclosure and I consent to the above-described use of my Class Report data by Harvard.