Type of Information Gathered
- User and visitor data: When a user visits the Site s/he may be offered the opportunity to opt in to certain features, such as news digests or a newsletter. When opting in, a user will be asked for certain personal information such as name and email address in order to provide the user with the requested service. This information will not be shared with or sold to any third parties, except as required by law.
- Technical data: In order to continuously improve the Site and quality of service, the Site will use various internet technologies, including but not necessarily limited to cookies and local storage tools. These tools will collect data such as internet addresses, browser types, referring domains, time stamps, keyword searches, entry/exit pages and the like. In addition to Pantheon, the Site’s primary tool for such data collection is Google Analytics; more information on how it operates and how users can control the information collected may be found in the relevant sections here. Users’ Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are used in order to effectively administer and monitor the Site’s technical performance.
If a user no longer wishes to receive the Site’s newsletter, news digests or other such communications, s/he may unsubscribe by following the instructions at the bottom of the respective communication.
If a user wishes to opt out of having her/his data be used by Google Analytics, instructions on how to do so may be found here.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact RussiaMatters@hks.harvard.edu.