Privacy Policy

As used in this policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Harvard Design Magazine, a publication of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The following information details the privacy practices for Harvard Design Magazine’s website ( By accessing and using this site, you accept and agree to this policy.

What information do we gather about you?

We use Google Analytics to collect information about the way our visitors engage with our website. This helps us understand what users want from the site so we can continually improve it. The data we collect includes your IP address and browser details. All of your session information is anonymous and most of it comes to us in the form of statistics.

Certain actions on the site require you to provide us with more information about yourself, including signing up to our email newsletter and making an online purchase. The measures in place to protect the personal details that you submit to us in those transactions are listed further in this document.

What do we use your information for?

Our staff uses the information we gather from you to track user trends, and for the other purposes described in this policy.

If you contact us via email, the email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. Your contact details may be shared with a third-party fulfillment team that manages our customer service inquiries. We will not share or sell your email address with any other third party.

We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect our rights and safety and the rights and safety of our users or others.

How is this information collected and how can you opt out?

This site uses cookies to gather information about your visit. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them). We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions, so that we can offer a better site experience in the future. You may disable cookies through your individual browser settings, or you can opt out of the collection and use of this information through tools such as the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

For more information on Google Analytics, consult their terms of service and privacy practices.

Other websites and cookies

This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.

What happens when you sign up for our newsletter?

We collect your name and email address when you sign up for our email newsletter. These contact details are stored in our email marketing platform, and are only used to send you the Harvard Design Magazine’s newsletter. We do not sell or share your details with any other party.

How do we securely manage your online purchase?

All of the payment processing is done through a secure third-party platform that is managed by Harvard University. Our website does not store your credit card information.

Some of your order details (name, email, order number, shipping address, and products ordered) are shared with our third-party fulfillment partner so they can ship your order to you. Your credit card details are not shared with this partner. We prohibit this partner from using or sharing your information for any purpose other than fulfilling your purchase or contacting you regarding your order.

Users located outside the United States

If you are located in a country outside of the United States which has enacted a personal data protection law, please review Harvard’s Additional Privacy Disclosure Statement for information that may apply to you. This includes ways that certain Harvard University Schools, Centers, units, and controlled entities, including this website, may collect, use, and share information about you.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Harvard Design Magazine team at [email protected].

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy is March 28, 2022.