Privacy Policy

Geomap is a map-based address book and networking tool for eligible Harvard faculty. The following classifications of faculty members are eligible to use this site: ladder faculty and core instructional faculty. In order to obtain access to this application, a faculty member provides his or her Harvard Key and is authenticated as an eligible user. Eligibility is verified on a daily basis.


Any personal information that Geomap users disclose in their profiles or when posting any content on Geomap will be visible to other Harvard authenticated users of Geomap. Certain information fields in these profiles are gathered automatically from the Harvard directory if permitted by that directory’s privacy settings (specifically, office address, phone, and e-mail).


Harvard may use your email address to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.


Harvard retains the right to access Geomap and user information, and provide such information to third parties, when we believe that is it necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; investigate compliance with or enforce compliance with University policy or the Geomap terms of use; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; tailor the site to user needs and improve our service; contract with a third party to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance of the site; generate nonidentifiable statistics on usage; or protect the rights, property or safety of Harvard, our users or others.  


Device Information Collected By Us

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems.



Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them). We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.


This site has reasonable security measures in place to prevent unauthorized access to the site and the loss, misuse and alteration of the information in the site. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.


Links to Other Sites
This site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those web sites.

Contacting this web site 
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity (FD&D) at

Changes to this policy 
We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. If we change the policy, we will post the modified policy on this page, and will note the date of modification.

Effective Date 
The effective date of this policy is 12/1/2016.