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Privacy Statement

Arnold Arboretum Privacy Statement

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website (

Information gathering

Our web server software generates logfiles of the IP addresses of computers that access this website and of what files they access. These web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.

Use of information

We use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Harvard network. We also use this information to tailor site content to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses.

We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions may be analyzed, but the users will remain anonymous. We also do not use cookies.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Users Located in the European Economic Areas

If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway (the “European Economic Area”), click here for additional information about ways that certain Harvard University Schools, Centers, units, and controlled entities, including the Arnold Arboretum, may collect, use, and share information about you.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact

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

Changes to this policy

An announcement of any changes to this policy will be posted prominently here for three months before any changes go into effect.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy was 5/25/2018.