Privacy Policy

Intended Audience

This website is intended to be used by adults. All visitors are presumed to be adults. The Center on the Developing Child does not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 13.

Children – Be sure to ask your parents for permission before sending any information about yourself over the Internet to us, or to anyone else.
Parents – We recommend that parents take an active role in their children’s use of the internet. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the internet.


Information Gathering

Our web server software generates log files of the IP addresses of computers that access this web site and of what files they access. We also may ask our visitors to provide information about themselves voluntarily on areas of the site that are clearly marked. We may use cookies to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions.


Use of Information

We do not provide any personally identifiable information we gather or develop about our visitors to any third parties for any purpose.

We use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site 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 visitors.

Personal information entered by users into the forms provided is used solely so that we may contact you and/or provide you with information related directly to the Center’s mission. This information will never be sold or shared with any third party, except for the sole purpose of fulfilling requests to reprint and ship Council publications, and then only upon the request of the user.


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 information about the ways Harvard University, its Schools, Centers, and other Harvard units and controlled entities, may collect, use, and share information about you.



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


Copyright Policy

With the permission of the Center on the Developing Child, the content posted on this site may be used by others. The copyright notice given below must be included with each reproduced slide.

© 2018 Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The Center logo and Harvard shield and name may not otherwise be used publicly, except by faculty and staff formally affiliated with the Center. Content may not be altered and should be attributed to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University in a citation. Request for permission to use the Center’s materials should be submitted here: Permission Requests Form


Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time without advance notice. Any such changes will be posted on this page, including the date of the most recent modification.


This policy was last update May 25, 2018.

  Print this page   Subscribe to our newsletter