Agency by Design Website Privacy Policy

This is the website of Agency by Design (AbD), a research initiative of Project Zero.

The mailing address for any questions or information regarding the AbD website is:

ATTN: Agency by Design

Longfellow 406

13 Appian Away

Cambridge, MA 02138

Information gathering

For every visitor to this website, our Web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain. We also collect information volunteered by visitors to this website, such as survey information and/or site registrations. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying which parts of our site are most heavily used.

Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the Agency by Design website’s search engine but this tracking is never associated with individual users.

Additionally, the Agency by Design website collects information through Google Analytics. The information collected contributes anonymous data to an aggregate data set to enable features like benchmarking and publication that can help us understand data trends. All identifiable information collected through the website is removed and combined with other anonymous data before it is shared with others. Data collected in Google Analytics also enable Google technical support representatives to access the site’s Google Analytics data and account when necessary to provide service and find solutions to technical issues. Analytics information collected includes data on site visitors’ general geographic locations, language preferences, site usage data, and data on the technology and software platforms used to access the site.


Use of information

Our staff uses the information gathered as discussed above 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. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.

The information we collect is not shared with or sold to other commercial or other nonprofit organizations, except in reporting to project supporters (e.g., funders) on aggregate data related to website use. If you supply us with your postal or e-mail addresses online, you may receive mailings only from the Agency by Design project, Project Zero, or Harvard Graduate School of Education.