Updated Privacy Policy

Over the past year, Herdict has added several new features.  During this process we realized that the privacy policy for the site hadn’t been updated since Herdict began.  Although Herdict has grown and changed, what hasn’t changed is our strong commitment to maintaining responsible data practices–and making sure that our users understand what those practices are.  So we recently updated our policy to better explain what we do.  The updates to the privacy statement were intended to better explain the data we collect, use, and share in connection with our website, the reporter, and the browser add-ons.  Most of the updates are stylistic, but there are a few sections where we added greater detail about our practices.  These more substantive additions include descriptions of:

  • How we collect information using session and persistent cookies in (“Collection of Information”);
  • How information may be shared with third parties, including entities that provide services to Herdict, (in “Use and Sharing of Information”); and
  • How information may be transferred in the event Herdict ever moves out from the auspices of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (in “Use and Sharing of Information”).

Please take a few minutes to review the new privacy statement, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

About the Author: Ryan Budish

Ryan Budish is a fellow at the Berkman Center and the Director of Herdict, which uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world. Ryan received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

One Comment to “Updated Privacy Policy”

  1. PlugnBuy:

    Thanks for letting us know about your updated privacy policy. Announcement for the updating privacy policy is good for the visitors to the site.