Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to The Program on Negotiation (PON), and we are committed to respecting that privacy. This statement describes the personal information practices for The Program on Negotiation website (, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit The Program on Negotiation website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information about yourself.

In using some specific features of the site, such as the online contact form, you will be asked to give us personal information, such as your name or e-mail address, that will be needed to correspond with you, for example, or provide you with news and notices via e-mail. Aside from aggregating data to allow us to determine broad demographics of our users, it is our intent that your personal information will be used only to fulfill the specific request(s) you make of us, and to allow us to contact you if there are any problems with your request. We will not exchange or sell your e-mail address to third parties except where necessary to fulfill your request.

Information Security and Quality

We intend to protect the integrity of your personal information. To do this, we have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures, including a firewall, to help us keep your information secure, accurate, current, and complete. We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to correct inaccuracies in your personal information, to remove personal information you do not want stored, or to answer any questions you may have about our use of your information.

Information Gathered through Cookies and Other Technologies

In general, you can use The Program on Negotiation website in all ways without using the technology known as “cookies.” A cookie is a short identifier, stored on your computer, that a site may use to identify you when you make return visits to it. The features of The Program on Negotiation website were designed to work without cookies, so if you turn them off, you may still browse, search, and otherwise make full use of our website.

We may collect anonymous information from visits to The Program on Negotiation website to help us provide better customer service and a better customer experience. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, or common search terms used, and we measure aggregate user activity on the PON website, but we do so in ways that keep user’s personal identity and information anonymous. PON or the analytic vendors it selects may use this data to analyze site usage trends and statistics, to help us improve our site.

When we collect personal data from you in connection with a transaction (a contact form submission, etc.) we may extract some information about that transaction in an anonymous format and combine it with other anonymous information such as clickstream data. This anonymous information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns in our site’s usage.

Business Relationships

The Program on Negotiation website contains links to other websites, including websites for organizations with which PON has a business relationship. PON is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.

Questions Regarding this Statement

Any questions regarding this statement or our privacy policies should be directed to The Program on Negotiation webmaster at:

Program on Negotiation
Pound Hall 501
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

By visiting and using The Program on Negotiation website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This privacy statement was last updated on February 5, 2004.