Computer Lab for Experimental Research (CLER) at Harvard Business School (HBS)
By submitting a request to create an account in our system, you agree to the
following rules. Failure to follow these rules will result in exclusion from
the HBS CLER subject pool, and ineligibility for all research, studies, and
sessions conducted through this site.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must not be on the payroll at Harvard University.
- You must be fluent in English.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to receive payment from Harvard
University -- see details at http://www.hbs.edu/cler/IRS_USCIS.htm.
- You may not create more than one profile in the system.
- You cannot participate in the same study more than once.
- You must show up on time to participate and receive payment in any session.
- For all lab sessions, there is the possibility that some participants
will be turned away.
- You must observe ALL eligibility restrictions in specific study
descriptions -- be sure to read the study description carefully to be sure
you are eligible to participate.
- Signing up for sessions and failing to show up without cancelling or
communicating, especially repeatedly, may result in the deactivation of
your account and your ineligibility for future sessions.
- Online experiments or surveys may contain questions, items, or
instructions designed to confirm that participants are paying full attention.
Failure to respond correctly or appropriately may result in being denied
payment for participation, and ineligibility for future sessions.
- Disruptive, uncooperative, or threatening behavior to researchers or
other participants will not be tolerated and will be referred to Harvard
- The use of this website is at your own risk. We make no representations
of our ability to offer study opportunities to volunteers and we reserve
the right to terminate, discontinue, or deactivate any participant or
applicant at any time for any reason with or without notice.
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices
for this web site (www.hbs.edu/cler/
the CLER subject pool application linked from www.hbs.edu/cler/
Our web server software generates logfiles of the IP addresses of computers that
access this web site and of what files they access.
These web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted
completely from our systems.
We also ask our visitors who wish to participate in CLER experimental sessions
to provide information about themselves, in the form of a user profile.
Use of information
Personally identifiable information is gathered for two purposes: recruiting for
experiments and payment processing. Other than as necessary for these purposes,
we do not provide any personally identifiable information we gather or develop
about our visitors to any third parties for any purpose. Please note that the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires the reporting of any individual who
earns more than $600 from Harvard University in a calendar year. Such
individuals may be subject to tax on their earnings.
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.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and
alteration of the information under our control, including the encryption of all
information submitted through a secure ("https") connection.
Contacting this web site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this
site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact: email@example.com.
This web site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for
the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
Changes to this policy
An announcement of any changes to this policy will be posted prominently on the
first page of our web site for three months before any changes go into effect.
The effective date of this policy was March 16, 2009.