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Rules and Privacy Policy
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
  • 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 University Police.
  • 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.

Privacy Policy

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site ( and the CLER subject pool application linked from

Information gathering
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. We may use cookies to maintain a user's identity between web sessions.

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: 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.

Effective date
The effective date of this policy was March 16, 2009.
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