WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
This policy covers personal information that we receive when you use the burningman.org site.
INFORMATION YOU KNOWINGLY GIVE TO US
We receive and may store any personal information you actively send us or enter on our website. You provide such information when you register for a Burner Profile; register for the ePlaya community boards; register as an Image Gallery or Playa Artifacts contributor; fill out an online registration or other form; submit images, contribute to Tales from the Playa, or ePlaya discussions; sign up for our mailing lists or newsletter distribution lists; or send us emails. You also enter personal information when you purchase tickets to the Burning Man event or other items via our website. Other information you enter, such as your survey responses, are only compiled statistically and are not recorded permanently or in a personally identifiable way.
INFORMATION THAT IS AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED BY OUR SYSTEM
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us through the internet.
We use a cookie to store your login ID and password and to synchronize your responses to one questionnaire with other relevant questionnaires. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to allow our system to recognize your browser and to provide you certain browsing conveniences. You can configure your browser to reject cookies, but if you do so, you might not be able to experience all the interactive features of our website.
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use the personal information that we receive to operate the website, to produce the Burning Man event, and for Burning Man-related projects. Your personal information may be stored on our system and shared among Burning Man affiliates, including but not limited to Burning Man Project, Black Rock City, LLC, and Black Rock Arts Foundation. We do not rent or sell your personal information to any other entity. We do not share your personal information with any other entity, except when:
- We have your permission; or
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; or when we must exercise our legal rights, protect our property, defend against legal claims, or otherwise comply with the law; or
Burning Man and/or the Black Rock Arts Foundation may at times contact you at your email address to keep you informed about their local events and other Burning Man-related opportunities. Should you not want to receive such communications, you will find details about how to opt out the first time you are contacted.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
However, whenever you submit expressive content to areas of our website such as the Image Gallery, Playa Artifacts, Tales from the Playa, or ePlaya, you understand that the submission will be made public on the website, and that such submission may contain personal information. We are not responsible for the personal information that you or others choose to post in this manner. You may be identified as the author of any posted expressive content unless you tell us otherwise.
We will identify your ePlaya submissions by the handle you register and will not disseminate any other registration information without your authorization. However, if you contact other posters by email, your personal information may be included in the header, as with any email.
In general, we cannot guarantee your anonymity whenever you interact with our web site.
Please note that the burningman.org website may contain links to third-party websites. These third-party websites may send their own cookies to collect data and solicit personal information. Therefore, we cannot guarantee your privacy when visiting such third-party sites, nor the accuracy or acceptability of any services provided by such third parties.
We may update this policy from time to time. When any significant changes are made to this policy, we will post a notification in a prominent place on this website so that you may be made aware of the changes. This notification will appear the first time you log on to this website following a significant change in this policy.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON OUR SYSTEM
You can edit personal information in your Burner Profile by logging on to our system and manually editing your Burner Profile page, or by sending a description of your requested change through the “Contact” link on our website.
This policy is effective as of November 21, 2014.