Privacy Policy

Berkeley Commonplace Privacy Policy

The Organization

Berkeley Commonplace is a 501 c3 nonprofit public benefit corporation based in Berkeley, California. We produce inclusive, community art projects and creative activities designed to empower individuals and strengthen communities. We encourage balancing independence and personal freedom with social and environmental responsibility. We recognize creativity as an invaluable, universal human faculty, and freedom of expression as a natural right. We also consider privacy and freedom from harassment as natural rights. This policy is concerned with the privacy of our audience, including but not limited to subscribers, participants, partners, collaborators, and donors. 

Mailing Address: 2571 Shattuck Avenue, 1A, Berkeley, CA, USA 94704

Website: berkeleycommonplace.org

Email and Newsletters

If you subscribe to our mailing list, register for a project, activity or event, donate on our website, or submit any form, you can expect to receive emails from us. We interpret all these friendly gestures as consent to receive relevant communications from us, using the name and email address you provide. We will make opting-out easy, as we are eager to avoid sending emails to any unwilling recipient. Manage your subscription

NOTE: Some of our projects may be coordinated via email, requiring occasional two-way communications throughout the duration of the project. 

This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This may include tracking opens and clicks on our emails. This information is used to improve the quality of our communications.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Data retention

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

When visitors submit a form we retain the data for 90 days.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your data rights

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

What personal data do we collect and why

We are thoughtful about the information we ask you to provide, and ask only for information relevant to the activities at hand, such as participation in a project, or making a donation. 

When visitors or users submit a Form, we capture the IP Address for spam protection. 

Third Parties

We use Google reCAPTCHA for spam protection. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

We use Google Drive and Google Sheets to manage our integration data. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Contact

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact Marty McCutcheon, Secretary of the Board of Directors: marty@berkeleycommonplace.org