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Privacy Policy

Who we are

BURN2 is a virtual regional of Burning Man. BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life®. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man Regional, and the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Likely image uploads would be graphics submitted for virtual events held by BURN2. Refer to BURN2’s infrastructure policies, found here:

Contact forms

When you fill and submit using the forms on our website, you are voluntarily giving us some personal information through those forms. Such information may be your name, virtual name, and/or email address, which will be used for contacting you as part of followup to your submissions. We do not sell the information we collect to any third parties. Some examples of how we use that information include:

  • When you sign up to participate in a team within BURN2, we will contact you using your provided information.
  • When you participate in a discussion on our website, we retain your information in order to maintain your membership in that discussion.
  • When you send an inquiry to us using the contact forms on this website.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Additionally, if you have an account, then when you log in, we will also set several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Any data collected for analytics purposes is in the form of aggregated statistics, anonymised, and impermanent.

Who we share your data with

Your submitted data will not be rented or sold to parties outside of BURN2.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment where comments are enabled, 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their profile information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

In general, we cannot guarantee your anonymity whenever you interact with our web site. Please note that the BURN2 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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

You can contact us using the contact form on our website, here:

Additional information

How we protect your data

The only individuals who have access to your data are BURN2 volunteer staff managing this website and the Regional Coordinator of BURN2. They are bound to protect your privacy by this policy and only have access to personal data in the performance of their volunteer duties.

We have implemented security measures against unauthorised access to this website including but not limited to a firewall, and scanning and hardening tools available to us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We employ the use of site monitoring tools and alert systems as part of our security setup. In the event of a breach, an alert will be sent to the site administrator and attempts to breach the site will be blocked.

What third parties we receive data from

We may display feeds or embeds on our website from our other accounts such as social media or photo sharing sites. If you contributed comments or photos to our accounts on those sites, they may appear in the feeds on our website, but the uploading and storage of your uploaded photos are governed by the privacy policies of those sites where they were uploaded.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We may collect anonymised, aggregated statistics about users that visit our website, such as visits, frequency of visits, lengths of visits.

Effective date of this privacy policy

This policy is effective as of 25 May 2018.