Berkeley Earth Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 26, 2020

This Berkeley Earth Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information when you use of the Website (as that term is defined below). By accessing the Website, you provide your consent to the Policy, including without limitation our collection, use, transfer and disclosure of data as described below.

We may update this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by providing a prominent notice on the Website and by posting the new Policy, with its effective date, on this page. By continuing to access the Website, you provide your consent to the updated Policy

“We”, “our” and “us”, refer to Berkeley Earth, a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 46-2032196).

“You” and “your” refer to each user of the Website and, as applicable, any individual or entity on behalf of which such individual uses the Website.

“Website” means the Website at

Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve the Website.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data
While using the Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). The legal bases for our collecting Personal Data include (i) your consent to this Policy and (ii) our need for Personal Data to carry out certain functions of the Website.

We collect your Personal Data only from you. We do not collect your Personal Data from any third parties.

Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Organization
  • Job title
  • Social Media information
  • Hashed identifiers derived from email addresses for the purposes of cross-device tracking for targeted advertising

Personal data will be stored indefinitely.

Usage Data
We may also collect information about how the Website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies and Tracking Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on the Website and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from the Website and stored on your device.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Website.

Examples of cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use session cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use security cookies for security purposes.
  • Identifier Cookies. We use IP address tracking technologies for targeted marketing purposes.

Tracking technologies that we use may include beacons, tags, pixels, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze your experience on the Website.

Use of Data

We use collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Website
  • To notify you about changes to the Website
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on the Website when you choose to do so
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Website
  • To monitor the usage of the Website
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To send you information for marketing purposes, in accordance with your marketing preferences
  • For recruitment purposes if you have applied for a role with us
  • To respond to your online inquiries and requests, and to provide you with information
  • To carry out other legitimate business purposes, as well as other lawful purposes
  • For personalized advertising purposes.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy, and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements
We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation or protect against legal liability
  • To protect and defend our rights or property
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public

Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Furthermore, we cannot control the actions of others with whom you may choose to share information. If we learn of a security breach, we will notify you to the extent required by applicable law.

Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals (“Service Providers”), to help us make the Website available, to provide the Website on our behalf, to perform Website-related services, or to assist us in analyzing how the Website is used.

Service Providers have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf, and they are obligated not to disclose your Personal Data or use it for any other purpose.

We may use a Service Provider to monitor and analyze the use of the Website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor use of the Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having your activity on the Website made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which can be downloaded from the Chrome web store at: The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Policy page:

Email Campaigns

We use a Service Provider to send and manage email campaigns when you subscribe to receive them on the Website.

Mailchimp is an online marketing platform operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, a company headquartered in the State of Georgia in the United States. Mailchimp enables us, among other things, to send and manage email campaigns in the form of newsletters and event invitations through the use of distribution lists. Distribution Lists are stored on a secure Mailchimp server. They do not, under any circumstances, selldisclose our Ddistribution Llists to anyone. If abusive or illegal behavior related to our Distribution List is detected, Mailchimp may share our Distribution List or portions of it with affected ISPs or anti-spam organizations to the extent permitted or required byapplicable law.

For more information on the privacy practices of Mailchimp, please visit the Mailchimp Privacy Policy page:

Personalized Advertising

NextRoll, Inc. (formerly AdRoll, Inc.) is an independent marketing technology platform that offers data-driven advertising and marketing services that enable us to advertise our services to you on other websites. When you visit certain pages on our website, third parties (such as NextRoll) may send cookies to your browser for targeted advertising purposes.

To opt out of personalized advertising on our ads, look for the YourAdChoices ( icon (the blue triangle) in the corner of the ad. Click the icon to learn more about interest-based advertising, who served the ad, and manage your ad options. You can also opt out of seeing personalized ads from NextRoll (and other companies) using the NAI opt out tool at  Please note you will still see ads even if you opt out, but they will not be personalized by NextRoll.

For more information, please see NextRoll’s privacy notice at

Hosting Services

We use a Service Provider to make our website available to you through a hosting service.

Media Temple, owned by GoDaddy Operating Company LLC, offers website hosting services. Media Temple enables us to host our website on their servers, which are located in Culver City, California in the United States. The information you submit through the forms on our website may be stored on their servers, but only for our use as indicated on the Website.

For more information on the privacy practices of Media Temple, please visit the Media Temple Privacy Policy page:

Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

We do not permit anyone who is under the age of 18, or who is a minor in the relevant jurisdiction, (each such individual, a “Child”) to use the Website.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from any Child. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided Personal Data to us, please contact us so we may remove that Personal Data from our servers.

Your Rights

You have the following rights with respect to your Personal Data:

  • You may receive a machine-readable copy of your Personal Data, which you may transmit to any other service provider.
  • You may have us correct your Personal Data or complete any Personal Data that is incomplete.
  • You may have us delete your Personal Data.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights or you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us:

By email:
Berkeley Earth
2831 Garber St.
Berkeley, CA. 94705

We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the use of personalized advertising cookies placed on our website. By continuing to use our site, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy.

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