The Office of Berkeley Arts + Design, as part of the University of California, Berkeley, is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personal information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not re-distribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers.

Information Collected 

The Arts + Design servers collect the following analytics: the HTTP request of the user including the hostname, the browser type, referrer, and language; first-party cookies to obtain user session information; date, time, and geographic location. Our website does not associate this data to individual user identities.


Our website uses a third-party analytics provider (Google Analytics) to help us understand how visitors use our site. We use this information to improve our content and your experience visiting our site. Google analytics relies on cookies, a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit, to produce this information. Google Analytics does not receive personally identifiable information through these cookies and is prohibited from combining, matching or cross-referencing information from our site with any other information. Please review Google Analytics’ privacy policy for additional information. It is also possible to opt-out of Google Analytics for those who wish to do so.


Our website uses a webform on our website to allow users to sign up for our Mailchimp newsletters. These forms require users to give contact information: email address. Contact information from the registration form is used only to send material relating to arts and design events and relevant campus opportunities for which it was collected and will not be sold to another party. 

Use of Collected Information

Our website will only use personal information collected from this site for the purpose of communication back to individuals who contact us via the site and additionally:

Our website uses browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history to report information about site accesses and to determine the popularity and effectiveness of content campaigns and placement. This information is used to improve Web presentation and utilization. IP address information may also be used for troubleshooting purposes.

Distribution of Collected Information

We will not disclose, without your consent, personal information collected about you, except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure is required by law.

We will not distribute or sell personal information to third-party organizations.

This Privacy Statement does not apply to the other UC Berkeley web sites. You should review the privacy statement posted on other UC Berkeley web sites when you visit them. 

Privacy Statement Revisions

This Privacy Statement was last revised on July 8, 2021. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the web site.

If we make a significant change to our Privacy Statement, we will post a notice on the homepage of our web site for a period of time after the change is made. 

Responsibility for External Sites

This website may contain links to other UC Berkeley websites or organizations not directly affiliated with UC Berkeley. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by others. 

All UC Berkeley websites must comply with the Privacy Statement for UC Berkeley Websites, but may have refined the standard campus privacy statement to include additional or stronger privacy provisions. UC Berkeley does not control the content or information practices of external organizations.  We recommend you review the privacy statements of these organizations.