Privacy Policy

Planscape Privacy Policy


Welcome to Planscape, a free decision support tool developed to enhance wildfire resilience and ecological benefits across the State of California. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect the information you provide while using Planscape.

Information We Collect

a. Personal Information: Planscape does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) unless voluntarily provided by the user.

b. Non-Personal Information: We may collect non-personal information, such as browser type, operating system, and IP address, for analytics and improvement purposes.

c. User Interaction Data: Planscape collects user interaction data, including but not limited to clicks, selections, and other interactions with the tool. This data is used to improve the functionality and usability of Planscape.

Use of Information

a. Purpose: User interaction data is used to analyze and enhance the user experience, optimize tool performance, and provide relevant features.
b. Communication: We may use provided contact information to respond to inquiries or provide updates related to Planscape.

Data Sharing

a. Collaborative Partners: Planscape is a collaborative effort, and non-personal information, including user interaction data, may be shared with contributing parties, including the California Natural Resources Agency, US Forest Service, The University of California, and Spatial Informatics Group (SIG).
b. Legal Compliance: We may disclose information if required by law or to protect our rights and safety.

Data Security

a. Security Measures: We implement reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure of information.
b. No Absolute Security: Despite our efforts, no online platform can guarantee absolute security.

1. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

a. Cookies: Planscape may use cookies to enhance user experience. Users can manage cookie preferences through browser settings.

b. Third-Party Services: Planscape may use third-party services that utilize cookies and tracking technologies. Users agree to the terms of these services.

User Rights Under Data Protection Laws

Planscape adheres to data protection laws such as the GDPR and CCPA, ensuring our users’ rights regarding their personal data are respected and easily exercised. You have the right to access your personal data that we hold, including information on how it’s used and shared. If you find inaccuracies in your data, you can request corrections or completion. Additionally, you can ask for your data to be deleted, particularly when it’s no longer needed or if you withdraw consent where no other legal processing basis exists. You also have the right to restrict the processing of your data under specific circumstances, such as questioning its accuracy or if its processing is unlawful. The right to data portability allows you to receive and transfer your data to another controller in a common format. To exercise these rights, contact us through the provided channels. We are committed to responding within the legal time frames. If you believe your data protection rights have been infringed, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. We keep our practices up to date with data protection legislation changes. For any queries or to exercise your rights, please contact us at

Links to External Sites

Planscape may contain links to external websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites. Users should review the privacy policies of external sites.

Children's Privacy

Planscape is not intended for use by children and we require that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy. Users are encouraged to review the policy periodically. Continued use of Planscape after modifications constitutes acceptance of the updated policy.

Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact

Thank you for using Planscape!


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