If I start a bounty, I expect that bounty to last 7 days unless I award the bounty before the time of expiry. What happens if there is Stack Exchange Network maintenance or outage during that time? Is that time lost or am I given extra time on my bounty equal to the duration of the downtime?
There is an existing answer that addresses bounty extension on sites that are read-only for some time, and it makes sense -- there is no need to extend a bounty if the question can still be read. My question only pertains to situations in which network downtime prevents access to my bountied question.
Reading through the posts on stackstatus.net, I realize that site-wide maintenance usually lasts a few minutes and is therefore inconsequential. Moreover, I know longer outages are rare, but I'm still curious if there is a policy in place.