Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we, the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee (HCDC) collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When making a financial donation, you will be asked to enter your occupation and employer information. New Jersey Law requires we ask for your employer and occupation.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you sign up to receive emails from the HCDC, register for an event on our site, or enter information on our site.

What information do we collect from site users?

  • To subscribe to receive communication from the HCDC: Email address, name, address, phone number
  • When making a financial donation: donation amount, employer, employer address
  • Other interactions with the HCDC website: responses to survey questions, volunteer preferences

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register to receive emails, make a donation, respond to a survey or marketing communication, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To inform voters and supports about Hunterdon County candidates, related political or relevant community events, and important information related to Hunterdon County elections.

How do we protect your information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We do not store credit card information after a donation transaction.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information with one exception*. 

*Exception: The HCDC may send current County Committee member information to US, State, and County level candidate campaigns for purposes of the HCDC Endorsement Convention only. Data elements shared are limited to: name, representing municipality and district, organizational title if any, phone number, and email address. County Committee members are elected by fellow democrats to serve as their democratic representative for their district. Read more about the HCDC here.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

• Within 7 business days of when we are made aware of the breach.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

via the website: 
email us:  [email protected]

Mailing Address:
Hunterdon County Democratic Committee
PO Box 473
Flemington, NJ 08822