Privacy Policy

Choose New Jersey Privacy Policy

Introduction

Choose New Jersey, Inc. (“CHOOSENJ”) has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to user privacy and online data security, and to communicate its online information gathering, use and dissemination practices for the users of CHOOSENJ websites. Please take the time to read and fully understand our Privacy Policy so that you can understand how we treat and process your personal information.

CHOOSENJ reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy for any such changes. Continued use of the CHOOSENJ websites after any such changes have been posted shall constitute your agreement to such changes.

Collected Information

Information Automatically Collected
Browsing the CHOOSENJ websites, pages or downloadable information, causes servers to automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information may not identify you personally. This information may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser and computer metadata, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information may be used by CHOOSENJ for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CHOOSENJ websites.

CHOOSENJ may use cookies as a method of this information gathering and storage. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your storage device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies may be used to track user trends and patterns, or to enhance your browsing experience by preventing you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the CHOOSENJ websites when you have entered preference information before. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time through your browser preference options.

Information You Provide to Us
Any personal information provided either while on the CHOOSENJ websites, signing up for our E-Newsletter or in responding via email or completing a survey in connection with a feature provided on the CHOOSENJ websites, will be used to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information that you request. CHOOSENJ does not capture any such personal information without your knowledge or consent. This information may include demographics, first name and email address.

Under no circumstances will CHOOSENJ request your social security number or bank account information when visiting the CHOOSENJ websites.

How the information is used

CHOOSENJ uses the information collected from you to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us and to provide, maintain, protect and improve our services, programs and activities, to develop new ones and to protect CHOOSENJ, our affiliates, our partners and our users. We may also use this information to offer you tailored content.

We will use the name and related information you provide when you contact us or register for our E-Newsletter. When you contact CHOOSENJ, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming news, changes or improvements.

We may use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. We will not combine cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your opt-in consent.

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, any information you submit will not be shared with, disclosed or distributed to third-parties, except where required to do so by law. Otherwise, CHOOSENJ will only use that personal information within its organization to respond to your specific request or email, and to inform you of various programs, activities or services. CHOOSENJ will store this personal information in its secure database, and will take industry-appropriate measures to safeguard this information against unauthorized disclosure or use.

NOTICE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS

CHOOSENJ processes personal information on servers located in the United States (“US”).

If you are a non-US user of the CHOOSENJ websites, know that by visiting the websites and providing us with personal data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal data may be processed for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy. In addition, your personal data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the US, where laws regarding processing of personal data may be less stringent than or otherwise differ from the laws of the country in which you reside or are located when using our services. By providing your personal data, you consent to such transfers.

International Transfers of Information
The US, the Member States of the European Union (“EU”) and the other countries forming together with the EU the European Economic Area (“EEA”), and other non-EU and non-EEA countries all have different laws. When your personal data is transferred from the country in which you reside or are located when using our services to another country, the laws that govern your personal data in the country to which your personal data is transferred may be different from those in the country in which you live or are located when using our services.

International Data Subjects
CHOOSENJ attempts to adhere to reasonable data protection laws across the globe, which, when applicable, provides you with the following rights (as reasonably feasible):

  • Data Access. You may request access to the data we hold about you and request that we edit or delete it.
  • Data Portability. You are entitled to request copies of the data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or request that this information be transmitted to another service provider (where technically feasible).
  • Deletion. You may be able to have your data deleted or erased.
  • Correcting inaccurate or incomplete information. We maintain a process to help you confirm that your data remains correct and up-to-date.
  • Manage your Information. You may choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our affiliates and partners. Please let us know by contacting us.
  • Withdrawing consent. If the processing of your data is based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time as to future processing.
  • Objecting to or restricting use of data. You can ask us to stop using all or some of your data (i.e., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (i.e., if your data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).

To exercise the rights described above please send your request via email to [email protected].

Children's Privacy

The CHOOSENJ websites are not directed at children under the age of 13.  We operate our sites in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.  However, we will accept, store and use data on minors as part of the E-Newsletter registration and contact information that is required in order to provide our services.  You consent to the use of your minor children’s information when you input the information into our system.  However, we may request the parent’s consent in any way the law allows.  For example, if the child’s personal information will be used only by us, we may also ask for the parent’s consent by email.  If the child’s personal information will be shared with a third-party, we may verify that the person providing consent is the parent by asking for proof of the relationship.  Parents have the option to consent to the collection and use of their children’s information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third-parties, except to the extent that disclosure of such information is a necessary part of the activity for which parental consent is given.

OPT-OUT POLICY

You have the option to opt out of being contacted by or receiving non-transactional information from CHOOSENJ, its sponsors, affiliates and/or partners, and the option to choose how CHOOSENJ uses your personal information. You may, at any time, also review, update and correct your personal information. If you wish to exercise these options please send an email with your request to [email protected].

EXCEPTIONS

CHOOSENJ’s obligations under this Privacy Policy do not apply to any information or data that:
  1. was known to the CHOOSENJ prior to its gaining access to the information or data;
  2. is or becomes entirely in the public domain;
  3. is not uniquely identifiable as yours (i.e., personally identifiable information);
  4. received lawfully from a third-party through no breach of any obligation of confidentiality owed to you; and/or
  5. created by CHOOSENJ independently of its access to, or use of, your personal information.

SECURITY

CHOOSENJ has put in place industry-appropriate electronic, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to data, maintain data security and ensure correct use of the information we collect online.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The CHOOSENJ websites have links to other websites. When following one of these links, once you leave the CHOOSENJ websites, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new website.

QUESTIONS?

Please direct questions regarding this Privacy Policy or other practices of the CHOOSENJ websites to CHOOSENJ by emailing [email protected].

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Director of Operations