This site provides links to other websites as a convenience to our users. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site, and this Privacy Notice does not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy notice of that site. Any visitor who proceeds to those external sites and relies on any information obtained from them does so at his or her own risk and assumes any and all liability from damages which may result from accessing a third-party site linked to the Hackettstown Police website.
The Hackettstown Police Department, its officers, or employees exercise no control over the third-party organization's views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance, or the legality of the material contained on those websites, and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites.
Furthermore, when you follow a link to another website, portions of their information may be incorrect or out-of-date. The Hackettstown Police Department, its officers, or employees do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by external sites.
What Information Is Collected and How It Is Collected?
We may collect "personal information" (information that identifies you or relates to you specifically) about you such as your:
o Postal address, including billing and shipping addresses
o Telephone number(s)
o Email address(es)
o Social media account information
o Communication, product, service, or other preferences
o IP address
We may collect information from you when you interact with us, such as when you:
o Contact us with a question or request
o Submit a question, comment, or complaint
o "Like", "Follow" or otherwise connect with or post to one of the State's social media pages
Other information we collect about you:
o Cookies: Our services may use “cookies” and similar technologies (collectively, "Cookies"). Cookies are small text files that this website sends to your computer for record-keeping purposes and this information is stored in a file on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies make web surfing and browsing easier for you by saving your preferences so that we can use these to improve your next visit to our website.
o One of the purposes of cookies is to simplify the use of the website. A cookie may save a user’s login details for example, so that the user does not need to login every time.
o Cookies are also used for statistical purposes, to determine how the website is used.
o Google Analytics and Webtrends: We may use Google Analytics and/or Webtrends, to help us get a better understanding of how visitors use this website.
o The information generated by the Webtrends cookie, about your use of this website, is transmitted to and stored by Webtrends. If you do not want your activity on this website to be tracked by Webtrends, you may find information about opting out by using this link: https://kb.webtrends.com/articles/Information/Opting-out-of-Tracking-Cookies-1365447872915
o The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie, about your use of this website, is transmitted to and stored by Google. If you do not want your activity on this website to be tracked by Google Analytics, you may opt out by using this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
o Pixels, Beacons: We or third parties may use invisible pixels or beacons on this website to count how many users visit certain pages. This information is collected and reported either in the aggregate or anonymously. We may use this information to improve our content, and to better address the needs of our users when they use this website and/or other sites.
o From Other Sources: We may receive your personal information from other sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. For example, if you elect to connect your social media account to your website account, certain personal information from your social media account will be shared with us, which may include personal information that is part of your public profile, or your friends' public profiles.
o Do Not Track Signals: Third parties, including our service providers, may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites, including when you visit this website. You can learn about how to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services by visiting: www.aboutads.info and networkadvertising.org.
o Other Non-Personal Information: In addition to any personal information or other information that you choose to provide to us on our services, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies, now and hereafter devised, that automatically collect certain website usage information whenever you visit or interact with our services. This information may include browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, the source of the request, the preceding page view, and other similar information. We may use this usage information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve our services. In addition, we may also collect your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet, as applicable (collectively, referred to herein as a "Device Identifier"). A device identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device, and we may identify your device by its device identifier. When analyzed, usage information helps us determine how our services are used, such as what types of visitors arrive at the services, what type of content is most popular, what type of content you may find most relevant and what type of visitors are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising. We may associate your device identifier or website usage information with the personal information you provide, but we will treat the combined information as personal information.
o We may also devise identifiers to secure the Hackettstown Police Department’s website and associated technology infrastructure.
Because aggregated or anonymized information does not constitute personal information, we may use it for any purpose. If we combine anonymized or aggregated data with personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information according to this Privacy Notice.
We may process personal information in connection with any of the following:
1. Our business transactions with you, including, but not limited to:
o To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests
o To send administrative information to you, for example, information regarding the services
o To complete and fulfill any requests for services
2. For our legitimate interests, including, but not limited to:
o To personalize your experience with our services
o To carry out data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, internal quality assurance, developing new services, enhancing, improving or modifying our services, identifying usage trends, auditing use and functionality of our services and/or helping enforce compliance with our Legal Statement and Disclaimers.
3. In accordance with any consent you may have provided. In some cases, you have the right to decline to provide your consent and, if consent is provided, to withdraw your consent at any time.
4. As necessary or appropriate for legal reasons, including, but not limited to:
o Under applicable law
o To comply with legal process
o To respond to requests from other public and government authorities, including those outside your State or country of residence.
We may disclose your information as follows:
o Among Agencies and Departments: To better provide you with services and provide a consistent user experience, we may, according to any applicable laws or rules, share your information between Agencies and Departments.
o Message Boards: We may make reviews, message boards, blogs, and other such user-generated content facilities available to users. Any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information. We are not responsible for privacy practices of other users, including website operators to whom you provide information.
o Disclosure Permitted by Law: We may disclose your personal information to law enforcement authorities, other government or public agencies or officials, regulators, and/or to any other person or entity having appropriate legal authority or justification for receipt of your information, if required or permitted to do so by law or legal process, in order to respond to claims, or to protect our rights, interests, privacy, property or safety, and/or that of our affiliates, you or other third parties.
How Do We Safeguard Your Information?
o Security of Your Information: We take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Unfortunately, no security system is 100% secure; thus, we cannot ensure the security of all information you provide to us via our services. For more information on how we secure your personal information, please visit https://www.cyber.nj.gov/.
Other Important Information:
o Information Provided on Someone Else's Behalf: If you provide us with information about someone else, please ensure you have that person's permission to do so for the purposes detailed in this Privacy Notice.
o Public Access to Information in the State of New Jersey: Laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by State and local government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both State and federal laws. All the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
o Applications and Social Media Sites: Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure of policies and practices, including the data security, of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including any personal information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the apps or our social media pages.
o Changes to Our Privacy Notice: From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Notice and/or use personal information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed to meet changes in laws, rules, policies or procedures, or to satisfy the needs of our users. Updated and date-stamped versions will be posted on our services. Unless otherwise required under applicable law, the revised Privacy Notice will take effect immediately upon such posting.
o Minors: We at the Hackettstown Police Department are especially concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Hackettstown Police Department website, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.
o International Transfers: The users of our services may come from all over the world. Therefore, we may, subject to applicable law, transfer your information, outside the country where you are located and where information protection standards may differ, e.g., your information may be stored on servers located in other states, or even countries. We will utilize appropriate safeguards governing the transfer and usage of your personal information. If you would like further detail on the safeguards we have in place you can contact us directly as set forth in "How Can You Contact Us" below.
o Retention Period. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Your Choices and Rights
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS:
o Withdrawing Your Consent: You may withdraw any consent that you have provided to us to process your information at any time.
o Accessing your Information: You may have rights to access the personal information we process about you.
o Deleting your Information: You may request we delete personal information we hold about you.
We will assess your request(s) and determine, under applicable law, whether or not we are required to comply with your request.
Any request must be made in writing by contacting us as set forth under "How Can You Contact Us?" below. We may, depending on the applicable law where you live, be entitled to charge a nominal fee to cover some of our administration costs in connection with the provision of such information. We may also ask you to verify your identity and to provide further details relating to your request.
o Correcting your Information: We will take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the personal information we retain about you. It is your responsibility to ensure you submit true, accurate, and complete information to us, and that you update us in a timely manner if your information changes. You may request that any inaccurate or incomplete personal information held by us or on our behalf is corrected, by contacting us as set forth under "How Can You Contact Us?" below.
o Objecting to Processing: If you would like us to stop processing your personal information, you can request this by contacting us as set forth under "How Can You Contact Us?" below. We will assess your request and determine, under applicable law, whether or not we have any justification for the continued processing.
o Transferring your Information: Under certain circumstances, you may receive your personal information in a format that allows you to send it somewhere else, or to direct us to transfer it directly somewhere else.
This site uses the industry standard encryption software Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to enable secure transmission of data. The URL in your browser will change to "HTTPS" instead of "HTTP" when this security feature is used. Your browser may also display a "padlock" or "key" symbol on its task bar to indicate a secure transmission. If these indicators are not present, information may be susceptible to interception by other parties. Most internet email communication is not considered secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, please consider sending it by postal mail or contacting the Agency by phone.
How Can You Contact Us?
The Hackettstown Police Department prohibits advertising by private entities on its websites and does not endorse or sponsor the products, services or information appearing on privately-owned websites.
Contact Information: If after reviewing this Privacy Notice, you have any questions, complaints or privacy concerns, or would like to make any requests in relation to your personal information, or obtain further information on safeguards, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (908) 852-3302.
If you have a complaint or concern in the future about how we are processing your personal information, please contact us. You may also direct your complaint/concern to the applicable data protection authority.