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Privacy Policy

SessomesForCouncil.com (referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”) takes the private nature of your personal information very seriously, and we are committed to protecting your personal privacy. SessomesForCouncil.com has developed this policy regarding our privacy practices (“Privacy Policy”) to explain the manner in which SessomesForCouncil.com may collect, use, retain, process, and share the personal information collected from Users/ constituents (“you”, “your”, or each a “User”) visiting the SessomesForCouncil.com website (the “Site”). The User’s/ constituent’s personal information is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person (“Personal Information”), such as your name, address, email address, phone number, or IP address. Personal Information does not include publicly available information, de-identified, or aggregate consumer data.

This Privacy Policy is designed to help the User/ constituent obtain information about our privacy practices and to help the User/ constituent understand its privacy choices when visiting the Site. By providing Personal Information or visiting our Site, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure, and other uses of your information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of Personal Information gathered when you are using or accessing the Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party sites or applications (software) that we do not own or control.


Important Note
Effective Date: September 14, 2023


What Personal Information Do We Collect?
We may collect Personal Information from Users/ constituents in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users/ constituents visit the Site, fill out a form in connection with Dr. Darcella Sessomes / SessomesForCouncil.com other activities, services, features, or resources we make available. Users/ constituents can always refuse to supply Personal Information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities, like registering for or obtaining the full benefit of the services provided or receiving subscription emails.


SessomesForCouncil.com may collect the following categories of Personal Information:

  • User-provided personal identifying data: Most of the information we collect is information that Users/ constituents input directly when filling out a form, such as name and contact details (email, phone number, address, social media handle), physical location, and user-provided content, depending on the form completed which information the User/ constituent decides to share.
  • User-initiated information: When a User/ constituent uses text messaging, email, or social media to contact or submit notifications to Dr. Darcella Sessomes through any third party, we may collect that User’s/ constituent’s information, including but not limited to their social media handle, as deemed appropriate.
  • Website visitor information: When you visit the Site, we may collect information about your visit, such as your IP address, cookies, location, and the pages you visited.
  • Protected sensitive data: For certain instances, Users/ constituents may be asked for certain information used in relation to applying for job positions or board or committee; certain sensitive data may be collected, such as date of birth, gender, ethnicity, political party, education, job history, references, etc.
  • Information related to your mobile device: We may collect and store information related to your mobile device, such as your phone number, location, or device identifier used to deliver push notifications. You will have a choice as to whether we collect and store this information.


Except for the Website Visitor Information, the categories of data above are collected only when certain features and uses of the Site, Social Media Platforms, or Mobile Applications are procured by the SessomesForCouncil.com visitor, and data collected may vary for each User/ constituent. All data fields are voluntary for the User/ constituent to fill in unless SessomesForCouncil.com requires certain data to be input by the User/ constituent.


How Do We Collect, Receive, and Retain Personal Information?
We collect most of this Personal Information directly from Users/ constituents willingly inputting such information, whether by webform, text, email, submission of documentation, or telephone call. However, we may also collect information from cookies on our Site. We retain Personal Information indefinitely; retention depends on the type of data and the purpose for which we process the data, open records laws, and direction for the retention or deletion of such data. We may retain Personal Information if required by law, contract, or if it is in our legitimate business interests and not prohibited by law.


How We Use Collected Information
We use User/ constituent information, including Personal Information, for the following business purposes.


To personalize User/ constituent experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Visitors as a collective use the Site, its resources, and the services provided. We may use the information to research and analyze Users’ use of, or interest in, our services or content.


To improve the Site experience
We continually strive to improve our Site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from Users/ constituents.  We may use the information to improve our internal operations, systems, and services, including benchmarking system performance and developing our Site design and functionality.


To improve service
To improve service to constituents, any residential or business address you share will be used to help provide us with a better understanding of the needs in your district and to respond to issues specific to your district. All respect will be given to the privacy of your information.

User/ constituent information helps us to more effectively respond to a User’s/ constituent’s online service requests and support needs. We use the information to respond to comments and questions and provide feedback as well as communicate with Users/ constituents about services that may be of interest.


To send periodic emails
The email address Users/ constituents provide to a site will be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions, or to send service announcements regarding changes, notifications, or marketing information. If User/ constituent decides to opt-in to our mailing list, on any social media or on the Site, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User/ constituent would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or the User/ constituent may contact us via the contact information below.

We only use Personal Information for the purposes and uses described above, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original uses and purposes.


How Do We Share Personal Information?
Except as described here or in any other applicable policy, we do not sell, trade, or rent the User’s/ constituent’s Personal Information to any third parties. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Information regarding visitors and Users/ constituents with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

We may share information with our agents, vendors, service providers, and subcontractors who perform functions on our behalf, such as our relationship management service provider, marketing automation and analytics provider, sales development tools provider, and other similar service providers.

We may also share information with other third parties for our business purposes or as permitted or required by law, including:

  • Sending non-personal information to third-party analytics service providers for monitoring the health of the Site;
  • if we need to do so to comply with a law, legal process, or regulations;
  • to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or other third parties pursuant to a subpoena, a court order, or other legal process or requirement applicable to SessomesForCouncil.com;
  • if we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of Personal Information is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • to protect the vital interests of a person;
  • to protect our property, the Site, and legal rights;
  • to facilitate a purchase or sale of all or part of SessomesForCouncil.com’ business;
  • to companies that we plan to merge with or be acquired by; and
  • to support our audit, compliance, and corporate governance functions

Please note that if SessomesForCouncil.com is acquired, sold, or dissolved, its assets, including Personal Information we may possess about Users, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of, transferred, divested, or otherwise disclosed as part of the transaction or proceeding. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and any acquirer may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


How Do We Use Cookies?
The Site may use “cookies” to enhance the User/ constituent experience. Cookies are pieces of text that may be provided to your computer through your web browser when you access a website. The User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The User/ constituent may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

We use cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and tell us how and when you visit the Site. Our cookies do not, by themselves, contain Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are.


How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?
Although we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that Personal Information in our possession will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of Personal Information at any time.

We store all our information, including Personal Information, using industry-standard techniques. We use appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your Personal Information, username, password, transaction information, and information stored on the site, if applicable, to your use of the Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users/ constituents happens over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.


Privacy of Children
SessomesForCouncil.com is not designed or intended to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us immediately. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s mobile app and internet usage and enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information to any Site or application without their parental permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will delete that information from our databases as soon as is reasonably practicable.


How Do Users/ constituents Request Access to Review or Change Personal Information?
Users/ constituents may have certain data privacy rights depending on their state of residence. If you would like to exercise any of your data privacy rights, you will need to send your request directly to the data-owning SessomesForCouncil.com platform with whom you shared your data (the Site, Social Media Platform, or App). Please note that verification will be required to prove your identity. SessomesForCouncil.com may not disclose or delete data if an exemption or exception to deletion exists.


Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may occasionally need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. SessomesForCouncil.com has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the effective date at the top of this page. We encourage Users/ constituents to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the Personal Information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Your Acceptance of this Privacy Policy
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.


California Residents
For Residents of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides privacy protections to California consumers as follows:

SessomesForCouncil.com does not sell your Personal Information, so it does not provide an opt-out page. If you are a California resident, you have the rights listed below under data protection law, to access any of the following rights, you must submit a request to the data-owning Site, Social Media Platform, or Mobile Application with whom you submitted your Personal Information. If your request is regarding data that you submitted directly to our Site, SessomesForCouncil.com, please contact us.

California residents are limited to two Personal Information requests per year. There is no charge to access your Personal Information; however, if you submit requests that are clearly baseless, repetitive, or excessive, SessomesForCouncil.com may charge a reasonable fee for such requests alternatively, SessomesForCouncil.com reserves the right to refuse to comply with such requests. Upon receiving a valid and verified request for Personal Information that was submitted by and approved for fulfillment by a third-party Social Media Platform or Mobile Application, we will respond to such a request within 45 days unless there are any extenuating circumstances, for which we will let the User/ constituent know.


Right to know

  • You have the right to request data collected about you; and
  • You have the right to request what data is shared about you

Disclosures provided under CCPA will identify the Personal Information collected in the previous 12 months.


Right to deletion

  • You have the right to deletion of information unless an exception applies.


Right to rectify

  • You have the right to correct any data collected about you that is inaccurate.


Right to non-discrimination

  • You shall not be discriminated against for exercising any of these consumer privacy rights.


Right to use an authorized agent

  • You have the right to use an authorized agent to submit a request to know or a request to delete on your behalf. Such use of an authorized agent will require:
    • Your written permission to allow the authorized agent to exercise your rights
    • Verification of the agent’s and your own identity
  • We may deny a request from you or your agent if we cannot verify the identification of the individual making the request


Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or would like to make any requests, as detailed herein, please contact us at sessomesforcouncil@gmail.com.

Or, by writing to:
Attn: Dr. Darcella Sessomes
320 Park Ave Ste 4,
Plainfield, NJ 07060

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