NJcoast Privacy Statement

Last modified: February 28, 2018

The Esri Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") covers our use, storage, sharing, and disclosure of personal information we collect through our website njcoast.us. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. In the event you attempt to access or contribute information or data to our system, you should review this Privacy Statement. By using our website, you authorize NJcoast to collect, use, store, share, and disclose your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement and any applicable addendums.

Please read the entire Privacy Statement before providing any personal information to us.

NJCoast is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives and subsequent transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

What personal information does NJCoast collect and receive?

Personal information is information that can potentially identify you as a specific individual. It includes your name, email address, location, community affiliation and roles such as emergency managers, planners, community and State of New Jersey leadership.

NJcoast websites may require registration with personal information to gain access to our service, authorization codes, or other features. This information will be used to authenticate users, provide support and deliver specialized services.


We and our partners use cookies and similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level.

Log Files

We and our third-party tracking-utility partner gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), and clickstream data. We do this to improve our services, intrusion detection, outreach effort,analytics, or site functionality and security, as well as to authenticate users.

Why is NJcoast collecting my personal information?

The personal information we collect is used by NJcoast and its service providers to:

  • Complete transactions, ensure appropriate legal use of licensed software and services
  • Allow access to special services or other features
  • Analyze and resolve website and application problems,
  • Conduct community engagement and outreach activities
  • Provide notification to users about updates to software, data, and services
  • Respond to customer service requests and help provide technical and product support.

Social Media Features

Our website may include social media features such as the Facebook "Like" button, widgets such as the "ShareThis" button, or interactive mini programs ("Features"). These "Features" may collect your IP address, your browser type, also the specific page you are visiting on our website and set a cookie to enable the Features to function properly. Social media features and widgets are hosted either by a third party or directly on our website. Your interactions with the Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them.

With whom does NJcoast share my personal information?

NJCoast may share your personal information within your organization, with third parties such as New Jersey State Agencies, Federal Agencies, Counties and Communities that are part of the NJCoast effort within the State of New Jersey.

Is my personal information secured?

Information Entered during Login

NJcoast maintains reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction in accordance with the NIST standards and best practices. When sensitive information (such as login credentials) is entered, NJcoast encrypts the transmission of that information using transport layer security (TLS). If you have any questions about security on our website, you can visit http://trust.arcgis.com, or you can report a problem at http://doc.arcgis.com/en/trust/security-concern/. Additional information about Esri's security and privacy practices is available at http://doc.arcgis.com/en/trust/security/arcgis-online-security.htm.

Public Profiles

The profile you create will be publicly accessible unless otherwise indicated. You may change the privacy preferences of your profile through your account settings. Alternatively, you can contact us at njcoast@dca.nj.gov if you would like us to change the privacy settings of your profile.

Information Shared while Accessing Websites of a Third Party or an NJcoast Affiliate

Our website includes links to other websites with privacy practices that may differ from those of NJcoast. If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your information will be governed by their privacy policies.

What are my privacy choices?

If you submit personal information, NJcoast may contact you or send you community outreach information, newsletters, or information about software or services.

Can I access and update my personal information?

Upon request NJcoast will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. NJcoast will permit you to access, correct, or delete your information in our database by contacting njcoast@dca.nj.gov or by logging in to your account and making the appropriate changes. We will respond to all requests for access within a reasonable timeframe.

We will retain the personal information we process on behalf of our users for as long as needed to provide services to our users, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Will NJcoast modify its Privacy Statement?

We may change this Privacy Statement or related system specific addendums from time to time. If and/or when NJcoast makes changes to this Privacy Statement, the updated version will be posted in place of this statement. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by means of an announcement here and on <URL> prior to the change becoming effective.

How can I contact NJcoast regarding the Privacy Statement?

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy practices or policy, please contact us at njcoast@dca.nj.gov, or <address>, and identify the issue as such in your communication to NJcoast.