(301) 254-2780


P.O. Box 279 | Columbia, MD 21045



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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.hocodems.com (our “Website”). This Privacy Policy explains how the Howard County Democratic Party (“we,” “us,” “our,” “HoCoDems,” or “HCDCC”) collects, uses, and discloses information about you when you access or use our Website and other online sites that may link to this Privacy Policy, or otherwise interact with us. We strive to provide the best support to our public by our online presence and resources. With that, we may ask for certain information from you such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. This Privacy Policy explains the gathering and dissemination practices of our Website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy whenever you access or use our Website or otherwise interact with us to make sure that you stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you. This policy notice notifies you of:

● What personable identifying information (PII) of yours or third party collected from our Website;
● What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and
● What security procedure that is in place to protect the misuse of your information.

Use of Information


Our volunteering forms ask you to provide contact information such as name, e-Mail address, geographic information, and volunteering activity preferences. We use this information to send you customized content about campaigns and to help match with your interests on campaign activities. We may use a third-party provider such as Google Docs. If you have concerns about the privacy data collected on our Google Drive, please review Google’s privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US. If you provide a phone number, we may call you. If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, we use your e-Mail address to send you that newsletter. At any time, you may “unsubscribe” from the newsletter via a link that appears at the bottom of the newsletter e-mails.


We are required by law to report all donations to the Maryland Campaign Finance System. We use a third-party provider, ActBlue, www.actblue.com, that collects all the necessary information we need for reporting: name, mailing address, employee title, and employer information. If you have questions regarding how ActBlue protects your information, please review their privacy policy at: https://secure.actblue.com/privacy.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to provide analytics sites and to serve advertisements on our behalf. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers, and other technologies to collect information about your use of our Website and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by HCDCC to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests, and better understand your online activity.

For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. In addition, your device may include a feature (such as “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having information collected through certain device applications used for targeted advertising purposes.


We take precautions to protect the privacy of your data. Your information is protected online and offline when submitting sensitive information via the Website.

As stated above, we use cookies on our Website. A cookie is a piece of data taken from your hard drive to help improve your access to our Website. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject browser cookies, such removal or rejection could affect the availability and functionality of our Website. Usage of cookie is no way linked to any PII on our Website. Our Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for any content or for the privacy policies those websites have in place. We encourage our users when leaving our Website to read the privacy statements of those sites that collect PII.

Links to Other Sites

Our Website has links to other useful sites on the Internet, such as elected Democrats’ websites or websites for current Democrats running for office, including sites of other government agencies and sites relating to Maryland or at the national level. If you follow any link that takes you to a location that does not include ‘hocodems.com’ in the web address, you will have left our Website’s web server and you will need to refer to that site’s own privacy policy.

How Long We Keep Information

We may keep information that we collect for an unlimited period of time.


If you have questions or feel we are not properly abiding by the terms as outlined in this privacy policy, contact us immediately at howardcountydems@gmail.com for a proper response.