Vishal Bajpai for City Council
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:, this is the campaign site operated by Vishal Bajpai for his campaign for Harrisburg City Council. We respect your privacy and we have outlined our privacy policy below, by using the web page you agree to the privacy policy as written. Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time without notice.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We may store information submitted through our contact forms locally or with a third party. This data is not sold and is used only for the purpose of replying to your contact form or contacting you in the future if you sign up to volunteer.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to track our website traffic, some information about your device may be sent to Google for Analytics purposes.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Some data goes through third party servers for transactional mailing, analytics, and from user filled forms

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Users that sign up to volunteer have their contact information stored for future reference on volunteer opportunities, users that send us contact requests also have their information saved to provide follow up on initial contact.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Forms filled may have user data sent through a mailer service and/or be sent to third parties like Google via a document.

Your contact information

For questions about site security or privacy please contact the developer at or go to and submit and inquiry on the contact form.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any data we hold on to is kept securely in our servers behind industry standard protections, any data sent externally is only sent through providers we trust to keep your data safe and private. Site traffic is protected with HTTPS as well. Any payment information is exchanged through the secure PCI compliant servers of our payment processing partner ActBlue.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our database is not externally exposed and we don’t allow server-side code to be run on our front end.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive web analytics data from Google.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We make no automated decision making or profiling with your data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This site is paid for by Friends of Vishal Bajpai.