Site Purpose and Uses
State Senator Brownsberger represents the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District in Massachusetts.
This site serves two primary purposes:
- It is a resource for all who may be interested in issues that Senator Brownsberger and his team are working on.
- It is a forum for dialog among Senator Brownsberger and his constituents.
As of August 1, 2018, we have formalized a policy reflecting these dual purposes:
- The website remains open for viewing to all.
- We publish comments only from constituents, former constituents and residents of the north Allston area.
- Screen names that disguise identity will be accepted, but only where true identity is verifiable.
We include former constituents for continuity. Former constituents include residents of Arlington and North and West Cambridge and people who have moved away. We include residents in the north Allston area because they tend to have the same local concerns as current constituents in the Allston-Brighton part of my district and we collaborate with adjacent legislators in serving them.
For more discussion and explanation of our participation policy, please see this post.
This website does not collect any information about you individually, except when you comment. When you comment, it captures your internet address and the data that you enter yourself along with your comment. The data you enter yourself does include your email address, but that email address is kept confidential and used only for follow up on the comment (if follow up is necessary).
This website does not include any advertisements and so, unlike most sites that include advertisements, it does not create advertising interest cookies that track you to other sites. However, this site does use Google Analytics which allows us to retrieve aggregate data about site traffic sources and site usage. We also use a Google Custom Search Engine to index our site. GCSE search results may include advertisements and clicks on results are likely tracked by Google as on any Google search.
If you subscribe to our email list, we will keep your email private. We send only news to the email list and we will never share it. You will never receive political solicitations as a result of signing up for it. We do use Mailchimp, industry standard email software, which tracks clicks and opens so that we can avoid spamming people with additional information about subjects that have previously been uninteresting to them.