Using SmarterNJ

Welcome! Thank you for participating. Please note that everything you post on SmarterNJ will be accessible to the general public. Because of that, we want to ensure you keep the following in mind and review the full Terms and Conditions of Use and this site's Privacy Notice below.

Your use of this site should be guided by the following principles:

  • Be creative - do post content and ideas that are creative, thoughtful, and could help the State of New Jersey improve government efficiency and save taxpayer dollars.
  • Be aware - do not post content that is confidential, sensitive or proprietary, or that might violate copyright or intellectual property laws.
  • Be nice - do not post content that is profane, obscene, or otherwise hurtful or harmful to others.
  • Be respectful of the privacy of others - do not post content about other people unless you have asked for their permission to do so.
  • Be informed - by using this site, know that you are agreeing to the site's Terms and Conditions of Use, Information Collection Practices, and Privacy Notice. Make sure to read the full Terms and Conditions of Use and this site's Privacy Notice and Information Collection Practices below.

And if you see anything on the site that violates the letter or spirit of these rules, please contact us at


Thank you for visiting the State of New Jersey’s SmarterNJ public engagement website and related platforms (“Website”) and reviewing our Terms and Conditions of Use. These terms are specific to this Website and the State’s Terms of Service and Privacy Notice, also available on this website, remain in effect. By visiting this website, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Notice.

By proceeding beyond the Website home page or viewing or posting content to the Website, you indicate your consent to, agreement with, and understanding of these terms. Please note that this use policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects the State's current business practices. Also note that each Department within the State may have additional privacy and use policies specific to the mission and needs of its work. Be sure to review those policies as you access this site. The State of New Jersey may impose limits on certain features on the site or restrict your access to part or all of the site. By continuing to access and use the site, you indicate your consent to, agreement with, and understanding of such modifications, changes or alterations. Please review these terms regularly, as they may be modified from time to time without notice to you.


You may submit content (collectively, “User Generated Content”) to the Website, provided that you abide by these common sense rules.

You may not:

  • Violate any local, state, federal and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to copyright and intellectual property rights laws regarding any content that you send or receive via these Terms;
  • Transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that is unlawful, disruptive, threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, tortious, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or is an invasion of another’s privacy, is hateful or racially, ethnically, religiously or otherwise objectionable as solely determined by SmarterNJ;
  • Harass another;
  • Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation or agency relationship with a person or entity;
  • Transmit any material (by any means) that:
    • You do not have a right to make available under any law;
    • Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
    • Contains malware, viruses, disabling code, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, mobile devices, or telecommunications equipment;
  • Transmit (by any means) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation;
  • Post any third-party links; or
  • Collect or store, or attempt to collect or store, personal data about third parties without their knowledge or consent (for instance, you may not copy and paste or take screen shots of another’s person’s User Generated Content); record any data without authorization; or share confidential information about any party. DO NOT reference any person by name or by any other identifying characteristic in your User Generated Content.


Government and Site Content - The State of New Jersey makes the content of these pages available to the public and anyone may view, copy or distribute State information found here without obligation to the State, unless otherwise stated on particular material or information to which a restriction on free use may apply. Government-produced materials appearing on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License. Third party libraries, services and materials (including Font Awesome, Google Fonts, Bootstrap, Third Party Icons, and Your Priorities) retain their original licenses. Individual icon attributions can be found here.

Your Content - Visitors to this website agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to the Website under the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.