The Blog Launches

6:21 PM, Feb 4, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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On the first work day since stepping down as secretary of state on Friday, a website has been launched for Hillary Clinton. The website's address is

Aside from the large visual of a softly smiling Hillary Clinton, taking up a big chunk of the screen, it is not clear what practical purpose the website serves. No where on the website does it state that it's an official Hillary Clinton website.

Here's a screen grab of the site:

At this point, the website appears to have virtually no information on it.

Indeed, its only two features are a contact button, which is centrally located and reads "Contact," and a privacy policy. Clicking through the contact button would lead one to believe that he could write a note to be sent directly to Hillary Clinton:

While the privacy policy gives a direct email address and reads:

PRIVACY POLICY is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of information that you share online. In addition, you are encouraged to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and closing out or logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, it is strongly advised that you use a firewall.

This privacy policy explains the information practices used at related to:

  • How your information is protected
  • How your information is used
  • How to contact about privacy

How is your information protected? has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under its control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data, if any, is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Servers for this website are located in a locked, secure environment.

How your information may be used? may ask for your contact information, such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. may use your contact information to send you news and information or messages about upcoming events and activities, and other similar communications. may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes. may share your information with affiliated or like-minded organizations, and they may contact you.

IP Addresses and Log File Data: may choose to log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. may also use page hits in the aggregate to visits to the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in the log files.

Information on Children:

Because cares about the safety and privacy of children online, this website will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations implementing United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. This site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and it has been designed to block knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

Parents with questions may send an e-mail to

Unsubscribing from Email Communications:

If you wish to unsubscribe from communications, please email at will regularly process these request.

Contacting us about privacy:

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