(our "Website") and explains how we collect your personal information
on our Website, how we protect such information and the choices you have concerning
how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information
our Website or any of our products, offerings, features, tools or resources that
WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU DO WE COLLECT ON OUR WEBSITE?
On our Website, we collect information that identifies you or can be used to identify
or contact you ("Personally Identifiable Information"). Such Personally
Identifiable Information may include your name, address, email address, and telephone
number. We may request Personally Identifiable Information from you when you request
information from us, request Admission to Mighigan Design Center, join MDC's Design
Connection, register for Events, inquire about reserving our Mid-America
Room, send us comments, or in connection with other features we may make
available on our Website from time to time. In all of these cases, we will collect
Personally Identifiable Information from you only if you voluntarily submit such
information to us. Unless you give us permission to do so, we will not sell, share,
license, trade or rent your Personally Identifiable Information other than as specified
Information to visit our Website.
We also collect information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact
you ("Non-Personally Identifiable Information").
WHERE DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE?
We may collect information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from
you in different manners and at different places and times on our Website, such
as when you request information from us or send us comments. We also may collect
information from you in connection with, or through, other features we may make
available on our Website from time to time. The following is a description of the
areas and/or manners in which we primarily collect information about you.
Information Requests and Sending Comments.
We also collect certain Personally Identifiable Information through portions of
our Website which allow you to contact us to request information or to send us comments
Cookies and Action Tags.
We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information passively using "cookies"
and "action tags."
"Cookies" are small text files that are placed on your computer in order
to identify your Web browser and the activities of your computer on our Website
and other websites. Cookies can be used to personalize your experience on our Website
(such as dynamically generating content on webpages specifically designed for you),
to assist you in using the features of our Website and to allow us to statistically
monitor how you are using our Website to help us improve our online offerings.
In addition to cookies that we place on your computer, cookies may also be placed
on your computer by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements
on our Website or to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information in order to
provide advertising-related services. In the course of serving advertisements on
this Website, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie"
on your browser.
You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website. Although most browsers are
initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you
receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions
on how to do so in the "Help" section of the toolbar. While you are not
required to accept our cookies to access our Website, if you reject cookies, certain
products, offerings, features, or resources of our Website may not work properly
and you may experience some loss of convenience.
"Action tags," also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology
used to help track website usage information, such as how many times a specific
page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of our Website,
including advertisements, or email sent on our behalf, may contain action tags.
You may also "opt-out" of certain tracking on our Website and other websites
by various advertising companies through the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org.
By using cookies and action tags together, we are able to gain valuable information
to improve our Website and measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing
campaigns. We do not disclose any of your Personally Identifiable Information to
our advertising partners.
Finally, please note that advertisers and other third parties may also use their
own cookies or action tags when you click on their advertisement or link to their
the privacy practices by such third-party websites or providers of third-party advertising.
We may also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet
log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names
and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information
may be used to analyze trends, to administer our Website, to monitor our Website's
use and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information
to Personally Identifiable Information for these and other purposes such as personalizing
your experience on our Website and evaluating our Website's features in general.
DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE?
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Website is not designed
for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable
Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. We urge all
parents or guardians to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet
and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
In general, we use the information collected on our Website to help us understand
who uses our Website and how it is used and to improve our Websitee.
WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?
we will not disclose any information we gather from you on our Website.
We may disclose information (including Personally Identifiable Information) about
means any person or entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled
by or is under common control with us, whether by ownership or otherwise. Any information
relating to you that we provide to our Affiliates will be treated by those Affiliates
We may also disclose your information (including Personally Identifiable Information)
if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with
an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a
court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose Personally
Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe
that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal
action against someone who may be violating our
Terms & Conditions, or to protect the safety and/or security
of our users, our Website or the general public.
Third Parties Generally
We may provide to third parties Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you,
including where such information is combined with similar information of other users
of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number
of unique users who visit our Website or the activities that visitors to our Website
engage in while on our Website. The third parties to which we may provide this information
may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including
website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers
and other similar parties.
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Outside
Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to our Website.
These Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected
on our Website, including your Personally Identifiable Information, in the course
of providing products or services to us. Access to your Personally Identifiable
Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary
in order for the Outside Contractors to perform their limited function for us. We
also require that these contractors (i) protect the privacy of your Personally Identifiable
Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose other than providing us with
products or services for which we contracted.
Sale of Business.
We reserve the right to transfer information (including Personally Identifiable
Information) collected on our Website to a third party in the event of a sale, merger
or other transfer of all or substantially all of our assets, provided that the third
Our Website contains links to other websites not owned or operated by us. This Privacy
Policy does not govern the privacy practices by such third-party websites or providers
of third-party advertising.
IS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ON OUR WEBSITE SECURE?
We want your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to remain
as secure as possible. We strive to provide secure transmission of your information
from your computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques. To help
ensure we secure the Personally Identifiable Information you provide on servers
located in controlled, secure environments, protected from unauthorized access,
use, or alteration. Only employees who need access to your information to perform
a specific task or function are granted access to such information.
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including Personally
Identifiable Information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you
should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information
over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart
our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information,
we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit
to us, and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION
OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
Identifiable Information for the purposes described above or as otherwise disclosed
at the time we request such information from you. You must "opt-in" and
give us permission to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any other
purpose. You may also change your preference from "opt-in" to "opt-out"
at any time by contacting us at
email@example.com. After receiving your request to "opt-out,"
we will make the change as soon as reasonably practicable.
In addition, as noted above, you may "opt-out" of certain data tracking
practices by our advertising partners. For more information about the data tracking
practices of various third-party advertising companies, including their privacy
practices and "opt-out" procedures, please go to the website operated
by the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org.
CAN YOU UPDATE OR CORRECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
You can always update or correct your Personally Identifiable Information or change
your preferences with respect to communications and other information you receive
from us by contacting us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Such updates, corrections, changes
and deletions will not have an effect on other information that we maintain or information
to such update, correction, change or deletion.
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every
record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up
our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your
Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be
difficult or impossible for us to locate. After receiving your request, all Personally
Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable
media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as
so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under
what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use Personally
Identifiable Information in a manner significantly different from that stated in
we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we
use your Personally Identifiable Information in the new manner. We may also make
use of your Personally Identifiable Information. If you do not agree to the terms
WHO SHOULD YOU CONTACT IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
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