2. Information Collected
a. Information Automatically Collected
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the MEDC websites, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. This information may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the MEDC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the MEDC websites. To enhance your experience on the MEDC websites, the MEDC uses a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie.” Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the MEDC websites, cookies help the MEDC track user trends and patterns. Cookies also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the MEDC websites when you have entered preference information before. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.
b. Information You Provide to Us
If you choose to provide us with personal information either while on the MEDC websites, or in responding via email, registering for events, or completing a survey in connection with a feature provided on the MEDC websites, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information that you request. MEDC does not capture any such personal information without your knowledge or consent. This information may include demographics, first name and email address. Under no circumstances will the MEDC request your social security number or bank account information when visiting the MEDC websites.
Under certain circumstances (e.g. event registrations), you may be asked to provide your credit/debit card number. All transactions involving your credit/debit card number are conducted using a (SSL) Secure Socket Layer connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our websites. We will only use your credit/debit card number for the processing of our payment.
With your permission, we may share your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes, including other Travel Michigan state tourism industry partners. In no event will we release your credit/debit card number.
By registering for the Accelerate4Kids Coding Event, portions or all of the information you provide in your registration may be shared with the coordinator for that event, Accelerate4KIDS™, AccelerateKID®, WhooSaid, and Guinness World Records.
3. MEDC's Protection and Use of Your Personal Information
4. Opt-Out Policy
You have the option to opt out of being contacted by or receiving information from MEDC, its sponsors, affiliates and/or partners, and to choose how MEDC uses your personal information. You may also review, update and correct your personal information. You may exercise these options by sending an email with your request to .
5. Exceptions to Protection of Personal Information
MEDC has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online.
7. Links to Other Sites
8. Additional Information