Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

When you access, we may
gather information in the following ways:

  • Information collected
    . When you view pages on,
    some of your information is automatically collected. This may include
    information about how you linked to, when you accessed
    our website, the searches you initiated, things you clicked on, your IP
    address, the type of browser and operating system you used, and the pages
    you requested and visited. This information is aggregated and is used
    to improve the website.
  • Information voluntarily
    . The Mackinac Bridge
    (or our third party vendors)
    may collect additional information if you voluntarily provide it (e.g., in
    connection with an online transaction). The type of information
    varies by transaction and may include: your name, address, phone number,
    email address, social security or federal identification number, credit
    card number, driver license number, username, and password.

Emails from us

If you provide us with your email address, we
may use it to email you newsletters and announcements.

You may unsubscribe to these services by
following the instructions contained in the email.

Information on third party provided by user

If you provide us with information about a third
party, we may retain that information to provide the service requested. For
example, users may share articles on with a third party through
the "mail to a friend" option.

Cookies uses "cookies" to customize your browsing
experience. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer when
you visit a website.

Session cookies allow you to move through many
pages of a website quickly and easily without having to authenticate or
reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are destroyed after
successful completion of a transaction, after a few minutes of inactivity, or
when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies help websites remember your
information and settings when you visit them in the future. They continue to
exist after a few minutes of inactivity, after the browser is closed, or after
a user completes a single session. Persistent cookies generated by
expire within five years. uses cookies in the following

  • To help you to conduct online
  • To perform statistical analyses
    on website usage to understand how people are using the website and how we
    can improve it.

If you choose to do so, you can configure your
browser to notify you when a new cookie is received. You can also view and
delete existing cookies, prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, and
disable cookies altogether. If you disable cookies, you can still use,
but your ability to use some areas or functions of the website may be limited.

Sharing information

We will only share personal information about
you with others if:

  • We have your consent to share
    the information, or
  • We need to share your
    information to provide the product or service you have requested, or
  • We are authorized to do so by
    law. E.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to
    requests pursuant to a statute requiring or permitting disclosure such as
    the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, MCL 15.231, et seq.

We limit access to personally identifiable
information gathered through to employees and agents who
need access to perform a specific job. Security measures have been integrated
into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as
part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well
as the electronic transmission of information. uses Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL) technology to encrypt and protect your personal financial information
during Internet transmissions.

Outside links

We provide links to other organizations through
These links provide are for informational purposes only. In providing these
links, we do not endorse the content, products, services, or viewpoints of
these external websites. Once you leave and link to an
external website, terms and policies no longer apply.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Individuals under the age of 13 are not eligible
to use services that require submission of personal information and should not
submit any personal information to This includes submitting
personal information to as part of a user profile or
personalization profile. If you are an individual under the age of 13, you may
use these services only if used with your parent or legal guardian.