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gather information in the following ways:
- Information collected
automatically. When you view pages on MackinacBridge.org,
some of your information is automatically collected. This may include
information about how you linked to mackinacbridge.org, 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
submitted. The Mackinac Bridge
Authority (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.
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If you provide us with information about a third
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example, users may share articles on mackinacbridge.org with a third party through
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can improve it.
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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 MackinacBridge.org 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.
MackinacBridge.org uses Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL) technology to encrypt and protect your personal financial information
during Internet transmissions.
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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 mackinacbridge.org. This includes submitting
personal information to MackinacBridge.org 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.