When you access MackinacBridge.org, we may 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.
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 MackinacBridge.org with a third party through the "mail to a friend" option.
MackinacBridge.org 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 MackinacBridge.org expire within five years.
- To help you to conduct online transactions.
- 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 MackinacBridge.org, but your ability to use some areas or functions of the website may be limited.
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.
We provide links to other organizations through MackinacBridge.org. 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 MackinacBridge.org and link to an external website, MackinacBridge.org 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 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.