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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity believes in transparency, and we want you to know how we use online information collected from you and what choices you have. We have a detailed Privacy Policy for you to review here. We know that reading detailed privacy policies takes time, so we provide a series of short statements below about our online privacy practices with links to the corresponding full-length sections of our Privacy Policy.

  • Information we collect automatically: We collect some information automatically when you visit our websites. This is non-personally identifiable information, and we generally only use it for administrative purposes. We may sometimes use automatically collected data in conjunction with other data we have about you, including personally identifiable information you have voluntarily provided us, to help facilitate our advocacy and fundraising efforts.
  • Cookies and clear GIFs: Cookies and clear GIFs are technologies that allow websites to track certain usage information and remember users when they return to a website. This section describes these technologies and how we use them.
  • Email newsletters and other lists: If you wish to receive some or all of our newsletters, you may provide us with your email address.
  • Our blogs: If you wish to leave comments about posts on our blogs, we first require you to register and provide personally identifiable information to help prevent spam and other abuse.
  • Online donations: Certain personally identifiable information is required to process online donations. We are also happy to accept fully anonymous donations by U.S. Mail.
  • Social networking: Social networking can be a powerful tool, but it is important to educate yourself about the privacy practices of each social network in which you participate.
  • Other interactive services: We may provide other interactive services as well. If you ever have a question not answered by this Policy, please feel free to contact us.
  • Special note regarding interactive services: Any communications you submit or post to a blog, message board, social networking site, or other interactive feature may be viewable by other participants or users of the service. Therefore, you should understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit to such interactive features, whether or not it contains personally identifiable information about you.
  • Security: Maintaining the security of information about our constituents is a priority for us.

Terms of Use

Last updated: March 23, 2018

Rules:

By submitting a story, you indicate that, of your own free will, you agree that you are granting Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity, its agents, employees, and assigns, an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, unconditional, gratis license and the right to edit, modify, adapt, distribute, post, publish, broadcast, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publicly display, exhibit, and or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the story, in whole or in part (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity, in its sole discretion) in any way, and may use it in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without attribution, compensation, permission or notification to you, your successors or assigns, or any other entity, and without notice, review, or approval from you or any other party. Furthermore, although Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity is not under any legal or contractual obligation to do so, Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity reserves the right to review and/or edit any and all story elements deemed by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity, in its sole discretion, to be prohibited, inappropriate, offensive, infringing or otherwise unacceptable.

You warrant and represent that your submission does not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, nor does it infringe on another’s copyright or trademark rights.

You represent and warrant that you are not knowingly hiding or falsifying your proper legal identity, submitting untrue, false, or otherwise misleading materials, or otherwise engaging in deceptive or misleading actions with regards to your participation.

You acknowledge that you will receive no monetary payments for your submission or participation.

Terms of Use:

THESE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN USING A MICHIGAN FAMILIES FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITIES WEBSITE.  PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

  1. Acceptance of Terms. www.mieconomicprosperity.org, including all site-related content and services (collectively, “www.mieconomicprosperity.org”) is provided by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity. Your use of www.mieconomicprosperity.org is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (“Terms of Use”), which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity in relation to specific site-related services or content. We reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to this website. Visitors to www.mieconomicprosperity.org (”you,” or “Bloggers”) can determine whether the Terms of Use has been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend at the top of the Agreement. By using www.mieconomicprosperity.org, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity advises you to print and retain a copy of this Terms of Use in hard copy as a record. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity may deny service to you at any time and in its sole discretion, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.
  2. About Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity; Purpose of www.mieconomicprosperity.org. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity is a coalition of advocacy leaders working to ensure that all Michigan residents have an equal opportunity to succeed. The organization seeks to educate and empower voters about taxes and health care across the Great Lake State. All rules and terms of use described here about Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity.
  3. Submissions. By posting or otherwise transmitting comments, pieces, ideas or other information in any form including visual or audio data (collectively, “Submissions”) to us, you grant to us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based on, perform and display such Submissions (in whole or in part) in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other provider of the Submissions. You acknowledge that to the extent that you include personally identifiable information in Submissions, we may republish such information as part of the content. If we republish your content, we may provide authorship credit by listing your name as well. Although Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity has no obligation to monitor the Submissions, you acknowledge and agree that we may do one or all of the following: (a) monitor the Submissions; (b) alter, edit, or remove any Submission in whole or in part; or (c) disclose any Submissions. This section will survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use.
  4. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity’s Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy. General License. You may copy, reprint, publish, reproduce, or otherwise display materials (excluding AP photos and cartoons) from Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity on the condition that you attribute those materials to Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity and provide a link to the website of Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity (www.mieconomicprosperity.org). Specifically, any article or materials that you reprint or otherwise reproduce must be displayed with its by-line, if applicable, under one of the following headings: “This material [article] was first published by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity” (online) “This material [article] was first published by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity (www.mieconomicprosperity.org)”. Copyright Protection. The materials produced by or for Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity. Limit on Use. Except as expressly permitted above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any material produced by or for Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity. Editorial Changes Not Permitted. You may not make any editorial changes to articles or materials without first receiving express permission from Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity editorial staff or the author, as applicable. This provision does not restrict excerpting portions of content in a manner that does not alter the editorial intent. Revocation in Place of Breach. If any of the terms of this agreement are breached, Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity reserves the right to withdraw your license to republish our material. In this situation, you must take immediate steps to remove our material from all current and past communications.
  5. Your Additional Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant to Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity that (a) you have full power and authority to enter into this Terms of Use; (b) your Submissions are original to you or you have obtained all permissions, releases, rights or licenses required to grant the rights and assignments granted herein without obtaining any further releases or consents; (c) your Submissions do not violate, infringe or misappropriate any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or other personal or proprietary right, and do not contain any matter that is defamatory; and (d) you are eighteen years of age or older. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or legal guardian must submit your Submissions on your behalf.
  6. Information Available on or Through www.mieconomicprosperity.org. Much information made available on or through www.mieconomicprosperity.org is provided by third parties such as news services, bloggers, and internet users. The inclusion or appearance of Third-Party Content on www.mieconomicprosperity.org does not indicate any approval or endorsement by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity of such Third-Party Content, or of any opinion, advice, or other information made or displayed on www.mieconomicprosperity.org by any user or other third party. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity does not affirm the veracity of this information and is not responsible for, and hereby disclaims any and all liability that may arise from Third-Party Content.
  7. Links. www.mieconomicprosperity.org provides links to other websites and resources. Because Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, or for the availability of such external sites or resources. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity shall have the right, but not the obligation, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links from or to www.mieconomicprosperity.org through technological or other means, without prior notice.
  8. Claims of Copyright Infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by www.mieconomicprosperity.org infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to www.mieconomicprosperity.org should be sent to: info@mieconomicprosperity.org.Privacy Policy. All information provided by you or collected by us during visits to www.mieconomicprosperity.org is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by this reference. Please review it carefully by clicking here. Please be aware that if you decide to disclose personally identifiable information on www.mieconomicprosperity.org, this information may become public. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity does not control the acts of other visitors to www.mieconomicprosperity.org, so please be cautious when deciding to reveal personal information on www.mieconomicprosperity.org. If you believe a Blogger is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact us at info@mieconomicprosperity.org.
  9. Access By Minors. www.mieconomicprosperity.org is intended for visitors aged 18 and up. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.
  10. Jurisdictional Issues. www.mieconomicprosperity.org is controlled and operated by Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity from its principal office in the District of Columbia,U.S.A., and is not intended to subject Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. Those who choose to access www.mieconomicprosperity.org do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.
  11. Termination. You agree that Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of www.mieconomicprosperity.org or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to www.mieconomicprosperity.org.
  12. Disclaimers. www.mieconomicprosperity.org IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF www.mieconomicprosperity.org AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO www.mieconomicprosperity.org. www.mieconomicprosperity.org may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use (including the Rules of Conduct above). Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to www.mieconomicprosperity.org. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of www.mieconomicprosperity.org, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which www.mieconomicprosperity.org’s completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on www.mieconomicprosperity.org, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.
  13. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER MICHIGAN FAMILIES FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONSULTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO MIECONOMICPROSPERITY.ORG AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON MIECONOMICPROSPERITY.ORG, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH MIECONOMICPROSPERITY.ORG. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH BLOGS, CONTENT, SERVICES OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF IT.
  14. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity and our directors, officers, employees and consultants, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other expenses that arise out of or from (a) your activities in connection with www.mieconomicprosperity.org; and (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you, including breach of any representations or warranties made by you in this Terms of Use.
  15. Miscellaneous. These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts, in any matter arising out of or related to www.mieconomicprosperity.org or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.
  16. Questions. If you have any questions or feedback about these Terms of Use or the Blog, feel free to contact us at info@mieconomicprosperity.org.