Privacy Policy

Welcome to MIGOP.org, the official Web site of the Michigan Republican Party (MRP). We hope you enjoy your visit. MRP knows your right to privacy online is important. You do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information unless you choose to give us your personal information.

Should you choose to share your personal information, we would like you to know exactly how that information is used by us to provide a better user experience, and the steps we take to protect your information. This privacy policy has been created to answer any questions you may have regarding MRP’s data collection and protection policies.

What information is being collected at MIGOP.org?

The only personal information collected is information you give us: In our effort to grow our Republican grassroots community online, MRP may at times ask you to submit information – such as your name, address, phone number and email address – in an effort to provide you the information you want in a more timely manner. If you choose not to give us any information, we may not be able to provide you with the most timely information pertaining to: online events, personal appearances, TV appearances, talking points, activists alerts and other Republican related information.

How we use log files to better serve you: We use log files to assess the aggregate level of traffic to MIGOP.org including what pages people are visiting, and to diagnose any potential problems with the Web site. This log file does contain an “Internet Protocol” or IP address that gives us insight on the general geographic area that visitors are coming from but not information on a specific individual. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of MIGOP.org. All users remain anonymous unless they choose to give us personally identifiable information.

Information collected when you donate: When you make a contribution to the Michigan Republican Party, federal and/or state law requires us to obtain the following information: name, mailing address, employer, occupation, amount of contribution and your employer work address. Federal law requires us to report this information to the Federal Election Commission if an individual’s contribution or contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a single calendar year. State law requires us to report this information to the Bureau of Elections if an individual’s contribution or contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a single calendar year. Contributions from corporations, government contractors, foreign nationals without a “green card” are prohibited. Any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation.

Information collected when you sign a petition: When signing a petition on MIGOP.org, the information provided is considered public. The Michigan Republican Party may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection with the petition available to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.

We do not retain your messages when you forward a message to a friend: MIGOP.org contains numerous opportunities for a visitor to forward documents, photos, and messages to friends and family. Some features of MIGOP.org may allow you to store addresses for easy retrieval and reuse at a later time. This information is stored for your convenience.

We ask that children under 18 do not submit their information: In accordance with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) MIGOP.org does not knowingly collect information from children. Additionally, in accordance with (COPPA), MRP will never knowingly collect personal identifiable information from persons 13 years old or younger.

Parents with questions may email info@migop.org or write to: Digital Department, Michigan Republican Party, 520 Seymour Ave, Lansing, MI 48933.

How is the information collected at MIGOP.org used?

We personalize the Web site and email communications. When you offer your personal information and/or choose to participate in our volunteer efforts, we use your information to personalize and customize Web pages and emails from MIGOP.org to you.

We will not sell your personal information. Under no circumstances will MRP sell your information to third parties or any commercial entities.

We may share your information with like-minded organizations. The Michigan Republican Party may share information — that you voluntarily provide us — with like-minded organizations committed to the principles or candidates of the Republican Party and local Republican groups. MRP may provide your email address or other personal information to authorized third parties required to deliver a particular service. These third parties may not use said information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for MRP.

Is my information secure, and how can I manage my online information?

Protecting information you provide via MIGOP.org. The Michigan Republican Party makes every effort to protect your information from the moment you begin to enter your information to when it is stored on our secure servers. MIGOP.org uses a secure socket layer (SSL) – with the highest level of encryption commercially available – on pages where Web site visitors register or make a secure online contribution using their credit card.

Strict security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of any and all information pertaining to MIGOP.org. In addition, MIGOP.org is run on servers located in a secure server room and locked in a rack. Staff is onsite 24 hours a day, monitoring equipment and services.

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our web sites by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

MIGOP.org uses a secured/encrypted server for online credit card donations. The online contribution form is in compliance with FEC regulations. MRP has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access.

Use of cookies and protecting your privacy: We do make use of cookies to personalize and customize your interaction with MIGOP.org and to provide you with the best possible online experience. A cookie is a tiny text file that is placed on your hard drive and does not contain any personal information about you. These text files cannot be used by MIGOP.org or anyone else to obtain any information that you do not voluntarily provide.

For more information on managing cookies, please select your browser below:
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MIGOP.org links to other sites: Our site may contain links to other Web sites and servers. MRP does not bear responsibility for privacy policies or content on linked Web sites. Because MRP has no control over websites to which we provide links, you agree and acknowledge that MRP is not responsible for the availability of resources or external sites and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content provided therein.

Accordingly, you also agree and acknowledge that MRP will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, services on or through any such site or resource or goods. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on each Web site you visit.

MRP provides links to original articles written and maintained by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience and do not imply a claim of ownership in that content.

Can I opt out of campaign mailings?

How to unsubscribe from our email list: Communicating via email is one of the most powerful online tools Republicans use. We’re sure you will find the information useful and take advantage of the opportunities to assist the Party. Coast to coast, link by link, email to email, you are making a difference!

When registering with MIGOP.org, please know that you are opting to receive these emails by providing your email address. All signups for email communications and other features of our Web site are voluntary. We give you the opportunity to opt-in and we give you the power to opt-out of email communications. Should you wish to opt-out, an unsubscribe link is included in every email. If your link is not working properly, or you wish to communicate your desire to opt-out directly to us:

§Visit: http://migop.org/about/contact

§E-mail: info@migop.org with Unsubscribe in the subject line.

§Or write: Digital Department, Michigan Republican Party, 520 Seymour Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933

How do I contact the Michigan Republican Party?

Contact information for the Michigan Republican Party: If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact MRP by using this form or by phone using the contact information published at the bottom of each page of this Web site.

Will this policy change?

We reserve the right to revise or update this privacy policy at any time. While we do not intend to make any changes to this policy, we do reserve the right to do so. If any changes to this privacy policy are made, the date that the revised or updated policy is posted to MIGOP.org will appear at the bottom of the page.

Updated February 26, 2014

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