MBA Privacy Statement
The Michigan Bankers Association is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Michigan Bankers Association Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Michigan Bankers Association website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
The Michigan Bankers Association may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Michigan Bankers Association may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Michigan Bankers Association. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Michigan Bankers Association for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Michigan Bankers Association Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Michigan Bankers Association public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Michigan Bankers Association does not read any of your private online communications.
The Michigan Bankers Association encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Michigan Bankers Association so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Michigan Bankers Association is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Michigan Bankers Association and Michigan Bankers Association family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
The Michigan Bankers Association collects and uses your personal information to operate the Michigan Bankers Association Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Michigan Bankers Association also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Michigan Bankers Association and its affiliates. Michigan Bankers Association may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.
The Michigan Bankers Association does not sell, rent or lease its customer e-mail lists to third parties. The Michigan Bankers Association may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party unless you have authorized such sharing. In addition, the Michigan Bankers Association may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Michigan Bankers Association, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The Michigan Bankers Association does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
The Michigan Bankers Association keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the Michigan Bankers Association, in order to determine what Michigan Bankers Association services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Michigan Bankers Association to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
The Michigan Bankers Association will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Michigan Bankers Association or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Michigan Bankers Association; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Michigan Bankers Association, or the public.
The Michigan Bankers Association Web site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Michigan Bankers Association pages, or register with the Michigan Bankers Association site or services, a cookie helps the Michigan Bankers Association to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Michigan Bankers Association Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Michigan Bankers Association features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Michigan Bankers Association services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
The Michigan Bankers Association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Michigan Bankers Association secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
The Michigan Bankers Association will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Michigan Bankers Association encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Michigan Bankers Association is protecting your information.
The Michigan Bankers Association welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Michigan Bankers Association has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the MBA Web Administrator at (517) 485-3600. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.