Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the MIAAHC web site and reviewing our Privacy Policy. We remind you that if you link to a site outside of, you are subject to the policies of the new site.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site:

A. Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:

– The name of the Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you are connecting from a university’s domain) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;

– The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;

– The date and time you access our site;

– The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and

– The pages you visit and the information you request.


This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. Our web site uses the Microsoft Office 365 environment to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, we may take additional steps to identify you based on this information and we may share this information, including your identity, with our partners, some of whom are government agencies.

B. If You Send Us Personal Information

You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this web site. If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an e-mail address on this Web site or by filling out a form and submitting it through our service providers, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. We do not collect or use information for commercial marketing, though we may use it to market our services or the services of our partner organizations.


We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as when notifying our network to possible hate and bias crimes, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. If you provide comments in response to a request for public comments we may make those comments as well as your identity available to the public in a publication or by posting them on our web site or that of the requesting partner. Where possible we may give you more specific guidance at the point of collection regarding how your personal information may be used or disclosed.


Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration, and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. A discussion of your rights under these laws can be found here:


Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to contact us by postal mail or by calling our office at 517-335-3165 instead.

C.  Cookies

“Cookies” are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a web site (“persistent cookies”). MIAAHC and its component sites do not use persistent cookies. Certain pages on the site and its component sites use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation and for statistical analysis. We also use session cookies as part of a voluntary web customer satisfaction survey that will appear to a small percentage of our visitors when they navigate away from our site. You can set up your web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You can still use our web site if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent features, particularly those that involve forms.

D. Our Social Network Policy

MIAAHC is pleased to participate on open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social networks sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation and encourage collaboration with its partners.


Please note that MIAAHC and its partners do not control, moderate or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites. In addition, MIAAHC does not collect, maintain or disseminate information posted there. Visit our Contact Us page for information on how to connect with MIAAHC and our members.
MIAAHC will make every effort to correct errors brought to its attention and appreciates user’s comments on resources it provides and the information provided by hyperlinks to outside entities. If you find a link that does not work or would like to comment on information provided by these hyperlinked sources, please e-mail MIAAHC at or use the contact us form.


Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MIAAHC or its members.