Privacy Policy Notice

Thank you for visiting the Michigan Legislature website and for reviewing our Privacy Policy. The Michigan Legislature website policy on the collection of personal information is as follows:

Types of Information Collected Online

Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous information (data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual) or personally identifiable information (data that tell us who you are, such as your name, address, e-mail address).

Anonymous Information

Unless you provide additional information, the Michigan Legislature website collects only the following anonymous information as you browse through the website:

  1. The domain name and browser used to access the Internet (e.g.,, if you are using an America Online account);
  2. The date and time of visits;
  3. The pages visited; and
  4. The address of the website visited immediately prior to visiting the Michigan Legislature website

We collect this information for statistical purposes (e.g., to measure site traffic) and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Personally Identifiable Information

You do not have to provide the Michigan Legislature website with personally identifiable information to visit our website.

The Michigan Legislature website collects personally identifiable information on visitors in the following ways:

  1. Optional User Registration. You are sharing personally identifiable information when you sign up to become a registered user. When you register, it is not necessary to provide us with either your true name or your e-mail address. We request this information because, if you lose or forget your User ID or Password, this information will assist us in helping you regain access to your account. If you become a registered user, you will have complete access to your account information, and may change or delete any registration information that you choose.
  2. Correspondence. If you contact the Michigan Legislature website by e-mail, we may keep a record of that correspondence as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. However, we do not collect the e-mail addresses of users who communicate with the site’s administrators via e-mail.

Use of Cookies

The Michigan Legislature website uses session cookies only. It does not use or install tracking cookies. Session cookies do not retain any information on your device or send information from your device and are only used for remembering browsing options and improving the user experience. These cookies are deleted when the session expires or terminated when the browser window is closed.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

The Michigan Legislature website does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personally identifiable information (to the extent given) to third parties, unless:

  1. We need to share the information to provide the service or information you have requested; or
  2. We are authorized to do so by law (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process).

Intrusion Detection

For site security purposes and to ensure that our website services remain available to all users, the Michigan Legislature website employs software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Links to Other Sites

The Michigan Legislature website contains links to many other sites. Once you access another website via a link on this website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Michigan Legislature website may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personally identifiable information we will post a prominent announcement at this location on the website.