terms

Thank you for visiting the Michigan Library Association website and reviewing our terms and conditions. 

Privacy

MLA is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, customers and other contacts. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

E-mails & web forms

Personally identifying information that you provide by e-mails or web forms will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection (for example on a web form), such as to send information to you, update your membership record or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, MLA staff or its contractors may contact you to clarify your comment or question or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services.

Any credit card information you provide for goods or services is secure and used only for your intended purpose.

Information collected & stored automatically

During your visit, as you browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit but not about you. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about the visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com," if a private Internet access account, or "aschool.edu," if connected from a university) and IP address (the number that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever it is surfing the web) from which access to our web site is gained;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time of access to our site;
  4. The pages visited and the length of time visited; and
  5. The address of the website from which the initial visit was launched, if any.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors by learning about the number of visitors and the technology in use. The data collected is not connected to your personal information or identity.

Security

This website contains links to other sites. The Michigan Library Association is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, which may differ from the practices described in these terms. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of other sites you visit, including those linked from our site.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030. Information also may be used for authorized law enforcement investigations. Except for the above purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Copyright

The Michigan Library Association is providing information and services on the web in furtherance of its non-profit and tax-exempt status.  Permission to use, copy and distribute documents delivered from this web site is hereby granted for private, non-commercial and education purposes only, provided that it appears with the following notice: ©Michgian Library Association. This document may be reprinted and distributed for non-commercial and educational purposes only, and not for resale.  No resale use may be made of material on this web site at any time.   All other rights reserved.

The names and logos of the Michigan Library Association, including its officers, staff, volunteers and other units may not be used without specific, written prior permission.  The Michigan Library Association makes no representation about the suitability of this information for any purpose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

THE MICHIGN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.    IN NO EVENT SHALL THE MICHIGAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS INFORMATION.

The Michigan Library Association does not exert editorial control over materials that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are directed by third parties to any other persons.  The Michigan Library Association is not responsible for any material posted by any third party.   The user hereby releases the Michigan Library Association from any and all liability for any claims or damages which result from any use of this site.

Acceptance of an advertisement does not imply endorsement of the advertiser's product(s) by American Library Association.   Links established from this site do not imply endorsement of the site's products and services by American Library Association.

Revisions

We reserve the right to change or modify these terms at any time. If we revise our terms, we will post a link to those changes on the homepage and in other places so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.