Rays Michigan Forest Association
 Representing Forests and Forest Owners Since 1972








Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Michigan Forest Association. is dedicated to preserving your privacy and security while viewing our web site. We strive to retrieve the minimum amount of information from our visitors that is necessary in order to provide various services and resources. This Privacy Statement outlines practices and procedures affecting visitors of our site. Michigan Forest Association reserves the right to revise these policies and the corresponding information on this page at any time without prior notice. Personal information may be required by law or in order for us to provide a requested service, however we do not capture personal information without visitors' permission.

Visitor Information Collection and Disclosure

For every visitor to our site, there are several common pieces of information that we do collect that are stored in logs. Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit, and the addresses to which a visitor linked during a visit to our Web site are all recorded. We cannot and do not associate any of this information with individual persons, distribute this information, or use it in any manner other than for statistical analysis in improving our site to better serve our visitors, or as may be required by law.

Use of Cookies

We do not use cookies to record any personal information.

Links to Other Websites

The Michigan Forest Association web site may be linked from or to other websites. Michigan Forest Association does not endorse, ensure the accuracy of, or vouch for the safety and privacy of any linked site, nor does the Michigan Forest Association assume the responsibility for the content of these sites.

Intellectual Property

The content of this website is copyrighted, and contains some third party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images/graphics from this website.

Unauthorized Access

Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other that its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

MFA POLICY ON MEMBERSHIP LIST

BACKGROUND:
Many people and organizations are interested in mailing lists for everything from advertising products to providing educational opportunities.

The MFA membership (or mailing) list is uniquely restricted to people interested in forestry and forest land ownership. It therefore represents a narrowly focused refined list for certain interest groups.

POLICY:

The executive director is the keeper of the list and is responsible for seeing that it is not misused.

The executive director is encouraged to provide the list free of charge to non-profit organizations (universities, extension offices, other government organizations, etc. for educational purposes). This is to include such things as fliers for seminars, announcements of forums or discussions of forestry interests, proposed legislative actions, etc.

The executive director is restricted from providing the list for commercial purposes without prior approval from the executive committee or the entire board of directors if possible. The board of directors or executive committee may consider each commercial use of the list on its own merits, and may require the payment of fees to the organization if they feel it is in the organization's best interests to receive the proposed mailing.

Whenever the list is released, a restrictive statement should accompany the list. This statement, or covenant, shall prevent the recipient of the list from selling, reselling, or giving the list to any other person or organization.

If the intent of the organization requesting the mailing list seems appropriate, but the requester is unwilling to guarantee the security of the list, the executive director may request that the proposed mailing materials be sent directly to the MFA office. Upon receipt of the materials, complete with postage, the director can affix the mailing labels of the organization. This will provide the membership with potentially valuable materials and at the same time keep the list secure.

Passed by the Michigan Forest Assn. Board on 1/13/89. Amended 2/7/97. Renewed 5/16/03.