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'
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.
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.
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 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
MFA POLICY ON MEMBERSHIP LIST
Many people and organizations are interested
in mailing lists for everything from advertising products to providing
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
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.