Privacy policy

    The Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MIGCSA) has adopted this Privacy Policy to govern the collection, use, and storage of data. (“MIGCSA,” “We” or “Us”, as used in this Privacy Policy, may include MIGCSA subsidiaries and affiliated entities.) MIGCSA respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. By accessing our website or providing your information to us, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. As part of this Privacy Policy, the following provides a more detailed explanation of how the information provided to us is used and displayed on the MIGCSA website.

    Information collection and use

    MIGCSA is the sole owner of information collected on its website. MIGCSA uses the information to offer special services, to facilitate the flow of information between MIGCSA and its users, to support and improve the association’s programming, and to help keep the association’s database systems current. All personal information collected on the website is provided voluntarily via the submission of the various applications, surveys, forms and other online services located throughout the site.

    Examples of information collected and used by MIGCSA includes: name, address, email, telephone/cell phone number, fax number, date of birth, gender, credit card (encrypted) and other payment details, US citizenship, job title, employer/related organizations, ADA needs, previous employment (including date ranges), previous titles, graduation date, cumulative GPA, state pesticide license number, designations, distinctions/honors, offices held, activities (school/college, club, community involvement), social media/instant messaging handles, websites, communication preferences and activity, communication opt-outs, website login (password encrypted), life insurance beneficiary information (including name, relationship to member, date of birth), spouse and dependent birthdates (age verification for GIS registration), affiliated chapter membership and status, compensation and benefit information, golf handicap, shirt size, and any other data that could directly or indirectly identify you in the course of doing business with MIGCSA.

    Usage tracking

    MIGCSA analyzes its Web server logs to track the site’s usage patterns and gauge its performance. Although the server automatically tracks the visitor’s domain name to determine the site’s overall number of visitors, no attempt is made to correlate that information with individual users.

    MIGCSA releases limited aggregate site data for marketing and informational purposes. In addition to distributing general site statistics, this includes providing the number of views and clicks on particular pages or advertisements to sponsors and advertisers.

    Additionally, some HTML email communications are designed to track page views and clicks in order to gauge their performance and determine response rates. This data appears only in aggregate form and no personally identifiable information is collected.

    Legal disclaimer

    Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our site.

    Registration and personalization

    In order to gain access to certain features on the site, users must submit a registration form. MIGCSA members must only submit their member numbers and email addresses, as well as a self-selected username and password. However, users who are not members of MIGCSA will also select a username and password, and must provide additional personal information, such as name, contact information and affiliation with the golf course management industry, to create a database record for the individual. Registration information is stored in MIGCSA’s database system, though passwords are always encrypted. No one but the user has access to his/her individual password information.

    For their convenience, users may select to be automatically logged into the site upon each visit. Users should note that if they select this option, any individual with access to their computer would have viewing rights to any personal information displayed within the site. MIGCSA recommends that users log out of the site at the end of each session if they have any concerns about privacy, or are using a computer in a public place.

    In addition, to optimize the site for MIGCSA’s users, certain areas of the site are personalized upon login. The information used to provide this personalized content is based on the data contained in the user’s individual MIGCSA record. To review or update any of this information, please contact MIGCSA at (616) 834-0450

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