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Privacy Policy

Summary of the Privacy Policy

We will not ask for your name if you register for MI Parenting Resource, but we will collect personal information such as your email address, county, ZIP code, demographic information (age, ethnicity, etc.), child’s demographic information (age, ethnicity, etc.), and more as part of our research program on effective parenting strategies and programs. We also collect some non-personal information from visitors such as browser, computer type, etc. which lets us improve our website and learn about visitors to optimize our site. Any personal data you provide will ONLY be used to contact you about the MI Parenting Resource Program. We will NEVER share, sell, or otherwise give your data to others for marketing purposes. In any sort of report we might publish from our research, we will remove any personal information (such as your email address) that would make it possible to identify a participant.

Detailed Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information is important to MI Parenting Resource, 552 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA (“MI Parenting Resource” or “we”, “us”, “our”). Please note that MI Parenting Resource is located outside of the European Union, in the United States, and thus in addition to the General Data Protection Regulation (whenever applicable), U.S. law may apply to certain aspects of having your data collected and processed.

At MI Parenting Resource we take your privacy seriously and understand your concerns regarding the right to control your personal information submitted through our website. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) will explain what type of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website URL at (“website”), our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information, how users can access information that they submit through the website, and with whom information may be shared with. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect on our website whether accessed via computer, mobile device, or other technology (collectively, the “Sites”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and review it on a regular basis.

The Type of Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

Based on the consent granted (provided that no other circumstance when processing Personal Information without consent legally applies), we collect information that you have provided to contact you or to identify you personally, such as your email address, or any other information that identifies you (“Personal Information”). We also collect aggregate information (such as how users access the website). As is true with most websites, we gather web server log file information automatically, such as your browser type, IP address, referring/exit page, and operating system.

If you choose to register on the website, you will be asked for personal information, including email address, ZIP code, demographic information (ethnicity, age, etc.). MI Parenting Resource stores this information as part of our research project. Some data may be stored indefinitely.

MI Parenting Resource will never knowingly collect information from children. For consent to be valid, it must be granted by an individual 18 years old or older. By consenting to this policy, you declare you are 18 years or older. If, despite the language of the consent, it is found that information is collected from a child below the age of 18, that Personal Information would be removed from our records immediately.

How We Use Personal Data

We use your Personal Information to provide parenting services, not to sell your data.

We use your Personal Information to provide parenting services to you and to communicate with you by email, track visitor utilization of the site, and market our program.

We use cookies to track website activity, identify unique visitors to MI Parenting Resource, and provide a positive user experience.

Reasons We Share Personal Data

Personal Information we gather is for internal use only and we will not authorize the release of this information to anyone outside MI Parenting Resource, except as clearly described below.

We may release information we collect to authorized third parties so they can perform functions on our behalf and on behalf of you, our participant. These third parties have agreed to use at least the same level of privacy protections described in this Privacy Policy and are permitted to use the information only for the purpose of performing these functions.

Should you breach our Terms of Service, or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligations, we may disclose your information to a relevant authority. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and risk reduction. Specifically, we may release the information we collect to third parties when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our legal rights, to protect the rights and safety of others, or to assist with industry efforts to control fraud, spam, or other undesirable conduct.

How Long We Store Your Data

  • MI Parenting Resource will store your data as part of our ongoing research study on parenting practices and how to further improve parenting programs in our state. Some data may be stored indefinitely.

Authorized Third Parties

  • Mailgun – MI Parenting Resource uses Mailgun to send emails. Mailgun only uses the information we share with them to send these emails. For more information, please see the Mailgun Privacy Policy.
  • Google Analytics – MI Parenting Resource uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how individuals use websites they visit. Non-personal information generated by this cookie about your use of MI Parenting Resource’s website is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google uses this information to understand how you use MI Parenting Resource’s website, and compiles reports on this activity to help us improve our site for our users. By using MI Parenting Resource’s website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google for these purposes. You may disable cookies within your browser to block this tracking by Google, understanding that doing so may affect your ability to use the full functionality of our site. For certain browsers, you can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading and installing this browser plug-in.

How to Request Access, Update, Rectification, Erasure, and Restriction of Processing of Personal Information

To access, review, update, amend, erase, or restrict processing of Personal Information, please contact us. You may opt out of future contact via the same method.

MI Parenting Resource will take commercially reasonable efforts to provide you with an accounting of the Personal Information we may have within a reasonable period of time. If we are unable to process your request, you will be provided with an explanation.


At MI Parenting Resource the security of the Personal Information that you submit via our website is our priority. We use reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your information from loss, unauthorized access, unauthorized destruction, use, modification, or disclosure of information and require the same controls from our affiliates.

You may contact MI Parenting Resource at any time by contacting us to request access to your Personal Information, to have it rectified, erased, and/or to restrict its processing. You may also request to have your Personal Information provided to you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

Changes to This Policy

We reserve the right to change this notice at any time. We will post a notice of the effective date of changes to the Policy on our website.

Right to Lodge a Complaint

If you feel that MI Parenting Resource does not comply with this policy or violates the law, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the Country/EU Member State where you reside.

Updated December 29, 2019