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Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Linking Policy / Accessibility Policy / Security Policy


Terms of Use

The michiganwines.com portal is provided as a public service and is owned and operated by the State of Michigan (the State).

If you visit michiganwines.com, you agree to these terms and policies.

All content on michiganwines.com is the property of the State or its content suppliers and is protected by intellectual property laws.

Michiganwines.com is for personal and non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, sell, or transfer information, products, or services obtained from michiganwines.com unless the law otherwise provides or the State gives you prior written permission.

Use of content, images, designs, or logos from michiganwines.com on another website or on a networked computer environment is prohibited, except as permitted under the Linking Policy, or if the State gives you prior written permission.

You may not use michiganwines.com or any of its content for any purpose that is unlawful or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity that infringes upon the rights of the State or others.

The State does not promise that michiganwines.com or any content, service, or feature of the website will be error-free or uninterrupted. Information is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

We may amend these terms and policies from time to time.


Privacy Policy

When you access michiganwines.com, we may gather information in the following ways:

Information collected automatically. When you view pages on michiganwines.com, some of your information is automatically collected. This may include information about how you linked to michiganwines.com, when you accessed our website, the searches you initiated, things you clicked on, your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you used, and the pages you requested and visited. This information is aggregated and is used to improve the website.

Information voluntarily submitted. The State (or our third party vendors) may collect additional information if you voluntarily provide it (e.g., in connection with an online transaction). The type of information varies by transaction and may include: your name, address, phone number, email address, credit card number, username, and password.

Emails from us

If you provide us with your email address, we may use it to email you newsletters and announcements.

You may unsubscribe from these services by following the instructions contained in the email.

Emails from Vintage Michigan partners

If you join the Vintage Michigan club, your email address and mailing address will be made available to the businesses that participate in the program by offering a discount to Vintage Michigan members. They may use it to mail or email you newsletters and announcements.

You may unsubscribe from these services by following the instructions contained in the email or contacting the participating business to be removed from their mailing list.

Information on third party provided by user

If you provide us with information about a third party, we may retain that information to provide the service requested. For example, users may share articles on michiganwines.com with a third party through the "mail to a friend" option.

Cookies

Michiganwines.com uses "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer when you visit a website.

Session cookies allow you to move through many pages of a website quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are destroyed after successful completion of a transaction, after a few minutes of inactivity, or when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. They continue to exist after a few minutes of inactivity, after the browser is closed, or after a user completes a single session. Persistent cookies generated by michiganwines.com expire within five years.

Michiganwines.com uses cookies in the following ways:

If you choose to do so, you can configure your browser to notify you when a new cookie is received. You can also view and delete existing cookies, prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, and disable cookies altogether. If you disable cookies, you can still use michiganwines.com, but your ability to use some areas or functions of the website may be limited.

Sharing information

We will only share personal information about you with others if:

Security

We limit access to personally identifiable information gathered through michiganwines.com to employees and agents who need access to perform a specific job. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

Michiganwines.com uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt and protect your personal financial information during Internet transmissions.

Please see the "Security Policy" below for more information about security.

Outside links

We provide links to other organizations through michiganwines.com. These links are for informational purposes only. In providing these links, we do not endorse the content, products, services, or viewpoints of these external websites. Once you leave michiganwines.com and link to an external website, michiganwines.com terms and policies no longer apply.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Individuals under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to michiganwines.com. This includes submitting personal information to michiganwines.com as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are an individual under the age of 13, you may use these services only if used with your parent or legal guardian.


Linking Policy

Linking to michiganwines.com is permitted under limited conditions.

If you link to michiganwines.com, you must not: (1) portray any person, entity, or subject in a false or misleading light; (2) visually alter michiganwines.com pages being linked to; or (3) imply that the State endorses your products or services.

Questions

For questions or comments about this webpage, please contact the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council.


Accessibility Policy

The State recognizes the importance of making its digital government services available to the largest possible audience and has attempted to design the michiganwines.com website to be accessible by everyone. This website was coded to comply with both the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Priority 1 Level Checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Users who wish to view these specifications can do so at: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Along with Priority 1 compliance, efforts have been made to ensure compatibility with common technologies utilized by the adaptive community. This site has been tested for compliance with screen magnification software, screen-reading software, and text-only browsers.

The State will continue to test future releases of this site and remains committed to maintaining its compliance and serving the widest possible audience for the State's digital government services.

If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please contact us and let us know the accessibility issue you are having and we will try to provide the information to you in a alternate format or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.


Security Policy

The State of Michigan has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information that is maintained in agency computer systems. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, ensure the integrity of information that is transmitted between users of e-government applications and the State, and to provide reasonable protection of private information that is in our possession.

For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all users, the State uses special software programs for monitoring and auditing network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise to cause damage to this government computer system. The State also uses industry-standard software tools to control access to specific applications and services and to protect data that is transmitted electronically between users and the State. These programs help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this website.

WARNING -- If security monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, information pertaining to such activity may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.

The information contained in this policy statement should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the michiganwines.com portal.

Updated March 28, 2014