MI Innovation Alliance takes the privacy of its members and event attendees seriously. To demonstrate the commitment to privacy, MI Innovation Alliance has prepared the following statement disclosing its privacy practices. Here, users will learn what identifying information is collected, how and when MI Innovation Alliance might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to information and how users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that MI Innovation Alliance does not own or control, directly or indirectly, or to people that MI Innovation Alliance does not employ, manage or otherwise retain for services.

What Information Does MI Innovation Alliance Collect?

Most data MI Innovation Alliance collects is used only to help MI Innovation Alliance better serve its members and event attendees. It is MI Innovation Alliance’s general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members, visitors and event attendees knowingly provide.

For General Users
MI Innovation Alliance does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of MI Innovation Alliance’s Web site browse anonymously.

Examples of information MI Innovation Alliance may track include:

  • Which browser or computer is used

  • The number of links clicked within MI Innovation Alliance’s Web site

  • The state or country from which the user accessed the site

  • The date and time of the user’s visit

  • The name of the user’s Internet service provider

  • The pages user’s viewed on the site

For MI Innovation Alliance members, event registrants and other customers
To gain access to any members-only resources and personalization features on MI Innovation Alliance’s Web site, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This data is submitted voluntarily. Once someone becomes a member or otherwise registers with MI Innovation Alliance and signs into its services, the user is not anonymous to MI Innovation Alliance.

How Does MI Innovation Alliance Use Data Collected?

MI Innovation Alliance uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

MI Innovation Alliance and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own Web site content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences and to develop new products and services.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Innovation Alliance does not sell, share or otherwise make its mailing lists available to any organizations other than those operating on behalf of MI Innovation Alliance and its programs.

Users may contact MI Innovation Alliance at Questions@MIInnovationAlliance.org or (616) 439-4255 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Credit Card Account Information
MI Innovation Alliance does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, MI Innovation Alliance submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

Privacy of our Email Lists

MI Innovation Alliance maintains several email lists to keep members informed about MI Innovation Alliance and its services. These email addresses are never disclosed to anyone outside the MI Innovation Alliance staff.

Opting Out
If a user no longer wishes to receive communication from MI Innovation Alliance, he or she can opt out at any time. Emailed communications, such as newsletters and event calendars, have an option for opting out at the bottom of each email. Users can also send an email message to INFO@MIInnovationAlliance.ORG.

How Does MI Innovation Alliance Use Cookies?

MI Innovation Alliance may set and access MI Innovation Alliance cookies on a user’s computer.

Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (‘per-session’ cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). MI Innovation Alliance uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about the users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other Web sites. MI Innovation Alliance has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Account Information and Preferences

MI Innovation Alliance gives its users the ability to edit MI Innovation Alliance account information and preferences at any time.

Users may request deletion of an MI Innovation Alliance account by sending an email to Questions@MIInnovationAlliance.org.

Becoming a member of MI Innovation Alliance, opening of an account, logging on to this Web site or otherwise registering with MI Innovation Alliance signifies acceptance of this privacy policy and consent to the use of a user’s personally identifiable information as outlines herein.


MI Innovation Alliance operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. MI Innovation Alliance’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by members. MI Innovation Alliance does not disclose any information about any subscriber’s usage of our Web site or communications.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

MI Innovation Alliance may amend this policy from time to time without direct notice to its users. If MI Innovation Alliance makes any substantial changes in the way it uses personal information, MI Innovation Alliance will notify its users by posting a prominent announcement on its Web pages.

How Should a User Contact MI Innovation Alliance?

If any user suspects MI Innovation Alliance has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by calling (616) 439-4255 or emailing Questions@MIInnovationAlliance.org.

MI Innovation Alliance
P.O. Box 1822
Grand Rapids, MI  49501-1822
Phone: (616) 439-4255
Fax: (866) 799-1454