VoteSpotter Privacy Policy

1.      Generally

Mackinac Center for Public Policy (“MCPP,” “Us,” “We” and “Our”), operates both websites and mobile applications (Our “Services”) and has created this Privacy Policy to inform you of Our collection, use and sharing practices for information that we collect from you through Our Services.

Because We want to demonstrate Our commitment to your privacy, We want to notify you of:

1.      what personally identifiable information of yours we collect;

2.      who is collecting the information;

3.      how the information is used;

4.      with whom the information may be shared;

5.      What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;

6.      the kind of security procedures that are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Our control; and

7.      how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information We collect.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact Customer Service by email at

2.      Visiting Our Services at

By visiting our Services or providing us with information online, you signify your consent to the collection, use and sharing practices described in this Privacy Policy. By providing your information to Us, you signify your consent to the information collection, use and sharing practices described in this Privacy Policy.

3.      Types of Information Collected.

We collect personal and non-personal information that you provide to Us when using our Services or that you give to Customer Service when communicating with Us offline or via e-mail.

Personal information that you provide to Us, such as your full name, street address, e-mail address, birthday, telephone number, and other information that can be used to identify You (“Personal Information”) is collected, stored and used only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the time We request such information from you.  For example, when you open an account, we collect and store some or all of the personal information that you provide. This personal information is used to provide the services described on our Website, to provide customer service, and as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, or on the Services. Personal Information also may be used by us, or by third parties selected by us, to contact you about fundraising, surveys, political positions, in connection with legislative efforts generally, special offers and new site features, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communications from Us.  You specifically agree that we may sell, rent and lease your Personal Information.

We may also collect non-personal information about users of Our Services. The non-personal information that we collect on our Services is information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information and other anonymous statistical data relating to the use of this Services (“Non-Personal Information”).  For example, we collect and store certain non-personal information automatically whenever you interact with the Services, including your IP address, browser information and reference Services domain name.  We also collect non-personal information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve our Services.

Your IP address, browser and reference site domain name may be logged every time you visit Our Services. This data is used strictly for the analysis of load information and maximizing the efficiency of Our servers.  Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not share this data with anyone in any way.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, any communication or material you give to Us or transmit or post to this Services by email or otherwise, including Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, and any data, questions, comments, or suggestion, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and anything you give or transmit or post may be used by Us and Our affiliates for any purpose, including without limitation, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. We are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication or material that you give to us or send to our Services for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

4.      Cookies, Web Beacons and Targeted Advertising

Also, like many Services, We use “cookies” on our Services which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. These cookies help Us identify Our account holders and optimize their shopping experience. They do not include any data that will identify you personally. They will, however, allow you to use some specialized features of the Services. Cookies also allow Us to hold selections in your shopping cart when you leave Our Services without checking out. 

Most browsers provide you with the option to set your browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features on Our Services.

5.      Account Information.

When you open an account on Our Services, We need certain information from you, which may include your name, email address, physical address, birthday, phone number, and other requested information. You specifically consent to Us selling, renting, and disclosing this data to any third party without providing notice to you and We will cooperate fully should a situation arise where We are required by law or requested by any law enforcement agency to provide information about a customer.

From time to time, We may use the services that customers use make to customize Our products. We also track customer traffic patterns and site usage.  Traffic and usage data is used only to improve Our Services’ designs and operation and to provide Our customers with a fulfilling experience.

6.      Corrections/Updates to your Account.

You can correct your account data on our Services by clicking on “My Account.”  If you have any questions or concerns about correcting or updating your Account, please contact Customer Service.

7.      Receiving Promotions/Opt-Out.

From time to time, We may contact you about sales, special offers and new site features if you agreed to be included in Our email lists when you provided us with your information. To customize the information you want to receive from Us on our Services, simply sign on and select the specific information you wish to receive. To cancel Our free emails, follow the directions in the email communication you received from us. You can also send an email to or call Us toll-free at [*] and inform Us that you want to unsubscribe to Our email list.

8.      Customer Service.

In addition to being able to call Our customer service at, you may also email Us by sending an email to When you email Us, your emails are stored within Our system so that We may refer to previous emails from you as needed so that We may properly address your questions and concerns. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, the information you provide to customer service is not shared with anyone without your consent.

9.      Customer Feedback Form.

You can use this form to give Us any input which we will use to improve Our site. The only required data is your name and email address. The remainder of the data is optional. We only use this data to make improvements on Our Services. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, this data is not shared with anyone in any way.

10.   Our Third Party Relationships.

We have established several relationships with third parties vendors to best serve Our customers and to operate our Services.

1.      Third Party Service Providers: We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on Our behalf in connection with the operation of Our Services. Examples include fulfilling orders, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, hosting and operating the Services and providing customer service. These third parties have access to your information collected through Our Services as needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

2.      Affiliates: From time to time, We may establish one or more affiliate programs. An affiliate program allows other web sites to earn money by linking customers to Our Services from their sites. These affiliates can only access data about the number of transactions and their resulting earnings. They cannot access Our customers’ personal data. If you choose to apply to any of Our affiliate programs, We use the data you give Us strictly for conducting business with you. We may enter into certain agreements with certain third parties for the purpose of helping to administer affiliate programs. Such third parties may have access to certain of your information if you are an affiliate of the Services, but is restricted to only use such information in connection with its administration of the affiliate programs.

3.      Services Evaluation, Marketing and Promotions: From time to time, We may engage other third parties to assist in providing Services evaluation services, marketing, order processing, fulfillment and shipping services, as well as customer service. In addition, We may engage third parties to provide services such as fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, data analysis and data cleansing. These third parties will only have access to information to the extent necessary and will be required to not use any personal information for any purpose other than providing such services. Also, you permit Us to share your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We may transfer your personal information in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or similar event. Additionally, We may share non-personal, non-individual statistical information with Our marketing partners, advertisers or other third parties for research purposes. That is, We will not tell Our marketing partners that you purchased a specific product, but we may tell them how many customers purchased that product.

11.   Security Policy.

We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.  Notwithstanding our implementation of safeguards, we cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

12.   Changes to Our Privacy Policy.

If We are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, We will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not We use your information in this different manner. In addition, if We make any material changes in Our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in Our database, We will post a prominent notice on our Services notifying users of the change. In some cases where We post the notice, We will also email users who have opted to receive communications from Us, notifying them of the changes in Our privacy practices.

13.   Questions about Our Policies.

If you have any questions regarding your privacy or any of Our policies, please contact Customer Service by email at

14.   Your California Privacy Rights.

Under California law, you have the right to request and receive information from retailers concerning any third parties who have received personal information about you from such retailers for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Any such requests for information from Us can be made by contacting Customer Service by email at

Last Modified 29 April 2015. 17046290.3