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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is applicable to the web site "www.michiganplayerstour.com" (the "Site") and is operated by The Michigan Players Tour LLC. The purpose of this privacy policy is to disclose what kinds of information are collected from you ( the User), how it is collected, who we may share it with, and other matters related to such information, including the choices you have regarding this information and how we use it. The following is an ouline of this policy.

Table of Contents

1. Types Of Information Collected

2. How Information Is Collected

3. Use Of Information Collected

4. Sharing Of Collected Information

5. Chat Rooms, Forums, And Message Boards

6. Links To Other Web Sites

7. Security

8. A Note To Parents Concerning Privacy

9. Notification Of Changes And Your Acceptance Of The Privacy Policy

10. Correcting And Updating Personal Information


The following are the types of information we collect:

Information You Provide Us

Personal information such as your name, email address, telephone number, home address, birth date, or gender are collected via online forms you submit to the Site. See Use Of Information below for further idetails.

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The Tour may collect information from you in several different areas on the Site, including but not limited to those described below:


As with many web sites, the Site utilizes "cookies" to enhance the quality of visits to the site. Cookies are small data files that are written to your hard drive by scripts embedded in the source code of the pages loaded into your browser. Cookies are written only if you have set permission to allow cookies in the Options menu of your browser.

Once a cookie is written to your hard drive, it will automatically identify your Web browser to the Site whenever you visit, making use of the Site easier by saving your preferences. Allowing cookies also permits the Site to temporarily save information you provide in forms, making it easier to fill in forms on subsequent visits. If you do not want to allow information to be collected through the use of cookies, you can generally opt out of providing this information by turning the cookies off in your browser. However, some areas of the Site may not provide you with an acceptable user experience if you have disabled the use of cookies. Registering for events online, for example, is not possible when cookies are disabled.

An example of a cookie written by the Tour web site to your hard drive is a cookie titled "MPTEntryForm," which writes the following data from the Tournament Entry Form:




IP Addresses and Site Usage Information

Since the Michigan Players Tour is supported by advertising and sponsorship, the details of site usage may be used to generate market analysis by these advertisers and sponsors. The information used in this analysis consists of IP addresses, pages served, time, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such information. This data helps determine how users arrive at the Site, what type of content is accessed most frequently, and what type of visitors (in the aggregate) are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising. We may also use site usage information to provide a more personalized user experience.


In order to take advantage of certain features the Site may choose to offer (including, but not limited to, Site Customization, Newsletters, Contests, or other subscription-based services), you may be asked to complete a registration form which will provide us with personally identifiable information. You may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to identify yourself during future visits to the Site.

Newsletters and Site Emails

We may offer newsletters and other email communications to share information with you about news and information available on the Site, about certain features the Site may choose to offer or about our affiliates, subsidiaries, business partners, advertisers and sponsors. You may receive newsletters and other email communications by either registering for a particular newsletter or in conjunction with a special feature or membership offering for which you have registered on the Site. You may cancel your email subscription by following the instructions provided on the Site or, in some instances, in the designated area of certain newsletters or emails.

Contests or Sweepstakes

We may operate contests and sweepstakes through the Site which may require registration. Your personally identifiable information may be used to contact you for winner notification, prize delivery confirmation or other related purposes. In the event you win a contest or sweepstakes, we may ask your permission to allow us to post publicly some of your information on the Site, such as on a winners page. Except as required by applicable law, we will not post your information without your permission.

Surveys or Voting

From time to time we may request personally identifiable information from you via surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register to vote or to take part in a survey.

Transaction Information

If you purchase a product from us or subscribe to any of the services offered on our Site, we will ask you to complete an order form that will require certain information from you, including credit card number and expiration date, billing address and shipping information, if applicable. We will use this information to complete the transaction that you have requested, i.e., to deliver the products or other services that you ordered, and, if necessary, to invoice you.

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The Michigan Players Tour owns the information collected via the Site. As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to:

a. Contact you about the Site.

b. Contact you relating to your membership status.

c. Confirm or fulfill an entry you have made.

d. Monitor or improve the use of the Site.

e. Customize the advertising and content you see.

f. Monitor compliance with our Site Terms of Service.

g. Provide special offers to you from us and/or our respective affiliates, subsidiaries and other third parties.

h. Send you promotional material on behalf of our partners.

i. Inform you of a prize you have won.

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At times, we may share your personally identifiable information with others for various purposes. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others:


We employ other businesses, certain services and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, Site analysis, data analysis, marketing assistance, credit card payment processing, and customer service. These agents may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Promotional Offers

We may send offers to you on behalf of other partners. When we do this, we do not give that partner your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may opt out in the email or change your preferences.

Aggregate Information

We may share aggregate information such as demographics and Site usage statistics to advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information.

Co-Registration Programs

Throughout the Site you may be presented with an opportunity to receive special offers from third parties. Opt-in or opt-out messages will ask you if you would like your information to be shared. If you do choose to have your information shared, your information will be subject to the privacy policy of such third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other companies and, therefore, you should review the privacy practices of such companies prior to providing your personally identifiable information.

Third-Party Ad Serving & Audience and Traffic Measurement Services

The Site may use third party network advertisers to serve the advertisements on the Site and may use a traffic measurement service to analyze the traffic on the Site. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to this Site and other Web sites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services you might be interested in. Although advertisers and other companies do not have access to your cookies as provided by the Site, the Site's third party network advertisers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies on your computer if you choose to have cookies enabled in your browser. These third party cookies are set for purposes including but not limited to targeting advertisements to you that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding how useful certain advertisements are to you. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party cookies may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously described activities. Third party cookies are governed by each third party's specific privacy policy, not this one. Please visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp in order to learn more about the information collection practices and "opt-out" procedures of third party ad servers we may use.

Our Subsidiaries and Affiliates

We may share your information (including, without limitation, personally identifiable information) with our subsidiaries and affiliates.

Business Transfers

The Michigan Players Tour or any of its assets, including the Site, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your personally identifiable information is one of the key business assets. In such a case, your personally identifiable information, which we have gathered, may be one of the business assets we transfer.

Legal Process

In the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, your personally identifiable information may be disclosed pursuant to such subpoena, court order or legal process, which may be without notice to you.

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The Site may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to its users. You are not required to provide any personal information when using these areas but you may choose to do so. If you post personal information online, it will be publicly available and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a chat room, forum, or message board. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.

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You should be aware that when you are on the Site you could be directed to other sites beyond our control. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement, the "click" may take you off the Site onto a different Web site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use the Site's logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other Web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a web site that is linked from our Site, you should consult that site's privacy policy before providing any personal information.

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The Site incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information that we may collect and we have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. Your credit card number is encrypted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and is stored behind a firewall. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required.

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The Site is a general audience site. We do not collect any personal information from children under the age of seventeen (17) on the Site. If in the future, we collect personally identifiable information from children, we will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).

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By using this Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. The Michigan Players Tour may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the email address associated with your account or by placing a prominent notice on the Site. Your continued use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of such revised privacy policy.

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If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if you no longer wish to access our Site, we provide various ways to correct, update and/or remove personal data you have provided to us.

Update your account information

Edit your newsletter or list subscription status

Email the Tour

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the privacy practices of this Site, you can email your question to the Tour office using the link above or you can contact us by mail at:

The Michigan Players Tour

1777 Cottontail Drive

Traverse City, MI 49685

© Copyright 2014   The Michigan Players Tour LLC

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