Policies

Terms of Use

The michigancraftbeverage.com portal is provided as a public service and is owned and operated by the Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC).

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

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

Michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.com unless the law otherwise provides or the MCBC gives you prior written permission.

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

You may not use michigancraftbeverage.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 MCBC or others.

The MCBC does not promise that michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.com, we may gather information in the following ways:

Information collected automatically. When you view pages on michigancraftbeverage.com, some of your information is automatically collected. This may include information about how you linked to michigancraftbeverage.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 MCBC (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.

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 michigancraftbeverage.com with a third party through the "mail to a friend" option.

Cookies

Michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.com expire within five years. Michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.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.

Michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.com and link to an external website, michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.com. This includes submitting personal information to michigancraftbeverage.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 michigancraftbeverage.com is permitted under limited conditions.

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

Questions

For questions or comments about this webpage, please contact the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. 

Accessibility Policy

The MCBC recognizes the importance of making its digital government services available to the largest possible audience and has attempted to design the michigancraftbeverage.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 MCBC will continue to test future releases of this site and remains committed to maintaining its compliance and serving the widest possible audience for the MCBC 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

LKF Marketing, the developer and security manager of michigancraftbeverage.com, has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information that is maintained in systems and infrastructure. 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 MCBC, 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 MCBC 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 MCBC 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 MCBC. 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 michigancraftbeverage.com portal.

This is the official website of the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. The Council has the mission to provide for research into Michigan agricultural products, such as fruits, hops and barley that are used in the production of Michigan wine, cider, beer, spirits and mixed spirit drinks.