Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan (MG-MI) website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will not collect any personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, do searches, read pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. No information about users/visitors will be sold, shared, or utilized in any commercial way. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the searches you make;
  • the pages you visit;
  • and if you linked to this site from another website, the address of that website. 

We use this information to help us make our site more user-friendly, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, what part of the site they are interested in, how long they use the site and the types of technology our visitors use. WE DO NOT TRACK OR RECORD INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR VISITS.

Sometimes we write a small file on the user’s computer called a “session cookie.” A session cookie allows users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. Session cookies automatically expire when users leave a website. Session cookies retain information only during the session or for the purpose of completing a particular online transaction without any capacity to track users over time and across different websites. Other than a session cookie and the six items described above, we do not obtain any information from the user or the user’s computer. We do not use persistent cookies and fully comply with the HHS IRM Policy for Usage of Persistent Cookie. This policy prohibits the use of persistent cookies and permits the use of session cookies. A persistent cookie is a data file capable of providing websites with user preferences, settings and information for future visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you, or someone authorized by you (a family member or close, personal friend), send us e-mail, send a message via our “Contact Us,” or any form found on our site, your identity and the contents of your message are covered by the Privacy Act. Be assured that:

  • The information will not be shared with anyone not authorized by the staff or Board of Directors of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan.
  • Your e-mail address will not be provided to any third party.
  • MG-MI does not share, sell, trade or rent your personal information with/to others.

Your information will be used to:

  • Consider your suggestions.
  • Possibly respond directly to you for clarification.
  • Process your request for materials if you make one.
  • Try and answer your questions if you ask them.
  • Send you information regarding MG-MI and myasthenia gravis.
  • Solicit donations.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we adhere to the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA site at CLICK HERE. The MG-MI webpages are not directed at children but recognize children may, at times, utilize the service of the webpages in sending personal information to MG-MI. Whenever we receive such information or inquiries from those we actually know are under 13, we obtain parental consent before any personally identifiable information is collected, used or disclosed.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from MG-MI at the point where we request information about the visitor. MG-MI allows the following options for removing your information from our databases. Anyone opting out will not receive future communications from us.

  • Send an email to
  • Or send mail to the following postal address:

Myasthenia Gravis
Foundation of MI 2660 Horizon Drive SE,
Suite 235
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to many other sites. Once you link to another site you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. This includes the sites that you may link to through our search engine.


Online registration and information such as credit card numbers will be secured using a commercially accepted method of encryption. However, while we employ reasonable security measures to protect your personal information, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible, and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety. If you become aware of any breach of Site security, please contact us immediately. We may disclose personally identifiable information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to assert and defend against legal claims or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person. If all or part of MG-MI is merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer the personally identifiable information you provided to us to such entity as part of that transaction.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan’s privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at:

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of MI
2660 Horizon Drive SE,
Suite 235
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Telephone: (616) 956-0622

Fax: (616) 956-9234


Updated 8/19/2019