The Inkster Housing Commission (IHC) is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This Privacy Statement explains the current information management practices on our website.
The IHC’s commitment and laws
The IHC is committed to protecting your privacy whether you are browsing for information or conducting business with the IHC through electronic channels. The handling of all personal information by is governed by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1986.
The IHC also ensures that your personal health information is private, confidential and secure through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
When you visit our website, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and receive online information and services that require it. For transactions with the IHC involving credit cards, we use up-to-date security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems. Service providers under contract to provide online services on behalf of the IHC must follow the practices required of the IHC. NOTE: Please check to see if this statement is accurate!
You have a choice
If you choose not to use the Internet to provide personal information to the IHC, you can contact the IHC by telephone, fax, mail or in person. (Not all options may be available in every situation.)
Collection, notice, use and disclosure
This Privacy Statement explains the IHC’s current practices regarding what information we may collect, use, and secure your personal information when you visit our websites.
The IHC may only collect personal information that is specifically authorized at law, or where the collection is necessary to provide you with a program or service. The IHC collects personal information directly from you, unless another manner of collection is authorized by law.
When the IHC collects personal information in connection with providing a program or service, we provide you with a notice that explains (at minimum) the:
The IHC may only use personal information for the purpose it has been collected, or for a consistent purpose, unless another use is specifically authorized at law.
The IHC may only disclose personal information where it has the legal authority to do so, or where the disclosure is for the purpose that the IHC collected the information such as providing you with a program or service.
What kind of information is collected?
When you browse or download information from the IHC website, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. The information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve our site. The IHC cannot identify you from this information.
The IHC collects the following standard types of information:
The IHC website collects the above noted information to provide users with access to information and services available on the IHC website. The IHC’s computer systems use hardware and software to anonymously monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information at the website, disrupt service, or otherwise cause damage. As a general practice, the IHC makes no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites. If an attempt to damage our site has been detected, we can take further actions.
What happens when you send us personal information?
You may choose to provide us with personal information such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card number, if you wish to:
When you visit the IHC’s website, any personal information you provide will be used to respond to your message and/or provide you with the requested service or product. The collection of personal information by government organizations must be in accordance with Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1986.
Accessing and correcting your personal information
Some online services may provide the ability for Internet users to correct their own information online. Individuals also have a right to access their personal information that is held by the IHC or another government organization by making a request under Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1986.
The IHC cares how information about its users is collected and shared. This notice describes the IHC cookies policy. By visiting the IHC website, you are accepting the practices described below.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies do not give the IHC access to your hard drive and does not allow the IHC to make changes to your device. Cookies collect user information anonymously, allowing the IHC to collect statistical information that provides you with a better user experience.
The IHC does not store personal information in cookies, and does not collect personal information from you without your knowledge.
What kinds of cookies does the IHC use?
The IHC website and digital services uses four types of cookies.
Cookies that measure website use
The IHC uses Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so that it can be improved for future visits. The IHC does not allow Google and/or any third parties to use or share the data about how you use this site.
Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymous information about:
Cookies that remember your settings
These cookies help the IHC to remember your preferences and the choices you make when on the website. This will personalize your experience using the IHC website and digital services.
Cookies that support digital services
These cookies are required for filling out forms and transactions, such as renewing your driver’s license or health insurance cards. The cookies track your steps as you fill out a form, saving the information as you go.
You must have cookies enabled to use these services online.
Cookies that help with communications and marketing
These cookies, which may be set by third-party websites, use online activity to help deliver more relevant advertising. This may happen because the IHC website and digital services hosts third-party content (such as YouTube videos) and uses Google Analytics. The IHC also uses Google Analytics Advertising Features to help improve how it communicates with our users. These third parties may track your online activities across other websites. The IHC has attempted to limit the privacy impacts of third-party cookies on the IHC website and digital services.
How to manage your cookies settings
You can manage your cookies settings and permissions within your browser. This also applies to third-party cookies. This may affect your experience when you interact with the IHC online.
The following are links to how to change your cookies settings on common browsers:
For other browsers and/or additional information on how you can manage your cookies settings, check the “Help” section or support website for your browser.
Analytics NOTE: Please review the below sections as to technical accuracy
The use of these tools does not allow the IHC or its analytics service providers to identify individuals.
You can opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser’s Help Menu for instructions. Visiting the IHC website with analytics cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.
Google currently offers a free Google Analytics opt-out tool for Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher), and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher)
The IHC’s security practices are continually evolving to ensure that the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems are maintained. The government uses up-to-date security safeguards to protect its networks and websites from misuse, alteration, copying, disclosure, destruction, monitoring or unauthorized sharing of information and damage. The IHC’s safeguards include the use of security software and encryption protocols and involve physical, technical and procedural controls to protect information behind the government firewall.
Take steps to protect your online activities
Users are encouraged to learn about protecting their own computers to ensure that their online activities remain private. One place to start for tips on home network security is a Question and Answer sheet produced by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute - CERT Coordination Center.
You can contact the IHC by calling Aaron Cooper, Executive Director at: 313-561-2600
Inkster Housing Commission
4500 Inkster Road, Inkster, MI 48141
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