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The Western Michigan Chapter's (WMI) Web pages contain links to other World Wide Web sites on the Internet that are not under its direct control. The WMI makes no representation concerning the contents of these sites, nor should the fact that the WMI has provided these links serve as an endorsement by the WMI of any of these sites. The WMI is providing these links only as a convenience to visitors of our site interested in information related to the topics presented on this site.

The WMI does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy or completeness of the information, graphics, links and other items contained on this server or any other server. Such materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice by the WMI.

Privacy Policy

Scope - The Western Michigan Chapter (WMI) of the North Country Trail Association maintains this web site as a public service.

Information Collected Automatically - Some information is collected from you automatically when you view the Western Michigan Chapter's pages and download information. This may include your Internet Protocol address assigned by your Internet Service Provider, domain name and the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you accessed WMI's site, the pages you requested and visited, and the site you linked from to reach our site. The WMI uses this type of information to statistically measure site traffic and to improve its web site. The information is not reviewed on an individual basis but is aggregated with other users for comparison purposes.

Information Voluntarily Submitted - Additional information may be collected from you if you voluntarily provide it through contacting us or filling out one of our on-line surveys. We use this information for Chapter-to-Member communication only, and do not share it with any other organizations, including our parent organization the "North Country Trail Association."


This site does not make use of any cookies, persistent or session-only.

This site has links to external web sites. When you link to one of these sites, we cannot control their use of cookies and this privacy policy will not apply.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not share any information in regards to our visitors with other organizations.

Changes to this Privacy and Disclaimer Policy

The WMI may amend this policy from time to time. We will update this page before any changes are activated.

WMI Link Policy

Linking to the WMI Website - what you can do - you do not need to get advance permission to make a simple link to our homepage, providing your site:

  • Is not engaged in illegal activity
  • Does not promote illegal activity
  • Does not contain pornographic, profane, or otherwise offensive material

We reserve the right to change sub-pages at any time without notice, so it is up to you to continuously verify your links to our sub-pages.

What you should not do - Please do not capture our pages within your frames, or otherwise present our content as your own. Any link to our site should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to our site unencumbered. The "BACK" button should return the visitor to your site if the visitor wishes to back out.

You should not link to individual graphics or tables within our pages, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on our servers. To get permission to use a copy of our graphics within your pages, please contact the Webmaster outlining your intended uses.

Reciprocal Links

The WMI does not enter into reciprocal link agreements. We provide links to sites at our will and that are appropriate to our Mission.

Our creation of a link to your site does not obligate you to provide a link back to us, but you are, of course, welcome to do so. Additionally a link to any site is not an endorsement of the content contained on that site or through its links.

Getting a Link to Your Site From Us

Categories of links that interest us include:

  • Links to sites that positively relate to the Western Michigan Chapter of the North Country Trail Association.
  • Links deemed topical, timely, or of other general interest based on our Mission.

We will remove a link if:

  • At our discretion, we choose not to include the link on our site
  • The link no longer points to the original information or resource that was intended
  • The information is inaccurate or not trustworthy
  • Access to the information has become difficult due to odd formatting, lengthy download times, or intrusive advertising
  • The link has gone dead or remains unavailable for a lengthy period, especially if we are unable to contact you about your site's status

We always appreciate a note telling us of new links to us. Please send link info to our Webmaster.

WMI Web Site Security Policy

The WMI has taken a number of steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information that is maintained in its computer systems. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information that is in our possession.

The WMI 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 WMI. These programs help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this Web site.

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 the WMI web sites is strictly prohibited and is subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.