Terms of Use

Welcome to www.michigancapitolconfidential.com ("Site"), an information service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy ("Center"). The Center has created this Site to help disseminate information and educate the public. You may use this Site only if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to these Terms of Use, which constitute an agreement between you and the Center. If you do not agree with them, you must leave this Site immediately. The Center reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time.


This Site and all of the information it contains (including, but not limited to, studies, viewpoints, reports, brochures, and videos) is the property of the Center. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided that the Center and the author are properly cited.

Images of people or places displayed on this Site are either the property of the Center or used with permission of the owner. Images that are copyrighted and reproduced with permission of the copyright holder may not be duplicated. Photographs of Center staff, scholars, and authors may be reprinted.

Guarantee of Quality Scholarship

The Center is committed to delivering the highest quality and most reliable research on policy issues. The Center guarantees that all original factual data (including studies, viewpoints, reports, brochures, and videos ) are true and correct and that information attributed to other sources is accurately represented. The Center encourages rigorous critique of its research. If the accuracy of any material fact or reference to an independent source is questioned and brought to the Center's attention with supporting evidence, the Center will respond in writing. If an error exists, it will be noted in an errata sheet that will accompany all subsequent distribution of the publication, which constitutes the complete and final remedy under this guarantee.

Warranty and Limitations on Liability

All other material posted on this Site is provided on an "as is" basis. The Center expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

The Center shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this Site, or from any virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, computer line failure, or any other technical malfunction related to this Site.

This Site may contain links to third party Sites. The Center is not responsible for the content of any linked Sites. The Center does not necessarily endorse the companies or contents of any linked Sites.

Copyright Infringement

Our policy is to comply with all intellectual property laws and to act quickly upon receiving notice of claimed infringement. If you believe your work has been reproduced on this Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify the Center in writing at:

Mackinac Center for Public Policy
140 West Main Street
P.O. Box 568
Midland, MI 48640
Attn: Senior Vice President


This Site is provided as a service to our visitors. The Center reserves the right to delete, modify, supplement, charge for, or make free any of the materials on this Site at any time without prior notice.


This agreement and all claims or issues regarding this Site, shall be governed according to the laws of the State of Michigan. Any legal action concerning these Terms of Use or this Site must be brought within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises and must be brought in the State of Michigan.

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Use to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.


If you have any questions or concerns about our Site or the Terms of Use, please contact us at mcpp@mackinac.org.