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Privacy Statement

This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which this website collects information, the uses to which that information will be put, and the ways in which we protect information you choose to provide us. This site also acts as the login to The Simply Voting application. Please note that other Michigan State University websites may adopt different privacy practices as their specific needs require. Use of this site is subject to all applicable state and federal laws, as well as general university policies.

The Simply Voting online privacy statement covers the use and disclosure of personal information that may be collected anytime a user interacts with Simply Voting. Such interactions include visiting any of Simply Voting websites, and using the service. Additional info is located on their website: Simply Voting Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

This Elections site collects two general types of information: (a) information you voluntarily provide through the site, which may include personal information (such as a name entered into the Write-In field), and (b) information MSU and Simply Voting collects automatically when you log into the site and through cookies, third party tracking technologies, and server logs.

Simply Voting collects information for the purpose of software licensing, billing, and practices related with the MSU license.




Cookies are small text files used to collect information about website activity. No personal information is collected through our use of cookies. This site uses cookies for two main purposes: (a) to carry information about your current session at this site from one web page to the next, which also allows you to automatically login to other Michigan State University websites using the single sign-on; and (b) to identify you on this site on return visits.

You have the option of disabling or not accepting cookies by changing the preferences on your web browser. However, you will not be able to use any parts of this site or system that require a login.

Student Elections only uses cookies in the system to maintain the session state, and does not include any response or other personal data.


Server Logs

MSU web servers routinely generate logs that contain the following types of information each time the site/system is used:

  • The date, time, and length of your visit.
  • The path taken through our Site and the browser used.
  • The list of files downloaded and the amount of time spent viewing video or audio files.
  • The IP address of the computer accessing our Site.
  • Any errors encountered.

This information is used primarily to monitor the functioning and integrity of the site and system. System logs will be kept to indicate that a vote has been cast on a particular referendum.


This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we do not control or claim any responsibility for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage users to read the privacy statements of each website they visit.

Changes to Privacy Statement

If we make changes to our privacy statement, we will indicate this within the Privacy Statement.


Neither Michigan State University, nor any of its units, programs, employees, agents, or individual trustees, shall be liable for any improper or incorrect use of information obtained through the use of this Site.


By using this Site you consent to the terms of this privacy statement.