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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Individuals under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to Michigan.gov. This includes submitting personal information to Michigan.gov as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are an individual under the age of 13, you may use these services only if used with your parent or legal guardian.Linking Policy
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Effective date May 2, 2012
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