Privacy Policy

Information Collected

When accessing (MTCF), certain personal information about you can be collected. The following information is automatically collected and stored about your visit:

  • How you linked to MTCF, when you accessed the website, the searches you initiated, links you clicked, your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you used, and the pages you requested and visited.
  • MTCF uses Google Analytics to help collect and process some of your information. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms: and Google’s policy for safeguarding your data:
  • Specific features of MTCF may collect or store additional information. Please see Special Provisions (below).

Responsible Use

The MTCF website operates within the University of Michigan computing services and adheres Responsible Use of Information Resources (SPG 601.07):


MTCF uses cookies for (1) usage tracking via Google Analytics and (2) for improving your browsing experience on specific features on the website. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer when you visit a website. Please see Special Provisions.

Special Provisions

Publications and documents (PDF files) provided on MTCF are hosted via Amazon Web Services (AWS). Additionally when using the MTCF ‘Embed Query’ feature, the content is provided via AWS. For more information on the privacy practices of Amazon, please visit the Amazon AWS Privacy Notice:

The MTCF Query Tool allows you to query crash data hosted on MTCF. All queries made using this tool are collected and stored in order to improve MTCF. Some features of the Query Tool require specific data to be temporarily stored within your browser. This is only to enhance Query Tool functionality and does not contain any personal information. Additionally a cookie may be used to track specific crash information to provide support for more complex queries. No personal information is linked or connected to this cookie.

The MTCF Query Tool uses Google Maps Platform to render map based crash query information. Usage of Google Maps is bound by Google Privacy & Terms.

The MTCF Query Tool may request your GPS location. When using the ‘Crashes Near Me’ feature of the Query Tool, you may optionally share your GPS location. This is only used for the purpose of performing a query. Additionally loading a Map within the Query Tool may use your location to pick a starting location for your convenience. Your location information is not linked or connected to any other personal information collected about you. The location information is stored however only within the scope of improving Query Tool functionality.

When accessing Police Crash Reports (UD-10s) through MTCF, your browser information and IP address may be used to limit excessive download.