The Ohio Internet Portal, a service provided by the Department of Administrative Services,
recognizes the importance of privacy to our web site visitors. Therefore, visitors should be aware of the following information.
Visitors should be aware that, subject to certain statutory exceptions, most documents and records maintained by the state of Ohio,
including but not limited to electronic data, are public records under Ohio law.
Therefore, information submitted through this web site may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
Exceptions include R.C. 4501.27, the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)
In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our web site, we automatically collect certain information on every visitor
to the web site. However, this information does not disclose "personal identifiers" (such as name, address, telephone number,
e−mail address, etc.). Each time a request is made to view a page within this web site, our web site creates a log file capturing
generic user information. Examples of this type of information includes the type of Internet browser or computer operating system
you are using, the date and time you accessed this site, the Internet protocol address of the individual computer (or proxy server)
making the request, and the Internet address of the site from which you may have linked to this site.
All information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form only, and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.
Online Forms and E-Mail
This web site will not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.)
unless you provide such information voluntarily or disclose it as part of the process for applying for a certification
Visitors who submit information via this web site should be aware that data linking your computer to this web site (a "cookie")
may be created. Temporary cookies may be used when necessary to complete a transaction, to process data submitted to us online or
to facilitate ongoing Internet interaction. Information collected on our web sites, including cookies, may also be subject to disclosure
pursuant to a public records request.
We take very seriously the integrity of the information and systems that we maintain. Therefore, we have instituted security measures
for all information systems under our control. These security measures are designed to identify attempts to tamper with this web site.
Information collected through these security measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal proceedings.