Your Privacy

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides this website as a service to the citizens of the State of Ohio. As a public entity, OOD recognizes the importance of privacy to our website visitors. The agency has developed and adheres to the following privacy policy:

Web Cookies

Visitors who submit information via this website should be aware that data linking your computer to this website (a "cookie") might 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 website, including cookies, also may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Security Measures

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.

Public Records

Ohio's public record statutes are drawn to be extremely broad in order to allow maximum availability to all government-held information. Subject to certain statutory exceptions, most documents and records (including electronic data) maintained by the State of Ohio are public records under Ohio law. Therefore, information submitted through this website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Usage Statistics

In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our website, we automatically collect certain information on every visitor to the 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, 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 within server log files is used in aggregate form only, and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.

On-line Forms and E-Mail

This website will not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) unless you provide such information voluntarily. We may ask for such information so that we can tailor interactive features of this website to your specific interests and needs (including periodically forwarding information that matches your selected interests). You are free to provide, or not provide, the requested information. If you choose not to provide this type of information, you may still visit most of the website, but you may be unable to participate in certain online forums. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including personal information submitted in online forms and e-mail, will be used for the purposes stated, and also may be shared with other agencies as required by law or pursuant to agency authority. Information submitted through this website also may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.