The Department of Aging recognizes the importance of privacy to our web site visitors. Therefore, visitors should be aware of the following information.
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 website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our website, we automatically collect certain information on every visitor. 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 website, the site creates a log file capturing generic user information. Examples of this type of information include 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 come. All information collected is used in aggregate form only, and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.
Online 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 web site to your specific interests and needs (including periodically forwarding information that matches your selected interests). You are free to provide or not to provide the requested information. If you choose not to provide this type of information, you can still visit most of the website, but may be unable to participate in certain online forums. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including personal information submitted on online forms and e-mail, will be used for the purposes stated on the Web page 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. DO NOT provide sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, via any form on this website or via e-mail.
Visitors who submit information via this website should be aware that a data file linking your computer to this website (a "cookie") may be created, depending on the settings of your Web browser. 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.
The Department of Aging provides this website with the assistance of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Aging.ohio.gov will follow Ohio state laws that require the establishment of reasonable precautions to prevent personal information from unauthorized modification, destruction, use or disclosure. DAS takes very seriously the integrity of the information and systems that we maintain. Therefore, they have instituted security measures for all information systems under their control. These security measures are designed to identify attempts to tamper with this website. Information collected through these security measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal proceedings.
Access and Dispute of Information Rights:
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, sections 149.43, 1347.08 and 1347.09, users have rights to their information given to this site, in respect to inspecting, correcting and disputing. This is applicable to any information collected, used or maintained on the aging.ohio.gov website.