Warning about e-mail

Information that is transmitted by e-mail over the Internet is not secure and can be intercepted and read by other Internet users. The State of Ohio recommends that you do not use e-mail to send us private or confidential data about yourself or others unless it has been encoded or encrypted. In addition, the department will not use e-mail to transmit responses that contain private or confidential data on an individual unless it can ensure the security and integrity of the information or it has the individual's consent to transmit such unsecured data.

Official records

Materials on this website are designed to provide useful information to the public, but are not intended to be definitive, official documents of policy for any of the participating state agencies. If there are differences between the Web site version of a document and the hard copy version in an agencies' central office files, the hard copy version should be considered the correct one. Official documents of each state agency are maintained at the Agency's central office.

Links to other Web sites

This website provides links to other Web sites as a convenience to its users. The use of these links is not an endorsement as to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of those sites. This website is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of all related sites on the Internet. The sites referenced on this website are only a few of the many possible Internet sites related to state agency programs or to human services in general.

Legal advice

This website is intended as a resource and guide for the public. It is not a source of definitive legal advice about specific legal problems.

Data privacy

The State of Ohio is dedicated to preserving your privacy and security while viewing this website. The State strives to retrieve the minimum amount of information necessary from its Web site visitors in order to provide a host of various services and resources. The State does not capture personal information without visitors' permission.

Anonymous visitor information collection

For every visitor to this website, there are several common pieces of information the site collects and stores in logs. Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit and the addresses to which a visitor linked during a visit to this website are all recorded. The State cannot and does not associate any of this information with individuals, distribute this information or use it in any manner other than for statistical analysis in improving this website to better serve visitors.

Use of cookies

The site does not use cookies to record any personal information. Cookies are used only to track if you are a first-time visitor to this website or if you have visited this website in the past.

Disclosure of information

The State of Ohio does not sell, rent or publish any of this website visitors' personal or private information. The State does not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use. In addition, Ohio restricts employee access to any personal information except where necessary to perform required duties and in accordance with existing state privacy and security provisions.


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