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Privacy Notice and Policies

April 2020

Data Ohio’s website, Data.Ohio.gov, is a service provided by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Office of Information Technology in conjunction with participating agencies, boards, and commissions. The information provided through the DataOhio Portal is made available by participating agencies, boards and commissions. Their privacy policies apply to the information they have provided. For more information on the applicable privacy policy, please contact the respective agency, board or commission. The “Contact Data Owner” feature in the Contact form can be used to start this conversation. Furthermore, all requests by individuals to review their own information must also be directed to those agencies, boards or commissions.

We recognize the importance of privacy to our website visitors. This Privacy Notice & Policies applies only to the use of the website Data.Ohio.gov.

Visitors to Data.Ohio.gov should be aware of the following information:

What we collect

Personally identifiable information provided to us through our contact form.

  • Please do not submit to us sensitive personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, driver's license numbers or medical or financial information through our contact form.

Generic, Internet-user information. It may include:

  • Internet protocol address of the individual computer (or proxy server) making the request,
  • Type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using,
  • Date and time you accessed this site,
  • Webpages visited on this site, and
  • Internet address of the site from which you may have linked to this site.

How we collect information

Personally identifiable information is collected through voluntary disclosure by you through online forms and e-mail questions.

Our website uses log files and web cookies to capture generic, Internet-user information each time a request is made to view a page within this website.

What we do with the information we collect

Personally identifiable information you submit in e-mail or online forms is used so that we can answer or process your request as effectively as possible.

All information collected through server log files is used in aggregate form to analyze usage trends and statistics to help us improve our website. It may also be used to identify and respond to threats to the State network.

Cookies may be used when necessary to complete a transaction, to process data submitted to us online, or to facilitate ongoing Internet interaction.

Public Records and When We Share Your Information

Information submitted through this website may be subject to Ohio’s public records law even if there is a request to keep information confidential. Read the DAS Public Records Policy.

We will share personally identifiable information submitted through e-mail or online forms with other Ohio state agencies when necessary to respond to your e-mail request or process your online form. For example, if you have a question regarding the privacy of state income tax filings, we may forward your question to the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Any information collected through this website that indicates a threat of harm to people, property or systems or a violation of a law may be shared with law enforcement and used in connection with a criminal investigation, prosecution or other legal proceedings.

Access and Dispute of Information

Since the data in the DataOhio Portal is made available by participating agencies, boards and commissions, all requests by individuals to review or dispute their own information must be directed to those agencies, boards or commissions. The Contact Data Owner feature in the Contact form can be used to start this conversation.

How we protect your information: Confidential personal information and the DAS policy on protecting privacy

DAS requires all of its employees and contractors to respect privacy and protect personally identifiable information regardless of the form and system in which it's kept. Read the DAS Policy on Protecting Privacy.

Ohio Revised Code 1347.15 requires DAS to adopt rules regulating access to the confidential personal information the agency keeps, whether electronically or on paper. The DAS rules pertaining to confidential personal information may be found in rules 123-4-01 through 123-4-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

The Department of Administrative Services maintains a limited number of confidential personal information systems.


Any further questions concerning the privacy policy for Data.Ohio.gov should be directed to the Ohio Chief Privacy Officer. Written correspondence may be sent to:

Ohio Chief Privacy Officer
30 E Broad Street, 19th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215