The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)
provides this website as a service to the citizens of the state. As a public
entity, it recognizes the importance of privacy to our website visitors. The
All content included on this site, such as text,
graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data
compilations, and software is the property of the Department or its content
suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
License and site access
The Department grants you a limited
license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other
than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express
written consent of the Department. This
site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied,
sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose
without express written consent of the Department.
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 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.
To generate usage statistics to help improve this website, DODD
automatically collects certain information on visitors to the site. Each time a
visitor views a page, the site collects generic user information such as the
type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, the date
and time you accessed this site, and the Internet address of the site from
which you may have linked to this site. It does not collect personal
identifiers such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
All information collected is looked at as a whole, and may
be analyzed for trends and statistics.
Online Forms and Email
DODD’s website will not collect personally identifiable
information such as name, address, and telephone number unless you provide that
information voluntarily. DODD may ask for this information so that DODD 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 email, 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.
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.
DODD takes very seriously the integrity of its information
and systems very seriously. DODD has instituted security measures for all
information systems under the agency’s control, including identifying attempts
to tamper with this website. Information collected through these security
measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal
If you would like information on how to review or correct
information submitted through this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.