Privacy Statement

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 agency has developed and adheres to the following privacy policy:

Copyright

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. 

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 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.

Usage Statistics

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.

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

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 proceedings.

Contact

If you would like information on how to review or correct information submitted through this website, please email webmaster@list.dodd.ohio.gov​.