Revised December 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation abides by the statewide Ohio.gov privacy and linking policies detailed below.
The Ohio Internet Portal, Ohio.gov, is a service provided by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Office of Information Technology. We recognize the importance of privacy to our web site visitors. This privacy notice applies only to Ohio.gov. Web sites maintained by other Ohio state agencies are governed by the policies of the agency maintaining the web site. Visitors to 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 web site uses log files and web cookies to capture generic, Internet-user information each time a request is made to view a page within this web site.
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 web site. 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
Ohio public records law requires state agencies to disclose most documents and records, including electronic records. Therefore, information submitted through this web site may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
Access and Dispute of Information
"Access rights" means you have the right, with limits, to inspect, correct, and dispute such information.
The Department of Administrative Services maintains a number of personal information systems to effectively support more than 40 program areas.
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 PDF .
The State of Ohio operates the Ohio Department of Transportation's Web site as a public service to Ohio residents and visitors worldwide. ODOT's site provides links to external Web sites that are not maintained or controlled by the State of Ohio.
A link to a non-governmental website does not constitute endorsement.
Social Media Commenting Policy
View Ohio Department of Transportation's statements regarding civility and acceptable usage of our social media forums.
Ohio Chief Privacy Officer
30 E Broad Street, 40th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215