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  The Office of Budget and Management - Privacy Policy  
 
This policy describes how the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) collects, stores and uses information about our customers, to be assessed against new technologies, business practices, and to meet our customers' changing needs.

Public Records and Usage of Personal Data

This Web site does not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) unless you provide such information voluntarily through an online form or e-mail. Please be aware that, subject to certain legal exceptions, most documents and records maintained by the state of Ohio, including electronic data, are public records under Ohio law. Therefore, information submitted through this Web site may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request and may be shared with other agencies as required by law.

Your personal information will never be sold or rented and will not be disclosed or shared with third parties not affiliated with the state of Ohio.

Site Statistics

In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our Web site, we automatically collect certain information on every visitor. This information does not disclose "personal identifiers" (such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.) Each time a request is made to view a page within this site, our server creates a log file capturing generic user information such as type of Internet browser or computer operating system, date and time of visit and the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the individual computer (or proxy server) making the request, and the Internet address of the site from which you may have linked to this site.

All information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form only, and is analyzed for trends and statistics.

Cookies

Temporary cookies may be created when necessary to complete a transaction, to process data submitted to us online or to facilitate ongoing interaction. They do not contain personally identifiable information. Information collect on our Web site, including cookies, may also be subject to disclosure because of a public records request.

Security

We take very seriously the integrity of the information and systems that we maintain. Therefore, we have instituted security measures for all information systems under our control. These security measures are designed to identify attempts to tamper with this Web site. Information collected through these security measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal proceedings.

Questions and Comments

The Office of Budget and Management has established procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to address our customer's privacy concerns. If you have comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:obm@obm.state.oh.us.

State of Ohio
Office of Budget & Management
30 E. Broad, 34th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0411