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Privacy Notice
OBM Shared Services Privacy Notice

The OBM Shared Services Website is provided by the State of Ohio. The state recognizes the importance of privacy to our website visitors. Therefore, visitors should be aware of the following information. This statement discloses to our website visitors what personal information is being collected on this website and how that personal information may be used.


Public Records

Visitors should be aware that, except in a few circumstances, most documents and records maintained by State of Ohio agencies and organizations and their partners, including electronic information, are public records under Ohio law. Therefore, information collected or submitted through your visit to this website may be subject to a public records request.


Information Collected

Personal information such as your name, address, telephone number and/or email address may be requested of you from our website. This collection may occur through surveys, emails, personalization features and other personal information submissions such as registration forms, and authentication procedures.


Methods of Information Collection

In addition to the information you directly provide to the OBM Shared Services website (ohiosharedservices.ohio.gov), in order to generate statistics that aid us in improvements to our website, we collect certain usage and related information on every Website visitor. Each time a visitor requests a page within this site, our server creates a log file capturing user information. Log files are typically public records.


We collect the following information
in our Website log
  • The Internet browser or computer operating system you are using
  • The date and time you accessed this site
  • The Internet protocol address of the individual computer (or proxy server) making the request
  • The Internet address of the site from which you may have linked to this site

Collected usage information does not include your name, address, telephone number, or email address. Information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form only, and collected for the purpose of analyzing trends and statistics. However, please understand that Internet Protocol address information may be used to determine the identity of the person or persons accessing our website when there is reason to believe that the security of the site has been compromised.


Security Measures

The OBM Shared Services Website follows Ohio state laws, rules, and policies that require the establishment of reasonable precautions to prevent personal information from unauthorized modification, destruction, use, or disclosure. We take 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 website. Information collected through these security measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal proceedings.


Access and Dispute of Information Rights

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, sections 149.43, 1347.08 and 1347.09, users have rights to their information given to this site, in respect to inspecting, correcting and disputing. This is applicable to any information collected, used or maintained on OBM Shared Services Website (ohiosharedservices.ohio.gov).


Contact Us

Any further questions concerning the privacy policy for OBM Shared Services Website (ohiosharedservices.ohio.gov) should be forward via email to ohiosharedservices@ohio.gov.

This notice was last updated June 25, 2012