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Privacy Policy

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission recognizes the importance of privacy to our web site visitors. Therefore, visitors should be aware of the following information.

Usage Statistics

In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our web site, the Governor's Office automatically collects certain information on every visitor to the web site. However, 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 web site, the web site creates a log file capturing generic user information. Examples of this type of information includes the type of 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, 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 may be analyzed for trends and statistics.

Public Records

This website is intended for official state use only. Anyone using this website shall have no expectation of personal privacy unless explicitly stated on this site. Illegal or unauthorized attempts to access any system or information could lead to criminal and civil liability.

Visitors should also be aware that, 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 web site may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request. 

Online Forms and E-mail

This web site will not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) unless you provide such information voluntarily. You are free to provide or not to provide the requested information. If you choose not to provide this type of information, you can still visit most of the web site, but you may be unable to file a charge of discrimination or complete other forms through the internet. However, a charge of discrimination may still be filed in person or through the mail. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including personal information submitted on online charges of discrimination forms and e-mail, will be used for the purposes stated on the web page and may also be shared with other agencies as required by law or pursuant to agency authority. Information submitted through this web site also may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Web Cookies

Visitors who submit information via this web site should be aware that data linking your computer to this web site (a "cookie") may 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 web sites, including cookies, may also be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Security Measures

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission provides this website with the assistance of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The Ohio Civil Rights Commission will follow Ohio state laws that require the establishment of reasonable precautions to prevent personal information from unauthorized modification, destruction, use, or disclosure. 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.  

Confidential Personal Information


Ohio Revised Code 1347.15 requires DAS to adopt administrative rules regulating access to the confidential personal information the agency keeps, whether electronically or on paper.

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 the Ohio Civil Rights Commission website.


The information provided on this Web site is a product of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and is not to be sold or otherwise distributed for profit. There are no expressed or implied warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or usability of this information. Further, Ohio Civil Rights Commission assumes no responsibility for any incorrect results or damage resulting from the use of this information. All users shall expressly hold Ohio Civil Rights Commission harmless from any liability or loss due to any computer or software generated problems associated with these files. No technical support will be provided by Ohio Civil Rights Commission.


Company logos or graphics that appear on this site do not constitute an endorsement of a particular product or corporation. They appear only to identify non-governmental entities as the source of work, material, equipment or services for a project.


Any further questions concerning the privacy policy for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission should be forwarded to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s Legal Department. Written correspondence may be sent to:

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission
ATTN: Legal Department
30 E Broad Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215