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:

Your 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.

Please be aware that for public records, Ohio law requires us to disclose the records despite requests to keep information confidential. Read the DAS Public Records Policy PDF.

Access and Dispute of Information

Under sections 1347.08 and 1347.09 of the Ohio Revised Code, individuals have access rights to their information maintained in personal information systems.

"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 .

Link Policy

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.

View policy details PDF.

Social Media Commenting Policy

View Ohio Department of Transportation's statements regarding civility and acceptable usage of our social media forums.

OHGO App Privacy Policy

ODOT maintains and supports a separate Privacy Policy for users of the Apple or Android smartphone OHGO Application.


Any further questions concerning the privacy policy for Ohio.gov should be forwarded to the OIT Law and Policy Advisor via email at Chief (dot) Privacy (dot) Officer AT oit (dot) ohio (dot) gov. Written correspondence may be sent to:

Ohio Chief Privacy Officer
30 E Broad Street, 40th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215