Department of Veterans Services recognizes the importance of privacy to our web
site visitors. Therefore, visitors should be aware of the following information.
Visitors should 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 public disclosure pursuant to
a public records request.
In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our Web site, the
Department of Veterans Services 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
All information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form
only, and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.
If you would like information on how to review or correct information submitted
through this Web site, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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 utilize certain
functions. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including
personal information submitted on online 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 public disclosure pursuant to a public
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 online or to facilitate ongoing Internet interaction. Information
collected on the Department of Veterans Services Web site, including cookies,
may also be subject to public disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
We take very seriously the integrity of the information and systems that we
maintain. Therefore, the Department of Veterans Services has instituted security
measures for all information systems under its 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.