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Privacy Notice and Policies

OSSB Privacy Notice and Polices are available for viewing.

Revised January 2023 

https://ossb.ohio.gov is a service provided by the Ohio State School for the Blind. We recognize the importance of privacy to our website visitors. This Privacy Notice & Policies applies only to https://ossb.ohio.gov. An Ohio.gov website with a different agency or other name immediately to the left of Ohio.gov is maintained by another Ohio government agency and is governed by the policies of that agency.  

Visitors to https://ossb.ohio.gov should be aware of the following 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 which 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/or 

  • 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 website uses log files and web cookies to capture generic, Internet-user information each time a request is made to view a page within this website. 

What we do with the information we collect: 

Personally identifiable information you submit in e-mail or an online form 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 website. 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 website 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 Public Records Policy 100-60.

Any information collected through this website that indicates a threat of harm to people, property or systems or a violation of a law may be shared with law enforcement and used in connection with a criminal investigation, prosecution or other legal proceedings. 

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.  

How we protect your information- Confidential personal information and our policy on protecting privacy:  

The Ohio State School for the Blind requires 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  Confidentiality Policy 100-10.

Ohio Revised Code 1347.15 requires the Ohio State School for the Blind to adopt rules regulating access to the confidential personal information the agency keeps, whether electronically or on paper. Our rules pertaining to confidential personal information may be found in rules OAC 3301-2-14 through OAC 3301-2-18 of the Ohio Administrative Code.  


Any further questions concerning the privacy policy for the Ohio State School for the Blind should be directed to the Ohio Chief Privacy Officer.  Written correspondence may be sent to: 

Ohio Chief Privacy Officer  

30 E. Broad Street, 19th Floor  

Columbus, Ohio 43215