Privacy Policy

The Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of TourismOhio considers your privacy to be of utmost importance. Any information you provide will be considered private and will never be given, sold or leased to other companies or agencies unless clearly stated on the page on which the information is requested.

Anonymous Information Collected

Some anonymous information is collected from all visitors to DiscoverOhio.com for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users and system enhancements. The following information is collected and stored automatically:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our site;
  • The type of hardware, browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The number of bytes of data transmitted during your visit;
  • Transaction and routing information to and from your computer;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to our site from another Web site, the address of that Web site (URL).

Cookies

Cookies are short and simple text files stored on your computer by internet web sites to help identify users and enhance customer service. DiscoverOhio.com uses cookies to customize and personalize your visit to the Office of TourismOhio's website. For example, our Travel Organizer uses cookies to save information on specific attractions and events that you've identified onto your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not compromise your privacy or security. Using web browser settings, you can refuse the cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. Some features of DiscoverOhio.com, such as the Travel Organizer, will not function if you disable cookies.

Personal Information Collected

From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as gender, occupation and age range) and possible vacation habits. Survey participants may be recontacted about their vacation experiences in Ohio. We may, from time to time, recontact you with special offers made by our marketing partners - Ohio's tourism businesses. At that time, you will also have the option to request to not receive any further offers from us. No personal information collected via surveys will be shared with businesses or organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes. Information provided for contest registration will be used by contest sponsors to notify winners and award prizes and may also be used on a limited basis for marketing purposes.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that DiscoverOhio.com and the State of Ohio are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to DiscoverOhio.com.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer of Endorsement: The information provided in this directory is self-reported by the listed businesses. The Ohio Development Services Agency makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information provided about any listed business. The Ohio Development Services Agency does not recommend or endorse any listed business or any products or services offered by a listed business. Any correspondence or business dealings between any user of this directory and any listed business are solely between the user and the listed business. The Ohio Development Services Agency shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind as a result of any such business dealings or the listing of a business in the directory.

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