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Privacy Notice

The Ohio Department of Development, Office of TourismOhio considers your privacy to be of utmost importance. The Ohio Department of Development has developed this Privacy Policy to communicate its online information gathering, use, and dissemination practices for users of Ohio.org (the Website). The Ohio Department of Development may change this Privacy Policy from time-to-time by posting changes on the Website under the Privacy Policy link. If you are not in agreement with any part of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using the Website. Personal information you provide will only be used in accordance with this policy.

Anonymous Information Collected

Some anonymous information is collected from all visitors to Ohio.org 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 are short and simple text files stored on your computer by internet web sites to help identify users and enhance customer service. Ohio.org uses cookies to customize and personalize your visit to the Office of TourismOhio’s website. 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 Ohio.org may not function if you disable cookies.

Personal Information Collected

The Ohio Department of Development does not collect personal information without your knowledge or consent. You may choose to provide personal information to us either by providing information so we may respond to an inquiry, requesting a free publication, entering a giveaway, completing a survey, or other interaction that requires a response from us. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), demographic information (such as gender, occupation and age range) and possible vacation habits. Survey participants may be re-contacted about their vacation experiences in Ohio. We may, from time to time, re-contact you with special offers made by our marketing partners – Ohio’s tourism businesses. You may request to not receive any further offers from us.

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, any information you submit will not be shared with, disclosed, or distributed to third parties, except that DSA may disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a public records request under the Ohio Revised Code, when requested by a law enforcement agency, or when The Ohio Department of Development has reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interfering with the rights or property of another.

Protection of Your Information

Unless otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will only use personal information you choose to provide to us within The Ohio Department of Development to respond to you, provide materials requested, and to inform you of various programs, activities, or services. We take appropriate reasonable measures to securely store your information and safeguard your information against unauthorized disclosure or use. You may review, update, and correct your personal information at any time by contacting us.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Ohio.org 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 Ohio.org

Remarketing/Retargeting Policy

Remarketing or retargeting allows advertisers to show ads to users who have previously visited the advertiser’s website as they browse the Web. Third party vendors, including Google, show Ohio.org ads on the internet. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to Ohio.org. Google provides information on opting out here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/. If you would like to be able to opt out from vendors other than Google, more information can be found here: https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. If you do submit your email or postal addresses online, you may receive periodic mailings, on or offline, from Ohio.org / TourismOhio with information on travel or events in Ohio. Each mailing will contain instructions on how you can remove your name from our mailing list. We further promise not to sell, loan, rent, give or barter any part of your personal information to any person or entity which is not part of TourismOhio.


Disclaimer of Endorsement: The information provided in this directory is self-reported by the listed businesses. The Ohio Department of Development makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information provided about any listed business. The Ohio Department of Development 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 Department of Development 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.