The Ohio Rail Development Commission recognizes the importance of privacy to our website 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 department, including but not limited to electronic data, are public records under Ohio law. Therefore, information submitted through this website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our website, the Ohio Rail Development Commission automatically collects information on every visitor to this website. 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 website, our website 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 this site.
All information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form only and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.
Online Forms and E-mail
This website will not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) unless you provide such information voluntarily and when necessary to provide a service to the public or to other state agencies. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including personal information from online forms and e-mail, will be used for the purpose stated on the web page and may also be shared with our staff and other agencies as required by law or pursuant to agency authority. Information submitted through this website also may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
Visitors who submit information via this website should be aware that data linking your computer to this website (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 Ohio Rail Development Commission website, including cookies, may also be subject to public disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
Choices Available to Visitors Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Information
Visitors will only receive information from us in response to a request. There may be instances where we send ongoing updates or announcements to interested parties. In such cases, visitors will have the choice whether or not to receive these updates or announcements.
Ohio Rail Development Commission takes very seriously the integrity of the information and systems we maintain. Therefore, we have instituted security measures for all information systems under our control. These security measures are designed to identify attempts to tamper with this website. Information collected through these security measures may be used in connection with a criminal prosecution or other legal proceedings.
The Ohio Rail Development Commission website operates as a public service to Ohio residents and visitors. The website provides links to external websites that are not maintained or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the content of external websites. A link to a non-governmental website does not constitute endorsement.