The Ohio Department of Health and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, and third party service providers (collectively, "the Ohio Department of Health") is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of registrants and users of its products and services. Throughout cyberspace, we want to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for you, our users.
INFORMATION ABOUT ALL SITE VISITORS
In general, our Registry automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Registry. This is very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This aggregate data helps us determine how much you use parts of the Registry, so we can improve our Registry to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. For example, the Ohio Department of Health's Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry offered by the Ohio Department of Health uses a technology nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in our site are visited, and by how many people. We also may provide statistical "ratings" information, never information about you personally, to our Registry partners about how you (volunteers and other entities that access the data) collectively, use the Registry.
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We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the Registry or information that you may give us on the Registry, such as your e-mail address, gender, date of birth, social security number, Drivers License information, proof of Education, proof of healthcare professional licensure, DEA license verification, Medical Board Certification, National Practitioner Database Status, Inspector General Status, Active Clinical practice status, Active clinical privileges, and any other credentialing information (the Registration Information) as may be deemed necessary by us, to any outside entities. Please note that a volunteer's name is public record. The Ohio Department of Health, through the Registry, may share such information in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. And, as we mention above, we may share with our Web site partners aggregated statistical "ratings" information about the use of the Registry.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us.
Effective as of January 11, 2012