Privacy


The Ohio Benefits portal, Benefits.Ohio.Gov, is a service provided by the State of Ohio. We recognize the importance of privacy to our website visitors. This privacy notice applies only to Benefits.Ohio.gov. Websites maintained by other Ohio state agencies are governed by the policies of the agency maintaining the website.

Visitors to Benefits.Ohio.gov should be aware of the following information:

What We Collect

Generic, Internet-user information. It 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
  • Internet address of the site from which you may have linked to this site.

How We Collect Information

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

What We Do With the Information We Collect

All information collected through server log files is used in aggregate form to analyze usage trends and statistics to help us improve our web site. 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 DAS Public Records Policy.

We will share personally identifiable information submitted through e-mail or online forms with other Ohio state agencies when necessary to respond to your e-mail request or process your online form.

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.