Like most website operators, exploreoh.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. From time to time, exploreoh.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
In the event you believe that your personally identifiable info has been improperly disclosed, please notify notify us immediately.
Visitors who register an account with exploreoh.com may be required to provide personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that exploreoh.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at exploreoh.com to provide a username and email address. Those who subscribe to e-mail subscriptions, log activity records, or other transactions – may be asked to provide additional information required to process those transactions. In each case, exploreoh.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with exploreoh.com. exploreoh.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below and visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
exploreoh.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, exploreoh.com may monitor the most popular activities or determine the most active cities/counties in Ohio. exploreoh.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, exploreoh.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
exploreoh.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations who (i) need to know that information in order to process it on exploreoh.com's behalf or to provide services available at State of Ohio websites, and (ii) who have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using exploreoh.com's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. exploreoh.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, exploreoh.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when exploreoh.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the State of Ohio, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of exploreoh.com and have supplied your email address, exploreoh.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with #ExploreOhio. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. exploreoh.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Account & Group Privileges
All Groups and User Accounts are reviewed by "Site Administrators" to maintain the integrity of the "Explore Ohio challenge" and may be subject to:
1. Approval or denial of an account or group for any reason whatsoever.
2. Approval/denial of any entries submitted by an account or group participants.
3. Suspension or termination of user account access and group account access to group at any time.
Users can elect to leave the group at any time and still participate in the Explore Ohio Challenge as an individual.
"Groups" are a voluntary feature of exploreoh.com and are managed by independent users of exploreoh.com website (referred to as the "Group Owner"). All accounts and related activities associated with the group may be visible by said "Group Owner(s)" and other user accounts associated with the voluntary Explore Ohio Group.
Admittance into a private group is at the sole discretion of the group owner and it not administered by the Governor’s Explore Ohio challenge Challenge.
A Group Owner has the ability to do the following:
1. Invite users and confirm and/or deny participation requests from other Explore Ohio users.
2. Suspend or terminate a users access to a group at any time.
By electing to join a public group, users are agreeing to the following:
- A user’s first and last initial and county of residence will be publicly visible in any public group(s) they have elected to join;
By electing to join a private group, users are agreeing to the following:
- A user’s first and last name will be visible to other group members (including the organizer) of any private group(s) they elected to join.
Last Updated: 10/8/2013