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Privacy Statement

UPDATED 12/09/2011

Ohio's State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors recognizes the importance of privacy to our website visitors. The Board's website privacy statement is modeled after the state of Ohio's Office of Information Technology internet portal Privacy Notice which can be found at http://ohio.gov/policies/.

Public Records

Visitors should be aware that, subject to certain statutory exceptions, most documents and records maintained by the state of Ohio; 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. For information on submitting a public records request to the Board, go to our Public Records Policy page.

Usage Statistics

In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our website, we automatically collect certain information on every visitor to the website. However, this information does not disclose personal identifiers such as name, address, telephone number or email address. 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 and computer operating system you are using; the date and time you accessed our 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, Email

The Board's website will not collect personally identifiable information; such as name, address, telephone number or email address; unless you provide such information voluntarily. Any personal information voluntarily provided by visitors, including personal information submitted in online forms and email, will be used for the purposes stated on the web page and may also be shared with other agencies as required by law or pursuant to agency authority. Information submitted through this website may also be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Web Cookies

Visitors who submit information via this website should be aware that data linking your computer, a cookie, can  be created. Temporary cookies may be used when necessay to complete a transaction, to process data submitted to us online or to facilitate ongoing internet interaction. Information collected on this site, including cookies, may also be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.

Security

The Board will follow state of Ohio laws that require the establishment of reasonable precautions to prevent personal information from unauthorized modification, destruction, use, or disclosure. We take very seriously the integrity of the information and systems that 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.

Confidential Personal Information

Ohio Revised Code section 1347.15 requires the Board to adopt administrative rules regulating access to the confidential personal information the agency keeps, whether electronically or on paper.  You can access the rules on our Accessing Confidential Information page.

Access and Dispute of Information Rights

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 149.43, section 1347.08 and section 1347.09, users have rights to their information given to this site in respect to inspecting, correcting and disputing. This is applicable to any information collected, used or maintained on this website.

Contact

Any further questions concerning the privacy policy for the Board should be forwarded via email to pes.board@pes.ohio.gov. Written correspndence may be sent to the Board address below.

Website Disclaimer

Information on this website is provided as a public service. Users may not claim detrimental reliance thereon.

Link Policy

EFFECTIVE 2000-10-23

Download State of Ohio Link Policy 

Ohio's State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors provides www.peps.ohio.gov as a public service to Ohio residents and visitors worldwide. The Board is not responsible for the content of external websites. A link to a non-governmental website does not constitute endorsement.