The Policy explains how we collect, use, and share Personal Information that you provide or that we collect in the course of providing the Services. Personal Information is information that specifically identifies a living individual. For example, Personal Information may include, your name, home address, e-mail address, phone number, social security number, and so on.
Information You Voluntarily Provide
MORPC collects Personal Information you and others voluntarily provide when you use the website. This could include information when you create an account, sign up for news alerts or newsletters, send forms to programs, or contact us with questions. There may also be optional functions of the website which you must provide Personal Information to use. The ways we will use such information will be provided on the page where you provide that information. Such optional services may include:
- You opting in to location-based services
- Use of integrated services with third parties (i.e. logging using credentials from a different platform, linking accounts from different platforms)
- Forum subscriptions after you create a forum registration
- Submitting general contact forms
- Submitting inquiries in any form (i.e. e-mail, phone, mail, text message etc.)
When you provide us with Personal Information, you agree to provide accurate, complete and true information. You agree to not use a false or misleading name that you are not authorized to use.
In order to provide our Services and deliver products, we also need to collect and store Personal Information. The types of information we may collect from customers includes: names, addresses, usernames, email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, transactional information, or any other information you choose to provide in connection with the Services.
Information Your Web Browser Provides
We may also use information in the aggregate that has no personal identifying characteristics to understand aggregate user and customer behavior. Non-personally identifiable information is not treated the same as Personal Information and we may use and disclose such information for various purposes.
Cookies and Similar Technology
Please be aware that by using this website and our Services, you are also consenting to websites and other services provided by third parties to submit and store cookies on your device to passively collect information about your use of our website and Services or third party websites and services. We do not have control over the way third parties collect and use your information and such procedures are subject to their own privacy policies.
Information from Other Sources
We may also use Personal Information to send you commercial materials that we believe might match your interests.
We may use location or other information that you provide to better deliver personalized content to you.
We value your privacy and we will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your consent. There may be times when we need to share your Personal Information with third parties to provide you Services, for the proper functioning of website features, or to comply with the law. The occasions when we will share your Personal Information because of these reasons are explained below.
We may disclose and transfer Personal Information to a third party in the event that a merger, acquisition, debt financing transaction, sale of our assets, other similar transaction, bankruptcy, insolvency, or receivership occurs.
We may disclose Personal Information if we believe we must to comply with a law, or if disclosure is in our interest to protect property or other legal rights. This may include disclosing Personal Information to enforce contracts and agreements, to protect the rights or property of others, or to help protect the security of our Service and the information of other users.
Our Services and website may allow you to integrate accounts with a third party service (for example: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.). When you elect to integrate your accounts, you are electing to share your Personal Information with the third party for this purpose. Any Personal Information disclosed to a third party providing an integrated service is outside of our control and is subject to that third party’s own terms and policies.
We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable location information with third parties to assist in understanding our user’s interests and usage of our website and Services.
Public Records Requests
Ohio public records law (Ohio Rev. Code Section 149.43) 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.
If we offer user accounts on our website platform, you may be able to log in, access some forms of Personal Information you have shared, and update this information in your account settings page. If you desire to update any Personal Information that you have shared with us that is not available for editing in your account settings, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this Policy.
If you receive marketing or commercial messages from us, you may unsubscribe by following the “Unsubscribe” link located in the email and following the instructions at the linked web page if such a link is provided. If you receive any other marketing communications from us (i.e. postal mail) or an unsubscribe link is not provided in the message, you may opt-out of receiving future communications from us by contacting us using the contact information at the end of this Policy.
If we offer user account functionality on the website, you may be able to view and modify how frequently you are contacted with promotional communications from us rather than opting-out completely.
Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving promotional communications, it may take us some time to complete your request and you may receive promotional communications during that period. Even if you elect to opt-out of promotional communications, we will still send administrative communications required for us to deliver our Services (i.e. receipts, tracking information, policy update notifications).
We employ appropriate technical and administrative security measures to protect any information we collect. However, no security measures are guaranteed to be completely effective and we cannot warrant the information you submit to us. Any information submitted to us is done at your own risk.
“Do Not Track” Disclosures
Our Services and website are not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent. It is our procedure to promptly delete any Personal Information collected from a child under the age of 13 upon discovery of such a circumstance. If you believe that we may have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this Policy and we will take appropriate steps to rectify this inadvertent collection.
Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code Section 1798.83 (or such successor provision), as amended and supplemented, residents of California have the right to request from a business with whom the California resident has an established business relationship certain information with respect to the types of Personal Information the business shares with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year.
In addition, an operator of a commercial website subject to California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 must allow California residents under age 18 who are registered users of online sites, services or applications to request and obtain removal of content or information they have publicly posted. If this applies to you and you wish to make such a request, your request should include a detailed description of the specific content or information to be removed. Please be aware that your request does not guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of content or information posted online and that the law may not permit or require removal in certain circumstances.
The European Union (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides certain regulations for the processing of personal data of users who are located within the EU. The GDPR applies when an entity offers goods or services to a person located within the EU or monitors the behavior of a person if the behavior takes place in the EU.
In the event that we offer Services subject to the GDPR, we will comply with your requests to: (1) access Personal Information we hold about you, (2) have inaccurate or unnecessary Personal Information rectified or deleted, or (3) stop using your Personal Information in a certain way. In the unlikely event your use of our Services or Website is subject to GDPR you would also have a right to lodge a complaint with your local EU regulator.