Terms, Policies, & Privacy
The Adams County Commissioners operates AdamsCountyOH.gov as a public service to Adams County residents and visitors worldwide. AdamsCountyOH.gov provides links to external websites that are not maintained or controlled by the Adams County Commissioners. The Adams County Commissioners are not responsible for the content of external websites. A link to another website does not constitute endorsement.
AdamsCountyOH.gov displays weather alerts provided by the National Weather Service. The Adams County Commissioners are not responsible for the content of these alerts or the content linked to in with-in these weather alerts.
Any other alerts are provided as a courtesy by the Adams County Commissioners.
Information on this site is believed to be true and accurate. The Adams County Commissioners disclaims any liability for errors or omissions.
Revised June 2015
The Adams County Commissioners recognize the importance of privacy to our web site visitors. This privacy notice applies only to AdamsCountyOH.gov. Websites maintained by other agencies are governed by the policies of the agency maintaining the web site.
What We Collect
Personally identifiable information is collected through voluntary disclosure by you through online forms, including the Adams County Cares form, and through e-mail questions. Please do not submit to us sensitive personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, driver's license numbers or medical or financial information through our contact form. Personally identifiable information you submit in e-mail or online forms is used so that we can answer or process your request as effectively as possible.
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.
Generic, Internet-user information may include the following:
-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.
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 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 web site 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.
We will share personally identifiable information submitted through e-mail or online forms with other agencies or organizations when necessary to respond to your e-mail request or process your online form. For example, if you have a question regarding the repair of a road, we may forward your question to the Engineer's office.
Any information collected through this web site 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.
Access and Dispute of Information
Under sections 1347.08 and 1347.09 of the Ohio Revised Code, individuals have access rights to their information maintained in personal information systems. "Access rights" means you have the right, with limits, to inspect, correct, and dispute such information. For record-keeping systems not covered by chapter 1347 of the Revised Code, we will work with you to give you the opportunity to inspect, correct or dispute information, if any, about yourself in other records system we maintain, subject to restrictions or limits in Ohio law.