Privacy

Privacy Policy

The Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program values our Employers and participants. We respect your right to privacy. Our privacy policy is simple: We never sell or otherwise share our mailing lists.

You can be assured that sensitive Employer and participant information is secure. According to State law, we are not permitted to release account or other information concerning participant or beneficiary without the individual's written authorization.
  • Our employees must safeguard paperwork that discloses any confidential information.
  • Companies we hire to provide support services are prohibited from using personal information for their own purposes and are contractually obligated to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Information, which we obtain from you via the Internet, is done so through a secure site.
  • Electronic transmissions between our office and employers and our printers is done with encrypted files.
  • The only time we may share information without your permission is in those limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required or permitted under law, for example, to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities.
In short, our policy is to respect your privacy and not release any information unless you give us written authorization.

As the provider and administrator of this website, we have established the following policy:

Internet Information Policies

What information do we collect electronically and how? By performing any of the following activities, we may retain the information you provide:
  • if you request information through this website;
  • use online tools and calculators;
  • apply online for products;
  • subscribe to online services;
  • complete an online form; or
  • conduct transactions online (e.g., internet or wireless device).
Ohio DC contracts with certain unaffiliated third-party business partners who help us deliver online products and services and they may retain the information you provide on our behalf. Additional online activities include:

Visitor Data

  • Ohio DC collects site aggregate and customer-specific information about the pages accessed on our site. Specifically, we log IP addresses, browser and platform types, domain names, access times, and referral data. We also collect information volunteered by our customers through surveys and electronic forms. This information is used to improve the content of our websites.
  • Ohio DC routinely gathers data on our websites. This is a standard industry practice and is used to determine how visitors use our site. We collect this information on an aggregate basis on public areas of our websites, or on an individual basis on areas of our participant website that requires visitors to logon using an access code (e.g., user ID and/or password). Data collected may include information such as:
    • how many people visit our websites,
    • the pages they visit and the features they use,
    • how long they stay on our websites,
    • identifying and tracking the single, previous website address people have come from when accessing our sites.

Why do we collect information?

Information collected by us on our website may be used by us or our business partners for a variety of purposes, including:
  • editorial and feedback purposes.
  • statistical analysis of users' behavior.
  • product development.
  • content improvement.
  • customize content and layout of our website.