ODJFS Privacy Statement

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State of Ohio - Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
Web site Privacy Statement for

For each visitor to our Web pages, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer's domain name and IP address. We collect information on what pages visitors access or visit and information volunteered by the consumer, such as guestbook and survey information.

The information we collect is used to:

  • Improve the content of our web site for your future visits.
  • Respond to specific inquiries about our web site.
  • Provide a service, such as when you submit an 'Interest Form' when inquiring about a child available for adoption.

Volunteered information will not be made available to third parties for promotions of products or services.

Food Assistance Privacy Act: The collection of your information, including the social security number (SSN) of each assistance group member is authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2011 - 2036. The information will be used to determine whether your assistance group is eligible to participate in the Food Assistance Program. The county agency will verify this information through computer matching programs. This information will also be used to monitor compliance with the program regulations and for program management.

This information may be disclosed to other Federal and State agencies for official examination, and to law enforcement officials for the purpose of apprehending persons fleeing to avoid the law.

If a food assistance claim arises against your assistance group, the information on this application, including all SSNs, may be referred to Federal and State agencies as well as private claims collection agencies, for claims collection action.

Providing the requested information, including the SSN of each household member, is voluntary. However, failure to provide a SSN will result in the denial of food assistance benefits to each individual failing to provide a SSN. Any SSNs provided will be used and disclosed in the same manner as SSNs of eligible household members.