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Privacy Policy

Last modified on: October 7, 2013

The OOGA website (the “Website”) is provided subject to this privacy policy, as it may be modified by us at any time and posted on this Website (the “Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected online through the Website. This Privacy Policy is intended to assist you in understanding what information we gather about you when you visit and/or use the Website, how we use and disclose that information, and the safeguards we have in place for the information.

The terms “OOGA,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. The information described in this Privacy Policy may be shared among OOGA’s corporate affiliates, including the Ohio Oil and Gas Producers Underground Protection Service.

The terms “you” and “your” refer to the visitor to or user of our Website.

  1. Information Collection and Use

We will collect and store your personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us, including but not limited to your requests for information, by contacting us, or when posting a comment to a blog service. We may collect contact information like name, company name, address, email address, and phone number. We may also collect your IP address when you visit or use our Website.

We will use your information to deliver services requested, supply you with requested information, respond to your inquiries, fulfill the purposes of our services, and fulfill the purposes of membership and/or participation in OOGA, and we may share your information with others (including third parties) for such purposes. For example, we may publish (and make publicly available) your contact information as a part of a membership directory or the like, and we may provide your information to third parties as a part of registering for an event. We may also use your information for our and corporate affiliates’ purposes, which may include our and/or our corporate affiliates’ marketing purposes.

Please be aware that we may also share your information with third parties that perform services for us, such as hosting the Website or monitoring site activity. We may publish your name in connection with your comment posted to our blog services. We may also share your information with third parties to protect our rights, legal property, the public, other Website users, or the Website itself. If we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets or merge with another company, we may also share your information with the other company. We may also share your information when it is otherwise permitted or required by law, including but not limited to, responding to a court order or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law.

  1. Navigational Information and Cookies

We use passive information collection technology (for example, cookies) to collect and store information about your use of the Website (for example, navigational information), so we can improve and personalize your experience while visiting our Website. We and/or our service providers use a browser feature known as a cookie, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive. Information collected from cookies is used by us to evaluate the effectiveness of our Website, analyze trends, and administer the Website. The information collected from cookies allows us to determine such things as which parts of our Website are most visited and difficulties our visitors may experience in accessing our Website. With this knowledge, we can improve the quality of your experience on our Website. Cookies may also be used to remember your personal information when filling out web page forms at our Website.

We use Google Analytics and may use other third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding the use of our Website. Google Analytics will collect, and such other third-party service providers may collect, your IP address, information about the browser you are using, and other general information about your activities while visiting the Website. We will use the information and analysis provided by Google Analytics and such other third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our visitors’ interests in our Website and how to better serve those interests. Google Analytics’ use of your information will be governed by its privacy policy.

  1. Security

We have implemented security controls reasonably designed to protect your information against unauthorized acquisition and use. You should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

  1. Links

Our Website may contain links to other websites. We do not evaluate and are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices or security of such websites.

  1. International Users

If you are visiting the Website from a location outside of the United States, please keep in mind that this is a United States-based web and/or commerce site. This Privacy Policy governs the information collected by or on behalf of this Website irrespective of where you are located when you access it, browse it, or interact with it. It is maintained on servers and systems located within the United States. This means your personal information may be stored outside of the province, state, and/or country in which you reside, and processed by us, an affiliate or a third-party service provider as referenced in this Privacy Policy. Moreover, governmental bodies that have jurisdiction over us in the United States (such as courts) may be entitled to access your personal information.

  1. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, revise, add to, remove or otherwise modify the Privacy Policy. Any modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Please check the Privacy Policy periodically for modifications, which apply on a going-forward basis.

  1. Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy or if you feel we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, at or by telephone at 614-824-3901.

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