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Privacy Policy

Ohio Notary Services (“ONS”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We want to share with you the information we gather when you visit the ONS website, its affiliate websites or any of its social media, how we use that information and the safeguards we have in place for your protection.

1. Information We Collect and How We Use It

a. Website Use. When you visit our website, ONS collects information related to your visit by using cookies*. When you visit our website, we collect information about the way you use our website. This includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your domain name, internet sites that linked you to our website, the browser you use and the pages that you view while visiting our website. This information helps us determine what kind of information is most useful to our website visitors.

  • Cookies are small data files that are transferred to your computer through your Web browser. Cookies are used by most websites. We may use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (i) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits; (ii) provide personalized content on and to provide targeted advertising on other sites; (iii) monitor effectiveness of marketing campaigns; (iv) record site analytics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (v) track your entries, submissions and communications. Certain features of our website require cookies in order to function properly.
  • Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some ONS website features and services may not function properly if you set your browser to refuse cookies.

b. Accounts. Additionally, there are times when ONS may require or request that you provide personally identifiable information and/or create an account in order to access certain services, register for events and make purchases. When you create an account with ONS, we collect your user name/ID and password information from you. We use this information to verify a user’s identity in order to prevent unauthorized access to users’ personal information.

c. Purchases. When you purchase events or products from ONS, the details of that transaction are collected and maintained using a PCI-compliant method that stores your card information as tokens. This means that we replace your credit card number in our system with unique identification symbols that retain the essential information about the data but protect the security.

d. Email Addresses and Mailing Lists. ONS collects and uses the email addresses and mailing addresses of registrants and others for the purpose of communicating with those who are interested in the mission and offerings of the ONS including but not limited to communications from our notary-related business partners. In addition, ONS collects email and mailing addresses in connection with the registration for and attendance at conferences, webinars and other events, subscriptions for publications, the purchase of products and services, and in other circumstances. You may choose to opt out of receiving communication about the services and offerings of the ONS. This option is featured at the bottom of each electronic communication, but you may also call 330.436.0118 to opt out of these communications.

2. Children’s Privacy

The ONS website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. ONS does not knowingly collect personal information of children. This website and products and services of ONS are not intended for or directed to children.

3. Links to Other Sites

This website may include links to third-party sites whose privacy practices may be different than that of ONS. We suggest that you consult the privacy policy of other sites before submitting any personal information on such sites.

4. Changes to Privacy Policy

ONS may modify this privacy policy at any time, and any change will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified privacy policy. You agree to review the privacy policy periodically to be aware of any such changes. Your continued access or use of this website shall be deemed your acceptance of the privacy policy as modified.

5. Terms and Conditions of Purchases

Payment: All payments are due upon receipt. If a payment is not received or payment method is declined, the buyer forfeits the ability to access the  various education and testing options provided by ONS.

Refund Policy: Unless otherwise specified, fees for services, courses, education, testing and related functions are not returnable and refunds are not permitted. According to the Ohio Secretary of State ( "Fees paid to the authorized provider are non-refundable even if the commission or renewal application is rejected by the Secretary of State."  Changes to notary education class registration is subject to a $15.00 change fee.  

6. Contact Information

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at 330.436.0118.


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