Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Columbus City and Franklin County Public Health, Infectious Disease Reporting System website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. As a visitor to our site, we would like to make you aware that: IDRS collects no personally identifiable information (such as your name, e-mail address, or Social Security number) when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. IDRS collects and temporarily stores the following limited information about your visit as you browse through the website: The Internet domain from which you access our site (for example,, if you have an America Online account); The date and time of your visit; The names of the pages your visit; and The address of the web site you came from when you came to visit. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. IDRS is committed to protecting the information that you provide to us and maintains security standards and procedures regarding web servers and information to prevent loss or alteration of your data. Information you provide to us via e-mail is stored behind a firewall. Access to your e-mails is restricted to employees who process and answer these inquiries as part of their assigned duties. IDRS is the sole collector of information from this website and does not share information from visitors to parties outside of the Columbus City and Franklin County Public Health agencies as required by law. However, if you are submitting a disease report via email, that report might be forwarded to appropriate health jurisdiction if the patient resides outside of Columbus City and Franklin County Public Health jurisdiction. This website allows links to various other websites. IDRS assumes no responsibility for the information provided by sites you are able to access through the website. These links to other sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement. Also, when you link to another site, you are no longer on the IDRS website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. By using the website, you signify your assent to the IDRS Privacy Policy. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact the webmaster at IDRS reserves the right to revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time.