Privacy Policy

Information Collection


If you browse through this website and look at, print, and download forms, publications, and general information, no personally identifying information about you is revealed or recorded. We automatically collect and maintain information about your visit to Some examples include, but are not limited to, the following information:

  • the domain and name of the service provider from which you accessed our website;
  • the date and time you accessed our website;
  • the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to us;
  • your IP address;
  • your browser software make and version;
  • the operating system you are using;
  • the language your system is set to; and
  • your monitor resolution and your browser window size.

This information is used to assist us in improving our online services by determining how often our website is visited and which areas of the site are most often visited to gauge overall interest.

We make limited use of cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data sent by a website server and transferred to your hard drive as a means to monitor your use of the site. OP&F does not use cookies to collect personal information on website users.

Benefits Calculators

Any information you provide to make benefit calculations is maintained to the extent necessary to make the calculation. Once you obtain a result no information is collected or kept by OP&F. Any and all calculations given are estimates ONLY and subject to an audit.


When you use email as a means to contact OP&F, the information we receive depends on the information you provide to us in your message. Depending on the purpose of your email, OP&F staff will use the information you provide to respond appropriately and maintain necessary copies of your email. This may be done by responding to you through email, regular mail or by telephone; or by addressing issues you identify. OP&F does not provide personal account information via email. OP&F is not responsible for unauthorized access by third parties to personal information you reveal in your email messages. Email communications between you and OP&F are not protected by encryption or other security measures.

Information Use / Third Parties

The information we receive from your visit depends on the services you use and the information you provide while at this website. OP&F is committed to protecting the confidentiality of the personal information to the extent recognized by law. Personal history/information is not sold, and will not be distributed to unaffiliated third parties, except as required by law. To the extent that OP&F is required to disclose information, OP&F is not responsible for any third party’s use of such information. All information is used exclusively by OP&F to perform its duties and obligations as a retirement system.

Forms and Publications

If you request forms or publications through this site, your personal information is used to send the requested materials.

Public Records

Please be aware that any correspondence received by our office, be it electronic or by other means, with limited expectations, becomes public record. As a public record, your correspondence with the office could be subject to disclosure to other parties upon their request, in accordance with Ohio's public records law.

Links to Other Websites

OP&F assumes no responsibility for the sponsoring organization’s privacy policy of any website linked to from OP&F’s website.

Copyright / Unauthorized Use

OP&F maintains this site ( Visitors may download material on this site for personal or non-commercial informational use only, or download or use the OP&F materials for their materials’ intended purpose. No materials may be reproduced for profit. Modification or use of OP&F materials, or use for any other purpose, is a violation of the OP&F copyright.

Other than the uses stated above, no information from this site may be reproduced, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of OP&F. Any approved use must contain a proper citation of OP&F permission for use. For permission to use OP&F copyrighted material or to link to this site, please contact OP&F at 1-888-864-8363 or via email. The OP&F logo and benefits calculators may not be reproduced for any purpose.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website, tampering with or modification of this system, including supporting hardware or software, are strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Changes to this Policy

If our policy on information collection or use changes, we will advise you by updating this privacy policy page.

Contacting OP&F

If you have any further questions about privacy or security, you may contact OP&F by U.S. mail at 140 East Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215, by telephone at 1-888-864-8363, or by email.