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Data and information released from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are provided on an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete.

ODH and its employees make no representation or warranty, express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to the identity or ownership of data or information, the quality, accuracy or completeness of data or information, or that the use of such data or information will not infringe any patent, intellectual property or proprietary rights of any party.

ODH shall not be liable for any claim for any loss, harm, illness or other damage or injury arising from access to or use of data or information, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Neither ODH, nor any of its programs are liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets. ODH prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Use Constraints:

This is public information and may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate interpretation. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to ODH any authority for the decisions that they make. ODH will not perform any evaluations of these data for purposes related solely to others.

Photographic or digital enlargement of these data to scales greater than at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation of the data. Digital data files are periodically updated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data.  Any publication must also state the following “This [study or paper or publication] includes data provide by the Ohio Department of Health which should not be considered an endorsement of this [study or paper or publication] or its conclusions.”