Online Privacy Statement

Protecting the privacy of our Ohio Lobbying Association (“OLA”) members is important to us. Our Online Privacy Statement is designed to inform you about our collection and use of personal information on this website. From time to time, the OLA may modify this Online Privacy Statement.

The Only Personal Information We Collect Online is Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us.

The only information we collect about you on this website is information that you voluntarily provide to us. This information may include, for example, name, mailing address, email address, phone number and similar information. If you supply us with personal information on this website, we will use that information to contact you regarding membership dues, OLA events or other events the Board designates as of interest to OLA members, or to provide other information regarding the activities of the OLA. We also use the information provided for our online member directory and printed member directory, unless you designate that you do not wish to have your personal information included in the online or printed directory.

When You Browse the OLA Website, You Do So Without Revealing Your Identity.

This website may use cookies solely to aggregate information about the pages that users visit so that we can update and redesign, as necessary, our website in order to provide you with the most useful information. Personal information, such as your email address, is not collected unless you provide it to us. The OLA does not disclose domain name or aggregate information to third parties other than vendors who assist us with our website and who are under confidentiality requirements.

From time to time, however, we may disclose this information to fulfill legal or regulatory obligations or if we determine such disclosure is legally advisable or necessary to protect our rights, the rights of others, or to prevent harm. In addition, we may aggregate data about users of our site and use it for statistical purposes. This information helps us to better understand our site’s users and how to improve our site.

We Are Committed to Protecting the Confidentiality of User Information.

Access to user information collected from the OLA website is limited to the administrators of the OLA website and the OLA Board. The OLA may disclose information to the vendors who assist us with the website. All individuals with access to the administration of the OLA website must adhere to this Online Privacy Policy.

We Use Appropriate Safeguards.

The OLA contracts with a vendor to provide secure online payment of membership dues and event payments.

This Website is Not Directed at Persons Under the Age of 18.

The OLA websites is not directed at persons under the age of 18 and the OLA does not collect or maintain information from persons we actually know to be under the age of 18.

This Website May be Linked to Other Websites.

As you navigate our website, you may click to websites of other companies or businesses whose employees are members of the OLA or are otherwise affiliated with the OLA. Those websites may have their own online privacy statement or policies. This Online Privacy Statement does not apply when you move to one of these other sites.


OLA Membership Refund/Cancellation Policy

The Ohio Lobbying Association (“OLA”) Board reserves the right to refuse/cancel a membership in the OLA.

OLA Membership Cancellation by Participant

  • Membership cancellations received within 10 business days of registration may be eligible to receive a full refund less a $25 service fee.
  • After 10 business days, no refunds will be made available for membership purchases.
  • Requests for refunds in membership must be emailed to
  • Membership can be cancelled at any time by requesting such cancellation in an email to
  • All refund requests must be made by the individual member or credit card holder.
  • Refund requests must include the name of the member and/or invoice number.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

OLA Event Refund/Cancellation Policy

Event Cancellation by Sponsor

  • The OLA reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.
  • If OLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
  • Should circumstances arise that result in a postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at a new, future date.

Registration Cancellation by Participant

  • Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 2 business days before the event.
  • Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event.
  • Cancellations will be accepted by email to and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  • All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.
  • Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.