1. Overview

Copies Of Public Record Requests

Appellate case records for the Court of Appeals, First Appellate District of Ohio, are maintained by the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Public records request should therefore be directed to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and not the administrative offices of the Court of Appeals. The website for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts is: www.courtclerk.org.

2. Links

Links from external websites to www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt are acceptable but must follow the following guidelines:

A. www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt must be provided its own window with full window resizing controls available to the user. It is not acceptable to load www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt into a frame within another web site.

B. The contents of www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt should not be filtered or modified in a manner to purposefully alter the content of the web site.

Links from www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt to outside web sites are provided for the convenience of the user. We are not responsible for the availability, content or privacy practices of these other sites. For information about the privacy practices of other sites, see the privacy statement of the site, if available.

3. Unauthorized Utilization & Alteration

Users of www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt are expressly prohibited from reproducing, publishing on-line, selling, reselling or otherwise disseminating data or information accessed pursuant to this policy, except as permitted by law. The information accessed is not intended or permitted to be used for commercial resale, except as permitted by law.

Form Data
The submission of purposefully harmful form data is prohibited and any users doing so will be blocked from the site and face potential legal action. Lewd or perverse content is also forbidden from being used or submitted (i.e. usernames, passwords, etc.) and doing so constitutes grounds for permanent denial of service to a portion of or the entire site.

Images and Documents
The images and documents contained on www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt are the property of Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. These images and documents may be saved to a local computer for later viewing but may not be modified in any way. Additionally, legal documents may not be posted or referenced either on or off the internet, especially in a manner to insinuate that they are the "official" or "original" documents. Instead links may be provided to the appropriate document or content on www.courtclerk.org.

4. Robots

The use of robots, scripts, code or any other executables to access www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt is forbidden except in the following cases:

A. The web site is being spidered for referencing in a search engine of HTML pages and online forms only.

B. The express written consent of the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts was provided allowing automated access of the site. Any requests for automated access can be sent to the Webmaster and will be forwarded for consideration.

C. Automated robots or scripts with permission to access www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt must announce themselves using the User-Agent field of Hypertext Transfer Protocol as documented here: http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/Protocols/HTTP1.0/draft-ietf-http-spec.html#User-Agent

The Court of Appeals reserves the right to either temporarily or permanently block access to www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt to robots, spiders and other "web agents" that disregard or violate this policy. Additionally, the Court of Appeals reserves the right to either temporarily or permanently block access to www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt for any user, robot, spider or other "web agent" that causes an unnecessarily large load on the site whether purposefully or due to hardware or software problems on their local machine.

The use of robots, scripts, or any other programs with the intent of automated data extraction is expressly forbidden without prior consent as listed above. Any violation will constitute either the temporary or permanent blocking of the source of any such automated extraction attempts.

5. Availability of Data & Services

The information provided through this web site is extracted from the Court of Appeals electronic database. Therefore, the information available through this site is not warranted to be accurate or current. Only the official court records available from the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, available in person, should be relied upon as accurate and current. This web site is intended to be available seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day but the Court of Appeals makes no guarantee in this regard. The Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, will not be held liable for any problems or other issues resulting from the inaccessibility of www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt.

6. Accessibility

In order for www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt to fully function it is important to access the site following the web compatibility standards. The accessibility of www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt online is subject to the terms set in the Availability of Data and Services.

7. Errors

Errors found in case information or in case documents can be reported to the Court of Appeals by any of the means listed on the Contact Us page. Errors will be researched and addressed appropriately in a timely manner on a case by case basis.

8. Violations

Violations of any of the policies set forth in this document are grounds for possible prohibition from the site or prosecution as the law and the Court of Appeals deems appropriate.

9. Limitation of Liability

Without waiving any other defenses or immunities provided by law, the Court of Appeals shall not be liable for any demand or claim, regardless of form of action, arising out of or incident to the posting of information or data on this web site, the accessing or use of any information or data on this web site, and/or the acts or omissions of any person or entity accessing or use of any information from this web site. This includes, but is not limited to, claims arising out of or incident to incorrect or incomplete data or information accessed pursuant to these policies. All users are advised to independently verify any information or data obtained pursuant to these policies with the official court record information reposing in the court files. The user agrees that the services are provided "as is"; neither the Court of Appeals and/or their third-party providers make any representation nor warranty with respect to accuracy, completeness, or current status; and they specifically disclaim any other warranty, express, implied or statutory, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Court of Appeals, its employees, and agents, do not expressly or impliedly warrant that the information or data accessed by the user is accurate or correct. There are no expressed or implied warranties in connection with this service. They shall not be liable on account of any such errors, omissions, delays, or losses. The user agrees that in no event will the Court of Appeals or their third-party providers be liable for the results of the user's use of the services, inability or failure to conduct its business, or for indirect, special or consequential damages. The foregoing limitation of liability and exclusion of certain damages shall apply regardless of the success or effectiveness of other remedies.

10. Agreement

By using this site you agree to the policies set forth in this document and hereby relieve and release the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, its officers, employees, agents, and custodians from liability from any and all damages resulting from the use of www.hamilton-co.org/appealscourt in any way. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions which may be sent to our Contact Us page.

11. Site Requirements

A. Browser Requirments
To best view this site, the following settings are recommended:

1. A minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels
2. One of the following browsers:
a. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
b. Netscape 5.1 or higher
3. JavaScript enabled

B. Document Viewing
In order to view certain documents additional programs may also be required. Documents are available in both Adobe Acrobat .pdf or Microsoft .doc formats. These Adobe Acrobat files require Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe's website.