|Submitted||July 8, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
A file containing the university-affiliated email addresses, first and last names of all enrolled University of Cincinnati students as of the Spring 2021 semester.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days.
629 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Our office is in receipt of your request of July 8 for the following:
* A file containing the university-affiliated email addresses, first and last names of all enrolled University of Cincinnati students as of the Spring 2021 semester.
The University considers its (or any portion of its) student directory as valuable for competitive reasons. We have not publicly released permanent contact lists containing student information. We no longer publish a paper directory, nor does our online directory permit batch downloads. Our student contact lists serve a valuable business need for us, in publicizing university ceremonies and activities. We will continue to control our mailing list containing student contact information in a manner that preserves its value.
Because of the value attached to our contact list as a non-public list and of the efforts we undertake to protect it, we appropriately regard it as a trade secret. For this reason, it is exempt from disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Act. (See O.R.C. §149.43(A)(1)(v) see also O.R.C. §1333.61 et seq., and see for example, State ex rel. Besser v. Ohio State Univ., 87 Ohio St. 3d 535, 721 N.E.2d 1044, (2000).)
The University's response fulfills your request. This matter is now closed.
If clarification is needed, please contact our office.
B. Jean Gabbard
Senior Paralegal - Public Records
Office of General Counsel
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210661
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0661
Tel : (513) 556-4526
Fax : (513) 558-4498
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