PLEASE NOTE:

Some language contained in the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code, United States Code and/or Code of Federal Regulations is archaic and offensive. Unfortunately, in order to preserve the legal accuracy of the content in this toolkit, the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is required to use some of this archaic and offensive legal language because certain terms have specific legal meaning. However, the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not support or encourage the use of any offensive terms and has changed offensive language that does not have specific legal meaning.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING INFORMATION ON OUR SITE

While the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its links to other Internet resources.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The materials available on this web site are for research and self-help purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this Web site or any of the e-mail links contained within the site does not create an attorney-client relationship between the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center and the user or browser. The opinions expressed on or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center or any individual attorney.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

If you access information on our websites, the following basic information is automatically collected and stored on our servers: The name of the internet domain (for example, "company.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university domain); the Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site; the type of browser and operating system used to access our site; 
the date and time you access our site;
 the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and
 the pages you visit and the information you request.

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not use this information to track the browsing of individuals who access the site. This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center strives to keep your information confidential. The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is the recipient of federal funding under the Victims of Crime Act, and therefore must comply with the following provision: 42 U.S.C. 10604(d) Revealing research or statistical information; prohibition; immunity from legal proceedings; permission; admission of information as evidence. Except as otherwise provided by Federal law, no officer or employee of the Federal Government, and no recipient of sums under this chapter, shall use or reveal any research or statistical information furnished under this chapter by any person and identifiable to any specific private person for any purpose other than the purpose for which such information was obtained in accordance with this chapter. Such information, and any copy of such information, shall be immune from legal process and shall not, without the consent of the person furnishing such information, be admitted as evidence or used for any purpose in any action, suit, or other judicial, legislative, or administrative proceeding.

You do not have to provide any personal information to us to access information on our websites. You choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an e-mail address on this website or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website. The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not collect or use information for commercial marketing. Your activity on third-party websites is governed by the security and privacy policies of the third-party sites.  You may wish to review the privacy policies of the sites before using them in order to understand how the information you make available on those sites will be used.  Please note that the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not control, moderate or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites. In addition, the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not collect or maintain information posted there.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center's websites may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations.  We provide these links as a service to visitors to our site.  When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving our sites and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external site.

The information posted on the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center's website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center provides these links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are subject to the privacy, copyright, security, and information quality policies of that website. The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center:
1. DOES NOT control or guarantee the accuracy, legality, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website;
2. DOES NOT endorse linked websites, the views they express, or the products/services they offer;
3. CANNOT authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites; and
4. IS NOT responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.

PLEASE NOTE:

Some language contained in the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code, United States Code and/or Code of Federal Regulations is archaic and offensive. Unfortunately, in order to preserve the legal accuracy of the content in this toolkit, the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is required to use some of this archaic and offensive legal language because certain terms have specific legal meaning. However, the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not support or encourage the use of any offensive terms and has changed offensive language that does not have specific legal meaning.