Privacy Statement

    The State of Indiana and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute are committed to protecting the privacy 
    of the users of this database and any data that we collect.  The user agrees to the use of the data that we
    collect in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    We collect the minimum amount of information that is commensurate with providing the user with the 
    necessary assistance from the Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Fund.  This Privacy Policy 
    indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected from the user. The use of this 
    website gives us the right to collect that information. 

     1.  Claimant means a victim filing an application for assistance. The term also includes:
         (1) a parent;
         (2) a surviving spouse;
         (3) a legal dependent; or
         (4) a personal representative;
         of the claimant.

     2.  User means the person using this website to submit an application.
     3.  Victim means an individual who suffers bodily injury or death as a result of a violent crime.

  Information Collected
     We may collect the victim’s name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address, together 
     with information about the crime, the perpetrator and any medical treatment received.  Other 
     information that may be needed from time to time to process an application may also be collected as 

  Information Use
     We use the information collected to process the application for which the victim/claimant is seeking 
     assistance.  All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information.  
     This safeguard may require the user to provide additional forms of identity should they wish to obtain 
     information about their account details.

  Disclosing Information
     We do not disclose any personal information obtained about the victim from this website to third 
     parties except when we need to do so in order to complete the review and investigation of an 
     application.  We may also use the information to keep in contact with necessary parties to inform them 
     of developments associated with the claim.  All health information is protected pursuant to the Health 
     Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). 

  Changes to this Policy
     Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be placed here and will supersede this version of our Policy. 
     We will take reasonable steps to draw your attention to any changes in our Policy at the time of the