Terms of Service

Last updated November 15, 2022

Welcome to Michigan Victim Advocacy Network. MiVAN is a project of the Division of Victim Services, a subdivision of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Michigan Victim Advocacy Network’s Website.

Contact us via email at: admin@mivan.org

Direct physical mail to:

Michigan Victim Advocacy Network

316 Physics Rd Rm 139B

East Lansing, Michigan 48824-5604

By accessing and using this website, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this agreement in full. Do not continue to use Michigan Victim Advocacy Network’s website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page. If you have been instructed by a third-party to participate in our website and/or have questions or concerns about our terms and conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at admin@mivan.org.


By using Michigan Victim Advocacy Network’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Michigan Victim Advocacy Network’s privacy policy. You can read more about cookies, data collection, and privacy in our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property Rights and License

All content on MiVAN.org, unless otherwise stated, is the property of MiVAN.org or its content suppliers and is protected by intellectual property laws. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://www.mivan.org for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  1. Republish material from http://www.mivan.org without permission
  2. Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://www.mivan.org
  3. Reproduce, duplicate or copy restricted* material from http://www.mivan.org
  4. Redistribute restricted* material from Michigan Victim Advocacy Network to anyone who does not have written authorization from the Michigan Victim Advocacy Network to review such materials.

*Certain pages of our website, and the content held on within it, are subject to individualized authorization. Individuals can gain authorization to these pages via registration on MiVAN.org. Restricted materials in this instance refers to any/all information not accessible to a user without an authorized registration to MiVAN.org.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval: Government agencies; Search engines; News organizations.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site, and (d) does not require a valid user registration to access it.

We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from other organizations. We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our organization; (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of Michigan Victim Advocacy Network; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are among the organizations interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to admin@mivan.org. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow two weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

  1. By use of our corporate name; or
  2. By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
  3. By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Michigan Victim Advocacy Network’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.


Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in our sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Content Liability

MiVAN strives to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information available. However, we cannot promise that Michigan.gov or any content, service, or feature of the website will be error-free or uninterrupted. Information is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

The information posted on the MiVAN website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. MiVAN 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.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Individuals under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to Michigan.gov. This includes submitting personal information to Michigan.gov as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are an individual under the age of 13, you may use these services only if used with your parent or legal guardian.


By registering for an account on MiVAN.org, you consent to:

  1. Abide by the terms and conditions as stated in this notice;
  2. Receive emails from MiVAN.org. You may unsubscribe to these emails by following the instructions contained in the email, or by contacting us directly.
  3. Having your information published privately in MiVAN’s members-only directory. Should you wish to remove yourself from the membership directory, you may opt-out using the feature found in your individual profile settings. The Information shared in the basic membership directory listing is: name, agency, agency county, agency role, and type of victimization served. Additional, optional categories include email address and work phone number.
  4. Authorize MiVAN to share your anonymized survey feedback (e.g. your thoughts and experiences taking MiVAN trainings) with stakeholders and in our marketing and promotions.


Termination of registration and deletion of all profile data can be accomplished through MiVAN’s Contact Form. A user may select the option to “Delete Account” from the drop-down menu on the contact form and submit the form, at which point a representative from MiVAN.org will reach out to assist with the deletion and/or transference of any account information.

MiVAN reserves the right to terminate membership for any user violating any of the above stated terms of service, harassment, or other reasons.

If you have any questions regarding any of our terms, please contact us at admin@mivan.org.

 We may amend these terms and policies from time to time.

Questions or concerns? Contact us directly at admin@mivan.org.

Accessibility Statement and Policy for Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network

MiVAN is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website and intranet to people with disabilities. Existing and updated web content produced by our organization will meet W3C WAI WCAG 2.0, Level AA, by October 2021.  

Measures to support accessibility 

MiVAN takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network: 

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies. 
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices. 
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff. 

Conformance status 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA (see Internal Documents). Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. 


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network: 

We respond to feedback within 1-2 business days. 

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology 

Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies: 

  • Apple with VoiceOver 
  • JAWS Inspect 
  • Windows with NVDAccess 

Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network is not compatible with: 

  • Internet Explorer 

Technical specifications 

Accessibility of Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer: 

  • HTML 
  • CSS 
  • JavaScript 

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used. 

Limitations and alternatives 

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. 

Known limitations for Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network: 

  1. Internal Documents: PDFs are not accessible to all users because we do not always have alternatives for PDFs. We provide as much information separate from the PDF as possible. Please use our ‘Contact Us’ page for any assistance. 


MiVAN assessed the accessibility of Michigan Victim’s Advocacy Network by a self-evaluation.  

This statement was created using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.