ABOUT TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Please read the following terms and
conditions before using this Web site or any other Web site that is
owned, operated or sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital Integrated
Delivery System. All references to “Texas Children’s” refer to Texas
Children’s Hospital Integrated Delivery System and its entities.
Changes to Terms
Information we collect
Newsletters and e-mail alerts
Preregistration using electronic forms
Privacy and information security
Transmitted data is non-confidential
By accessing or using any Texas
Children’s Web sites, you agree to the following terms and
conditions. Texas Children’s recommends that you review these terms
and conditions regularly as they may change at any time at the
discretion of Texas Children’s. If you do not agree to any term or
condition, you should not access or use Texas Children’s Web sites.
The following terms and conditions
apply to all Web sites owned, operated or sponsored by Texas
Texas Children’s Web sites are provided to you for your information
and convenience only. Texas Children’s Web site content* is provided
“as is” and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. By
providing access to our Web site content, we do not warrant or
- The content is free from technical
inaccuracies or typographical errors;
- The content is free from changes
caused by a third party;
- The content is accurate or complete;
- The content is up-to-date or
current; or that
- Your access to any Texas Children’s
Web site will be free from interruptions, errors, computer viruses
or other destructive components.
refers to any materials, documents, images, graphics, logos, design,
audio, videos and any other information provided from or on our Web
Protecting the privacy of children is very important to Texas
Children’s. Texas Children’s supports the Children’s Online Privacy
and Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). For that reason, we do not
collect or maintain information at Texas Children’s Web sites from
those who have identified themselves as under 13 years of age.
Learn more about the
of Texas Children's Hospital.
Texas Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit hospital and
accepts donations. You can make a donation by mail, by phone or
and send it to:
Texas Children’s Hospital
P.O. Box 300630
Houston, TX 77230-0630
online gift via credit card.
Refunds of donations are processed on a case by case basis.
contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to request a refund
for a donation made online.
Texas Children’s may provide links to other Web sites maintained by
third parties or may provide content on Texas Children’s Web sites
from third parties through the use of “frames” or other methods.
These links are provided for your information and convenience only.
Texas Children’s does not necessarily endorse, support, authorize or
sponsor the content of any linked Web sites.
Texas Children’s is not responsible for
the content of any linked Web site. If you access or use any
third-party Web sites linked to Texas Children’s Web sites, you do
so at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure
that other Web sites are free of viruses, worms or other software of
a destructive nature. Texas Children’s reserves the right to
terminate any third-party Web site link at any time.
If a third party links to a Texas
Children’s Web site, it does not indicate an endorsement, adoption,
authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or
partnership between Texas Children’s and that third party. In some
cases, Texas Children’s may not be aware that a third party has
linked to the Texas Children’s Web site.
A Web site that links to our Web site:
- Should not replicate Texas
Children’s Web site content;
- Should not imply Texas Children’s is
endorsing its products, services or its Web site;
- Should not misrepresent it
relationship with Texas Children’s;
- Should not create a browser, border
or frame for Texas Children’s content;
- Should not present false information
about Texas Children’s products or services; and
- Should not contain content that
could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.
Personal information is information that can be used to identify or
contact you. Texas Children's collects only the personal information
you provide to us in the following ways: 1) When you register as a
member of Online Parents’ Connection and/or when you update your
member profile. 2) When you donate, register, create a profile,
or build a fundraising or personal page within the Ways to Give
section of the web site. 3) When you access our site and complete mail-to
links or forms that are used to contact Texas Children's, such as
our Career Opportunities response mechanism. These mail-to links and
forms collect information you provide in order for Texas Children’s
to deliver requested materials, respond to your questions, or
provide related information. 4) When you enroll your child in the
MyChart online medical record system.
Texas Children's respects your privacy and will not voluntarily
release, trade or sell any information you provide without your
approval. Texas Children's is not responsible for the release of any
information you provide directly to other users of this website or
Unfortunately, no data transmission
over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. Please note that
your e-mail, like most non-encrypted Internet communications, may be
accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge
or permission, while in transit to us. You should also know that the
e-mail functionality on Texas Children’s Web site does not provide a
completely secure and confidential means of communication.
Texas Children’s employs physical,
electronic and procedural safeguards, in keeping with industry
standards and best practices, to protect your privacy and personal
Texas Children’s does not want to receive confidential or
proprietary information from you through any Texas Children’s Web
site, with the exception of the MyChart online medical record system. If you transmit information or post any information via Texas
Children’s Web sites, including but not limited to personal health
information or business matters of any kind, it will be treated as
non-confidential and non-proprietary, with the exception of
information transmitted via MyChart.
Texas Children’s Web site offers e-mail alerts and newsletters to
users who have registered and provided us with an e-mail address for
notification. These e-mail alerts and newsletters may include
notices of upcoming special events, general health information, ways
to give or
other items specific to the area of interest. By signing up to
receive email from
www.texaschildrens.org, you understand that Texas Children's
will send you email periodically. If you no longer want to receive
these items, you may withdraw from any e-mail alert or newsletters
list by using the "unsubscribe" option.
A cookie is a small text file stored on your hard disk by a Web site
you have visited. Cookies contain information to remind the Web site
about you the next time you visit. Cookies are used on some password
protected areas of Texas Children’s Web sites to hold your username
and viewing options.
Texas Children’s log files automatically collect Internet protocol
(IP) addresses for security purposes. IP addresses are not linked to
personally identifiable information unless the IP address you have
designated contains information such as your name, e.g.
response to changing business circumstances and legal developments.
In such instances, Texas Children’s will post any changes so that
you are aware of the information that we collect and how we use it.
If you elect to electronically submit a completed pre-registration
form, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and that you assume
all responsibility for any liability arising from such electronic
submission or from any errors or omissions in the data you provide.
In addition, a completed pre-registration form does not create or
constitute any relationship between you and Texas Children's (its
directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives) or any of
the physicians on Texas Children’s medical staff.
Copyright 2009 by Texas Children's. All rights reserved. The text,
images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and
their arrangement on this and all other Texas Children's Web sites
are subject to copyright and intellectual property protection. These
materials may not be copied in whole or in part for commercial use
or distribution, nor may they be modified or re-posted to other
sites. Any unauthorized use of intellectual property that belongs to
Texas Children’s is strictly prohibited and may be prosecuted under
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