Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before using the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center website (the “Site”). Connecticut Children's Medical Center provides this Site to you subject to the following Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement. If you use this Site, you agree to abide by these terms.  

Connecticut Children's Medical Center reserves the right to make changes to the Site, these Terms & Conditions and/or the Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason, and without notice. Review these terms frequently to stay aware of changes. Your continued use of this Site after changes are posted constitutes your continuing agreement to the then-current terms.   

Not Medical Advice
Connecticut Children's Medical Center offers the information on this Site for general information and educational purposes only. This information is not intended as medical advice and should not be used for diagnosis. Information on this Site is not intended to create any physician-patient relationship, nor should it be considered a replacement for consultation with a health care professional. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please promptly contact your health care provider. Connecticut Children's Medical Center makes no commitment and undertakes no obligation to update or ensure accuracy of the information contained on the Site. 

Intellectual Property
All content included on this Site, including text, graphics, logos, trademarks, button icons, images, digital downloads, and software is the property of Connecticut Children's Medical Center or its third party licensor and is protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. All software used on this Site is the property of Connecticut Children's Medical Center or its software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. Nothing contained on this Site grants you a license or right to use any trademarks, copyrights, images or other content displayed on this Site without prior written permission of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Neither this Site nor any portion of this Site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited or otherwise exploited for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Connecticut Children's Medical Center's name or trademarks without our express written consent. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of this Site so long as the link does not portray Connecticut Children's Medical Center, its affiliates or its services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner.

Specifically Prohibited Use
You agree that you will not use this Site for any purposes that are unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions. You acknowledge that any such unlawful or prohibited use may subject you to civil or criminal liability. You are responsible for ensuring that any materials you post to this Site or a discussion area via email or otherwise (i) does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or other personal or proprietary rights of any third party; (ii) contain a virus, spyware, or other harmful component; (iii) contain embedded links, advertising, chain letters or pyramid schemes of any kind; or (iv) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin, endorsement or statements of fact. You agree not to disrupt, modify, or interfere with this Site or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way and you agree not to impede or interfere with others' use of this Site. You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting through the Site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with this Site. You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities and any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Use of Email Content and Materials Submitted to Us
Transmittal of emails to this Site may not be private. You grant Connecticut Children's Medical Center and its designees the unrestricted right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit and distribute any information or material you supply or communicate to the Site via such postings in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed for any purpose. By visiting the Site or by sending emails to us, you are knowingly and voluntarily consenting to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communication we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. If you would like to opt-out of receiving electronic communications from us please contact ccmccorpcomm@connecticutchildrens.org.

We welcome any comments you may have regarding the Site, its products and services. Any comments you submit to us through the Site, such as remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information become and remain the exclusive property of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, even if these Terms & Conditions or any other agreement you have entered into with us is later terminated or amended. This means that we do not have to treat any such submission (including, but not limited to, product or advertising ideas) as confidential. We will not pay you or anyone else for any information that you provide which is used by us. Additionally, you acknowledge that you have full responsibility for any such submission you make, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and non-infringement.

Third Party Web Site Links
This Site may provide links or references to other sites. Connecticut Children's Medical Center is not responsible for information, products or services obtained on such other sites and is not liable for any damages arising from access to such Sites. Any links to other sites are provided merely as a convenience to the visitors of this Site and any inclusion of such links in this Site does not imply an endorsement or warranty of the linked sites or their content, products or services. The Terms & Conditions stated in this policy apply only to this Site and the products and services we offer. Visitors to this Site are cautioned that linked sites are governed by their own use and privacy policies, so visitors linking to such sites should make sure to visit the appropriate pages of those sites to determine what policies will apply. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center reserves the right to remove any link or linking program from this Site, at any time, without notice to you.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Connecticut Children's Medical Center makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of these materials for any purpose. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THIS SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, EMAIL RESPONSES, LINKS AND OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE OR ON ANY OTHER SERVER. CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND IN ANY EMAIL RESPONSES FROM CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER TO YOU ARE INTENDED TO BE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. FURTHER, THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH YOUR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms & Conditions and any dispute arising under or related to these Terms & Conditions (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.  Any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of these Terms & Conditions will be brought in a state or federal court located in the State of Connecticut. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. You acknowledge that monetary damages for improper use of this Site or other breach of these Terms & Conditions may be inadequate. Therefore, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is entitled to seek equitable relief, including injunctive relief against you, in addition to all other remedies. 

Separate Agreements
You may have entered into other agreements with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms & Conditions. These Terms & Conditions do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

If any of these terms shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that term shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms.

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Statement describes the guidelines Connecticut Children's Medical Center uses for protecting information you provide to us during your visit to this Site. In addition to this privacy policy, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center conducts itself in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding the handling and security of personally identifiable information. 

The Information We Collect and How We Use It
In general, you can visit this Site without identifying yourself or revealing any personally identifiable information. There are times, however, that you may choose to voluntarily give us personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, email address and other information about yourself. We receive and store any information you enter on the Site or give us in any other way. For example, if you send us an email or fill out a form, you are transmitting the information that appears to you in the form or the message. The information we collect may be used for several purposes, for example, to improve the content of our Site, track activity on our Site, develop new products or services, assist with our fundraising and community outreach programs, or respond to inquiries. We also allow access to our database by affiliates and third parties that further our mission or provide us with services only for the purpose and only to the extent necessary to provide you with those services. There may also be occasions when we are legally required to provide access to our database, or provide information about a user of the Site in order to cooperate with investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.

Certain information may be automatically collected when you visit the Site. You may have read about "cookies," nuggets of information that are placed by a web site in a storage place on your own computer. The types of information we collect with cookies may include the name of your Internet service provider, the web site that referred you to us (if any), the date and time our web site was accessed, the page or pages you visited, and/or your IP address.

From time to time you may also provide us with non-personally identifiable material, including information, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, questions, comments, or other communications which you transmit to this Site in any manner (“User Communications”). Such User Communications will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.  Please note that our Terms & Conditions for this Site prohibit you from transmitting to or from this website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, offensive, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law or damage the reputation of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will have no liability related to the content of any User Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.

While your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our visitors as a group for any business purpose, such as, without limitation, analyzing usage trends.

Other than as outlined above, Connecticut Children's Medical Center will not sell, trade or rent your personally identifying information we may collect on this Site to any third party without your permission. All Connecticut Children’s Medical Center entities, affiliates and third party service providers that receive access to your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Statement are subject to this policy with respect to how they are permitted to use your personally identifiable information.

When transmitting any information please keep in mind that due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide any assurances that the contents of your emails or other electronic transmissions will not become known or accessible to third parties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center endeavors to adopt industry standard security procedures applicable to the type of information collected on this Site. Our security measures are periodically reviewed and revised as necessary. 

IF YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE ANY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR YOUR HEALTH TO US VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

©2013 Connecticut Children's Medical Center. All Rights Reserved.