Last modified: March 17, 2022
Accessing the Site and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Site, and any service or material we provide on the Site, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for both:
- Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Site or portions of it using your username, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
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.
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 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.
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
- If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
- If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
Specifically Prohibited Use
Use of Email Content and Any Materials Submitted to Us
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 communications [at] connecticutchildrens.org.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to:
- Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Site. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDER FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER/ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Site, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
Third Party Content and Web Site Links
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of the Site or 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 FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
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
The owner of the Site is based in the State of Connecticut in the United States. We provide this Site for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Site or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
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.
Waiver and Severability
Your Comments and Concerns
This Site is operated by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
We reserve the right to remove any content that allegedly infringes a third party’s copyright or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, or for any reason whatsoever, and to prohibit further use of the Site by the individuals responsible for said infringement or violation. We also reserve the right to pursue any party that submits an erroneous declaration. If you believe that any content appears on this Site in violation of your copyright or other proprietary rights, you should send a notice to the Company by first-class mail, return receipt requested, at the following address:
282 Washington Street
Attn. Legal Department
Hartford, CT 06106
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. Include information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address.
- The signature of the complaining party.
- Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
- Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Site should be directed to: communications [at] connecticutchildrens.org.
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Last modified: March 17, 2022
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, including, 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. You can refuse to accept these cookies by following your browser’s instructions; however, if you do not accept them, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Site.
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.
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.
BECAUSE THE SITE IS NOT TO BE USED FOR THE SOLICITATION OR RENDERING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, NOR ARE YOU PERMITTED TO DISCLOSE INDIVIDUALLY IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION, BE ADVISED THAT THE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS THAT GENERALLY APPLY TO COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A DOCTOR AND A PATIENT MAY NOT APPLY TO COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE SITE OR EMAIL.
Google Analytics and Google Optimize
Connecticut Children’s currently uses Google Analytics and Google Optimize to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. For further information, visit Google Analytics and Google Optimize.
We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track session usage, Google drops a cookie with a randomly generated ClientID in a browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. Google Analytics is used to track aggregated website behavior, such as what pages are looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experiences and determining site effectiveness. You can delete your cookie history and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.
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