Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy and terms of use

Privacy Policy
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children’s) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site. Children’s will not disclose any information about you to third parties. All third party vendors used by Children’s to assist it in the development, hosting, or maintenance of this Web site must agree not to disclose any information. Children’s, in its own judgment, may release information to third parties in special cases, such as compliance with valid legal requirements.

Protection of Information
Children’s uses all reasonable physical means to secure and protect its site from unauthorized persons. Children’s does not warrant or represent that the information is protected against misuse or alteration by third parties.

Information and communications related to this Web site are transmitted over mediums that may be outside of the administration of Children’s. Therefore, Children’s has no liability for occurrences resulting during such transmissions.

Medical Content Disclaimer
The contents and information on this Web site are for your informational use only. Our site provides general child health and parenting information. Our site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read on this Web site.

Personal Information Collection or Solicitation
In a few cases, visitors to some areas of our site are asked for personal information (such as an e-mail address, name, or phone number). This data is used to process requests or to verify identity.

Through interactive campaigns (such as “Share your Children’s Story”) this site also may solicit visitors to share information in a public forum. Please note that any information provided by visitors for these campaigns becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information.

Children’s Liability
The use of this Web site and its content is at your own risk. The content is provided on an “as is” basis. Children’s disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties or merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for a particular purpose.

Children’s follows the Health On the Net (HON) code of ethics in the development of the medical content of this site, but makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, or timeliness of the content.

In no event shall Children’s be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the content of this Web site whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not Children’s is advised of the possibility of such damages. Children’s is not liable for any claim, whatsoever, caused by your use or misuse of the Web site.

Children’s asks and you agree not to post or use any messages with misleading, false, or inappropriate language or statements or communications that may infringe or violate any rights of any party or federal or state law. Children’s reserves the right to remove any offensive or fraudulent content at any time.

Links to Other Web sites
Links on this Web site to other Web sites are made based on our assessment that the linked site is generally a quality source of information. But in doing so Children’s makes no judgment or warranty concerning the accuracy of the information on the linked site or their privacy practices. Children’s recommends reading the privacy statements of each site you visit.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or any other questions regarding Children’s or Children’s services, you may contact:

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
[email protected]
(612) 813-6000

If you want to modify or correct information previously provided, please e-mail Children’s Webmaster.

Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy
Children’s may at any time change, add to, or update this policy. Changes will take effect immediately upon posting.