Privacy Policy & Terms of Use


Please read this page carefully. This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you, the website visitor (hereinafter "You" or "visitor") may use this site, the content of which is owned by or licensed to The Nemours Foundation and is operated and administered by The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media (collectively, "The Nemours Foundation"). By using this site, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site. The Nemours Foundation may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.

The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media seeks to improve the health of children through the creation of engaging, innovative, family-oriented and education-related media. Although it strives for timeliness and accuracy in all of its materials, The Nemours Foundation makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the availability, accuracy, currency, or completeness of this site or its contents. The Nemours Foundation shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from Your access to, inability to access, or use of this site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.

Privacy

The Nemours Foundation is committed to preserving Your right to privacy. The Nemours Foundation does not collect identifying information about You (such as Your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless You voluntarily submit that information to us through our Tip Submission Form, Email Program, or other means. We treat identifying information You submit to us as confidential and do not sell or otherwise disclose such information to third parties.

Tip Submission Form:

The Tip Submission Form is a primary means of communication with KidsHealth in the Classroom staff for a website visitor. Website visitors may use the Tip Submission Form to send content suggestions or questions about KidsHealth in the Classroom directly to the editorial staff. Website visitors may also use this form to ask general questions about KidsHealth in the Classroom, submit notification of broken links, communicate privacy concerns, and/or submit praise and/or complaints. All comments are seen by KidsHealth in the Classroom editorial staff, who handle all content-related issues and will use these comments, for instance, as ideas for generating new content. All technical and operational issues are forwarded to the Director of Operations for handling. KidsHealth in the Classroom policy is not to respond to visitor email. The Tip Submission Form is secured using 128-bit encryption.

Email Program:

The only personally identifiable information that is actively collected by KidsHealth in the Classroom are email addresses of individuals who opt-in to our Email Program. These email addresses are only used for delivering our Email Program newsletters. These addresses are not typically viewed by a human being unless there is some problem with the database. Users may remove their email address from our list by unsubscribing at our Email Program page.

When You visit the site, The Nemours Foundation may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about You, such as the type of browser or computer operating system You use or the domain name of the site from which You linked to us.

Any automatically collected information may be maintained indefinitely and used for our internal business and marketing purposes, such as assessing traffic patterns and usage of various features on the site, but will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties for any purposes. Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our site, The Nemours Foundation reserves its right to disclose any information in its possession if it is required to do so by law, or it believes, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, defend its rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.

If You are concerned about the information You have provided to The Nemours Foundation or would like to review, update or delete that information, please contact us at:

KidsHealth in the Classroom
The Nemours Foundation
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-4046
info@KidsHealth.org

The Nemours Foundation will make reasonable efforts to comply with Your wishes.

Security

The Nemours Foundation employs reasonable security measures to protect the personal information You submit to it. Such security involves the use of SSL-secured Web forms, Firewalls, and other commonly employed security methods.

User Submissions

The Nemours Foundation welcomes Your comments on its site and Content. However, You acknowledge that if You send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information, (collectively, the "Information"), the Information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of The Nemours Foundation. By submission of any Information to us, You assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such Information and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You.

As a user of this site, You are responsible for Your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not do any of the following things: transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; send sexually explicit images; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.

The Nemours Foundation reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to this site for violating these terms or the law and reserves the right to remove any communications from this site. The violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth on this Terms and Conditions page shall result in the immediate revocation of Your right to use the Content and obligates You to immediately destroy any copies of the Content in Your possession.

Editorial Policies

Articles and features published on this site undergo a rigorous editorial process. However, all information on this site is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult Your doctor.

The editorial staff makes every effort to be as neutral as possible with regard to gender, race, color, religion, and age. Within the articles, the site may take turns referring to infants, children, and teens as "he" or "she." Remember that even if an article says he or she, it is referring to male and female infants, children, and teens, unless otherwise specified.

Links

This site contains links to websites owned by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and are not an endorsement by The Nemours Foundation of the contents of those other sites. The Nemours Foundation is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If You decide to visit any third-party sites using links from this site, You do so at Your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Nemours Foundation does not warrant that the site will operate error-free or that the site or its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. If Your use of the site or the site's material results in the need for servicing or replacing of equipment or data, The Nemours Foundation shall not be responsible for those costs. This site and its material are provided on an "as is" basis without any warranties of any kind. THE NEMOURS FOUNDATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE NEMOURS FOUNDATION, ITS EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED IN THE SITE CONTENT, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER THE NEMOURS FOUNDATION IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Use of Site Material

The contents of this site, including, without limitation, text, graphics, images, and other content (the "Content") are owned by or licensed to The Nemours Foundation and are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy You make of such material. You may not sell or modify our Content or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Content on any other Website or in a networked environment is prohibited.

Miscellaneous

This site originates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nemours Foundation does not claim that the Content on this site is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the site from outside the United States, You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in the State of Delaware with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this site. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in this site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between You and The Nemours Foundation with respect to Your use of this site.

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