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
to access KidsHealth Content. For Terms and Conditions for other parts of this website,
please see the policy information found elsewhere on this site. The KidsHealth Content
appearing on this site is licensed from 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 to access KidsHealth Content, 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 for that purpose. 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 media. The owner of
this website is an Educational Partner of The Nemours Foundation and displays licensed
KidsHealth Content to its visitors as a public service. Although it strives for timeliness
and accuracy in all of its materials, The Nemours Foundation and its Educational Partners
make no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the availability, accuracy,
currency, or completeness the KidsHealth Content on this site. The Nemours Foundation
and its Educational Partners shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting
from Your access to, inability to access, or use of the KidsHealth Content on this
site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links
to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.
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
In the event you opt-in to any
KidsHealth newsletter or texting series, the personally identifiable information (email
address and/or mobile phone number) you provide to enroll will only be used to deliver
the communications. This information is not typically viewed by a human being unless
there is a problem with the database. Users may unsubscribe from any communications
at any time. Newsletter subscribers may remove their email address from our list by
using the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each newsletter. Texting series
subscribers may text STOP to quit.
Please do not provide any confidential information (including health information)
about you or anyone to us via electronic communication. Any information you do submit
will not be sold to any third parties. If we publish any information you provide to
us on the website, we will not disclose personally identifiable information.
We collect non-personal information about your use of our website through the use
of cookies. The information collected by cookies allows us to statistically monitor
how many people are using our website. We may use cookie information to determine
the popularity of certain content and how long visitors stay on the site.
Additionally, The Nemours Foundation may, for its own purposes and/or at the request
of our Educational Partners, include a third party cookie from Google so that The
Nemours Foundation and/or our partner can use Google Analytics to monitor site statistics.
Please note that Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject
or such other URL as Google may provide from time to time), information collected
in Your use of the Service.
Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies
in the "Help" section of the toolbar. You do not have to accept our cookies in order
information about you.
When You visit the KidsHealth Content portion of this 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:
The Nemours Privacy Office
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The Nemours Foundation will make reasonable efforts to comply with Your wishes.
A Note to Parents
Our Kids section is intended to be a safe resource for children under 13 to find
useful, age-appropriate information. Although The Nemours Foundation is a non-commercial,
nonprofit, charitable foundation and as such is not subject to the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act, it takes children's privacy very seriously. The Nemours Foundation
does not share or sell the information sent to it, whether by children or anyone else.
The Nemours Foundation does not advertise third-party products to children or anyone
else. The Nemours Foundation does not collect any personally identifiable information
from children through content licensed to KidsHealth Educational Partners.
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.
The Nemours Foundation welcomes Your comments on its Content and the information
contained herein. However, You acknowledge that if You send KidsHealth 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 the KidsHealth Content on 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.
Articles and features published on this site undergo a rigorous editorial
process that includes extensive review by medical
professionals. 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 takes 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.
This KidsHealth Content portion of this site contains links to websites owned by
third parties. These links appear as resources associated with individual articles.
These resources are listed on a separate page and users are cautioned at the top of
these pages that clicking links to listed resources will take them off the KidsHealth
site. 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.
Emails Claiming to be from KidsHealth
Occasionally, in a scam known as “phishing,” mass emailers will send
messages that claim to be from KidsHealth. They may use our name, logo, or employee
email addresses in fraudulent emails trying to obtain valuable information from consumers
and businesses. These con artists know that people trust KidsHealth. That’s
why they may use our name, or that of some other well-known organization, to trick
people into believing that they are dealing with a legitimate request for personal
information. These fraudulent e-mails often create a false sense of urgency intended
to prompt the recipient to take action.
KidsHealth does not send out unsolicited emails, commercial endorsements, or ask
for detailed personal information. If you get this sort of email appearing to be from
KidsHealth, you should assume that it is fraudulent and avoid clicking any link within
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Nemours Foundation and its Educational Partners do not warrant that the KidsHealth
Content portion of this 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 that portion
of the site or its 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 WEBSITE, 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 KidsHealth Content 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 KidsHealth
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.
This site originates from within the United States. 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.
KidsHealth and KidsHealth.org are trademarks of The Nemours Foundation.