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Use of the Web Site:

Nationwide Children's Hospital's web site is for informational purposes only.  By accessing and using this Web site, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

The medical information found on this Web site should not be used in place of a consultation with your physician or other health care provider. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider prior to starting or stopping any treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for injuries or damages you may incur as a result of you stopping medical treatment or your failure to obtain medical treatment.
You acknowledge and warrant that you will not use this web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this agreement. You are personally responsible for the material that you send.
Materials on the Nationwide Children's web site are protected by copyright law. Unless otherwise stated, user may print or download information from this site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the user (you) identifies the source of the material (Nationwide Children's Hospital) and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law. You must use the following statement when using materials from this website:

Copyright © 2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital [or the name of the copyright owner].  All rights reserved
Any reproduction of artwork or photographs appearing on the pages of the web site is prohibited without prior written consent from an authorized representative of Nationwide Children's Hospital. All content on the web site provided by third parties is subject to any applicable terms and conditions provided by that third party, and you agree to be bound by those terms and conditions.
The information published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information on this server.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Commitment to Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Web log file data - We collect some basic Web log file data about site visitors. This information includes domain names, Web site traffic patterns and server usage statistics. This information is used for site management and administration and to improve the content and overall performance of our site.
On certain pages, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Web site does set and access cookies, however, no cookies are used to track an identifiable user. They are used only to enhance the usability of the site. You can still use this site if you turn the cookies off. 

Links to Outside Sites:

Throughout the web site, Nationwide Children's Hospital provides links to outside Web sites. We do this as a courtesy and are in no way implying an endorsement of or responsibility for the accuracy or content of the outside Web site. You should refer to the ownership and disclaimer information posted on those sites. 

The Information We May Collect for Specific Programs:

There is limited information any Web site can know about its visitors without asking them questions. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name 
  • Address 
  • E-mail Address 
  • Phone Number 
  • Credit/Debit Card Information (for Foundation donations, online store gifts or ticket purchases only)
    All credit card information collected is encrypted and secure. 
  • Child's name 
  • Child's date of birth

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name 
  • Address 
  • Phone Number

The before mentioned gift recipients are granted the same rights of access, correction, and removal from future contact from Nationwide Children's Hospital as regular Web-visitors. To access/change/ modify or deny future contact the gift recipient can write, e-mail, or call toll free using the customer service information listed at the end of this privacy statement. 

Subscription to newsletters or press releases:

If you subscribe to a newsletter, publication or press release published by Nationwide Children's Hospital and distributed via e-mail, we will keep your e-mail address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients' e-mail addresses or any other personal information. Nationwide Children's Hospital will only send messages to individuals who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their e-mail address to us directly. We do not use this e-mail address list for any other purpose, and we only add individuals at their request. At any time, you may opt out by using the unsubscribe link provided on our Web site and in the publication e-mail, which will remove your information from the distribution list for that publication. 
Only Nationwide Children's Hospital will send you information; we will not allow any outside company to use our information or e-mail lists. When an e-mail advertisement is delivered to recipient there will be an option given to opt-out of receiving any future mailings. This opt-out will be as easy as replying to the e-mail and asking to receive no more mailings. 

Contacting the Web Site:

We read every message that comes to us. We also try to respond back within at least 48 hours of its receipt. If you have questions about the statements on this page, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site you can contact:


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000