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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, at 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. 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.
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 contest entry forms, our blog,
or other means.
Please do not provide any
confidential information (including health information) about You or
anyone else to us via electronic communication. If KidsHealth chooses
to publish any information You provide to us on the website or through
our blog, we will only publish the information we specifically ask from
You (such as Your first name and age). Any other information that is
voluntarily provided (such as last name, email address, etc.) will not
be published by KidsHealth. Any information You do submit will not be
sold to any third parties.
We collect non-personal 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
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use Google Analytics to monitor site statistics. Please note that Google
and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the
provide from time to time), information collected in Your use of the
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
personal health information about You.
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
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.
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The Nemours Foundation will
make reasonable efforts to comply with Your wishes.
The Contact Us page is the
primary means of communication between KidsHealth staff and the media.
Website visitors may use the Contact Us page to send media inquiries
or other general inquiries. KidsHealth does not recommend or encourage
children to use the Contact Us form to communicate with us since we
ask for the senderís name and email address in order to respond to
media inquiries. Children are encouraged to communicate with our editors
and staff through the Ask The PLS page and the Blog With Us feature,
because we do not collect email addresses through these features. The
Contact Us page is secured using 128-bit encryption. Any health information
submitted through the Contact Us page is not stored in a way that is
personally identifiable. We may, unless You indicate otherwise, store,
edit, and excerpt Your email for use in Q&As, presentations, analyses,
and other similar purposes. In these cases, we will delete any content
that would specifically identify You as the writer of the email.
Ask The PLS
The Ask The PLS page is the
primary means of communication between KidsHealth and website visitors.
Website visitors may use the Ask The PLS page to submit their questions
to The Pink Locker Society. All comments are seen by the senior editorial
staff and may be used, for instance, as ideas for generating new content
or answering questions in the Q&A section on the site. As KidsHealth
policy is not to respond to visitor emails other than media inquiries,
the Ask The PLS page does not ask for email addresses. If KidsHealth
chooses to answer a visitorís question, the question and answer will
be posted in the Q & A section of the site and no answers will be
emailed directly back to visitors. KidsHealth makes no guarantees that
any or all questions will be answered. While KidsHealth does collect
the first name and age of the visitor who submits a question, we only
use this information in conjunction with posting answers to specific
visitorsí questions. Any other information that is voluntarily provided
(such as last name, email address, etc.) will not be published by KidsHealth.
Any information submitted will not be sold to any third parties.
Blog With Us
The Pink Locker Society website
offers a Blog With Us section to encourage communication between visitors
in an attempt create ongoing conversations between site visitors. KidsHealth
asks for the first name or a nickname to accompany the comment, but
attempts to collect no other personal information through the blog feature.
All comments are reviewed by KidsHealth and will be approved prior to
posting to the site. KidsHealth discourages visitors from using any
personal information such as last names, school names, addresses, phone
numbers, or email addresses. If a visitor voluntarily provides any personal
information besides first name or nickname, KidsHealth will make every
attempt to delete the additional information provided before posting.
KidsHealth will not approve comments that include curse words, mean
talk, threatening statements, or any other comments our editorial staff
deems unacceptable. KidsHealth uses BloggerTM , a service
of Google, as the web publishing service for the Blog With Us section.
Any information submitted will not be sold to any third parties. Please
note that Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use,
provide from time to time), information collected in Your use of the
A Note to Parents
The Pink Locker Society website
is intended to be a safe resource for children under 14 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 sell the information sent to it, whether
by children or anyone else. Sometimes, children write The Nemours Foundation
with a personal medical question. As stated elsewhere, The Nemours Foundation
generally does not answer such questions and does not collect email
addresses in order to be able to respond to such emails. However, there
are times when a visitor includes an email address and a physician believes
it is advisable to ask a follow-up question or offer a comment, for
instance, in the case of a life-threatening condition. Only in these
rare and serious instances will KidsHealth respond to an individual
visitor. However, it is important to note that if a user communicates
a serious issue but does not include an email address, there will be
no way for KidsHealth to respond.
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 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 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 by The Nemours Foundation 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 site contains links to
websites owned by third parties and users are cautioned that clicking
links to listed resources will take them off the Pink Locker Society
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 emails
often create a false sense of urgency intended to prompt the recipient
to take action.
KidsHealth does not send out
unsolicited emails or commercial endorsements, except in the case of
contests when we use the parental email provided to notify parents of
their childís entry or selection as a winner in one of our contests.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Nemours Foundation does
not warrant that the site will operate error-free or that the site or
its servers 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.
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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)
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OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT,
TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER THE NEMOURS FOUNDATION
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(the "Content") are owned by or licensed to The Nemours Foundation
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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
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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.
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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
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competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect
the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions,
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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
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