Use of the Website:

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

The medical information found on this website 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 © 2015 Nationwide Children's Hospital. All rights reserved
Any reproduction of artwork or photographs appearing on the pages of the website is prohibited without prior written consent from an authorized representative of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All content on the website 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.

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, website 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 website does, and our third party service providers may, set and access “cookies.” Cookies assign a unique identification to your device and are typically stored on your device by your web browser. We may also use pixel tags (also known as web beacons, web bugs, and clear GIFs) on the websites. Information collected through cookies and pixel tags are used to enhance the usability of the site overall and on a per user basis. You can still use this site if you set your web browser to not accept cookies from our website. 

Use of Technology to Serve our Advertisements on Other Websites and Choices you Have 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital contracts with third party advertising companies to serve our users relevant advertising about Nationwide Children’s Hospital on other websites. These third party advertising companies places, use or rely on technologies, such as cookies and pixel tags, to gather anonymous information about user activity on our website as well as on other websites. The third-party advertising companies also collect and store anonymous information about our interactions with users and their actions, which may include which ads we've shown, on which sites we showed the ads and whether the ads were clicked on. Personally identifiable information (PII) is not collected through this technology.

For information about opt out programs that these third party advertising companies participate in, and the effect of opting out, click the following: NAI Opt Out, click here, and DAA Opt Out, click here. By clicking either of these websites, you will then leave our website for other online sites where you may specify your preferences under those opt-out programs. You can also click the preference icon that may appear on some of our advertising served through these technologies.

Links to Outside Websites

Throughout the website, Nationwide Children's Hospital provides links to outside websites. 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 website. 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 website 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, bill pay, online store gifts or ticket purchases only) 
  • 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. 

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 via email; we will not allow any outside company to use our 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 following the instructions listed in the e-mail that you receive. 

Use of Social Media Content from Nationwide Children's channels

By posting any content on any Nationwide Children's social media sites, you grant Nationwide Children's the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display such content and the right to create derivative works from your content, edit or modify such content and use such content for any Nationwide Children's purpose. User hereby releases Nationwide Children's from any and all liability in connection with Nationwide Children's use of any and all pictures, images, content, or video posted on an Nationwide Children's social media site.

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold Nationwide Children's and its respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, successors and assigns harmless from and against, and shall promptly reimburse them for, any and all losses, claims, damages, settlements, costs, and liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys' fees) to which any of them may become subject arising out of, based upon, as a result of, or in any way connected with, your posting of any content to an Nationwide Children's social media site, any third party claims of infringement or any breach of this Agreement.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY RELATED TO THE SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY RISKS INHERENT IN SENDING ANY CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET. By its very nature, a website and the Internet cannot be absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion attempts. Nationwide Children's does not control the third party sites and the Internet over which you may choose to send confidential personal or health information or other content and, therefore, Nationwide Children's does not warrant any safeguard against any such interceptions or compromises to your information. When posting any content on an Internet site, you should think carefully about your own privacy in disclosing detailed or private information about yourself and your family.

Issues with the Website

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 website you can contact: