Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy and Terms of Use
Children’s Hospital Boston is committed to safeguarding the privacy of information given to it by its patients, their families and other care providers. Our general policy is to collect only information you freely provide, and to use it only for purposes we have described to you in advance. Except as permitted or required by law or for the legitimate health care needs of our patients and families, Children’s Hospital Boston will not intentionally share with third parties any nonpublic information about you obtained via this web site without your permission.

Children’s Hospital Boston does not collect names, email addresses, IP addresses or other personal demographic information provided over this web site except for the purpose of responding to your inquiries or to administer the site. Cookies are used only when a user elects to “Save Citations.” These citations will be saved for 30 days. Any information collected will not be re-sold.

Children’s Hospital Boston continuously seeks to improve the security of its information systems. While Children's has many security measures to protect electronically transmitted information and continuously reviews and seeks to improve the security of our site, we cannot guarantee that a third party will not gain access to information provided over this web site. To help minimize the risk, we ask that you use caution in providing us with confidential information about you and your health by electronic communication.

All content included on this site (including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video clips, audio clips, digital downloads and data compilations) is the property of Children’s Hospital Boston, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH). All rights are reserved.

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Web Links
We have authorized links from the VIA website to and from the websites of Children’s Hospital Boston and the Center on Media and Child Health. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any other sites that we link to or are linked from.

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