Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION offers this website, including all information, software, products and services available from this website or offered as part of or in conjunction with this website to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all of the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. By your use of this website you shall be deemed to have accepted these Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices, and any changes to the Terms and Conditions made by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.

No Medical Advice

The information provided by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION is for informational or educational purposes only and should not be treated as medical or health care advice. Nothing contained on this website is intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment or a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care professional. Please check with a health care professional if you suspect you are ill or in need of medical attention. The advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider should always be sought with any questions you may have regarding a medical or health condition. Never disregard medical or health care advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website. While CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION frequently updates its content, medical information changes rapidly. Therefore, some information may be out of date.

Personal and Noncommercial Use

The website is for your personal and noncommercial use. As a condition to your continued use of the website, you warrant to CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions of use.

No Warranties

Use the website at your own risk. This website is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION makes no warranty that the content contained on this website satisfies governmental regulations on prescription drug products. Neither CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION nor its employees, agents, third party information providers, merchants, licensors or the like warrant that the website or its operation will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free. No agent or representative has the authority to create any warranty regarding the website on behalf of CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of the website.

Exclusion of Liability

Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION or anyone else involved in creating, producing, storing or distributing the website be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages and expenses whatsoever (including, without limitation, health problems, lost profits, and damages arising from lost data or business interruption) arising out of or in any way connected with use of the website, delay or inability to use the website, or for any information, software, products or services obtained through the website, whether such damages are based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically agree that no licensor, supplier or information provider to children’s hospital foundation or its affiliates, officers, directors, employees or agents, or any of their successors or assigns, shall have any liability to you for any reason or under any theory whatsoever, based upon the information provided on or through the website or your use of the website. Any information or service provided by children’s hospital foundation using this website is neither medical advice nor a substitute for medical advice and not a substitute to your primary obligation to maintain your medical records and to comply with any orders, prescriptions or other directions of your medical professionals. Because some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, its officers, directors, employees and agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website, or any content, product or service offered through the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website, in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit or proceeding and shall reasonably cooperate with you at your expense in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Featured Links and Advertisements

This website may contain hyperlinks to websites offered by parties other than CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. Such hyperlinks are provided for reference and convenience only. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION does not control such other websites and is not responsible for their content; nor does CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. Unless otherwise specifically stated on this website, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION does not endorse any product or service or make any representation regarding the reliability, quality or accuracy of any products or services featured in, or linked to, any advertisement appearing on this website.


Unless subsequently advised otherwise by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on the website, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the website. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or the right to use specific links, at any time, and may normally break any hyperlink after 14 days. Under no circumstances may the website or any of its content be “framed” or portions of the website copied to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages. Each page within the website must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the website.

Software Available on Website

Any software that is made available to download from this website is the copyrighted work of CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION and/or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of the End User License Agreement, if any, that accompanies or is included with the software. You may not install or use any software without first agreeing to the terms of such End User License Agreement. For any software not accompanied by an End User License Agreement, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION hereby grants to you a personal, nontransferable, non-sublicensable license to use the software for viewing and other purposes within the scope of use of such software anticipated by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION in accordance with these terms and conditions, and for no other purpose. Any such software is provided to you subject to the warranty and liability exclusions set forth in these terms and conditions.


Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the website (including any and all images, text, lists, pages, software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and other code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the website without the prior consent of the copyright owner. None of the material contained on the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

You may make single copies of materials displayed on this website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the website. Any copies may not be distributed to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION or the copyright owner of the copied material. Requests to reproduce materials on the website for distribution or other purposes should be mailed to:

Attn: Public Relations
2924 Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23220-1298

Phone: (804) 249-8633
Fax: (804) 228-5932


CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION is a trademark of CRIPPLED CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, INC. and is protected by state and federal trademark laws. Other trademarks appear on the website with permission from their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of trademarks appearing on the website may constitute trademark infringement, which could subject the user to substantial civil penalties.

Termination of Privileges

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION reserves the right to terminate your privilege of using all or any portion of the website if you breach any of these terms and conditions of use. If CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION receives notice or otherwise discovers that you have posted material that infringes another party’s copyright or trademark rights or violates another party’s rights of privacy or publicity, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION may terminate your access to the website, including any or all of your privileges or accounts established in connection with the website.

Copyright Infringement

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION will not tolerate copyright infringement of any kind. If you believe that any material on the website infringes your copyright, you may seek to have the material removed by sending CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION notice that includes all of the following information:

  • Your full name, address and telephone number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you believe is being infringed
  • Identification of the infringing material and information sufficient for CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION to locate the material
  • Your statement of good faith belief that (a) the material infringes your copyrights, (b) the information provided in the notice is accurate and (c) under penalty of perjury, you are authorized to act for the copyright owner
  • Your physical or electronic signature

Direct such notice to CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S designated agent for receiving copyright infringement notices:

Christian & Barton, L.L.P.
Attn: Peter E. Broadbent, Jr., Esq.
909 East Main Street
Suite 1200
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 697-4100
(804) 697-4112 (fax)

Upon receipt of notice complying with the above requirements, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION will act to remove infringing materials.


These Terms and Conditions (including the privacy policy attached hereto, which shall be deemed to be a part of these Terms and Conditions) constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION with respect to use of this website, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and/or proposals. These Terms and Conditions also are severable, and in the event any provision is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. By continuing to use the website, you are agreeing to all changes made by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to use of the website to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.


The website is controlled and operated by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION from its office in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The website is not intended to subject CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.


This statement discloses the privacy practices of CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION and the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website located at CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION understands and respects your personal privacy concerns, especially when your medical information is involved. We provide this informational statement so that you may better understand what information we may collect, how we may collect it, and how we may use aggregate and personal information about you.

Your privacy is of the utmost importance. At CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION we understand your concerns and have made every effort to assure both the privacy and security of your information.


The CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website may contain links to other websites. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including any websites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (such as co-branded pages or “powered by” or “in cooperation with” relationships). CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION does not disclose personally identifiable information or unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked websites. The linked websites, however, may collect personal information from you that is not subject to CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S control. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the websites you may visit by linking from the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website.

Children’s and Minors’ Privacy

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION does not track any specific information on children under 13 years of age. We do collect server information on all our visitors, but this information does not identify you personally. If you have specific questions or requests for us, we will respond through one of the electronic forms or e-mail addresses on our site that you wish to use. If you identify yourself as younger than 13 years of age, we will not file or keep any contact information about your visit or inquiry.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION respects the privacy of minors who may use the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website. Whenever CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION becomes aware that a user is under the age of 18 years, a minor’s parent or legal guardian may request CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION to provide a description of the personally identifiable information, if any, that CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION has collected from the minor, as well as instruct CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION to cease further use, maintenance and collection of any such personally identifiable information from the minor.

Your IP Address

For each visit to the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S servers automatically collect your IP address or domain name (e.g.,, along with information about which pages you visit. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Each session may be tracked, but you will remain anonymous except in areas requiring your member number and password for access.


Please be aware that this website is not subject to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) or regulations that were adopted pursuant to such Act to protect the confidentiality of medical records. No information on this website is medical information or records under HIPAA.


CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION website, or your dealings with CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, you may contact us at:

Children’s Hospital Foundation
Attn: Public Relations
2924 Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23220-1298
Phone: (804) 249-8633
Fax: (804) 228-5932

Revised September 29, 2010