Website Terms & Conditions of Use

Lurie Children's may modify these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time without prior notice.

Lurie Children's is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, with no establishments in the European Union ("EU") and/or the European Economic Area ("EEA"). By operating this website, Lurie Children's does not intend this website to be used, and does not envision or foresee this website being used, by any individual who is in the EU and/or EEA. Lurie Children's does not intend to target or offer, or envision targeting or offering, goods or services to anyone who is physically present in the EU and/or EEA due to mere accessibility of this website. Lurie Children's provides a Spanish version of this website for the sole benefit of its U.S.- based patients. Any translations of this website provided by third parties should not be interpreted as Lurie Children's intending to target or offer, or envisioning targeting or offering, goods or services to any users of this website who are physically present in the EU and/or EEA.


By accessing this website, you agree and consent that your use of the website and any services or materials contained herein are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use described herein. You agree that you will not violate any local, state, federal or international laws in using Lurie Children's website or accessing any material on this website. If you violate any of the Terms and Conditions of Use, Lurie Children's reserves the right to prohibit, restrict or discontinue your access to certain pages within the website. Lurie Children's also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue this website or any functionality on this website at any time and without prior notice.

Medical Disclaimer

Information posted on Lurie Children's website is for educational or informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute in any way for medical treatment, advice or diagnosis by a healthcare professional. You should not rely on information you receive from or through this website for any personal, medical, or health decision, but should consult with a qualified healthcare professional for specific information suited to your needs. You should never change or stop any course of treatment prescribed by your provider without first consulting him or her. If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911.

Sponsors of This Website

The sponsor of this website is Lurie Children's, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a charitable organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Lurie Children's owns and operates a pediatric hospital with 288 licensed inpatient beds in Chicago, Illinois. Lurie Children's does not host or receive funding from advertising on this site.

Links to Other Sites

Lurie Children's may provide links to other organizations as a service to our website visitors. Lurie Children's is not responsible for and has no control over the contents of or information provided in the sites linked to or accessible from this website. Linking to any other website is at your own risk, and Lurie Children's accepts no liability for the contents, accuracy or currency of sites that link to this website or to which we link from this website. Lurie Children's does not endorse any linked website or have any association with any operators of such sites, and is not responsible for any transmission received from any linked website. Lurie Children's assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damage to or any viral infection of your computer equipment or software on account of your access, use of or browsing in this or any other website.

Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Content

All copyrightable text, graphics, design, selection and arrangement of information in this website are copyrighted by Lurie Children's unless otherwise noted. You are authorized to use the content on the website for personal use only. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, store, transmit or distribute any of the material on this site without Lurie Children's prior written consent.
The term "Lurie Children's" is a registered trademark, and all related product and service names, designs, and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of Lurie Children's. All other product and service marks on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Website Security

Lurie Children's believes that protecting the security of your information is important. Therefore, we have taken certain security measures in an attempt to protect your information as you use our website. Lurie Children's utilizes the secure socket layers ("SSL") technology which offers the highest level of encryption technology commercially available (128-bit RC4).
For areas of the website that require passwords, you are responsible for taking all steps to ensure that no other person has access to your password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of your passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your password; (3) promptly inform Lurie Children's of any need to deactivate a password. Specific Terms of Use may apply to those password-protected areas of the website.

Website Privacy

Lurie Children's is committed to protecting your online privacy. In general, you can visit our website without revealing any personal information. However, in some cases, for example, if you purchase items from our online store or if you enroll for classes, you may be required to provide personal information as needed to complete the business transaction. Be assured that, except when legally required to do so, we do not disclose or release to outside parties any information collected in this way from website users.

IP Addresses: We collect and log the IP address of all visitors for the purpose of administering our system and gathering aggregate information about how our website is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. By visiting our website, you are voluntarily supplying this information. We do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.

How We Use "Cookies": "Cookies" are pieces of information that many websites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. In most cases, a Web browser will automatically accept cookies. Collecting this information does not allow Lurie Children's to personally identify you. Users should be able to change browser settings to disable cookies. Disabling cookies may make it more difficult to use some parts of the website. For more information about deleting cookies, see the Web browser's help section.

E-mail Communication: Communication you send to us via email links on our website may be shared with a customer service representative or other staff member who can best address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received. However, messages sent to us via normal e-mail (not encrypted) can be intercepted by another Internet user while the email is in transit to us. Email does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. Please do not send any personal health information via email. It is the policy of Lurie Children's to not accept or communicate protected health information via unencrypted e-mail with our patients and families.

Links to other websites: The Lurie Children's website may link to other websites, which may have their own privacy policies. Be sure to review the privacy policies on any website you choose to visit.

For information about how we use and disclose your protected health information, please read our Notice of Privacy Practices. (Descargue la versión en español aqui.)

Website Accuracy

Lurie Children's does not guarantee that the use of this website will be free from errors, technology downtimes, or periodic and/or planned unavailability. Lurie Children's cannot guarantee against viruses, worms, or other unauthorized third party users attempting to obtain access to this website or information transmitted to or from this website.
Lurie Children's disclaims all warranties with respect to the information on this website, including all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Neither Lurie Children's nor any author or supplier contributing to this website is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.

Limitation of Liability

Neither Lurie Children's nor any author or supplier accepts any liability for any alleged losses or damages incurred in reliance on the information contained on this site. In no event shall Lurie Children's and/or any author or supplier be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way related to the use or performance of this website or any linked site, to any information or anything else obtained through this website or otherwise arising out of the use of this site, whether based on tort, contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Lurie Children's or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. By accessing this website, you agree to waive any and all claims that you or your heirs and assigns may have in connection with your use of this website. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this website.

Governing Law

You agree that any claim or dispute relating to this website or your use or reliance on this website shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The parties agree to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois.