Website Terms & Conditions of Use

Lurie Children's reserves the right at any time to change these Terms and Conditions of Use. Any modifications made to these Terms and Conditions of Use will be effective immediately upon posting on this Website. You agree that by entering, re-entering, or continuing to use the Website thereafter, you accept any and all such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms & Conditions of Use.

Consent

By accessing our website, www.luriechildrens.org (“Website” or “Site”), 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.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to all of Lurie Children's owned and operated websites and platforms.

Lurie Children's has developed social media websites with the goal of providing places to share experiences, information, and comments. We welcome discussion and encourage participation across all of our social media channels (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr). In order to serve this goal, Lurie Children's developed policies specific to social media. For more information, please read Lurie Children's Social Media Policy for Visitors.

Medical Disclaimer

If you or your child are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911.

All content 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. Lurie Children’s does not recommend any specific medical device, product, service, or treatment disclosed on this Website and does not recommend any specific tests, doctors, procedures, views, or other information described or disclosed on this Website. 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.

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 in Chicago, Illinois. Lurie Children's does not host or receive funding from advertising on this Site.

Links to or from Other Sites

Lurie Children's is not responsible for any links on its Website to Third Party sites or any links to its Website from Third Party sites. This Website may provide links to other organizations as a convenience to our Website visitors. Lurie Children's is not responsible for the content of such Third Party websites, the privacy practices of such Third Party websites' operators, or such Third Party websites' use of visitors' data. Third Parties may not be required to abide by the same privacy and confidentiality laws that Lurie Children's does. Lurie Children's accepts no liability for the content, accuracy, or currency of sites that link to this Website.

Lurie Children's does not recommend or endorse any linked Third Party 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 as a result of your access, use of, or browsing on this Website or any other website. By visiting a Third Party website (by clicking on a link), you may be agreeing to the terms and conditions of use on that website and are solely assuming any associated risk.

Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Content

All material included on this Website, including text, graphics, and code is protected by United States and international copyright laws. 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 this Website for personal use only, including making single copies of materials displayed on this Website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include applicable notices and disclaimers. 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 takes protecting the security of your information seriously. Therefore, we have taken certain security measures in an attempt to protect your information as you use our Website. Lurie Children's does not represent or warrant that the Website is free of viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; however, we do make reasonable efforts to prevent such files from appearing on the Website. We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for any such files and for any damage or effects caused by such files as a result of accessing the Website.

If areas of the Website 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 Accuracy

Lurie Children's makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the content on this Website; however, it 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 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

By using this Website, 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. You waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.