Effective Date: November 19 2021
Lurie Children’s may collect certain information from you through the Site, including personal information (i.e. individual information that may be used to personally identify or contact you). We may collect this information actively (i.e. by collecting information you voluntarily give us) and passively (i.e. by collecting information automatically gathered from your computer).
We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account or profile, use interactive features within the Site, share your story, subscribe to an email list or newsletter, make a donation, make a purchase from our store, apply for a job or provide other information to us through the Site.
Examples of information that we collect from you includes:
You may also provide information to be published or displayed on a public area of the Site or transmitted to other users of the Site or third parties. Such posts and user contributions are posted and transmitted to others at your own risk.
When you use the Site, we may automatically collect certain information about you, including:
We may obtain information from other sources and use it as contemplated herein, including to provide the Site to and otherwise communicate with you. We may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages or feeds on third party social media sites.
Lurie Children’s may use the information about you for various purposes, including to:
We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns and related Site information. This data may reflect Site usage patterns gathered during visits to our Site each month.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Site is not intended or designed to attract children under age 13. We do not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under age 13 nor do we knowingly disclose personal information from children under age 13 to any third-party in any form without parental or legal guardian consent.
Lurie Children’s is committed to maintaining reasonable physical, technical and administrative measures to protect your personal information. Unfortunately, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of information that you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
Lurie Children’s and some of our vendors may use “cookies” to help us collect information about how you access, browse and use the Site. 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. Cookies have different durations and functions. There are two types of duration cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie only lasts for the specific duration. A persistent cookie remains in your device’s storage until it is deleted or expired. There are two types of functionality cookies: essential and non-essential. An essential cookie is a cookie that is either used solely to carry out or facilitate a transmission to a server hosting a website or that is necessary to provide an online service. A non-essential cookie may enhance the performance or functionality of a website, be required to access a portion of a website, or be used for analytics or marketing. Lurie Children’s and our vendors may use one or more of the above-described cookies to facilitate access to various features of the Site.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The “Help” features on most browsers provides information on how to accept or disable cookies or receive notifications about them. Many cookies are strictly necessary and by blocking or deleting them, you will lose access to certain features of the Site.
Some web browsers have “Do Not Track” or similar features that allow you to tell each website you visit that you do not want your activities on that website tracked. At present, the Site does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals and consequently, the Site will continue to collect information about you even if your browser’s “Do Not Track” feature is activated.
You may update, correct or modify information about you by contacting us at email@example.com. Please note that we may retain some information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device or within mobile applications.
If you are a European Economic Area (“EEA”) resident, the following additional information applies with respect to personal data collected through your use of this Site. As drafted, this Privacy Notice is limited to the Site (and not general business operations). Any defined terms have the meaning given to them by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Lurie Children’s relies on the following lawful bases for processing your Personal Data:
We will retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it was collected unless a longer period is required by law or needed to resolve a dispute or protect our legal rights. The criteria used to determine the retention period of your Personal Data will vary depending on the legal basis for our processing. If we rely on your consent for processing, we will retain your Personal Data for the time necessary to fulfill the agreement with you, subject to your right to erasure under certain circumstances. If we process your Personal Data to perform a contract, we will retain your Personal Data for the duration of the contract and an additional period of time to comply with law or cover the period in which legal claims could arise out of the contract. If we process your Personal Data as required by law, we will retain your Personal Data for the duration of time we are required by law. If we process your Personal Data on the basis of public interest, we will retain your Personal Data for the period of time necessary to fulfill the purposes of the business process in the public interest and for any period of time that may be required to document the public interest or business process under applicable law. If we process your Personal Data based on our legitimate interests, we will retain your Personal Data for a reasonable period of time based on the interest, while taking into account your fundamental interests and rights and freedoms.
Under the GDPR, as an EEA resident you may have certain rights with respect to your Personal Data, which may include:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide certain personal information prior to accessing your Personal Data.
Lurie Children’s processes your Personal Data in the U.S. When your Personal Data is processed by third parties, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to adequately protect your Personal Data, as required by applicable law. If the third-party is not located in the EEA or a country with adequate data protection, we may enter into standard contractual clauses with the third-party or rely on your consent or other safeguards as permitted by GDPR.
Our affiliates include: