Terms of Use

Your access to and use of this Website and any page contained herein, including all Website pages whose URL includes “seattlechildrens.org,” all of which are collectively referred to below as the “Website”, is subject to the following Terms of Use and all applicable laws. Please read the following information carefully before accessing this Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, promptly exit this Website. Your continued use of this Website indicates your agreement and acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

We reserve the right at any time to, among other actions:

  • Change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  • Change the Website, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Website; or
  • Deny or terminate your use of and/or access to the Website.

Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon our making such changes available on the Website or otherwise providing notice thereof. We may provide notice of any such changes by posting an updated Agreement with the date of the update set forth below. 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 this Agreement.

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. SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (SCHS) MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE SATISFIES GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS. NEITHER SCHS 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 SCHS. SCHS 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 SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (SCHS) 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, OR 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 SCHS 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 SCHS 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.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Seattle Children’s Healthcare System (SCHS), 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 SCHS website, or any content, product or service offered through the SCHS Website, in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms of Use. SCHS 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.

User Agreements

You agree that you will not:

  • Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party;
  • Use this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws;
  • Use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;
  • Use this website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity;
  • Attempt to disable, "hack" or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this website.

User Submissions

Any communication or material you transmit to the Website by electronic mail or otherwise that does not contain personal health information, including data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and may be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. You hereby grant Seattle Children’s Healthcare System (SCHS) a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license in any copyrightable material that you transmit or post to our Website. Any such material may be used by SCHS for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, SCHS is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques in any communication that you send to the Website, for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. You acknowledge that you are responsible for all information you send to the Website. You may not post or transmit any information that is illegal, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, ethnically or racially offensive or discriminatory, profane, infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party, invades the privacy of another person or any other information or materials that constitute a crime, gives rise to a civil action or otherwise violate any law or confidentiality agreement. SCHS reserves the right to refuse to post any such message, and may take appropriate legal action.

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 Seattle Children’s Healthcare System that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions of use.

YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS BY USING THIS WEBSITE.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions about the privacy statement, the disclaimers, the terms of use, the practices of this Website or your dealings with this Website, you may contact:

Web Services Manager
Seattle Children’s
PO Box 50020 / S-217
Seattle, WA 98145
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Privacy Office
Seattle Children’s
PO Box 5371 / RC-402
Seattle, WA 98145-5005
206-987-1200
866-987-2000, extension 7-1200 (toll free)
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