Privacy Policy

About This eNewsletter Service

This eNewsletter Service is offered through a collaboration between Office on Women's Health ("ASSOCIATE") and KidsHealth, a project of The Nemours Foundation. The Nemours Foundation, contracting with ASSOCIATE, is gathering all data, managing that data, and executing all email newsletter mailings from Nemours' servers. The Nemours Foundation will handle that data in accordance with the Terms and Conditions set forth below. All data collected will be considered to be the property of ASSOCIATE. Please note that participation in this eNewsletter is voluntary. Only the information needed to provide this Service is being collected. Note that you need not be a parent, guardian, or relative of any child to participate.

Legal Terms and Conditions for Use of ASSOCIATE Content

Legal Terms and Conditions for Use of KidsHealth Content

Please read this page carefully. This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you, the Website visitor (hereinafter "You" or "visitor") may use this eNewsletter Service. For Terms and Conditions for other parts of this Website, please see the policy information found elsewhere on this Website. The KidsHealth Content appearing on this site is licensed from The Nemours Foundation and is operated and administered by The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media (collectively, "The Nemours Foundation"). By using this site to access this eNewsletter Service, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site for that purpose. The Nemours Foundation may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.

The Nemours Foundation seeks to improve the health of children through the creation of engaging, innovative, family-oriented media. The owner of this Website contracted with The Nemours Foundation, and displays licensed KidsHealth Content to its visitors as a public service. Although it strives for timeliness and accuracy in all of its materials, The Nemours Foundation and the owner of this Website make no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the availability, accuracy, currency, or completeness of the KidsHealth Content on this site. The Nemours Foundation and the owner of this Website shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from Your access to, inability to access, or use of the KidsHealth Content on this site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.

Editorial Policies

Articles and features published on this site undergo a rigorous editorial process that includes extensive review by medical professionals. However, all information on this site is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult Your doctor. The editorial staff makes every effort to be as neutral as possible with regard to gender, race, color, religion, and age. Within the articles, the site takes turns referring to infants, children, and teens as "he" or "she." Remember that even if an article says he or she, it is referring to male and female infants, children, and teens, unless otherwise specified.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Nemours Foundation and the owner of this Website do not warrant that the KidsHealth information portion of this site or the Service will operate error-free or that the site or its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. If Your use of that portion of this site or its material results in the need for servicing or replacing of equipment or data, The Nemours Foundation shall not be responsible for those costs. This site and its material are provided on an "as is" basis without any warranties of any kind. THE NEMOURS FOUNDATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The KidsHealth Content portion of this site contains links to Websites owned by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and are not an endorsement by The Nemours Foundation of the contents of those other sites. The Nemours Foundation is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If You decide to visit any third-party sites using links from this site, You do so at Your own risk.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages


Use of Site Material

The KidsHealth Content of this site, including, without limitation, text, graphics, images, and other content (the "Content") are licensed from The Nemours Foundation and are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy You make of such material. You may not sell or modify our KidsHealth Content or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in anyway for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Content on any other Website or in a networked environment is prohibited.

User Submissions

The Nemours Foundation welcomes Your comments on its Content and the information contained herein. However, You acknowledge that if You send KidsHealth creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information, (collectively, the "Information"), the Information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of The Nemours Foundation. By submission of any Information to us, You assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such Information and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You.

As a user of the KidsHealth Content on this site, You are responsible for Your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not do any of the following things: transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; send sexually explicit images; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.

The Nemours Foundation reserves the right to expel visitors and prevent their further access to this site for violating these terms or the law and reserves the right to remove any communications from this site. The violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth on this Terms and Conditions page shall result in the immediate revocation of Your right to use the Content and obligates You to immediately destroy any copies of the Content in Your possession.


The Nemours Foundation is committed to preserving Your right to privacy. In executing this eNewsletter Service, The Nemours Foundation does collect identifying information about You and a Child or Children that may or may not be real and may or may not be your own. You voluntarily submit that information to The Nemours Foundation through this eNewsletter Subscription Form. When You visit the KidsHealth portion of this site, The Nemours Foundation may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about You, such as the type of browser or computer operating system You use or the domain name of the site from which You linked to us. Any information gathered, whether voluntarily provided by You or automatically collected, may be maintained indefinitely and used by ASSOCIATE for internal business and marketing purposes but will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties for any purposes. The Nemours Foundation will have access to the data in aggregate, but will not use visitor's individual information for any purpose other than executing the features of this eNewsletter Service on behalf of ASSOCIATE pursuant to your permission given on the Subscription Form. Otherwise The Nemours Foundation treats identifying information You submit to us as confidential and does not sell or otherwise disclose such information to third parties. Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our site, The Nemours Foundation reserves its right to disclose any information in its possession if it is required to do so by law, or it believes, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, defend its rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation. If You are concerned about the information You have provided to ASSOCIATE and to The Nemours Foundation or would like to review or update the information, or unsubscribe to this eNewsletter Service, please contact us at:

The Nemours Foundation
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-4046

The Nemours Foundation will make reasonable efforts to comply with Your wishes.

A Note to Parents

Although The Nemours Foundation is a non-commercial, nonprofit, charitable foundation and as such is not subject to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, it takes children's privacy very seriously. The Nemours Foundation does not share or sell the information sent to it, whether by children or anyone else. Sometimes, children write The Nemours Foundation with a personal medical question. Although, as stated elsewhere, The Nemours Foundation generally does not answer such questions, there are times when it believes it is advisable to ask a follow-up question or offer a comment.


The Nemours Foundation employs reasonable security measures to protect the personal information You submit to it, once it is received. Such security involves the use of Firewalls and other commonly employed security methods.


The KidsHealth content portion of this site originates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nemours Foundation does not claim that the Content on this site is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the site from outside the United States, You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in the State of Delaware with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this site. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in this site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between You and The Nemours Foundation with respect to Your use of this site.

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Important Note: All information is for educational purposes only. The place to get specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment is your doctor.

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