This website (the “Site”) is administered by The Hospital for Sick Children in its role as the Secretariat of NCD Child (SickKids on behalf of NCD Child may later be referred to as “NCD Child”, “us”, “we” or “our”). Your access to and continued use of this Site and NCD Child social media channels (including but not limited to, Twitter, and YouTube) constitutes your acceptance of, and is conditional upon, your continued acceptance of and compliance with these General Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) and all applicable laws. “Use” of the Site means visiting or using the Site, including (without limitation):
a. to access or download, text, data, images, PDFs, videos, e-learning modules, newsletters, articles, illustrations, animations, games, views, opinions or other materials, and includes information and/or materials submitted by you (“Submitted Content”), which is collectively referred to as “Content”; and/or
b. to submit, post or upload your information, images, text, data, illustrations, animations or other Submitted Content to the Site.
Each time you Use the Site you signify your acceptance and agreement, and the acceptance and agreement of any person or entity on whose behalf you may act, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by the Terms. You represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to agree to and accept this agreement on behalf of yourself and any person or entity you may represent. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions you should not use this Site.
NCD Child reserves the right in its sole discretion to add, remove, modify or otherwise change the Terms at any time. Your continued Use of the Site following the posting of any such changes will signify that you accept the changes. If any change to the Terms is unacceptable to you, you should cease using the Site.
NCD Child reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to add, remove or modify any Content on the Site. NCD Child reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions to any part of the Site but has no duty to do so, and the Terms shall apply to any such changed version of the Site.
You acknowledge that all information, text, images, audio, video, designs, names, logos, trade-marks, data, code or other information, material or content submitted by any user including yourself, whether publicly or privately posted, emailed, transmitted, uploaded or otherwise submitted to us via this Site or one of our social media channels (collectively “Submitted Content”) is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. You acknowledge and agree that you are entirely responsible for all of your Submitted Content that you post, email, transmit, upload or otherwise submit via this Site and/or pursuant to the services we make available via this site (the “Services”), including without limitation the accuracy of the Submitted Content. We do not control the Submitted Content posted via the Site and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Submitted Content. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any loss, damage or injury related to, or arising as a result of, any use of any Submitted Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Submitted Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Submitted Content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, uploaded or otherwise submitted via a Service.
Please be aware that what is posted online can remain online for many years to come. We encourage you to exercise caution when speaking about your medical condition or your child’s medical condition. Please do not disclose personal information such as medical records, your location, financial information, etc.
The views and opinions expressed on NCD Child’s social media pages reflect the thoughts of the online users and not necessarily those of NCD Child.
You agree not to post, email, transmit, upload or otherwise submit any Submitted Content that:
NCD Child shall have the right to remove any Submitted Content that violates the above terms and conditions or is otherwise objectionable, in NCD Child’s sole and unfettered discretion. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
The Content on this Site is provided for educational and/or informational purposes only. The Content is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. NCD Child makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content developed by NCD Child is reliable when posted. NCD Child does not control Submitted Content contributed by other users to the Site and you should not assume such content has been reviewed or endorsed by NCD Child.
Some of the content photography on this website is being used for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted in the content is a model, unless otherwise indicated.
You acknowledge when you Use this Site that:
Please consult with a physician or clinician before making any decision regarding treatment or medication. Due to unique individual needs, you should consult your personal physician to determine the appropriateness of any Content for your specific situation and before making any decision regarding your treatment or medication. Online resources are not a substitute for the personalized judgement and care of a trained medical professional.
The Content on this Site is not intended as emergency or crisis help. If you require help with an emergency, contact your local emergency services: in Ontario call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room.
SickKids does not accept any liability for your use of the Site and your use of the Site is at your own risk. The Site is provided on an “as-is” basis, without any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, and including without limitation implied representations or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of proprietary rights, all of which are disclaimed by SickKids to the fullest extent permitted by law.
You agree that in no event shall SickKids, its affiliates, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors or their respective successors and assigns have any responsibility or liability for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, personal injury resulting from following any advice or information given on the Site, any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data or otherwise, regardless of the cause, whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise. This limitation applies even if SickKids knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.
SickKids expressly disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions or conduct of any third-party user of the Site or any advertiser or sponsor of the Site (collectively, a “Third Party”). Under no circumstances shall SickKids or its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, damage (including special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages), or expense arising in any manner whatsoever, directly or indirectly, from (1) the acts, omissions, or conduct of a Third Party; or (2) any use or inability to use any content located at or made available at any website linked to or from the Site.
If you decide to access or use any linked website or content, materials, software, goods or services from any website linked to or from the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
You hereby release SickKids and its officers, directors, employees, agents and their respective successors and assigns from any injury, loss, damages or expenses that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising directly or indirectly from your purchase or use of any products or services referenced by or made available through the Site or by third parties through the Site.
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, you may not directly or indirectly:
NCD Child welcomes links to this Site subject to the conditions (“Conditions for Linking”) described below. You agree that by linking to this Site, you and the owner of the linked website will be deemed to have agreed to the following Conditions for Linking:
NCD Child respects your privacy; we do not sell, rent, or trade personal information about our Site users. We collect, use, and disclose personal information only with your consent, and after identifying the purposes for which the personal information is collected, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. Generally, information may be collected to improve the operation of the Site, process requests, and/or respond to feedback. We also use contact information to send periodic e-mail alerts or bulletins to subscribers who have opted to use this service.
Information Collected Automatically on Use of Site
The Site may automatically collect information including but not limited to the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, your operating system, the parts of the Site you visit, the pages and images viewed, the content you post or download from the Site and your internet service provider’s IP address. Such information collected is generally used to improve the Site and for Site administration purposes. The information may be used to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Site traffic patterns and Site user demographics.
Google Adworks and Facebook remarketing services
You can opt out of Google Adworks and Facebook remarketing:
During your Use of the Site you may choose or be requested to voluntarily provide personal information such as your email address and name for the purposes of communications or for accessing certain features of the Site. NCD Child may use such personal information to communicate with you. By using this Site, you signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the Terms. If you do not agree with the Terms, you should not use the Site.
NCD Child has a set of rules, set out in the NCD Child Privacy and Confidentiality of Information Policy, which addresses how it will deal with the information it acquires about viewers of this website. An overview of the NCD Child Privacy and Confidentiality of Information Policy is located on the Privacy page. We regularly review our privacy practices for our various activities, and update our policy.
Children under 13 must get permission from a parent before submitting any personal information to the Site. NCD Child urges all parents and legal guardians to supervise their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information online.
Privacy Contact Information
If at any time you wish to be excluded from future contacts, or to discuss your privacy options, email: [email protected] and we will accommodate your request.
NCD Child SecretariatCentre for Global Child HealthThe Hospital for Sick Children525 University Avenue, Suite 702Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2L3
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between NCD Child and users of the Site. NCD Child and Site users are independent parties and nothing in these Terms shall give rise to an employment, partnership or agency relationship between you and NCD Child. Waiver of any provision of these Terms is invalid unless provided by NCD Child in writing.
Failure of NCD Child to enforce any of the terms and conditions hereunder, to exercise any rights or remedies provided herein or by law, or to provide proper notice shall not constitute waiver by of any of rights hereunder nor release you of any obligations under these Terms. These Terms enure to the benefit of NCD Child its successors and assigns.
Centre for Global Child HealthThe Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)525 University AvenueSuite 702Toronto, Ontario, CanadaM5G 2L3