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Terms of Use

Patient Privacy

This privacy notice (en Español) describes how medical information about your child may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Web Privacy Policy

This notice provides information about the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Web privacy policies. For a complete listing of your child’s privacy rights and your responsibilities as a parent, visit www.choa.org/rights for more information. For our Social Media Policy, visit www.choa.org/socialmedia.

Email Privacy Policy

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Children's will not intentionally share the contents of any email or information submitted via the internet with any third party. However, due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide any assurances that the contents of your email will not become known or accessible to third parties. We urge you not to provide any confidential information about you and/or your or your child’s health to us via electronic communication. 

By submitting your information via an online form, you are provided the opportunity to receive communication from us. You may later decide to stop receiving this communication.  If you are a member of our Online Community and want to stop receiving communications, you may go to https://giving.choa.org/emailpreference, log in as you normally would, and change your email preference. You may also send a message to our Online Team or send mail to the following postal address: 

The Children's Foundation
1687 Tullie Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

About the information on the Children’s websites

The Children’s websites include:

The Children’s websites, or any that might be added in the future, are in no way a substitute for visiting a doctor. This information is only for education purposes. If you have any questions about your child’s care, ask your doctor.

By using these websites, you agree to hold Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta harmless for any costs resulting from not following this notice.

About privacy

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta may use your information from the websites listed above. We will not sell, trade, rent or share your private information with any other group, party or person. On some pages, you can make a donation, order products or register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/debit card information

About related organizations

The Children’s websites are not responsible for the quality or truthfulness of information given through the Children’s websites’ links or other related organizations with which we may be sharing content. This includes information that can be found through a Web link to and from the Children’s websites. Just because we included a Web link, or the Web link’s information, on the Children’s websites does not mean we endorse it.

About allowing cookies

Cookies are small files your computer creates. They do not have any private information. They track your computer so we can give you a faster, more personal experience. You can set your Web browser to stop making cookies—this will not change how your computer works or how you access the Children’s websites.

Secure donations

Credit card donations will be made through the Children’s Foundation Web page (www.choa.org/give). You will be asked to enter your name, credit card number and billing information. This information allows us to process your donation and to provide you with an e-mail receipt.

As a donor, you can choose to give anonymously (without giving your name) or to provide Children’s with your personal information.

Using credit cards

If you use your credit card to make a donation or pay a bill at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, you will need to put in your information. An e-mail receipt will be sent for your records.

Credit card information is not kept on the Children’s websites. It stays with a third party that keeps all private and credit card data. We take no responsibility for a third party’s privacy notice.

Compliance

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta set up a compliance program to help us follow all federal, state and local laws. This will help us not only meet our legal duties, but it helps us keep our high ethical standards. Visit the Children’s Compliance Web page for details.

Our content

All of the information on the Children’s websites is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other ownership laws only by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or our partners. You may not use our name, or the Children’s websites’ names, in any way or to raise money. If you are interested in hosting an event benefiting Children’s, visit www.choa.org/affiliates for more information.

About a waiver of Web privacy guidelines

If we waive one or more of the guidelines in this notice, this does not mean that we waive all the guidelines. If one of the statements in this statement is made illegal or, in any way, invalid, this will not affect the validity of the other statements in this notice.

About Georgia law

The Terms of Use will always follow the most current laws of Georgia and the U.S. Any action brought against these Terms of Use will brought against the state of Georgia.

This is the most current statement of the Children’s websites and is considered before all other contracts, representations and understandings of the parties.

Linking to the Children’s websites

Children’s does not stop others from linking to the Children’s websites, but we ask that any organization that links to our website follows the below terms:

  • Your link cannot look like an endorsement or affiliation with Children’s.
  • You cannot use frames or other ways to make the look or feel of the Children’s websites different.
  • You may not use this link to misrepresent your relationship to Children’s.
  • You must make sure that if you link to another Children’s Web page, aside from the home page, that the link is updated and active.

Other cases

You also may not link to the Children’s websites if you:

  • Violate any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right.
  • Engage in any libelous, defamatory, untrue or invasive of any right of publicity or privacy or other personal right.
  • Have any deceptive or false advertising.
  • Have any sexually explicit, indecent, harassing or other objectionable material.
  • Break any local, state or federal law.
  • Reflect badly on Children’s.

Children’s is the sole judge of all these criteria. We reserve the right to take legal action at any point in time for any reason without explanation. Physicians affiliated with Children’s should visit www.choa.org/decal for downloadable material.

We have the right to change any part of this notice at any time. You should read this notice often to check for any changes.