CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITALS
We collect personally identifying information from our users, from our patients and/or their families and visitors. We recognize two kinds of personal data that deserve different levels of protection:
CMH collects personally identifiable information and sensitive data only when there is a legitimate need to do so. If your relationship with us includes providing us with sensitive data, we will endeavor to protect that information. Except as provided herein, we will not distribute sensitive data outside of CMH and our affiliates.
Our servers keep track of all website traffic.
We use information collected on our site:
We will give you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving any unsolicited information from us or to limit the unsolicited information you receive from us to information regarding the service you requested information about.
Once you register with us and sign in on the CMH site, you are not anonymous to us.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your personally identifiable information shared with any other person or company, we will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:
Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. When you request an HTML page or send e-mail, the Internet Protocol part of TCP/IP includes your IP address in the message (actually, in each of the packets if more than one is required) and sends it to the IP address that is obtained by looking up the domain name in the Uniform Resource Locator you requested or in the e-mail address you're sending a note to. At the other end, the recipient can see the IP address of the Web page requestor or the e-mail sender and can respond by sending another message using the IP address it received.
This website uses transient "cookies" during a site visit but does not gather information from a user's computer. The "cookie," which is a small text file stored in temporary memory, is used by our Web application for usability purposes and to comply with subscription preferences that our visitors have given us. No personal identifying data is collected and the "cookie" is erased when the visit ends.
Ability to Review and Edit Your Information
You may review and approve the information about you collected upon registration in our database. Upon request, we will remove that information from our database or change or correct personal information that you state is erroneous. You should understand, however, that information about you in our database might come from a number of sources.
We will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personally identifiable information. We use the industry standard encryption technology Secured Socket Layer (SSL) Class 3 certificate issued by VeriSign. Anytime you submit data via https protocol that data is encrypted automatically.
We reserve the right to change, modify or otherwise update this policy at any time. These changes or updates will be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by posting on this site, by electronic or conventional mail or by any other means by which you obtain notice of the changes or updates.
Policies of Other Sites
CMH is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which this site may link. Further, due to the diverse nature of our business, our affiliates may have privacy policies that differ from this policy. Further, due to the diverse nature of our business, our affiliates may have privacy policies that differ from this policy.We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.
All material contained in this website is proprietary and is protected by law, including United States copyright law. Except as indicated, CMH is the owner of this content. All rights reserved. All materials are protected by copyright and may not be republished or printed for copying or redistribution without the express written permission of Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics. For questions or requests for permission, please contact the Communications and Marketing Department, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64108; or call (816) 346-1370.
CMH own all trademarks and service marks appearing on the website. The unauthorized use or misuse of these trademarks and service marks is prohibited.
Your Communications to the website
By forwarding any communications to CMH through this website or by other electronic means, you thereby grant CMH a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, redistribute, and display such communications in any form. Furthermore, CMH may use any suggestions contained in or resulting from such communications. CMH cannot be responsible and shall not be liable for the contents of communications to the website by visitors or persons other than CMH employees.
Collection of Data from Children
To the extent that CMH is able to determine the age of users by their communications with the CMH website, CMH will not knowingly (a) collect or post information from persons under the age of sixteen ("children") without their parent's or guardian's consent, or (b) provide any personally identifying information about children, regardless of its source, to any third party. If registration is required for any services on the website, and a user submits information to the website that indicates that the user is a child, CMH will attempt to alert the child's parent or guardian of the child's registration and will provide instructions on how the parent or guardian can delete the child's registration, if so desired. No information collected from users self-identified as children will knowingly be used for promotional purposes.
No Solicitation or Offer
This website is designed to provide general information about CMH. Information on the website is not intended to constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any particular product or service.
CMH attempts to keep the information contained within its website current and accurate, but CMH is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the website. CMH expressly disclaims the accuracy (including the timeliness) of the information, links, or other items contained within the website.
No Medical Advice
This site is provided for educational purposes only should not be viewed as a substitute for medical advice provided by your family doctor, pediatrician or specialist.
Confidentiality Cannot be Guaranteed
CMH does not guarantee the privacy of material transmitted to CMH via www.childrensmercy.org or internet electronic mail. If this is a concern, you should communicate with CMH by telephone at (816) 346-1370 or write us 2401 Gilham Road Kansas City, MO 64108.
This website may contain links to other websites. Such third-party sites are maintained by persons or organizations over which CMH exercises no control, and CMH expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content thereof.
Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Mikki Massey, Privacy Officer at (816) 701-4573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.