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Terms and Conditions for Use of Children's Web Presences

Updated 3-5-2010  

General Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles website. Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website. It governs your relationship with Children's Hospital Los Angeles regarding your use of this website.

Your access and use of this website constitute your acceptance of these terms and conditions as they appear at the time of your use. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions for this website, you may not use this website. Children's Hospital Los Angeles may modify these terms and conditions at any time. Any modifications made to these terms and conditions will be effective immediately upon posting on this website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by all of these terms and conditions as posted on this website at the time of your access or use. You agree to review these terms and conditions each time you use this website so that you are aware of any modifications made to these terms and conditions.

This website does not give medical advice.
The Children's Hospital Los Angeles website does not give medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Content, such as words, pictures and other material found on this website, is for informational use only. Children's Hospital Los Angeles does not approve of any specific product, service or treatment. Children's Hospital Los Angeles does not recommend any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures, views or other information that may be mentioned on this website. The information is not to take the place of getting advice from your doctor on diagnosis or treatment. You should not assume that information on a particular topic on the website is complete or up-to-date. Always speak with your doctor or other qualified caregiver with any questions you may have about a medical problem. Never ignore your doctor’s advice or wait to get medical help because of something you have read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 right away.

This website is provided “As Is.”
THIS WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. THAT MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION. ANY ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE IS VOLUNTARY. Children's Hospital Los Angeles WILL REGARD ALL ACCESS AS VOLUNTARY AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this website. Operation of this website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of the control of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles does not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through this website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles cannot and does not guarantee or warrant against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. You are responsible for maintaining a means external to chla.org for the reconstruction of any lost data.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this website, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

You alone are responsible for your use of this website.
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT OR ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THIS WEBSITE OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, SERVICE, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY.

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES IS NOT LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY BASED ON RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

Your access and use of this website bind you to the following agreements.
You agree that you will not:

  • upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party;
  • use this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws;
  • use this website as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;
  • post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Children's Hospital Los Angeles in its sole discretion;
  • impersonate another person; and
  • hold Children's Hospital Los Angeles or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or parent company liable for damages including, but not limited to, loss of wages, revenue or business because of any services related to or provided by this website.  The sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this website will be to stop using this website.

You agree that you will:

  • indemnify Children's Hospital Los Angeles and any of its parent or subsidiary companies or organizations, and any of its successors, assigns or licensees, together with any of its respective officers, directors and employees, against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to use of this website or any breach or violation of these terms and conditions; and
  • comply with all user responsibilities and obligations as stated in these terms and conditions.  

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is not responsible for any links to or from other sites.
This website may contain links to other websites and other websites may provide links to this website. These links are provided for your convenience only. Children's Hospital Los Angeles does not control these other websites and assumes no liability or responsibility for them, including any content or services provided to you by such websites or links from other websites to content on this website that was provided to you. You should not consider any link to or from another website as an endorsement of that website by Children's Hospital Los Angeles unless Children's Hospital Los Angeles expressly states so.

If you link to this website, your link, when activated by a user, may not trigger any interstitial or pop-up or pop-under windows. You may not frame this website or modify or alter the content or manner of display of this website. You may not link from any website or webpage containing material, that:

  • infringes or otherwise violates any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right;
  • is libelous, defamatory or invasive of any right of publicity or privacy or other personal right;
  • is misleading or inaccurate or constitutes false or deceptive advertising;
  • is sexually explicit, indecent, harassing or otherwise objectionable at the sole discretion of Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
  • violates any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • and disparages or reflects negatively upon Children's Hospital Los Angeles

This agreement is governed by California law.  Any action against Children's Hospital Los Angeles must be brought in Los Angeles, California.
You agree that this agreement is entered into between you and Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the State of California, United States of America and is performed within the State of California. You agree that this agreement is governed by and will be construed in all respects under the laws of the State of California, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action by you directly or indirectly arising under these terms and conditions or related to this website, you irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in or serving Los Angeles County, California. You waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such court.

If any of the provisions of this agreement are held to be not enforceable by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then such provisions will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Children's Hospital Los Angeles relating to the access and use of this website. This website may not be modified, in whole or in part, except as described elsewhere in this agreement. Anything contained in this website that is inconsistent with or conflicting with the terms of this agreement is superseded by the terms of this agreement.

Your use of this website may be terminated by Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
If you violate these terms and conditions, your use of this website will terminate. Children's Hospital Los Angeles may notify you of your breach of this agreement. Children's Hospital Los Angeles may, in its sole discretion, terminate your access to this website, or any portion thereof, or discontinue providing this website, or any portion thereof. These actions are in addition to and not in lieu or limitation of any other right or remedy Children's Hospital Los Angeles may have available at law. Further, Children's Hospital Los Angeles will not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination or discontinuance.

Copyright and trademarks belong to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
All text, graphics, and code used on this website are covered by United States and international copyright laws. All Rights Reserved by Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The materials on this website are copyrighted by Children's Hospital Los Angeles and/or by other applicable rights holders. You may download and reprint a single copy of the materials from this website ONLY for your own personal, noncommercial use, provided you include all applicable notices and disclaimers. Any other use of the materials is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s).

Miscellaneous provisions.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles’ failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these terms and conditions does not waive Children's Hospital Los Angeles’ right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These terms and conditions set forth the entire understanding and agreement between Children's Hospital Los Angeles and any site user with respect to this website.

Contact information
If you have any questions about these terms of use or the practices of this website, please email: webmaster@chla.usc.edu

Or write to Children's Hospital Los Angeles at:

Webmaster
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS #110
Los Angeles, CA 90027