The contents of this VAD platform, including text, graphics and other materials (“Contents”) is offered solely for educational and informational purposes. The information should in no way be considered as offering medical advice for a particular patient or as constituting medical consultation services, either formal or informal. The Contents do not constitute either an explicit or implicit consent or contract by any physician or other employee of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (“CCHMC”) to create a physician-patient relationship and such information in no way creates, substitutes or in any way consists of examination, diagnosis, treatment or the prescription of treatment for any patient. Content users must use their independent judgment in determining the value and use of the information contained herein and its application to a situation. CCHMC expressly disclaims any decision-making authority or supervisory control over the Content users. No information provided herein shall create a warranty of any type nor shall any person rely on any such information or advice. Views expressed or implied in the Contents are not the official positions or views of CCHMC. CCHMC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the information contained in the Contents.
IN NO EVENT WILL CCHMC OR ITS TRUSTEES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR VIEWING OR ACCESSING THE CONTENTS.
We provide links to websites operated by other parties. The links are provided for your convenience only. The presence of a link does not imply endorsement of the material on the websites or association with the website’s operators. CCHMC does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services provided by third parties through the internet.
CCHMC is not responsible for the content and performance of these sites. Use of linked sites is strictly at your own risk including any risks associated with destructive viruses.
This is how CCHMC will handle information learned about you from your visit to the VAD platform. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting the platform.
CCHMC collects the domain name and email address (where possible) of visitors to the platform, aggregates information on what pages users access or visit (e.g. number of site visitors, time on site), user-specific information on what pages users access or visit and information volunteered by the user, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to improve and customize the Contents and offer online features that are helpful to visitors. CCHMC collects this information by using “cookies,” which are small files stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are text information files that your web browser places on your computer when you visit a website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but can be configured not to accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
You also may decide to send CCHMC personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message or by voluntarily disclosing that information by completing an online survey. We may use personally identifying information from you to respond to your inquiries or for other internal business purposes. This information will not be sold or rented to third parties. You should be aware, however, that others may access such information and use it, though any such use would be without the consent of CCHMC. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.
This platform is managed in the State of Ohio, United States of America. We make no representation that the Contents are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access the platform or the Contents from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with local laws.