Privacy Policy and Legal Information

Privacy Statement

UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation (“Foundation”) and its supported organization, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, collectively referred to herein as “Children’s”, are committed to providing visitors with an internet experience that respects and protects their personal privacy.

We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy, to explain why we collect particular information and describe how we will protect your personal information within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at givetochildrens.org. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Statement as well as our Terms of Use.

Your Privacy Rights as to Health Information

The Foundation’s website is linked to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s website. UPMC Children’s is committed to keeping your child or teen’s health information private and confidential. Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and/or disclose your child’s health information and also identifies the patient rights under the federal privacy regulations (HIPAA).

You may view or print the UPMC Childrens’ Notice of Privacy Practices or pick up a copy of the brochure at any registration desk at the hospital.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

When you use our site, we collect anonymous information. Anonymous information is information about how a visitor uses our site (such as places visited and searches performed).

Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or IP addresses of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information.

Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual, but helps to characterize UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation visitors to improve our services.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, analyze trends, track visitors’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Personal Information Collected

Our site uses a registration form for visitors to request information, be placed on a mailing list or make a charitable gift. The registration form requires visitors to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and other similar information. We also collect financial information (such as an account or credit card number) in the online donation form. This information is used to fulfill visitor requests and process donations.

The visitor’s contact information is used to send additional information about UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation, important fundraising initiatives, event invitations and information, and is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. For example, we might have a question about the processing of a donation. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. We do not sell, share, or rent donor/visitor information to third-party organizations.

Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section below). The personally identifiable information we collect is not used for any purposes other than processing of donations and dissemination of information. Additionally, it is not disclosed to anyone other than Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and its partners, contractors and agents, unless we are required to comply with a court order or other legal process, or we must do so to protect our rights or property.

Please note that UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation will not intentionally share the contents of any email or form submitted through this site with any third party. However, due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide assurances that the contents will not become known or accessible to third parties.

WE URGE YOU NOT TO PROVIDE ANY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER, YOUR HEALTH OR A FAMILY MEMBER’S HEALTH, OR YOUR PATIENTS TO US VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION UNLESS WE INDICATE THE FORM HAS BEEN SECURED. IF YOU DO SO, IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The website is intended for adults and young people age 13 and over. It is not intended for or designed to attract persons under the age of 13. We do not permit registration by, nor do we collect personally identifiable information from, any person we actually know to be under the age of 13.

Use of Cookies

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is dedicated to providing privacy on the internet. In addition to developing our privacy policy, we have provided you the opportunity to opt out of future third party advertising cookies.

Security

All information provided to UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Passwords

You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation passwords and accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation account and password; (3) promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a password.

You grant to UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation and to all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the website the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, including your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation tools and services.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides visitors the opportunity to opt-out (or opt-in) of receiving communications from us at the point at which we request information about the visitor. A visitor who does not wish to receive future communications should email us at gifts@chp.edu.

Correct/Update

A visitor who wishes to modify or correct information previously provided should email us at gifts@chp.edu.

Other Websites

Our Privacy Statement applies only to your use of our website. Our website contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation has no responsibility. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating these linked sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you may contact:

Web Services Manager
UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation
One Children’s Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1342
Email: gifts@chp.edu

Please reference this Privacy Statement in your subject line.

Updates and Changes to the Privacy Statement

We reserve the right, at any time to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Statement, solely by posting such change, update or modification on the site with no advanced notice. Any such change, update or modification will be effectively immediately upon posting.

You agree to review the Privacy Statement each time you visit our website so that you are aware of any modifications made to the Privacy Statement. By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Statement, the Terms of Use and the Disclaimer Statement as posted on our website at the time of your access or use.

State Charity Registration Information

A copy of the latest financial report, registration filed by this organization, and a description of our programs and activities may be obtained by contacting us at: One Children’s Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or by phone at 877-247-4483. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation was formed in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

If you are a resident of one of the following other states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency:

Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800- HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT,

APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH49994

Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.

Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.

New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or www.charitiesnys.com

North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within NC) or 919-807-2214. This is not an endorsement by the state.

Virginia: From the State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

Washington: Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/.

West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.

REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.

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Copyright

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The materials on the web site are copyrighted by us and/or by other applicable rights holders. You may download and reprint a single copy of the materials from the web site for your own personal, noncommercial use only, provided you include all applicable notices and disclaimers. Any other use of the materials is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s).