Effective Date: January 6, 2018
www.stchristophershospital.com (the "Sites"). We also provide patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices that explains St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children patient rights with respect to their personal health information and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s privacy practices with respect to such personal health information. Our Notice of Privacy Practices can be viewed online
We collect personal information that you provide to us when you use the Sites. For example, you may provide personal information via the "Contact Us" form on the Sites, when you sign up to receive our newsletter and when you register for events. Personal information may include contact information such as your first name, last name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth. We may combine this information with information we collect offline, such as information you provide to us in person at certain educational or informational events.
What are cookies? A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that website to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information.
How do I control cookies. Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete cookies, visit
www.allaboutcookies.org. Some web browsers provide settings that allow a user to reject cookies or to alert a user when a cookie is placed on the user’s computer, tablet or mobile device. Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Sites.
We may use the information we collect for any of the following purposes:
We may share and disclose information as described at the time information is collected or as follows.
With Third Party Service Providers Performing Services on Our Behalf. We share information, including personal information, with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them. For example, we may use third parties to host the Sites, provide data analysis services, to send out email updates about the Sites, provide marketing and advertising services for us and remove repetitive information from our user lists.
For Legal Purposes. We also may share information that we collect from users as needed to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We will disclose personal information as we deem necessary to respond to a subpoena, regulation, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process. We may also share personal information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain.
Corporate Changes. We may transfer information, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition or other change of ownership or control by or of us or any affiliated company (in each case whether in whole or in part).
We employ industry standard security measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Sites. However, the security of information transmitted through the Internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of your information. Users of the Sites are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our Sites. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of the Sites, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Sites, if any, are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.
We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from any person under the age of thirteen. No parts of our Sites are directed to or designed to attract anyone under the age of thirteen.
The Sites do not support Do Not Track with respect to the Sites at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
106 E. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134