Aerial view of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and downtown Dallas

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Contact information for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (“Scottish Rite Hospital”):

Scottish Rite Hospital’s mailing address is:
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219

Legal Policy

Scottish Rite Hospital gladly provides access to its Website free of charge, though subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. As a condition to your accessing and browsing this Website, you signify your informed acceptance of Scottish Rite Hospital’s Legal Disclaimer (as it may be amended from time to time) and your agreement to follow the terms and conditions that are stated in this Legal Disclaimer. This Legal Disclaimer is a legally binding contract regarding your use of the products and services offered on Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website. Please check back periodically for our Legal Disclaimer updates.

Materials found on the Scottish Rite Hospital Website may be downloaded, used and copied for your personal, noncommercial use only, as long as all copies include any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice found on the page of the Website containing the materials of this Legal Disclaimer.

However, Scottish Rite Hospital is not granting you a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material or the products, services, processes or technology described in the materials. Scottish Rite Hospital, its affiliates and subsidiaries and/or any third-party owner of such rights retain all rights.

All of the Scottish Rite Hospital names and logos and all related product information, service names, design marks and slogans are solely the trademarks or service marks of Scottish Rite Hospital, and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. The use of any Scottish Rite Hospital name or mark in any advertising, publicity or in any other commercial manner, by you, or anyone authorized by you, is prohibited without the express written consent of Scottish Rite Hospital. Please submit requests for such use to Scottish Rite Hospital, attn: General Counsel.

Scottish Rite Hospital gladly provides information in this Website to educate the community about certain medical conditions and possible treatments. The information provided is not intended to act as a substitute for an examination, diagnosis and/or medical care provided by a certified and skilled health care professional. Use of this Website does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Although Scottish Rite Hospital endeavors to keep this Website current, health care information changes rapidly and thus the Website should not be relied upon as fully comprehensive or error-free. Scottish Rite Hospital does not advocate attempting to treat yourself, your child or someone you know without proper medical supervision. Scottish Rite Hospital does advise you to seek the guidance of your health care provider if you feel that you, your child or someone you know suffers from the conditions described within this Website.

SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL PROVIDES THE PRODUCT, SERVICES AND MATERIALS FOUND ON THE WEBSITE “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, USE OR DATA WHETHER BROUGHT IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH ANY SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL WEBSITE OR THE USE, RELIANCE UPON OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIAL CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED FROM ANY SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL WEBSITE, EVEN IF SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LEGAL DISCLAIMER FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

There is always a possibility of computer viruses. Although Scottish Rite Hospital is making every commercially reasonable effort to prevent the transmission of any viruses to or from the Scottish Rite Hospital Website, placing your system online can expose you to outside attack. You release Scottish Rite Hospital from all responsibility or liability for viruses. Scottish Rite Hospital assumes no responsibility and cannot be held liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing of the Website, or your downloading of materials, data, texts, images, video or audio from the site.

For your convenience, the Scottish Rite Hospital Website provides links to websites operated by third parties. When you click an external link, you will leave the Scottish Rite Hospital Website and enter a non-Scottish Rite Hospital site. Scottish Rite Hospital does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services provided by third-party operators via the internet. Scottish Rite Hospital is not responsible for the content and performance of third-party sites. Please know that if you choose to utilize the external linked sites, your use is at your own risk including any risks associated with harmful viruses.

Linking the Scottish Rite Hospital Website to any other website through hypertext, text, banner, logo or contextual link that permits a user to go from one party’s website to another by clicking the image or deep-linking is not permitted without Scottish Rite Hospital’s prior written consent.

The trademarks and service marks referenced in this Website are the trademarks and service marks of their respective owners unless they are expressly marked as being owned by Scottish Rite Hospital. Any references that Scottish Rite Hospital may make on the Website to any names, marks, products or services of third parties, or to hypertext links to third-party sites, or to third-party information, are not meant to constitute or imply Scottish Rite Hospital’s endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party, information, product or services.

The information that Scottish Rite Hospital receives about you from your visit to our Website depends upon your actions when visiting the site. For example, our Scottish Rite Hospital web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name and email address for each visitor on the Website.

While you are visiting the Scottish Rite Hospital Website, Scottish Rite Hospital may collect two types of information about users: “Personal Information” (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences and other account-related information) and “Aggregate Information” (such as information about how many users log on to the Website on a daily basis). Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit nonpublic personal information on the Websites by requesting information, purchasing our products or services, receiving electronic notices or other similar communications and other similar activities. Aggregate Information is nonpersonally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the Website, the number of visits to the Website by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged in to the Websites in a particular day). Aggregate Information does not personally identify a specific user. 

Scottish Rite Hospital will retain your Personal Information for fulfillment of the intended purposes for which such Personal Information is collected. Scottish Rite Hospital will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise may be legally required. As a general policy, Scottish Rite Hospital does not share, sell or trade Personal Information with nonaffiliated third parties without permission from the user; however, Scottish Rite Hospital will provide your Personal Information to third parties directly involved in the marketing, sale, operation, performance, support and/or maintenance of the Website or each product or service offered on the Website, including our website designers, hosts, service providers, technical consultants and business partners. Any Personal Information, however, will be used by such organizations only to perform their functions, to provide products and services related to or offered on the Website and/or as otherwise approved by you and for no other purpose. Scottish Rite Hospital also may divulge Personal Information if such information is required for us to comply with any valid legal process (such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order) or if Scottish Rite Hospital reasonably believes that you have or will commit unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public.

Scottish Rite Hospital maintains commercially reasonable safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the Personal Information provided by you. Such security safeguards are intended to be appropriate to the sensitivity of the Personal Information collected. To the extent Scottish Rite Hospital transfers any Personal Information to third parties, Scottish Rite Hospital will use commercially reasonable efforts to assure that such third parties to whom it may transfer any Personal Information have knowledge of our Notice of Privacy Policy and provide sufficient protection of such Personal Information. In particular, Scottish Rite Hospital requires that a secure session be established using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) protocol when you submit Personal Information to Us through Your use of the Sites to establish an account, use the shopping cart, input credit card or debit card information for payment, and access certain product pages. 

“Cookies” are used to enable Scottish Rite Hospital to collect Aggregate Information. Cookies are small text files that your web browser places on your hard drive when you visit a website. For example, cookies may contain information to remind the Website of you the next time you visit. If you do not wish to accept cookies on your hard drive or would like to be notified when this takes place, your browser should allow you to configure it to not perform these functions. Cookies do not collect Personal Information, only Aggregate Information, and Scottish Rite Hospital does not combine Aggregate Information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to determine who you are or what your email address is. The Website can access the Aggregate Information only from a cookie sent by the Websites or obtained by the Scottish Rite Hospital Server. Scottish Rite Hospital cannot access other cookies sent by other websites or the information contained therein. Scottish Rite Hospital use cookies to track usage of the Website and further customize your experience when you are visiting the Website. By tracking usage, Scottish Rite Hospital can best determine what features of the Website best serve the users. Without cookies, the Website would “forget” items that may be stored, such as purchases or searches, when you go to a different page. The session information used by the Website is deleted when your browser is closed. Please note that Scottish Rite Hospital gathers Aggregate Information to benefit its Website visitors and improve the content or layout of each page for each visitor through the use of this information.

You may make the choice to disclose personally identifiable information to Scottish Rite Hospital when sending Scottish Rite Hospital an electronic mail message or completing an order or form online. Please note that any communication or material that you transmit to the Scottish Rite Hospital Website by electronic mail or otherwise will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Further, it may be necessary for Scottish Rite Hospital to use the personally identifiable information that you gave to respond to your inquiries, donations or purchases or for other internal business purposes. This information will not be sold or rented to third parties, but it is important that you are aware that other internet users might be able to access such information and use it via the internet. Scottish Rite Hospital does not give consent to any of these uses. Please note that Scottish Rite Hospital will not obtain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information through an email message, donation form or purchase order form.

When sending Scottish Rite Hospital email messages, please do not send Scottish Rite Hospital any confidential or proprietary information. Please note that your email, like most nonencrypted internet communications, can be accessed and viewed by other internet users, without your knowledge or permission in transit to us. Any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or similar information that you send to Scottish Rite Hospital via the internet will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Further, by your choosing to provide confidential information to the Scottish Rite Hospital Website through the internet, you agree that any such information may be reproduced, used and distributed by Scottish Rite Hospital for any purpose without restriction or payment.

The Scottish Rite Hospital Website is managed in the State of Texas, United States of America. Scottish Rite Hospital does not make any representation that it is doing business in all geographic areas or that its products or services will be available in any particular country or jurisdiction. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations if you access the Scottish Rite Hospital Website from other locations.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) regulates and limits the use and disclosure of your private health information by Scottish Rite Hospital. Note that the HIPAA regulations apply to information gathered in the treatment of Scottish Rite Hospital patients and not to information gathered by or through the Scottish Rite Hospital Website. For details on how Scottish Rite Hospital protects the privacy of its patients, please see our Notice of Privacy Practices.

To purchase products from Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website store or make donations online, you must submit the necessary contact and payment information, including without limitation your name, address, credit card and email. You are responsible for the accuracy of the information in your account(s) supplied by you to Scottish Rite Hospital. By providing such information to Scottish Rite Hospital by any means (e.g., email, fax, telephone, mail, etc.), you represent that any information or materials provided by you shall be accurate, complete and correct and that you shall have lawful right to provide such information to Scottish Rite Hospital for use in processing your orders from Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website.

Certain portions of the Website may be protected by passwords or require a login. If you have been given a password or other PIN for access to nonpublic areas of the Website, you are solely responsible for all activities occurring in connection with or originating from such password or PIN. You are responsible for the security of your passwords and all use of any account set up by you on Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website, and Scottish Rite Hospital will not provide passwords to your account to anyone but you.

To purchase the products and services using the payment method displayed on the Website (e.g., VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, etc.), you must be 18 years of age or over. By using the Scottish Rite Hospital Website payment method, you confirm that you possess the legal authority to enter into the conditions of use for the Website, including instructing Scottish Rite Hospital to collect any payments from a credit or debit card and to use the Website in accordance with all terms and conditions.

Billing to your credit card or to your account occurs at the time of purchase or shortly thereafter. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Scottish Rite Hospital will charge tax in states where such purchases are taxable, and your invoice will include both the purchase price and sales tax based on the bill-to address for you for your credit card at the sales tax rates then in effect at the time of purchase. You agree that you are responsible for all charges incurred by your use of the Website, and you expressly authorize Scottish Rite Hospital to charge the credit card provided by you or listed on your account for any outstanding fees or costs due to Scottish Rite Hospital.

You may terminate any use of any account(s) in your name at any time by notifying Scottish Rite Hospital in writing of your intent to terminate subject to full payment of any costs charged to your account(s). You agree that Scottish Rite Hospital, in its sole discretion, may terminate your account(s) (or any part thereof) or access to and use of the Scottish Rite Hospital Website, and remove and discard any information stored on the Scottish Rite Hospital Website, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Scottish Rite Hospital believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the intent of this Agreement or otherwise are in breach of its agreement with Scottish Rite Hospital (including without limitation nonpayment). You agree that any termination of your accounts and your access to the Scottish Rite Hospital Website (or any products and services) under any provision of this Legal Disclaimer may be affected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Scottish Rite Hospital may immediately deactivate or delete your account(s) and/or bar any further access to such accounts or the Scottish Rite Hospital Website. Further, you agree that Scottish Rite Hospital shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to your account(s) or the Scottish Rite Hospital Website.

You shall not access or use any files or portion of Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website for which you have not been authorized. You shall not upload onto Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website, or otherwise use this Website for, any destructive or unlawful purposes including, but not limited to, the dissemination of computer viruses, libelous or inflammatory materials, pornographic or obscene information, or any works infringing upon the patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights of third parties. You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized information or materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation or other false or misleading information. You shall not impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Scottish Rite Hospital employee or government official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. Scottish Rite Hospital reserves the right to object to any use of, and immediately terminate access to, Scottish Rite Hospital’s Website including prohibited and unlawful conduct, even if that use is not expressly prohibited by this Agreement. IMPROPER USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE AND MAY RESULT IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITIES.

You agree that this Legal Disclaimer is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and that proper and convenient venue lies exclusively with the courts of Dallas County, Texas. You agree that the statute of limitations for any claim against Scottish Rite Hospital shall be brought within one year from when the claim arose, and any claims not brought within such period of time shall be deemed waived.

Scottish Rite Hospital reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this Legal Disclaimer at any time without prior notice. Notice of modifications may be given by posting notice of such changes on the Scottish Rite Hospital Website, by email, by facsimile or by regular mail. You agree that your use of the Scottish Rite Hospital Website constitutes acceptance of all of the terms and conditions as they may be amended in the future. Scottish Rite Hospital shall not be deemed to have waived any rights hereunder unless such waiver is in writing signed by a duly authorized officer of Scottish Rite Hospital. Scottish Rite Hospital further reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Scottish Rite Hospital Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Scottish Rite Hospital shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Scottish Rite Hospital Website.

Scottish Rite Hospital does not knowingly solicit data from children or knowingly market to children. Scottish Rite Hospital is concerned about the safety of children and their use of the internet. Therefore, in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), it does not knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event that Scottish Rite Hospital receives actual knowledge that it has collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, Scottish Rite Hospital will delete that information from its database as quickly as is reasonably practical.