Legal Statement

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Online Privacy Statement

At Driscoll Children’s Hospital , your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. Driscoll Children’s Hospital has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment of protecting your information. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site. Privacy refers to information we gather about you, and the use we make of it, in the course of our business.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available at the bottom of every page via the PRIVACY POLICIES link.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Third-party links

Driscoll Children’s Hospital may provide links to other Web sites maintained by third parties or may provide content on Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web sites from third parties through the use of “frames” or other methods. These links are provided for your information and convenience only. Driscoll Children’s Hospital does not necessarily endorse, support, authorize, or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is not responsible for the content of any linked Web site. If you access or use any third-party Web sites linked to Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web sites, you do so at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that other Web sites are free of viruses, worms or other software of a destructive nature. Driscoll Children’s Hospital reserves the right to terminate any third-party Web site link at any time.

If a third party links to a Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web site, it does not indicate an endorsement, adoption, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership between Driscoll Children’s Hospital and that third party. In some cases, Driscoll Children’s Hospital may not be aware that a third party has linked to the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web site.

A Web site that links to our Web site:

  • Should not replicate Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web site content;
  • Should not imply Driscoll Children’s Hospital is endorsing its products, services or its Web site;
  • Should not misrepresent it relationship with Driscoll Children’s Hospital;
  • Should not create a browser, border or frame for Driscoll Children’s Hospital content;
  • Should not present false information about Driscoll Children’s Hospital products or services; and
  • Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, or controversial.

The Information We Collect

There is limited information any web site can know about its visitors without asking them questions. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information (for donations, online store gifts or seminar registrations only)
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s date of birth

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number

The before mentioned gift recipients are granted the same rights of access, correction, and removal from future contact from Driscoll Children’s Hospital as regular Web-visitors. To access/change/ modify or deny future contact the gift recipient can write, e-mail, or call toll free using the customer service information listed at the end of this privacy statement.

The Way We Use Information

For each visitor to our Web site, the Driscoll Children’s Hospital web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name (IP address), but not the e-mail address.

We use website visitor’s contact information to send the user information about our company. The website visitor’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (please see the delete/deactivate section).

Our site uses an order form for customers to purchase products and services. We collect visitor’s contact information (like their e-mail address) and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers. The customer’s contact information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (please see the delete/deactivate section). Driscoll Children’s Hospital does not sell or rent any information gathered over the Internet.


Only Driscoll Children’s Hospital will send you information; we will not allow any outside company to use our information. When an e-mail advertisement is delivered to recipient there will be an option given to opt-out of receiving any future mailings. This opt-out will be as easy as replying to the e-mail and asking to receive no more mailings.


This site gives users the following options for removing their information from Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s database, to not receive future communications, or to no longer receive our service. When you receive information from Driscoll Children’s Hospital via, e-mail, it will include an automatic removal link to click on to be taken off the e-mailing list. You will no longer receive mailings from Driscoll Children’s Hospital . To request to be taken off our mailing list, or to make a change to your information, or to access your information on file, write, e-mail or call toll free using the customer service information listed below.


This site gives users the following options for changing or modifying information previously provided. To request to be taken off our mailing list, make a change, or access your information in our files, write, e-mail or call toll free using the customer service information listed below. Your changes will go into effect for your next order or future reference. (Changes cannot be made if the delivery is already in process.)

Contacting the Web Site

We read every message that comes to us. We also try to respond back within at least 48 hours of its receipt. If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site you can contact:

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Marketing Department
Phone: (361) 694-5024

This online consumer privacy statement is subject to change. If changes occur, they will be posted on Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s website.

The information in this server is provided as a courtesy by Driscoll Children’s Hospital and its related organizations. Driscoll Children’s Hospital expressly disclaims any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the information. Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that Driscoll Children’s Hospital is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of the information. Reference to specific products, processes, or services do not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by Driscoll Children’s Hospital . The views and opinions of the document authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of Driscoll Children’s Hospital .

The information published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information on this server.

Newsletters and e-mail alerts

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web site offers e-mail alerts and newsletters to users who have registered and provided us with an e-mail address for notification. These e-mail alerts and newsletters may include notices of upcoming special events, general health information or other items specific to the area of interest you indicated If you no longer want to receive these items, you may withdraw from any e-mail alert or newsletter list by using the “unsubscribe” option.


A cookie is a small text file stored on your hard disk by a Web site you have visited. Cookies contain information to remind the Web site about you the next time you visit. Cookies are used on some password protected areas of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web sites to hold your username and viewing options.

Log files

Driscoll Children’s Hospital log files automatically collect Internet protocol (IP) addresses for security purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information unless the IP address you have designated contains information such as your name, e.g.

Changes to the Terms of Use

Driscoll Children’s Hospital may update these Terms of Use from time to time in response to changing business circumstances and legal developments. In such instances, Driscoll Children’s Hospital will post any changes so that you are aware of the information that we collect and how we use it.

Preregistration using electronic forms

If you elect to electronically submit a completed pre-registration form, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and that you assume all responsibility for any liability arising from such electronic submission or from any errors or omissions in the data you provide. In addition, a completed pre-registration form does not create or constitute any relationship between you and Driscoll Children’s Hospital (its directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives) or any of the physicians on Driscoll Children’s Hospital medical staff.


Copyright 2021 by Driscoll Children’s Hospital. All rights reserved. The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement on this and all other Driscoll Children’s Hospital Web sites are subject to copyright and intellectual property protection. These materials may not be copied in whole or in part for commercial use or distribution, nor may they be modified or re-posted to other sites. Any unauthorized use of intellectual property that belongs to Driscoll Children’s Hospital is strictly prohibited and may be prosecuted under the law.