Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Share My Story, Flutter
Site User Agreement

Effective Date: May 2015

Flutter is a free online story-sharing platform that gives patients and parents/ legal guardians the opportunity to share the story of their experience at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (“NCH”). Create a profile, post your story and Flutter will allow you to share your story with others while finding others with a similar journey.

Registration Information. When you register, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself or your child as prompted, (b) maintain and promptly update your account to keep it true, accurate, current and complete, and (c) post only material which you have the right or permission to post. You understand that as part of the registration process, NCH will collect personal information regarding your account, but will not use it for any purpose except as needed in operation of Flutter.

When you create a Flutter profile you must be the patient, parent or legal guardian of the patient.

In consideration of being allowed to participate on Flutter, you agree to abide by Nationwide Children’s General Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and these rules and regulations. You are willingly providing the following personal information about myself or a child to Nationwide Children’s to be used to help share my story and connect me with additional Nationwide Children’s opportunities. In creating my personal profile, you agree to provide truthful information about you or your child and your/their experience at Nationwide Children’s.

By submitting Content to Flutter, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. If you do not wish to have the Content you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on this page. “Content” is anything you contribute to Flutter in the course of your participation in Flutter, including, but not limited to, information, text, data, images, audio, video, graphics, and documents).

All links to other Web sites linked from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Flutter are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and as such we are not responsible for the content of external Web sites.

You may not post Submissions that:

  • Violate any local, state, federal and international laws and regulations;
  • Violate any copyright, trademark rights, patent rights, rights in know-how, privacy or publicity rights, trade secret rights, confidentiality rights, contract rights, or other rights of any individual or legal entity;
  • Are harmful; hateful; threatening; abusive; harassing; defamatory or libelous; tortious; sexually explicit, vulgar, lewd, obscene, or pornographic; racially, ethnically offensive; inappropriate; or inflammatory; or otherwise objectionable or offensive as solely determined in NCH’s discretion;
  • You know (or reasonably should know) are false, deceptive or misleading; including any in which you impersonate any person or entity or falsely misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Contain information that could be used for identity theft purposes, such as social security numbers, credit card, bank account or other financial information, driver’s license numbers, security codes or passwords;
  • Contain private or sensitive information about any other individual, such as information about that person’s sex life, political opinions, criminal charges or convictions, religious or philosophical beliefs, physical or mental health conditions, or other sensitive matters, without first obtaining that person’s express permission;
  • Contain the image, name, or likeness of anyone other than yourself, unless you have first obtained that individual’s express permission;
  • Contain unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including advertising of non NCH services or products), promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation;
  • Transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that contains software viruses, worms, disabling code, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • Link to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which you do not have a right to link or that violates these restrictions

BY POSTING ON NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FLUTTER YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THIS SITE USER AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”).

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • I am the patient, biological parent or legal guardian of the patient.
  • I/my child is a current or former patient of Nationwide Children’s.
  • My communications will be honest, supportive and respectful.
  • I will respect the opinions, including religious beliefs, of others even if they are opinions with which I disagree personally.
  • I will not threaten, harass or make objectionable comments with others.
  • I will not advocate illegal activities with others.
  • I will not advertise, sell or solicit to others.
  • I will not make hateful, bigoted or racially offensive statements to others.
  • I will not collect personal information, including contact information, about others without their prior consent.
  • I will not violate any local, state, national or international law.

Please keep reading for further terms and conditions regarding participation on Nationwide Children’s Hospital Flutter.

By accessing, viewing and/or posting any content on Nationwide Children’s Hospital (“NCH”) Flutter site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not view or post any Content. Your use of NCH Flutter represents acceptance of this Agreement and has the same effect as if you had actually physically signed an agreement.

The views expressed on NCH Flutter site are those of the users and are not necessarily representative of the views of NCH. You may not provide any content to Flutter that contains any product or service endorsements or any content that may be construed as political lobbying, solicitations or contributions.

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold NCH and its respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, successors and assigns harmless from and against, and shall promptly reimburse them for, any and all losses, claims, damages, settlements, costs, and liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) to which any of them may become subject arising out of, based upon, as a result of, or in any way connected with, your posting of any content to an NCH social media site, any third party claims of infringement or any breach of this Agreement.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY RELATED TO THE SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY RISKS INHERENT IN SENDING ANY CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET. By its very nature, a website and the Internet cannot be absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion attempts. NCH does not control the third party sites and the Internet over which you may choose to send confidential personal or health information or other content and, therefore, NCH does not warrant any safeguard against any such interceptions or compromises to your information. When posting any content on an Internet site, you should think carefully about your own privacy in disclosing detailed or private information about yourself and your family.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL NCH BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO: (I) YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE; (II) YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE WEBSITE; OR (III) ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE WEBSITE. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitations on liability may not apply to you.

Use of the Website is subject to NCH’s standard website disclaimer, available at: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/disclaimer (“Standard Disclaimer”). The Standard Disclaimer is incorporated into, and made a part of, these Terms of Use. NCH does not promise that the Website or any materials, content, services, products or features of the Website will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that any defects will be corrected, or that use of the Website will provide specific results. The Website and related services are provided to visitors and users “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” and without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND RELATED SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

You agree that any claim or dispute relating to your posting of any content on NCH Flutter shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, and you agree to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or federal courts located in Franklin County, Ohio.

THESE TERMS MAY BE UPDATED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND EACH TIME A USER ACCESSES FLUTTER, THE NEW TERMS WILL GOVERN USAGE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING. To remain in compliance, NCH suggests that you review this Agreement, as well as the other NCH website terms and policies, at regular intervals. By continuing to post any content after such new terms are posted, you accept and agree to any and all such modifications to this Agreement.

Violations of these rules will result in deactivation of the violator’s Flutter profile. To report rule violations, please contact us Flutter@NationwideChildrens.org.

Copyright Notice – Digital Millennium Copyright Act

NCH does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and NCH will remove Content if properly notified that such User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. NCH reserves the right to remove User Submissions without prior notice. NCH may also terminate a user’s access to its Website if they are determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a User Submission removed from the Website more than twice.

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission, materials or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may notify us by providing the following information in writing:
(1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(2) Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted;
(3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and a description of the infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an email address;
(5) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this site can be reached as follows:

[insert contact information for the designated agent]

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements above, your notice may not be valid.