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Teen Privacy Statement & Disclaimer

The information contained in this Web site is provided as a public service only and is not intended to be—nor is it a substitute for—professional medical advice. The information is for educational purposes only. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider if you think you may have a medical problem before starting any new treatment or if you have any questions regarding your medical condition. These pages contain links to other web sites as a service to our readers. Neither Palmetto Health nor any of its affiliated hospitals and medical centers is in any way responsible for information provided by other organizations.

We take your online privacy seriously. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, Palmetto Health follows the requirements of the Children Protection and Privacy Act (COPPA) regarding the collection and use of identifiable personal information for children 13 years of age and younger. Please read the following to learn more about our website privacy policies.

Information Palmetto Health Collects

Personal Information
Palmetto Health does not require that you register personal information such as full names, postal addresses or telephone numbers to access the educational resources on the site. However, Palmetto Health does collect limited information when you access certain areas of the site. These areas include asking medical questions of our experts and requesting to receive the monthly newsletter. The information collected is to help us better understand your needs and is never given or sold to third parties.

Your e-mail address may be used in the "Ask an Expert" area to contact you directly regarding the question you submitted. However, this is only done if you give us permission when you submit the question.

Non-Personal Information
Palmetto Health may “cookies” to track your activity on the site. This allows us to know which pages you visited, how long you spent on each page, which browser you used to visit the site, the domain name of your Internet provider and how much time you spent on the site. The cookies do not identify your personal information such as your name or e-mail address.

Electronic Newsletter Subscription
Palmetto Health uses your e-mail address to send you its monthly newsletter and pertinent updates. We hope you'll agree to let us contact you in this fashion. However, if you prefer not be contacted by Palmetto Health, send an e-mail to and request to be removed from the mailing list. 

Electronic Newsletter Subscription – Children Under 13
Palmetto Health is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Therefore, when a child under 13 asks to receive our email newsletter, the child is asked to provide his or her first name, email address and the email address of his or her parent. Within two business days of receiving this information, we send the child's parent a notification email informing him or her of the child's request to receive by email the Teen Talk newsletter on an ongoing basis and give the parent the option to have his or her child's information be removed from our newsletter database. At any time after receiving this notification email, the child’s parent has the opportunity to exercise the option to request that we stop sending the child the Teen Talk newsletter and have the child's information removed from our newsletter database by following the "unsubscribe" instructions found in either their initial notification email or at the end of any of the Teen Talk newsletter emails.

All information collected for Teen Talk newsletters is used only to send the child the electronic newsletter and will not be transferred, disclosed, or shared with a third party.

Changing or Deleting Personal Information
You may review, update or delete personal information you have supplied to us. You can do this by sending your request to If you choose to delete your information, you will no longer be able to receive the newsletter or individual responses that may be sent regarding any questions you submit to our experts. However, you will continue to be able to access the education information posted in the general areas of the site. 

Links to Other Sites
Throughout the site, Palmetto Health offers links to other sites. When you click on these links, you leave the Palmetto Health website and our privacy policy no longer applies. Neither Palmetto Health nor any of its affiliated hospitals and medical centers is in any way responsible for information provided by other organizations.

Contacting Palmetto Health
If you have any questions about Palmetto Health or this privacy statement, you may e-mail us at: