Digital Privacy Policy

Introductory Statement

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health encourages you to engage in open discussion on our social media platforms1. While we make reasonable efforts to monitor our social media platforms to ensure posted comments are appropriate, we cannot review every comment and posted content may reflect opinions and values different than those of Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital.

Please note that any information available through our social media platforms should not be considered medical advice and does not replace a direct consultation with a health care professional.

You should not anticipate that your online posts will remain private.

Please use caution when posting medical information on any of the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health social media platforms and never disclose personally-identifiable information such as your location, medical record number, financial information, or other private information.

For more information about your privacy and health care, visit our Patient Privacy page on our website.

Social Media Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of any social media platform operated by Stanford Medicine Children’s Health and are subject to change without notice. This policy applies to all existing and future social media platforms. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you may not use these platforms.

Stanford Medicine Children's Health does not seek to limit the rights of individuals to communicate in a free and open manner; however, certain materials, images and language will not be tolerated.

You are responsible for the content you post and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree not to misrepresent yourself or take on the identity of someone else while using or engaging with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health’s social media platforms.

  • You agree not to post content or links to material that will lead to injury of yourself or others.
  • You agree not to use any Stanford Medicine Children’s Health sites for:
    • Personal attacks
    • Defamation
    • Harassment
    • Spam
    • Offensive content
    • Aggressive behavior
    • Illegal activities
  • You agree not to post anything that is illegal, obscene, libelous, false, comments on pending litigation, defamatory or threatening or abuse intellectual property rights on Stanford Medicine Children’s Health platforms.
  • You agree not to use the social media platforms to provide medical advice or medical commentary by non-Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital physicians.
  • You agree not to use the social media platforms to make, recommend, or increase referrals to physicians who are not employed by Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital.

Stanford Medicine Children's Health may change or delete content or features of Stanford Medicine Children's Health social media platforms in any way, at any time, and for any reason or no reason.

  • Stanford Medicine Children's Health reserves the right to review, edit and/or delete any of your posts in its sole discretion.
  • Stanford Medicine Children's Health has the right to monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, delete or discontinue your access to its social media platforms at any time, without notice in its sole discretion.
  • All links to other websites are intended to provide you with convenient access to other websites that might interest you. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is not responsible for the content of these linked websites and such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. Likewise, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when using social media platforms and to read the privacy policies of every website you visit.
  • By posting content on any online platform owned by Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital, you give Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, modify, publicly perform or display that material, and your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provided that information, to use, in connection with that material, in all current and future media formats. Other participants on social media platforms may use your posted content beyond the control of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, and we do not have the ability to monitor, intercept or otherwise remove your content from any web presence owned by another entity.

Please note if you are a Stanford Medicine Children’s Health employee you must additionally adhere to the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health social media policy available internally.

This policy may be updated at any time without notice.

1When we refer to “social media platforms”, we mean any website or application (including those hosted by a third-party entity) through which users may create and share content and find and connect with other users.