Information we collect
- The March of Dimes collects personal information when you communicate with us online – by making a donation or creating an account, for example.
- We collect personal information we receive offline when you volunteer, donate or participate in our events.
- We collect information, including your IP address, about your browser and operating system and access and use of our websites and mobile applications using cookies and similar technology.
- We may receive information about you from our third party partners' websites, such as when you register with the OneCause platform to conduct do-it-yourself events or when you register with our Volunteer Hub (operated by Dynamic Signal, Inc.) to receive volunteer education or engage with our volunteer community.
How we use your information
- We use your personal information to contact you with news items that may interest you and opportunities to donate or volunteer.
- We use information from cookies and similar technology to facilitate and track use of our websites and mobile applications, to deliver web content relevant to you and to advertise our events and our mission.
Sharing information with third parties
- If you have donated or volunteered offline, we may share your name and address with sponsors, other nonprofits and commercial companies as part of our fundraising efforts. (Personal information collected through the text program, won’t be shared, sold, or rented to third parties for their own marketing purposes.)
- We will provide personal information in response to subpoenas, to allow law enforcement, at our request, to investigate unlawful activities at our websites, to our trusted service providers and to a successor in interest by merger or reorganization.
- We may share your information with your consent.
Opting Out, online tracking, requesting data deletion, and your privacy rights
- To limit our communications with you, please email us at [email protected] or go to our Contact us page.
- You have the right to prevent the sharing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, free of charge, by emailing your request to [email protected].
- We use third party service providers to collect information about visits to our websites and mobile applications using technology such as cookies and Web beacons. For more information and to opt out of having information collected by our web analytics companies, please visit Google and Flurry.
- We also use third party service provider to deliver ads across the Internet. You may opt out of receiving ads by visiting www.aboutads.info.
- You have the right to request deletion of your data. To do so, please send your request through the request form at Contact us (marchofdimes.org) or call us at 888-MODIMES (888-663-4637).
- Click here to download our financial statement.
March of Dimes recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy. This notice will explain what information we collect from you when you visit our websites, mobile applications and blogs, the way we use this information, and the choices you can make regarding our use of your personal information.
Information we collect and how we use it
We collect information such as your name, age, gender, personal or business address, occupation, e-mail address, user name, phone number and credit card details that you provide both online and offline.
We collect this information online, for example, when you:
- Sign up at the March of Dimes websites
- Make a donation online or sponsor an event participant
- Register for a fundraising event
- Participate in our social networking community
- Take a professional education course or register to join our professional forums
- Purchase publications or professional educational materials
- Register to use our mobile applications
- Request a newsletter
- Ask a question of our experts.
- Enter one of our contests or sweepstakes
- Use our digital products
- When you make a donation via our online Gift Guide
- Submit a story for the remembrance wall, unspokenstories.org, or our online story hub.
- Advocate through one of our action network appeals
We may receive information about you from our third party partners' websites, such as when you register with the OneCause platform to conduct do-it-yourself fundraising events or when you register with our Volunteer Hub (operated by Dynamic Signal, Inc.) to receive volunteer education or engage with our volunteer community.
We also obtain this information offline, through registration forms, telemarketing appeals and postal appeals when you:
- Take part in any of our events.
March of Dimes also receives names and addresses of potential donors from other companies and organizations.
We may obtain additional information and also update information we may have concerning you, as a result of your subsequent involvement with March of Dimes as a donor, volunteer, participant in our events or other engagement in our mission.
We use this information to register you to participate in our events, online communities and continuing education programs, to respond to specific questions you may have, to honor requests for brochures or newsletters, to deliver products or course materials, to administer tests, to process payments and donations made online and also to contact you about new materials, activities, events and opportunities to volunteer and contribute to local and national programs and research initiatives.
March of Dimes’ Community
When you create an account at marchofdimes.org or join one of our online communities, we will ask you to let us know what interests you or the reasons for visiting our website. We save this information, together with information about your relationship with the March of Dimes in the past – such as a donation you may have given -- and any involvement you may have with us in the future, in order to provide information that is most relevant to you. Our online communities include, for example, our Share Your Story online community.
When you sign up at our March of Dimes website, you will be able to use certain applications and services, such as our ovulation indicator. The information you provide to use these services will be deleted at the end of your session unless you specifically request us to save it for you.
When you log on through Facebook® to our mobile application, CineMama, using your email address, Facebook will provide us with your basic information – your user ID, your friends’ user IDs, and any public information, including your name, gender and locale. To learn more about the information Facebook® shares with us when you connect with our application, please visit the “Other websites and application” section of the Facebook Data Use Policy here. We use the additional information concerning your pregnancy that you provide when you set up the application to create the calendar and CineMama’s various other features and to provide you with tips and timely information about your pregnancy. March of Dimes will share the information that you upload to CineMama – including photos and diary entries – as you allow in your privacy settings. Please read the FAQs at our CineMama app that explain the CineMama privacy settings.
Becoming a Mom
When you register for the Becoming A Mom online educational program, you will be required to provide us with your basic information – name, email address and ZIP code. Following registration, you may also be asked about your areas of interest, stage of pregnancy, etc. The information you provide will be used solely to select and deliver you with relevant and personalized content through the Becoming A Mom program. Your sponsoring employer/organization will also have access to certain limited information about your participation in the program as more fully described in “Sharing your personal information” below. If you consent at registration, the March of Dimes may also use your contact information to send you mission, advocacy, fundraising and/or event communications.
E-Learning (including Health Equity Education and Professional Education)
You may receive access to MOD E-Learning through your sponsoring employer / organization. When you participate in our E-Learning platform or services, you will be required to provide us with some information, including (for example) your name, your email address, your sponsoring employer / organization, your profession and title, and some additional information as may be required for credentialing (such as your birth date and association membership credentials).
Your sponsoring employer/organization will also have access to certain limited information about your participation in the Program. If you consent at registration, the March of Dimes may also use your contact information to send you mission, advocacy, fundraising and/or event communications.
March of Dimes is the owner of the information collected in connection with our E-Learning platform and services, and we may use this information as permitted by this Policy. For example, we may use your information for credentialing purposes. We may also share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with third parties, such as third party sponsors or supporters of the Programs. We may also use the information for purposes including evaluating system performance, platform health, and identifying problems or enhancements to our services.
Ask our experts
Our service, "Ask our experts," allows you to ask questions, including questions that may involve health issues.
Personal health-related information included in specific questions submitted to “Ask our experts” is used solely to enable March of Dimes professionals to best answer your questions. This information is never shared with any third party.
Records regarding the type of individual inquiries we receive are used to create aggregate reports, without reference to any personal information, for internal use only. Your individual queries are accessed only by March of Dimes employees on a "need-to-know" basis and are purged after one calendar year from the date of inquiry.
March of Dimes Inc. offers a mobile messaging program (the “Program”), which you agree to use and participate in subject to the following Mobile Messaging Terms and Conditions (the “Mobile Messaging Terms”). By opting into or participating in the Program, you accept and agree to these Mobile Messaging Terms.
User Opt In: The Program allows users to receive mobile messages by affirmatively opting into the Program. Regardless of the opt-in method you utilized to join the Program, you agree that these Mobile MessagingTerms apply to your participation in the Program. By participating in the Program, you agree to receive autodialed or prerecorded marketing mobile messages at the phone number associated with your opt-in, and you understand that consent is not required to make any purchase from Us. While you consent to receive messages sent using an autodialer, the foregoing shall not be interpreted to suggest or imply that any or all of March of Dimes’ mobile messages are sent using an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS” or “autodialer”). Message and data rates may apply.
User Opt Out: If you do not wish to continue participating in the Program or no longer agree to these Mobile Messaging Terms, you agree to reply “STOP,” “QUIT,” “END,” “CANCEL,” “UNSUBSCRIBE,” or “STOP ALL” to any mobile message from Us in order to opt out of the Program. You may receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt out. Alternatively, you may opt out of the Program by calling March of Dimes’ customer services at 1-888-MODIMES or by sending an email to [email protected]. You understand and agree that the foregoing options are the only reasonable methods of opting out. You also understand and agree that any other method of opting out, including, but not limited to, texting words other than those set forth above or verbally requesting one of our employees to remove you from our list is not a reasonable means of opting out.
T-Mobile and AT&T provide daily files for phone numbers that have deactivated from their network or been ported from one carrier to another. We proactively opt-out deactivated numbers from our subscription list.
Duty to Notify and Indemnify: If at any time you intend to stop using the mobile telephone number used to subscribe to the Program, including canceling your service plan or selling or transferring the phone number to another party, you agree that you will complete the User Opt Out process set forth above prior to ending your use of the mobile telephone number. You understand and agree that your agreement to do so is a material part of these Mobile Messaging Terms. You further agree that, if you discontinue the use of your mobile telephone number without notifying March of Dimes of such change, you agree that you will be responsible for all costs (including attorneys’ fees) and liabilities incurred by March of Dimes, or any party that assists in the delivery of the mobile messages, as a result of claims brought by the individual(s) who is later assigned that mobile telephone number. This duty and agreement shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD MARCH OF DIMES, MARCH OF DIMES’ AGENTS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER MARCH OF DIMES USES TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY MARCH OF DIMES OF A CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY UNDER THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq., OR SIMILAR STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, AND ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER RESULTING FROM MARCH OF DIMES ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT YOU AT THE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDED.
Program Description: Without limiting the scope of the Program, users that opt into the Program can expect to receive messages concerning March of Dimes’ commercial activities and your relationship with March of Dimes, including, but not limited to, messages concerning March of Dimes’ events, campaigns, advocacy, fundraising, your account information, and your orders from March of Dimes.
Cost and Frequency: Message and data rates may apply. The Program involves recurring mobile messages, and additional mobile messages may be sent periodically based on your interaction with March of Dimes.
Support Instructions: For support regarding the Program, text “HELP” to 40789 or email Us at [email protected]. Please note that the use of this email address is not an acceptable method of opting out of the program. Opt outs must be submitted in accordance with the User Opt Out procedures set forth above.
MMS Disclosure: The Program will send SMS TMs (terminating messages) if your mobile device does not support MMS messaging.
March of Dimes Disclaimer of Warranty: The Program is offered on an “as-is” basis and may not be available in all areas at all times and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage, or other changes made by your wireless carrier. March of Dimes will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any mobile messages connected with the Program. Delivery of mobile messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator, and is outside of March of Dimes’ control.
Age Restriction: You may not use or engage with the Program if you are under thirteen (13) years of age. If you use or engage with the Program and are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) years of age, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to do so. By using or engaging with the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that you are not under the age of thirteen (13), are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) and have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use or engage with the Program, or are of adult age in your jurisdiction. By using or engaging with the Program, you also acknowledge and agree that you are permitted by your jurisdiction’s applicable law to use and/or engage with the Program.
Truthful and Accurate Information: When you complete forms online or otherwise provide March of Dimes with information in connection with the Program, you agree to provide accurate, complete, and true information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If, in March of Dimes’ sole discretion, March of Dimes believes that any such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or you have opted into the Program for an ulterior purpose, March of Dimes may refuse you access to the Program and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.
Information We Collect and How We Use It: The personal information March of Dimes may collect, includes your name, phone number, email address and certain marketing preferences. March of Dimes may also collect data with respect to confirmation that a message has been delivered to you, confirmation that you have read a message, and related information. March of Dimes may use the information for the following business purposes: (1) provide the Program and related customer service; (2) deliver information about March of Dimes products, services and campaigns, (3) improve the Program and services, (4) prevent fraud and comply with law, and (5) protect the security of March of Dimes’ systems. March of Dimes may combine the personal information March of Dimes obtains through your participation in the Program with offline or other online personal information March of Dimes retains about you.
Sharing your personal information
Legal and Business Disclosures
March of Dimes, when required, may disclose personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of investigating any activities that we believe, in good faith, to be unlawful, to service providers who work on our behalf and adhere to our privacy policies, and to any successor in interest as a result of a merger or re-organization or by operation of law.
Online Fundraising Sites – March for Babies
If you join a team at one of our fundraising websites, your name and the total amount you have raised will be available to the team captain. Your postal address will be made available to those of your sponsors who choose to make their donation by check so that they can send the check to you. If you make a donation to a team, your name, address and e-mail address will be available to the team captain.
Your name and participation may also be shared with other team members and, if the team page is made public, with other online visitors to the fundraising site. If you make a donation by credit card or other electronic means (e.g., Venmo, PayPal, etc.), you may also be obliged to share information with and accept the terms and conditions of those third party payment platforms.
The March of Dimes will store the names and postal and e-mail addresses of potential sponsors that registrants have saved on their page. However, the March of Dimes does not contact those people unless they register as volunteers or donate to the March of Dimes.
March of Dimes Gift Guide
When you donate to March of Dimes through our Gift Guide, we will collect personal (name, email, address) and payment information necessary to complete your gift. This may include a shipping address if your donation includes a Thank You Gift or Inspired Gear. This information will be shared with our fulfillment partner in order to ship the product(s) to you.
Social Networking Sites and Blogs
Please be aware that personal information that you may disclose on message boards, in blogs and at our social networking sites may be visible to anyone visiting those sites and may be collected and used by third parties.
March of Dimes will not share any of the information that you add to your Share Your Story Personal Profile unless you choose to make it public in order to connect with others.
By entering our contests and sweepstakes you may grant us permission to publish your name and state of residence and use your name and/or photograph for advertising/publicity purposes in connection with the contest or sweepstakes. Please read the official rules of the contest or sweepstakes for more information.
When you create a bracelet to memorialize or honor a child, you may submit the child’s last name, date of birth, city and state and whether the child was full term or born prematurely. The information you provide will be public and accessible to visitors to the site.
When you donate on behalf of a particular child, your name may appear as a donor in association with a particular bracelet if you choose to make that information public by checking the appropriate field in the donation form.
If you have any questions concerning the Banding Together website, you may contact us at [email protected].
Becoming a Mom / Healthy Babies, Healthy Business
When you register for, and use, the Becoming a Mom online educational program, your sponsoring employer/organization will be able to see that you have registered for the program and will be able to view and track your course completion and program progress. The March of Dimes does not control, is not responsible or liable for any use or misuse of this information by your employer/organization.
Websites for health professionals
Any pre-tests or post-tests that you may take at our continuing education sites will be evaluated without reference to any personally identifiable information. This information is analyzed for the purpose of compiling aggregate statistics only.
Perinatal Nursing Education: If you use a token code purchased by someone else to access the Perinatal Nursing Education courses, that person will have access to the following information: whether you used the code, your e-mail address, and whether you passed or failed the continuing education test.
Information provided offline: rental lists and co-operatives
The March of Dimes may rent to or exchange with third parties the names and postal addresses of donors or volunteers (e.g., Mothers March participants) who have provided us with their name and address, as a way of raising funds to support important functions and services. These third parties may include March of Dimes event sponsors and other non-profit and commercial companies. Such parties are carefully screened and must comply with use policies established by the March of Dimes.
We may also provide certain personal information obtained offline -- such as a donor’s name, address and giving history -- to companies and cooperatives that use the information to help the March of Dimes improve its fundraising efforts. These companies and cooperatives may use this personal information to advise other third parties in their marketing and fundraising campaigns and may share your name and address, but no associated personal information, with those third parties. As noted in this Policy, you have the right contact us and request that your personal information be removed from March of Dimes systems. In such an event, you acknowledge that we may not be able to confirm deletion by third parties with which we have shared information under this provision.
The March of Dimes will store the password you create for the purpose of responding to you should you forget your password. Only those employees with the responsibility of responding to your request will have access to your password.
Information from cookies
By using cookies, we are able to deliver content that is more relevant to you in light of your interests and location and obtain information that helps us improve the design and functionality of our websites.
Third party data collection and advertising/California online tracking disclosures
We use third parties to provide us data about the use of certain of our websites and mobile applications, including Google Analytics, Flurry and Adobe, and to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These third parties may collect information about your visits to certain of our website pages and applications and may use technology such as cookies and Web beacons. The data collected is reported back to us, and we may link this information to personal information we have concerning you.
This information allows us to track which other websites have linked visitors to our site, and what pages of our site are used by and are of interest to those visitors so that we may better advertise our mission, programs and events.
If you would like more information about this practice and to opt out of having information collected by our web analytics companies, please link to Google Analytics, Flurry and Adobe/Omniture. You may opt out of online behavioral advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.
E-mail a friend
In order to further our mission and inform you about what you can do to prevent birth defects and have a healthy pregnancy, we offer a feature on our websites that allows you to e-mail the article you are viewing to a friend. This feature requires that you enter your name and e-mail address and the name and e-mail address of the recipient. The March of Dimes stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.
Credit card transactions
Payment information, such as credit card number and expiration date, is submitted to us online when you make a donation, sponsor a participant in any of our events, purchase materials from our Online Product Catalog or pay for continuing nursing education modules.
The March of Dimes uses third party intermediaries, such as PayPal® and Verisign® and Apple Pay® and others as third-party intermediaries to process your online donations and payments. Your credit card information is transmitted over a secure connection between your computer and our server using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and is encrypted when submitted to the credit card processor.
This credit card information is never shared with third parties other than the processor, a consultant employed by the March of Dimes to help identify illegal credit card activity at our websites, and, in the case of the Online Product Catalog, the March of Dimes fulfillment center that is responsible for processing your order. Your credit card information may be stored for verification purposes, for processing recurring donations that you have authorized and for processing returns or back orders.
For information about credit card transactions made through Shop to Help, please see below.
March of Dimes Shop to Help and product promotions
The March of Dimes may receive product sales reports that contain your personal information such as name, quantity ordered, e-mail address and postal address. This information is used for internal reporting and monitoring purposes; it is not distributed outside of the March of Dimes to any other parties. The March of Dimes never receives credit card numbers from third-party sites.
Our data security practices
If you do not wish your child to participate in March of Dimes activities, please contact [email protected].
Your privacy rights under California law
California’s "Shine the Light" law regulates the sharing of personal information by a company for direct marketing purposes by requiring a company to notify a consumer of its sharing practices or by providing the consumer the opportunity to opt out of having his or her personal information shared with a third party free of charge. If you wish to opt out of having your information shared with third parties, please contact us at [email protected].
Contact us/Opt out
March of Dimes, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Manager
1550 Crystal Dr, Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22202
E-mail: [email protected]
Please email us at [email protected]:
- If you prefer not to participate in our list rental and exchange program
- If you no longer want to receive e-mail communications
- If you do not want to receive postal mail or telephone calls.
If you have subscribed to any March of Dimes newsletters, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions in the e-mail containing the newsletter.
If you would like to learn more about the web analytics services we use and to opt out, please link to Adobe/Omniture, Flurry and Google Analytics.
If you would like to opt out of receiving behavioral advertising, please go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
March of Dimes also uses the Direct Marketing Association Preference Service to restrict the flow of unwanted communications to individuals. You can add your name to this file and opt out of certain solicitations by visiting the DMA website located at http://www.dmachoice.org.
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MARCH OF DIMES CONTENT USE POLICY
The March of Dimes presence on the Web reflects our long-standing commitment to provide information and education to the general public and to health professionals and researchers. This site is produced by a team that includes Web content producers, writers, editors, multimedia and graphics producers, interactive developers, health educators, nurses and doctors. March of Dimes Office of the Medical Director and\or outside experts review all clinical information presented on the site. All clinical material is based upon scientific research and the collective experience of practicing physicians and other health care providers. The March of Dimes regularly reviews all material to ensure that it is accurate, appropriate, and in accord with the leading relevant health professional organizations.
The information provided by March of Dimes (such as, but not limited to the information contained on marchofdimes.org is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is it intended to be medical diagnosis or treatment. The service is presented for the sole purpose of disseminating health information. It is not intended and must not be taken to be the provision or practice of medical, nursing or professional health care advice or services in any jurisdiction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before starting or stopping any treatment or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition.
The information about drugs contained on this site is general in nature and is intended for use as an educational aid. It does not cover all possible uses, actions, precautions, side effects, or interactions of these medicines, nor is the information intended as medical advice for individual problems or for making an evaluation as to the risks and benefits of taking a particular drug.
MARCH OF DIMES UNSOLICITED IDEAS POLICY
March of Dimes does not accept, review, or consider unsolicited ideas, works, artwork, or the like, including ideas for fundraising campaigns, research programs, or other creative materials (all of the foregoing “submissions”), and we ask that you not send or provide any submissions to March of Dimes or any of our employees or contractors. March of Dimes has adopted this policy to avoid any potential misunderstandings, in the event March of Dimes adopts a program or practice that may resemble a submission. Please note that, if despite our request you send submissions, and regardless of what your correspondence says, the following terms will apply to your submissions. First, you agree that your submissions and their contents along with related intellectual property rights will automatically become the property of March of Dimes, without any compensation to you. And second, March of Dimes may use the submissions in any way on an unrestricted basis. Please note that March of Dimes undertakes no obligation to review submissions, and we are not obliged to keep any submissions confidential.
MARCH OF DIMES WEBSITE LINK POLICY
Thank you for your interest in linking to the March of Dimes websites.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Our websites provide information and resources for individuals and health care professionals to help women have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
Links to our websites
We encourage links to our websites for non-commercial, informational and educational purposes by volunteers, event participants, sponsors, grant recipients and non-profit, health and community organizations.
By linking to any of our websites you agree that:
- You will not use the link to promote the sale of goods, services or causes, to suggest endorsement by the March of Dimes of any goods, services or causes, or otherwise to misrepresent your relationship with the March of Dimes.
- Your link will be in text only in the form, www.marchofdimes.org or www.marchforbabies.org , etc., directing the user to the website homepage. You are also free to use the widgets, badges or banners that we have created for use in promoting our campaigns, but you may not otherwise use a March of Dimes logo unless you have a written agreement with us.
- You will not mirror the homepage (or any other pages) of the March of Dimes websites or frame the content of any our website pages on your website.
- You will not present the content appearing on any March of Dimes website as your own.
- You will not provide a link to a March of Dimes website in any context containing content that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene, harassing or criminal or which may infringe or is in violation of the rights of any third party.
- You will indemnify and hold the March of Dimes, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, affiliates and licensors, harmless from any and all claims, damages or costs arising out of or related to your link to our websites.
- The March of Dimes will not be liable for any damages or claims arising as a result of your link to any of its websites.
- The March of Dimes reserves the right to terminate any links to its websites at any time in its sole discretion and you agree to remove your link upon the request of the March of Dimes.
If you have any questions regarding our Link Policy please email us at [email protected]
Links from our websites
The March of Dimes does not provide links from its websites to third party websites except in certain limited circumstances in which we have a relationship with a partner or sponsor or we have selected a website as of special interest to our website visitors.
WELCOME TO THE MARCH OF DIMES
Use of MOD Web Site Materials
The Materials contained on the MOD Sites are provided for educational and informational purposes only. The March of Dimes is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The Materials are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment or your consultation with qualified physicians and other health care professionals regarding your individual health needs.
We encourage you to take note of the signature date provided at the end of the text of documents contained on the MOD Sites. Ongoing advancements in scientific, medical, health care, technology and other related fields may outdate or alter the overall usefulness and accuracy of the Materials we have made available to you. As you view those MOD Site documents, please take their signature dates into consideration.
Individual documents specifically provided for you to download are copyrighted by the March of Dimes and may be downloaded for personal, non-commercial use only. Permission to otherwise reprint, copy, electronically reproduce, or use any document on the MOD Sites, in part or in whole, is expressly prohibited unless prior written consent is obtained from the March of Dimes. In order to obtain consent please contact the March of Dimes,1550 Crystal Dr, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22202, (914) 997-4488. To send your request by e-mail, go to Contact Us.
The MOD Sites and all other content that may be found at the MOD Sites, including software, text, illustrations, graphic material, designs, photographs, video or audio clips, product listings and descriptions, and the organization of the database are protected by copyright and are owned by or licensed to the March of Dimes and may not be copied in any manner, reprinted, modified, distributed or otherwise exploited.
Text, graphics, illustrations, photographs, videos, images and other content that have been posted, uploaded or otherwise submitted by users of the MOD Sites are owned by the user and licensed to March of Dimes and may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or distributed in any way.
We encourage you to use the widgets, badges and other tools available through the MOD Sites. You agree that in using these tools, you will not modify their content, that you will include all copyright notices and trademark symbols, without modification, that you will not use them in a manner that would imply endorsement by the March of Dimes of your or any third party’s web site, products or services or any causes other than those of the March of Dimes, and that you will not use them in any way that is illegal or harmful to any third party or would demean, defame, embarrass, diminish or cause any harm to the March of Dimes.
March of Dimes® and other March of Dimes event and program names and logos (“MOD Marks”) are trademarks or service marks of the March of Dimes and may not be used without the prior written consent of the March of Dimes, except that you shall have the right and obligation to maintain the name of the March of Dimes appearing in the copyright notice on any Materials.
Creating Accounts and Communicating with March of Dimes
When you sign up to take part in events, submit photographs or video, participate in online discussions or message boards, or purchase products you will be asked to create an account and provide a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
When you communicate with March of Dimes in any way, you may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or mislead as to the origin of your communication. March of Dimes takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content represented by you or any third party.
Using the MOD Sites and Submitting User Materials
At certain of the MOD Sites, you may post, upload, transmit (“Submit”) comments, messages, text, photographs, videos or other content and materials (“User Materials”).
When you Submit any User Materials, you represent that such User Materials are unique to you or are used with permission of the copyright holder and you have received the permission of any person appearing in the photograph or video. You retain the copyright and other rights in the User Materials. However, by submitting the User Materials to the MOD Sites you hereby grant to March of Dimes a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license to copy, transmit, modify, display and otherwise use the User Materials in any and all media in the sole discretion of the March of Dimes in support of its mission and its fundraising efforts.
User Materials submitted by users to the MOD Sites are the sole responsibility of the person who posts them and any opinions or views expressed are those of the individual users. You understand that you may be exposed to User Materials that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable.
The March of Dimes does not control any User Materials, is not responsible for their accuracy, and is not liable in any way for such User Materials. However, March of Dimes reserves the right in its sole discretion to (i) edit or delete any User Materials submitted to or appearing on the MOD Sites, and (ii) refuse access to the MOD Sites to any user.
By using the MOD Sites, you agree to abide by the following rules:
1. You may not Submit User Materials:
- That are libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful.
- That infringe the property rights of others (including, without limitation, another person’s copyright or trademark), or violate the privacy or publicity rights of others.
- That violate any law.
2. You may not use the MOD Sites:
- To conduct any activity that is illegal.
- To harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party.
- To advertise or sell products or services to others.
- To send unwanted email or “Spam.”
3. You may not transmit software viruses or other code, files or programs designed to interfere with the functionality of the MOD Sites or the ability of other visitors to use the MOD Sites as intended, or interfere in any other way with the use and enjoyment of other visitors to the MOD Sites.
4. You may not crawl, scrape or cache any content from the MOD Sites, including personal information or User Materials, or collect or store any personal information of other users without their express permission.
5. You may not exploit the MOD Sites in any unauthorized way, including but not limited to, by trespass or burdening network capacity.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
March of Dimes respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material appearing on the MOD Sites has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact the March of Dimes Agent for Notice of copyright claims as follows:
March of Dimes
1550 Crystal Dr, Suite 1300,
Arlington VA 22202
Email: [email protected]
This information is for the purpose of contacting the Agent for Notice of copyright claims only. To contact the March of Dimes for any other reason, please go to our Contact Us page.
March of Dimes grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the software (the “Licensed Application”) to access the March of Dimes mobile applications for your personal use on any mobile device that you own or control. You agree that you will not:
- Use the mobile application for any purposes other than its intended purposes.
- Copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify or create derivative works of the Licensed Application.
- Rent, lease, sell, redistribute, sublicense or otherwise transfer the Licensed Application.
- Remove, circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with the security features of the Licensed Application which prevent copying of the Licensed Application.
- Delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices and symbols on the Licensed Application.
- Hack or take any steps to interfere with any security features in the app in order to gain information in connection with the users of the app or to otherwise breach the privacy of any app user.
If you purchase any Licensed Application through the iTunes or Google Play or another App store (and “App store”), you acknowledge and agree that:
- The Licensed Application and its content.
- All maintenance and support of the Licensed Application. No App store has an obligation whatsoever to furnish any such services.
- The investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any claim made by a third party that the Licensed Application or an end-user’s possession and use of the Licensed Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights.
3. March of Dimes, not the App store, is responsible for addressing any claims of the end-user or any third party relating to the Licensed Application or the end-users possession and/or use of the Licensed Application, including, but not limited to, any (i) product liability claims; (ii) claims that the Licensed Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
4. Your use of the Licensed Application must comply with the App store's Terms of Service.
6. You will comply with any applicable third-party terms of agreement – such as the wireless data service agreement -- when using the Licensed Application.
You represent and warrant that you are not (i) located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Licensed Application, you can contact the March of Dimes by mail, telephone or email through our Contact Us page.
E-Learning Terms and Conditions.
The following additional terms are applicable to the following March of Dimes Programs: (1) Health Equity Education (E-Learning); and (2) Professional Education (E-Learning). You may receive access to MOD E-Learning through your sponsoring employer / organization.
Access to Program. For the duration of the Subscription Term for the relevant Program Services, MOD has granted your sponsoring employer / organization with a limited, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to access the Program for a certain number of seats. In connection with using the Program Services, you agree that will not:
- reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code, or underlying structure, ideas, or algorithms of the Program Services;
- modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Program;
- use the Program for timesharing or for any purpose other than your own use for the benefit of your sponsoring employer / organization;
- use the Program other than in accordance with these terms, the terms and conditions between your sponsoring employer / organization and March of Dimes, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; and/or
- grant any sublicenses to the Program.
You acknowledge that certain aspects of Programs Services may interface with or be enabled by third-party applications or services purchased by March of Dimes from third parties, such as third party learning management systems. MOD MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS, AND MOD SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY SHOULD PROGRAM SERVICES OR CLIENT CONTENT BECOME UNAVAILABLE DUE TO ERRORS OR UNAVAILABILITY OF SUCH THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS OR SERVICES.
When you create an account, purchase products, use our mobile applications or contact us by email, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us electronically and agree that such communications satisfy any legal requirement that these communications be in writing.
Online Product Catalog
March of Dimes attempts to be as accurate as possible when describing its products. However, March of Dimes does not warrant that the product descriptions or other content is accurate complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
If you are under 18, you may use the March of Dimes Online Product Catalog only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. March of Dimes reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
Links to March of Dimes Sites
The March of Dimes encourages you to appropriately link to our web site, subject to our Link Policy. You may not frame the content of the MOD Sites or use metatags or other “hidden text” that incorporates the March of Dimes name or any MOD Marks without our prior written consent.
Links to Third Party Sites
THE MOD SITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE MOD SITES MOBILE APPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON- INFRINGEMENT. MARCH OF DIMES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE ON THE MOD SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER SIMILAR FEATURES. MARCH OF DIMES DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE MOD SITES OR ENDORSE, RECOMMEND, OR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE MOD SITES OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE MOD SITES. THE USE OF THE MOD SITES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
MOD health information materials provided on MOD sites and in MOD’s mobile applications are for information purposes only and are not to be used as medical advice. Always seek medical advice from your health care provider. Our materials reflect current scientific recommendations at the time of publication. Check marchofdimes.org for updated information.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL MARCH OF DIMES, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT MARCH OF DIMES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE MOD SITES; (B) ANY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE MOD SITES; OR (C) ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR MATERIALS (INCLUDING USER MATERIALS) OR THE DEFAMATORY, INFRINGING, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Attorney General Mandated State Disclosure
March of Dimes is a tax-exempt charity, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. You may obtain a copy of the March of Dimes annual financial report by writing to March of Dimes, Inc., 1550 Crystal Dr, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22202, (914) 428-7100.In FLORIDA, A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352 (1-800-HELP-FLA), TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING www.800helpfla.com. Our Florida registration number is: CH 569. In GEORGIA, a full and fair description of the programs and activities of the March of Dimes and its financial statement are available at the address and telephone number above or at www.marchofdimes.org. In MARYLAND, copies of documents and information submitted by March of Dimes are available for the cost of copies and postage from the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD21401, 1410-974-5534. March of Dimes registration number in MICHIGAN is MICS 3045. In MISSISSIPPI, the official registration and financial information of March of Dimes may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. In NEW JERSEY, INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.. NEW YORK residents may obtain a copy of March of Dimes’ annual report by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. In NORTH CAROLINA, financial information about March of Dimes and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888) 830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina). In PENNSYLVANIA, the official registration and financial information of March of Dimes may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. In VIRGINIA, a financial statement for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the State Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209, 1-804-786-1343. In WASHINGTON, you may obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE. WEST VIRGINIA residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES ARE DEDUCTIBLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW. REGISTRATION WITH THE STATE AGENCIES DESCRIBED ABOVE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION.
Effective Date: as of January 1, 2019
©2018 March of Dimes, Inc. All rights reserved. March of Dimes, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3). Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
March of Dimes Inc. is a tax-exempt charity, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. You may obtain a copy of the March of Dimes annual financial report by writing to 1550 Crystal Dr, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22202, (914) 428-7100 or by visiting our website at www.marchofdimes.org. In FLORIDA, A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. Our Florida registration number is: CH569. In GEORGIA, a full and fair description of the programs and activities of the March of Dimes and its financial statement are available at the address and telephone number above or at www.marchofdimes.org . In MARYLAND, copies of documents and information submitted by March of Dimes are available for the cost of copies and postage from the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1410-974-5534. March of Dimes registration number in MICHIGAN is MICS 3045. In MISSISSIPPI, the official registration and financial information of March of Dimes may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. In NEW JERSEY, INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp/charities.htm. NEW YORK residents may obtain a copy of March of Dimes’ annual report by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. In NORTH CAROLINA, financial information about March of Dimes and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888) 830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 814-5400 (outside of North Carolina). In PENNSYLVANIA, the official registration and financial information of March of Dimes may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. In VIRGINIA, a financial statement for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the State Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, 1-804-786-1343. In WASHINGTON, you may obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483. WEST VIRGINIA residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES ARE DEDUCTIBLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW. REGISTRATION WITH THE STATE AGENCIES DESCRIBED ABOVE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION.