Terms of use

Patient privacy

This privacy notice describes how medical information about your child may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

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Web Privacy Policy

This notice provides information about Marcus Autism Center web privacy policies. For a complete listing of your child’s privacy rights and your responsibilities as a parent, visit our Patient and Parents Rights and Responsibilities page. Also view our Social Media Policy.

Email Privacy Policy

We do our best to deliver exclusive, relevant information right to your inbox. We respect your wishes to unsubscribe, but please know that we are always here if you decide to continue receiving emails from us.

The Children's Foundation

Marcus Autism Center is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Marcus Autism Center will not intentionally share the contents of any email or information submitted via the internet with any third party. However, due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide any assurances that the contents of your email will not become known or accessible to third parties. We urge you not to provide any confidential information about you and/or your or your child’s health to us via electronic communication. 

By submitting your information via an online form, you are provided the opportunity to receive communication from us. You may later decide to stop receiving this communication.  If you are a member of our Foundation Online Community and want to stop receiving communications, you may go to here, log in as you normally would, and change your email preference.

You may also send a message to our team or send mail to the following postal address: 

The Children's Foundation
3395 NE Expressway
Atlanta, Georgia  30341

About the information on the Marcus Autism Center website

The Marcus Autism Center website is in no way a substitute for visiting a doctor. This information is only for education purposes. If you have any questions about your child’s care, ask your doctor.

By using this website, you agree to hold Marcus Autism Center harmless for any costs resulting from not following this notice.

About privacy

Marcus Autism Center may use your information from the website. We will not sell, trade, rent or share your private information with any other group, party or person. On some pages, you can make a donation, order products or register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/debit card information

About related organizations

The Marcus Autism Center website is not responsible for the quality or truthfulness of information given through the Marcus Autism Center website’s links or other related organizations with which we may be sharing content. This includes information that can be found through a web link to and from the Marcus Autism Center website. Just because we included a web link, or the web link’s information, on the Marcus Autism Center website does not mean we endorse it.

About allowing cookies

Cookies are small files your computer creates. They do not have any private information. They track your computer so we can give you a faster, more personal experience. You can set your web browser to stop making cookies—this will not change how your computer works or how you access the Marcus Autism Center website.

Secure donations

Credit card donations will be made through the Children's Foundation donation forms. You will be asked to enter your name, credit card number and billing information. This information allows us to process your donation and to provide you with an e-mail receipt.

As a donor, you can choose to give anonymously (without giving your name) or to provide Marcus Autism Center with your personal information.

Using credit cards

If you use your credit card to make a donation or pay a bill at Marcus Autism Center, you will need to put in your information. An e-mail receipt will be sent for your records.

Credit card information is not kept on the Marcus Autism Center or Children’s Foundation websites. It stays with a third party that keeps all private and credit card data. We take no responsibility for a third party’s privacy notice.

Compliance

Employees, volunteers, contractors and vendors have the opportunity to report compliance concerns online.  All users have the option to remain anonymous.  Visit choa.alertline.com to report a concern.

Marcus Autism Center, as an affiliate of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has set up a compliance program to help us follow all federal, state and local laws. This will help us not only meet our legal duties, but it helps us keep our high ethical standards.

Visit the Children's Compliance page

Our content

All of the information on the Marcus Autism Center website is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other ownership laws only by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or our partners. You may not use our name, or the Marcus Autism Center website’s name, in any way or to raise money. If you are interested in hosting an event benefiting Marcus Autism Center, visit www.marcus.org/waystogive for more information.

About a waiver of web privacy guidelines

If we waive one or more of the guidelines in this notice, this does not mean that we waive all the guidelines. If one of the statements in this statement is made illegal or, in any way, invalid, this will not affect the validity of the other statements in this notice.

About Georgia law

The Terms of Use will always follow the most current laws of Georgia and the U.S. Any action brought related to these Terms of Use must be brought in the state of Georgia.

Linking to the Marcus Autism Center website

Marcus Autism Center does not stop others from linking to its website, but we ask that any organization that links to our website follows the below terms:

  • Your link cannot look like an endorsement or affiliation with Marcus Autism Center.
  • You cannot use frames or other ways to make the look or feel of the Marcus Autism Center website different.
  • You may not use this link to misrepresent your relationship to Marcus Autism Center.
  • You must make sure that if you link to another Marcus Autism Center web page, aside from the home page, that the link is updated and active.

Other cases

You also may not link to the Marcus Autism Center website if you:

  • Violate any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right.
  • Engage in any libelous, defamatory, untrue or invasive of any right of publicity or privacy or other personal right.
  • Have any deceptive or false advertising.
  • Have any sexually explicit, indecent, harassing or other objectionable material.
  • Break any local, state or federal law.
  • Reflect badly on Marcus Autism Center.

Marcus Autism Center is the sole judge of all these criteria. We reserve the right to take legal action at any point in time for any reason without explanation. Physicians affiliated with Children’s should visit www.choa.org/decal for downloadable material.

We have the right to change any part of this notice at any time. You should read this notice often to check for any changes.