Well-Child Care Toolkit

Content, Disclaimers, Privacy, and Copyright

Bright Futures is dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.  Readers can learn more about Bright Futures at Georgetown University.

As part of Georgetown University, this site follows the university's established policies on copyright, disclaimers, and terms of use. The following Bright Futures policies have been adapted with permission from the university's Web site.


The Bright Futures Web site is designed and maintained by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. NCEMCH staff add content to and maintain the functionality of the site, such as links to other Web sites. Please contact Bright Futures at Georgetown University should you have questions regarding the information contained in the site.

Content Disclaimer

Information on this site is based on published guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents. This site is designed to be used by both health professionals and families and to help users better understand the diagnostic process and what to expect during health supervision visits. Information presented by this site has undergone peer review to ensure accuracy and currency. However, since some of the materials on the site are out of print and because standards in the field may change rapidly, some information on this site may be out of date. Users are advised to consult other sources, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, to confirm information presented on this site. NCEMCH and Georgetown University do not assume responsibility for omissions or inaccuracies in materials on this site nor any consequences resulting from the use of information from this site.

Information presented by this site is not intended to replace medical advice that is offered by a physician or other medical professional. NCEMCH and Georgetown University are not liable for damages resulting from information obtained from this site or its publications. The Bright Futures at Georgetown Web site contains links to other Web sites which are independently run sites outside of the brightfutures.org domain. NCEMCH is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities, or content of such independent sites.

Copyright Information

The materials contained on the Bright Futures Web site are copyrighted and are protected by Georgetown University's copyright policies, unless otherwise stated. If you would like to report a copyright infringement on the Bright Futures Web site, please contact us or Georgetown University's DMCA agent.

Copyright Permission

To use our materials (text or graphics/illustrations) you must submit an official request in writing (click here for a sample letter in Word or PDF) on your organization's official letterhead.  Send requests to:
Copyright Officer
The MCH Group
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Fax: (202) 784-9777
Read the Bright Futures Permission Policies for more information: Permission to use Bright Futures photographs cannot be granted. Select Bright Futures publications, listed below, can be downloaded for multiple use and free distribution (i.e., you may not charge for the copies you make). (To request permission to incorporate content from these materials into new materials, see above.)

Privacy of Usage Data

Any information that the Bright Futures at Georgetown Web site collects is kept strictly confidential. NCEMCH does not sell or share e-mail addresses of individuals who have used the site or have ordered materials through it. If you have questions or concerns about privacy, please contact Bright Futures.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

When you browse through any web site, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an American Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain);
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visited; and
  • the address of the web site you came from when you came to visit.
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Intrusion Detection

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Reporting Web Site and Other Technical Problems

To report technical problems with this Web site, please e-mail us, and a technical or content staff member will respond.

Accessibility and Copyright
Copyright and Disclaimers See the Companion Pocket Guide Accessibility Information