Privacy Statement

Welcome to ICU baby’s Forum, an online community website (“Site”), and thank you for reviewing this Privacy Statement (the “Statement”). This Site is operated by ICU baby and is designed to connect persons (such as those with certain health conditions, caregivers, and professionals) who are interested in sharing and receiving information regarding various health conditions (the “Service”).

In connection with the use of this Site and the Service, users may be asked to provide personal information relating to health conditions, demographics, contact information, and other information. This Statement informs you of our practices with respect to the online collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by means of the Service. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Statement, and any changes to this Statement will be posted here.

Please refer back to this Statement regularly because your use of this Site signifies that you agree to be bound by this Statement, as might be amended from time to time.

What Information About You Do We Collect?

You may view a selection of content on this Site without becoming a member of Inspire (a “Member”). For example, you may review information posted to our homepage. However, you must register in order to post a profile, submit items for discussion, write a post, write comments about discussion entries and post entries, post a message, or communicate with others via the Service. At the registration page, you are asked to provide certain personal information, including a functioning e-mail address at which we may contact you, your location, your gender, and your date of birth. Upon registering, you become a Member.

You have the option to provide additional personal information, for example, to create an extended online profile. In addition, it is possible for you to provide personal information about yourself when you post content on the Service or communicate with other registered Members.

We also collect “clickstream” data, including your IP address and what pages you visit on the Site, so we can monitor and improve the performance of the Site and Service and learn how different aspects of the Site and Service are used.

What We Do With Your Personal Information

We use personal information that you provide to us in several ways.

First, we use it to confirm your membership, and to understand better who is visiting our Site and using our Service, to help us improve the Service and present content which better suits your interests.

Second, we may use the personal information you give us to send you information about ICU baby and the Service.

Third, when you register for the Service, your profile becomes visible to users of the Service and your profile may be found by users of the Service. You can control how your profile and the data it contains are shared on the Site by using the privacy settings available to you in the account settings section of the Site. Additionally, when you post information on the Site forums, such as by creating or replying to entries, discussions or messages, that information is considered to have been publicly disclosed by you and is no longer considered personal information for purposes of this Statement.

Fourth, ICU baby may disclose personal information that you give us to appropriate persons in circumstances where we have a good faith belief that a user is likely to cause bodily harm to themselves or others.

Otherwise, we do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose individually identifiable personal information to any entity that we do not control, without your prior consent, except as required by law. For example, we do not sell our Member lists to other entities; however, we may provide them with aggregate data about our Members in support of medical research that does not contain contact or other individually identifiable personal information. Examples of such aggregate data include counts of Members belonging to a specific community or in a particular geographic region.

Deactivating Your Membership

If at any time you decide that you want us to stop processing your information, you should deactivate your membership, and optionally indicate if you desire the removal of all of your posts and replies. You can deactivate your sending an email to expressing your wishes.

Public Forums

ICU baby requires all users of forums to be registered and logged in to view and interact with content. [add something about liability for other users sharing information from the forums publically]


You may access and change personal information on your profile at any time by accessing your password-protected registered user information.

Protecting Your Data

Stewardship of your personal information is critical to us and a responsibility we embrace. We have a team dedicated to keeping your information secure including reviewing this Site for vulnerabilities. We also have established internal policies and procedures to limit access to Members’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

We only process personal information where we have a legal basis for doing so. We review the personal information we hold on a regular basis to ensure it is being lawfully processed and that it is accurate, relevant, and up to date.

ICU baby has deployed commercially reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, to safeguard personal and other information collected through this Site. We believe these commercially reasonable practices provide adequate security to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Site.

Minimum Age Requirement

Consistent with various regulations, you must be at least 16 years old to join ICU baby.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


ICU baby does not authorize or use advertising on this Site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Any of the above data is shared solely within ICU baby and select contractors used to maintain this site’s security, content, and design.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). ICU baby website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How do we protect your data?

The best protection of your data is to store as little of it as possible for the shortest amount of time possible. As well, we work with Wordfence & GoDaddy to better guarantee the security of your and our data.

What third parties we receive data from?

WordPress Jetpack and Wordfence are the only third party entities that this site interacts with. You can learn more about their protections here and here respectively.

Our newsletter lists are stored and maintained at Mail Chimp, and their privacy protections can be reviewed here.

All donations are completed via PayPal and no transaction data is stored on this site. Their privacy protections can be reviewed here.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data?

We do not use automated decision making and/or profiling with your data.

Legal Process

You should be aware that Inspire may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or other entities in connection with a legal process, such as in response to a valid subpoena, court order in judicial or regulatory proceedings, or pursuant to a valid law enforcement investigative demand.

Governing Law

Any dispute which may arise over privacy will be subject to this Statement and the provisions of law of the State of Florida.

Contacting the Service

If you have any questions about this Statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact