Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting this web site. We place a high value on your privacy.

Below, we summarize the information we collect about you during your online visit:

Cookies – Like most Web sites, we use small pieces of information called "cookies" that are stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies let us "remember" information about your preferences and allow you to move within areas of our site fast and easily. These cookies contain anonymous, non-personal information and we do not collect your IP address with them.

Information about your visit – We use standard analytics methods (Google Analytics) to collect anonymous and aggregate site usage information (e.g., number of unique visits to the website, page views, etc.) We want to understand where users come from and how they utilize the website.

We also store email address and a user-created username which we tie to your registration survey and basic session and page tracking of your visit (not associated with Google Analytics). The session and page tracking feature is used to understand which pages a user visits so we can tie automated functions within the website to those metrics. For example, we have hearts on the homepage of the website that get “filled up” as you visit all the pages in a given section of the website, and we know that you might not visit all pages during one visit.

Additionally, people on the iHeartChange Project oversight team will use the session and page tracking data to understand which content users frequent in order to understand user behavior within different groups of visitors (e.g., females or males, patients or family members, etc.). This will help us make updates and improvements to the website in the future.

Survey answers are tied to your User ID but no information will ever be shared with any third parties. All information is securely stored by the website host, located in the Greater Chicago area in the United States.

Third-party sites – This site contains links to external Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third-party Web site.

Updates – We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. The most current version will always be posted to this website.

Contact Information – If you have any questions, please email the iHeartChange team at

Thank you for visiting this website.

This program was developed by:

  • Sick Kids
  • George H. Stedman Private Foundation
  • Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
  • Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults

Check out the iHeartChange partner sites:

  • University Health Network
  • Providence Health Care
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Congential Heart Center
  • Albert Health Services
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Stanford Adult Congenital Heart Program