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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the World Lung Foundation's (The Foundation) web site and for reviewing the Privacy Policy. The Foundation does not collect any personal information when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information. The Foundation's privacy policy is as follows:

During a visit to The Foundation's web site, if the web site is simply browsed or information downloaded, certain information will be gathered and stored automatically about the visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information:

  • the Internet domain (for example, "" if a private Internet access account is used, or "" if connecting from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Web);
  • the operating system and information about the browser used when accessing the site;
  • the visit date and time;
  • if is designated as a home page;
  • the pages visited; and
  • the address of the web site visited immediately prior to visiting The Foundation's site.

Collection and analysis of this information in the aggregate will help us enhance site performance, improve informational materials available on our web site, and improve overall customer service.

The Foundation does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any information about The Foundation's web site visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law.

This site is maintained by The Foundation and is protected by various provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in Federal court.

Use of Cookies

The Foundation's webpages use two types of "cookies" session-based and persistent. The majority of cookies used are session-based. These bits of information are stored temporarily in your computer's random access memory (RAM) as a line of text. When you close your browser, the cookie is destroyed and no trace of it remains on your hard drive. These session cookies are used solely as a method to improve the user experience for those visiting the site. As noted above, in no case does The Foundation disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about The Foundation's web site visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law."

Copyright Notice

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without The Foundation's permission. We request that The Foundation be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or The Foundation, as appropriate.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at web sites other than this web site.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors' convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to web sites other than The Foundation-managed web site is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site's visitor's, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by The Foundation.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of The Foundation, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the large number of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site.

With respect to the content of this site, neither The Foundation, nor its employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from The Foundation web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, The Foundation does not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Links to this Web Site or Its Contents

You may freely link to this web site or any of its content. We ask only that you identify that the link is to an Internet resource.

Links to Other Sites

Our web site has links to government agencies and private organizations, who we believe are relevant to The Foundation's mission. These links are not under the control of The Foundation, and The Foundation is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any linked contained in a linked site. The Foundation provides these links only as a convenience and once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

The Foundation does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advise, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any visitor of this site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advise, opinion, statement, or other information shall be at the visitor's own risk.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact The Foundation at:

World Lung Foundation
61 Broadway, Suite 2800   ·  New York, NY  10006
212-542-8870 (main)   ·
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