COPD Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to “BronchiectasisandNTMInitiative.org” (the “Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website”). The Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
COPD Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. COPD Foundation also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by COPD Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by COPD Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative public message boards (BronchandNTM360social), this information may be collected and used by others. Note: COPD Foundation does not read any of your private online communications.
COPD Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. COPD Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website and COPD Foundation family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
COPD Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website and deliver the services you have requested. COPD Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from COPD Foundation and its affiliates. COPD Foundation may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
COPD Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. COPD Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, COPD Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to COPD Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
COPD Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
COPD Foundation keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website in order to determine what Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on COPD Foundation or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of COPD Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website, or the public.
The Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative pages, or register with the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website or services, a cookie helps the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Bronchiectasis and NTM Initiative website services or other websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
COPD Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. COPD Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
COPD Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. COPD Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how COPD Foundation is protecting your information.
COPD Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that COPD Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact COPD Foundation at NOTIFICATIONS@BRONCHIECTASISANDNTMINITIATIVE.ORG. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.