YourLungHealth.org and the American Association
for Respiratory Care (AARC) have provided this Internet Web site as a public service for information
on lung health and diseases. Care has been taken in compiling this
information, however YourLungHealth.org or the American Association
Care cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission or misrepresentation
contained in these pages.
Any medical or lung health information is provided as
a general service only, and is not intended to be a substitute for advice
from your private
physician or health care professional.
Unless otherwise indicated, all material at YourLungHealth.org
is © 2017,
American Association for Respiratory Care. YourLungHealth.org and its
contents are subject to copyright under the laws of the United States
and, through international treaties, other countries. You are authorized
to use and copy material published by YourLungHealth.org for personal
or non-commercial purposes only and material may not be sold or redistributed.
For permission to copy or otherwise use information contained on YourLungHealth.org
contact Sherry Milligan.
Website Privacy Statement
The AARC and YourLungHealth.org are committed to protecting the privacy
of all website visitors. We intend to abide by the privacy rules
and regulations of medical/health information that apply in the United
States. Our website practices and policies regarding visitor privacy
Our system collects information about the origin and site navigation
of website users. This information is used to compile statistics
on website use to help us improve our site. We do not collect identifying
from visitors of the website unless they fill out a form for requesting
Use of the Information
The information collected on website use patterns is used to improve
our website and make it more useful for visitors. Any identifying
individual information (such as name or email address) provided
by website users
as described below.
AARC will not sell, share, or release any information about website
users. However, we may disclose information when legally compelled
to do so.
Normal Web Site Usage
During a normal visit to our site, no personally identifiable
information about you is collected.
YourLungHealth.org is supported by the AARC. Funding for the AARC comes primarily from dues paid by its members, from registration fees collected at its conventions and meetings, and from advertising in its publications.
Cookies: What They Are and How we Use Them
A method of tracking web site visitors is through the use
of “Cookies.” Cookies
are small bits of data that also help web site owners and
web servers identify you and remember you when you return.
By doing this, the web
site owner and web server can provide you with information
that is most valuable to you, based on your last visit.
Important Cookie Facts:
Only the information that you provide, or the choices
you make while visiting a Web site, can be stored
in a cookie.
your name or e-mail address unless you choose to enter
it into a pre-existing input box.
Allowing a Web site to create a cookie does not
give that site or any other site access to the rest
of your computer.
Cookies cannot roam around inside your computer
and collect personal information.
Only the site that created the cookie can read
AARC Cookie Examples
Password Protected Areas:
YourLungHealth Members Area
Certain information on YourLungHealth.org is for YourLungHealth.org
consumer members of the AARC. When you sign up for
membership in YourLungHealth.org, you will be granted
access to certain
within the YourLungHealth
are password protected. By registering your name
with YourLungHealth you are entering your information in
a database at the
AARC. Your name, email,
other identifying information may be used by the
AARC to contact you, but it will not
be provided to any third party.
The AARC does not currently accept advertising on YourLungHealth.org,
however, certain vendors may be displayed on our site as sponsors of
editorial content and services delivered via the web.If this is the
case, the information will be clearly identified as such.
YourLungHealth.org contains links to other sites.
It is our goal to select credible websites
as links. However,
is not responsible
or content of linked websites. Users are encouraged
review the privacy
policy of each linked site.
Contacting the Webmaster
this site, contact: email@example.com.
Reviewed: May 23, 2005
Revised: September 10, 2010