This Web site,, is solely owned and maintained by The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention (the “Web site”).


By accessing and using this site, you agree to the following “Terms of Use” and all applicable laws. If you do not agree to these terms, you are not permitted to access the site or the materials within this site. The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention reserves the right to update or change the terms of use or this Web site at any time without notice to you. Your continued use of the Web site will mean you accept those changes. The most current version of the terms of use can be reviewed by revisiting this page.


Terms of Use
Through this Web site, The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention provides you with access to a variety of health information and resources, including health-care content, news, contact information, interactive health-care tools and other general information (the “Services”). This Web site and the Services, including any updates, enhancements, and new features are subject to these Terms of Use.


This Web site and its Services do not constitute the practice of medicine. The contents of the Web site such as text, graphics, images and other material contained in the Web site (“Content”) are for informational and educational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it due to something you have read on this Web site. Reliance on any information provided by the Web site is solely at your own risk. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.


You may view and download material on the Web site solely for your own personal and non-commercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright © 2009 The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention. All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. You must keep all copyright and other proprietary notices on any copies of the material you use from this Web site. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or services obtained from the Web site and its services.


Certain activities are prohibited on this Web site, with the Services, and on the network and servers supporting this Web site (the “Network”). Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, using the Services, Network, or Web site in such a manner as to damage, destruct, impair in any way, disable, overburden, or introduce computer viruses to the Web site, attempting to access restricted areas of the Web site through any means, using slanderous or profane language in any areas involving communications of the Web site, or interfering with the use of this Web site by another party.


We reserve the right to terminate or deny access to you if you engage in any prohibited activity.


No links to other Web sites or references to third parties are intended to be endorsements of a third parties’ products or services.


Please see the Privacy Policy disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information. When linking out to other sites, please take a moment to review the privacy statement of the site you are linking to as well.


We provide external links to other web sites to let you access additional information that we believe may be of interest or useful to you. The presence of a link is not intended to be an endorsement by this site. The Linked sites are not under the control of or operated by The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention. The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any updates or changes to such linked sites. These links are provided for your general information and education only, and should NOT be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of each site that you link or visit, especially a site that asks you to disclose personal information and/or health related personal information.


The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the following:


1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy or suitability of the Services, Content, software, text, graphics, links or communications provided or through the use of the Web site.


2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products.


All Such information and related graphics are provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind. The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all warranties and conditions of merchantability, whether express, implied or statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Web site, Services or Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory , and whether or not The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention and/or its respective suppliers are advised of the possibility of such damages.


You agree to indemnify and hold The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention harmless for any claims, losses or damages, including attorneys fees, resulting from your breach of these terms or use of this Web site.


You may purchase certain informational or educational materials that may be of interest to you. You may be requested to provide certain information, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You agree that, should you elect to supply it, The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention may use your name, e-mail address, physical address, or other data to communicate with you regarding your purchase or questions you may have. You may request to have your personal information modified or deleted from our records by notifying us in writing. The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention will not sell this information to any other party.


We will only share your personal information with third parties as permitted by this Privacy Policy (in its current or future form) and as otherwise permitted by law.


We share and give access to personal information to our employees and agents in the course of operating our business. For example, if you sent us an e-mail asking a question, we would provide your e-mail address to one of our employees or agents, along with your question, in order for that person to reply to your e-mail. We may also share personal information with our related company The Pulmonary Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Medical Group.


We also share and give access to personal information with other companies that we hire or collaborate with to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we may hire an outside company to help us send and manage e-mail, and in that case we might provide the outside company with your e-mail address and certain other information in order for them to send you an e-mail message on our behalf. Similarly, we may hire outside companies to host our Web sites and related computers. However, if we share or give access to information to outside companies, we require them to use the personal information only for limited purposes, such as for sending you the e-mail in the example above.


As state and federal laws change, and as we add new features to our Web site, The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention may periodically revise our Privacy Policy. If changes are made, the date (month, day and year) the Privacy Policy was last revised will be updated accordingly. Any revision of this policy will apply to all information we already have about you at the time of the change and any personal information that is gathered about you after this time.


We encourage you to regularly review the Privacy Policy to see if there have been changes made that affect the use of your personal information.


Please do not include any confidential communication, such as health information, in any e-mail to us. E-mail is not encrypted and may be accessed and viewed without your or our knowledge or permission while in transit to us through the Internet.


The Effective Date of this Privacy Policy is January 8, 2009.


We will not intentionally collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 through this Web site without receiving verifiable parental consent. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 through this Web site, please contact us.


“Non-personal information” means information that does not permit us to specifically identify you by your full name or similar unique identifying information such as a Social Security number, address, or telephone number. The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention may use “cookie” technology to gather non-personal information from our Web suite visitors such as which pages are used and how often they are used, and to enable certain features on this Web site. You may disable these cookies by adjusting your browser preference on your computer at any time; however this may limit your ability to take advantage of all the features on this Web site. Keep in mind that cookies are not used to collect any personal information and do not tell us who you are.


The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, “Trademarks”) displayed on this site are Trademarks of The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention and other Third Party content providers in the U.S. and/or other countries. No right title or interest in those trademarks is granted you in this Agreement. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


You may not copy, reproduce, republish, post, retransmit, or distribute in any way any of the information contained in this site without prior written consent of The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention. Unless otherwise noted, everything that you see or read on this site is copyrighted.


Copyright 2009, The Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention, 2500 Hospital Drive, Building 4, Suite #4B, Mountain View, CA 94040-4110 USA. All rights reserved.




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This page last updated Nov 28, 2016