Terms of use

 

Introduction

These terms were last revised on April 14, 2014.

This web site is maintained by Living Well with COPD and is intended for users who are 18 years of age or older.

By using this web site, you agree to be bound by, and to comply with, the terms of use on this page ("Terms of Use"). Living Well with COPD reserves the right to change the Terms of Use from time to time, as necessary, and will provide notice, on this page, of any such changes, including the date they became effective. You may access this page at any time through the Terms of Use link at the bottom of each page on this web site.

 

Intellectual property notice

This Living well with COPD web site, including any content appearing on or accessible through the site, is protected by copyright. Any adaptation or modification thereof is hereby strictly prohibited unless expressly authorized. To request an authorization, please contact us.

 

Exclusion of Liability

Living Well with COPD expressly disclaims all express warranties and all implied warranties of any kind, with respect to any product identified on the web site of Living Well with COPD, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. Living Well with COPD furthermore disclaims all liability for any damages, no matter their alleged cause nor theory of liability on which they are based, including, but not limited to, damages for personal injury or lost profits.

The content of this web site is intended to offer general information about chronic obstructive lung disease, patient education and related lung health issues. It is not intended as a substitute for the knowledge, expertise, skill, and judgment of physicians, pharmacists, and/or other health-care professionals in patient care. None of the information contained in this web site is intended to be used for decisions on diagnosis or treatment. Questions and concerns regarding diagnosis and treatment should be directed to a health care professional.

If you have a health concern, see your doctor. If this is an emergency, dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

While due diligence in collecting and reporting the information was followed, Living Well with COPD does not warrant the accuracy of such information. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination of drugs does not imply that the drug or combination of drugs is safe, appropriate or effective in any given patient. The listing of a product on this web site does not constitute endorsement of the product by Living Well with COPD. Failure to list a product on the web site does not imply that Living Well with COPD disapproves of the product. Any treatment-specific content is targeted towards a Canadian audience.

While Living Well with COPD continually updates the information contained herein, new products and research findings may come to light which are not listed or accounted for here. Some of the products listed may no longer be available, and changes in the names of manufacturers and products may have occurred since this information was compiled. 

 

Registration and Privacy policy

In order to have access to the full versions of educational materials and other educational tools, you must first complete the registration form and create a user account. Our web site’s registration form asks users to give us contact information, unique identifiers, and demographic information. All registration information is submitted to us on a voluntary basis.

 

Information collected

We will not require you to provide more information than is necessary create a user account or receive updates via our mailing list.

Personal information collected at this web site may include:

  • contact information, such as full name, email address, country
  • for people identifying themselves as health professionals, you will need to indicate your field of profession, the name of your institution, city, state and country

Information collected about your computer or other electronic device may include:

  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser type, date and time of your request and information provided by tracking technologies, such as cookies and single-pixel tags
  • if you use a mobile device to access our web sites and online resources, we also may collect information about your device, such as your device type

 

User types

When creating an account at our web site, you will be required to identify yourself as a health professional, a person living with COPD, a friend or relative of a person living with COPD, or a person interested in learning about COPD. You are responsible for providing accurate information. You understand that depending on the choice selected you may have access to different information and materials. Living Well with COPD is not responsible of any damages occurred by a false declaration.

Living Well with COPD reserves the right, if you violate the Terms of Use, to suspend or terminate any account you have created on this web site.

 

Use of Information

We collect information to find out which pages in our web site people visited, how often and how long they stayed. In addition, we may use demographic data combined with information you provide, and use this aggregate information to better design our web site and to improve our educational materials. We may share this aggregate non-nominative information with our advertisers, licensees, and/or other business partners with whom we link. We do not sell, barter, trade or give away your personally identifiable information to any third parties.

Other than as explained in this policy, we may disclose personal information in the good-faith belief that we are required to do so by law, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, respond to any claims, or protect the rights or property of Living Well with COPD.

This web site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of other web sites you may visit.

 

Mailing list

At registration, you will be given the option to receive updates about our web site. If you wish to subscribe to our mailing list, we will use your name and email address to occasionally send you information about updates on our educational materials, products and/or services.

Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. If you no longer wish to receive notices about our updates and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by accessing your modifying the preferences in your account.