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The purpose of this website is to assist health care professionals learn more about airway management, lung and airway diseases, and the minimally invasive procedure known as bronchoscopy. Content for this website was developed by Henri Colt M.D. and colleagues. Please help us keep this site user-friendly by sending us your comments and suggestions.

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Privacy Statement

Bronchoscopy International is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Bronchoscopy.org AND essential-bronchoscopy.org Web sites and governs data collection and usage. By using the Bronchoscopy.org or the essential-bronchoscopy.org websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

At this time, there is no collection of personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Nor is there collection of anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is information about your computer hardware and software that might be automatically collected. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information could be used by essential-bronchoscopy.org for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the essential-bronchoscopy.org site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through essential-bronchoscopy.org public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Bronchoscopy.org and essential-bronchoscopy.org do not read any of your private online communications and do not provide public message boards at this time.

You are encouraged to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Bronchoscopy.org and essential-bronchoscopy.org so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Bronchoscopy.org and Essential-bronchoscopy.org are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Bronchoscopy International family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Bronchoscopy International, Bronchoscopy.org and essential-bronchoscopy.org do not sell, rent or lease visitors’ information to third parties.

Use of Cookies

The Bronchoscopy.org and essential-bronchoscopy.org Web sites use “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.

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Changes to this Statement

Bronchoscopy International, Bronchoscopy.org, and essential-bronchoscopy.org will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect user feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we might better be able to protect information.


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