The Pulmonary Paper, a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation, provides this Web site as a public service. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information. We do collect some data about your visit to our Web site to help us better understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful. Pulmonary Paper does not collect information for commercial marketing or any purpose unrelated to our goal to provide people registered to receive our newsletter.

Type of information we collect

When you visit any Web site, certain information about your visit is collected.  We automatically collect and temporarily stores the following type of information about your visit:

  1. Internet address and domain from which you visited our site.
  2. Information about the operating system and browser used.
  3. Date and time of the visit.
  4. Pages visited.
  5. Internet address of the Web site that connected you to our site.
  6. Words searched.

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and improve organization, coverage, system performance or problem areas. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. When search features offer suggested terms, these suggestions are based on aggregated data only.  Periodically we delete our Web logs.


When you visit any Web site, it may place a small text file, known as a “cookie” on your computer. The cookie allows the site to “remember” specific information about your visit while you are connected or when you return to that site.

The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of our website.  Cookies from Pulmonary Paper Web pages only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you. While visiting, you may occasionally encounter a page that automatically employs cookies to make it easier to use the dynamic features of these Web pages.

Our sites may use either single session (temporary) or multi-session (persistent) cookies. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.

Session Cookies:   We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site.

Persistent Cookies:   Pulmonary Paper uses persistent cookies to enhance the Web experience for our users.   Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to NLM until they expire. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them at any time from your Web browser.  If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at Pulmonary Paper, but may be unable to use cookie-dependent features.

Personally Identifiable Information

If you choose to send us personal information by email, or by filling out a form on our site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. If provided, personally identifiable information is maintained in a database that is regularly purged. On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve our Website in order to make it more responsive to the needs of our users. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.