Privacy Policy

Privacy policy for the website of the International Respiratory Coalition (“IRC”). The IRC is committed to protecting your online privacy. This policy governs all pages hosted by the IRC.

The IRC uses the information it collects about you to better understand how its website is used, to send information on the IRC you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you, and to render services you have ordered.

To understand how your personal information will be treated, please read the following policy. This policy may change from time to time so please refer to it periodically. In addition, we will where applicable send you a notice of any such change.

What identifiable information is collected from you?

The type and amount of information received and stored by the IRC depends on how you use the IRC website. You can access all IRC pages without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information.

The IRC does not collect information identifying you personally (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) unless that information is voluntarily disclosed. There are instances where the IRC requests information that does identify you personally for the purpose of providing you with specific services or corresponding with you. Information that you supply in this way will not be shared with any third party except where needed to provide a requested service or required by law.

If you submit a form via contact us, register for an event, or request to be included on a mailing/contact list, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.

This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission and is kept in IRC databases and mailing lists. If you are purchasing something using the IRC website, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside the IRC. Credit card information is not retained or processed by the IRC.

How does the IRC use the information?

The IRC does not distribute, sell or rent user information to anyone. The IRC uses the information collected about you to improve its understanding of web visitors, to send information that you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you, or to render services you have ordered.

With whom may the IRC share the information?

The IRC will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your prior explicit permission or where required by law.

Opting out, changing or having your information deleted

At any time, you can contact us to remove your data from our records, check what data we have, or update your data. This can be done via the IRC website contact us page. You can also unsubscribe from mailings to ensure you are not contacted in this way moving forward.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Any information on new IRC services or developments that you registered to receive will be sent to you electronically or by other means. The IRC may also send you e-mail messages and newsletters which you consented to and are of interest to you. You can indicate that you do not wish to receive such e-mail messages or newsletters by contacting us through the IRC ‘contact us’ form available on the IRC website, or by using the unsubscribe link in the mail/newsletters and you will be removed from the recipients’ list.

How does the IRC protect your personal information?

The IRC ensures to the best of its ability that any personal information you provide is secure on its systems. However, it cannot guarantee that submitting information over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, the IRC does not confirm or warrant the security of personal information submitted; you do so at your own risk.

Automatically collected information

Cookies (Full Cookies Policy)

The IRC website use cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web experience. A cookie is a text-only string of information that is created and stored on your computer by your browser. It contains information about your visit that your browser uses to personalise certain pages or elements. For statistical analysis purposes, a cookie may also be used to pass a randomly generated and anonymous unique number to our servers. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, as well as the lifetime and expiration of the cookie, and a value, usually a text value or a randomly generated unique number.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can easily modify your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you whenever one is about to be placed on your computer. However, if cookies are not accepted you may not be able to experience all the interactive features of the IRC website. You are therefore encouraged to allow cookies in order to fully enjoy the IRC website features.

Log files

Most web servers, including the IRC ones, use log files, which record information such as service provider IP addresses, browser brand and version, referring websites, search terms used, average number of requested pages, average visit duration, total visitor traffic and information gathered for aggregate use.


The IRC website contains hypertext links to other sites. The IRC is not responsible for any third-party content or privacy practices accessible through this website. We do not endorse any of the companies or opinions listed in or linked to or from the website. We also do not accept or host any advertising.