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Privacy and disclaimer


Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in these pages, the British Lung Foundation wishes to emphasise that the contents contained in the site and held on associated server(s) are regularly reviewed and are naturally subject to change from time to time as required. If you are in any doubt whatsoever, please consult a doctor.

Use of the information and data contained on this Web site and server(s) is at your sole risk. It is the responsibility of the user/reader to check the accuracy of relevant facts and information with the appropriate department before entering any commitment based upon them. The British Lung Foundation cannot be held responsible for any action taken as a result of viewing or downloading any material on this site.

If you use automatic language translation services in connection with this Web site and associated server(s) you do so at your own risk.


All material housed on this Web site and associated Web server(s) operated by the British Lung Foundation and agents operating on its behalf, unless otherwise acknowledged is copyright of the British Lung Foundation. This material, whether text, images, sound or other media forms, cannot be republished without permission. Permission is hereby granted for such material to be viewed, stored, or output as 'hard copy', for individual, non-commercial use only. Where individual authors are credited, each asserts his or her moral right to be identified as the author of that material. If you wish to link to any of the material on our Web site or server(s), incorporate any of our images in your own material, or use any of our images as links, then before doing so you must contact the named author (if given) or contact the British Lung Foundation. Thank you.


The balloon logo and words British Lung Foundation are registered trademarks and cannot be used without the permission of the British Lung Foundation.

What personal information do we collect?

Personal information is information that can be used to identify you. It can include your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details.

We may collect personal information when you ask about our activities, register with us as a member, order products and services (such as publications), make a donation to us, or otherwise give us personal information.

How do we use your information?

We use your personal information to give you the information, services, or products you ask for. We can also use your information for administrative purposes, to let you know about changes and, if you agree, as part of our fundraising activities. Provided you have agreed, we sometimes also share your information with our service providers, trading companies, and associated organisations (who work with us to get the information you ask for).

The British Lung Foundation is responsible for collecting your personal information. Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK. Your personal information is not shared with third parties or used in any other way (other than described in this policy or as required by law) unless you agree.

We reserve the right to share your personal information if we are legally obliged to and to enable us to apply our terms and conditions and other agreements. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for fraud and credit risk reduction.

How do we protect personal information?

We use a secure server when you make a donation via our website. We also take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

Cookie policy

The BLF website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site. Most cookies are session cookies, lasting only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No personally-identifiable data is collected.Examples of the sort of information that is collected via session cookies are provided below. This list is not exhaustive:

  • The last search term that you used within the site
  • Your preference in terms of accessible viewing options
  • A unique ID to track your session from page to page, which is vitally important should you sign into the site
  • Which page you are looking at within a multi-paged index of content, or search results.

Certain cookies are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session, enabling an enhanced user-experience when you return to the site. Some examples might include:

  • The option to “Remember my username” when signing-in to the site
  • The fact that you have voted in a poll, so that you are prevented from voting multiple times

Accessing and updating your personal information held by the British Lung Foundation

You can ask us what information we hold about you by . Please keep us up to date by letting us know if any of your information has changed.

Data Protection

The British Lung Foundation endeavours to comply with the letter and the spirit of the Data Protection Act 1998.