Privacy Policy

LUNGevity Foundation has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. LUNGevity Foundation reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  • What information of yours is collected through the Site and how it is used;
  • How such information is protected;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • How you can contact us to review the personal information collected and request corrections; and
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this olicy should be directed to LUNGevity Foundation by sending an email to Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How it is Used

Donor Information

Donor information is stored in a remotely hosted database and is never made available to third parties. The Foundation uses reasonable precautions to keep all personal information secure. LUNGevity Foundation cannot be held liable or responsible for a security breach by a third party, and your continued use of this Web site implies that you agree to this statement.

Additionally, you have the option of receiving information from LUNGevity Foundation concerning our programs and donation opportunities. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time. LUNGevity Foundation does not sell or rent the personal information we collect from our online donors. 

Personal and Financial Information
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. If you pay to register for an event, or if you make a donation, we request other sensitive information from our visitors, such as birth dates and credit card numbers.

Credit card and personal information security
All information provided to LUNGevity Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Online donations and other financial transactions completed through Convio powered pages on our website are PCI DSS compliant. PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands — Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. PCI DSS compliance gives consumers the confidence they need to know that organizations accepting electronic payments or donations are doing so in a verified, secure, and consistent fashion. Convio, our software provider for online marketing, fundraising and advocacy received  Level 1 PCI compliance - the highest level validation. This means that the processes, procedures, network configuration and overall environment used to process your financial support of our organization have met the stringent guidelines of a third-party audit and are in compliance with the high standards set by the industry. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations such as ours proactively protect your account data a responsibility we take very seriously. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of LUNGevity Foundation.

Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movements, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies"
Our Site uses cookies to enhance your experience while using it. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site. Cookies are considered to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. Please note, though, that if you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. LUNGevity Foundation will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. LUNGevity Foundation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which LUNGevity Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different from ours.

Sharing of Personal Information
LUNGevity Foundation does not sell or rent the personal information we collect from our online registrations or donations, nor do we share it outside of our organization. Contact information for event participants may be shared with LUNGevity’s Event Coordinators. Event Coordinators are bound by contract to keep that information confidential.

LUNGevity Foundation reserves the right to change its policy concerning the sharing of personal information. If you do not want your personal information shared outside of our organization, you may send us written notice either by mail or by email to the address below, and all access to your personal information will be restricted.

Reviewing personal information collected and requesting corrections and/or removal
When you make any transaction on our website, including registering for an event or making a donation, you create a User Name and Password. With that information you can log on to our Site and update your profile, which will allow you to review and correct the personal information we have on file for you. You may also contact us as shown below to remove your name and information from our system. 

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact:

LUNGevity Foundation
218 S. Wabash Avenue
Suite 540
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.407.6100  |  Fax: 312.464.0737