The AARC website is intended primarily for use of members of the American
Association for Respiratory Care as a resource for information on general
The information contained on this website is intended to be used as
a general information source. It is not intended to be used as a substitute
for consultation with your health care provider or to replace the relationship
between the patient and physician.
The American Association for Respiratory Care is a professional membership association. Many individuals provide content for this website, which is edited by staff members of the AARC. Some of these staff members are respiratory therapists who are Registered Respiratory Therapists.
Members of the AARC are admitted to protected areas of our website and must use their member number to gain access. Their membership in the AARC is the only criteria needed to enter these areas, and no additional information is collected or required to these areas.
Website Privacy Statement
The AARC is committed to protecting the privacy of all website visitors. We
intend to abide by the privacy rules and regulations of medical/health information
that apply in the United States. Our website practices and policies regarding
visitor privacy are described below.
Our system collects information about the origin and site navigation of website
users. This information is used to compile statistics on website use to help
us improve our site. We do not collect identifying information from visitors
of the website unless they fill out a form for requesting information.
Use of the Information
The information collected on website use patterns is used to improve our website
and make it more useful for visitors. Any identifying individual information
(such as name or email address) provided by website users will be used only
AARC will not sell, share, or release any information about website users.
However, we may disclose information when legally compelled to do so.
Normal Web Site Usage
During a normal visit to our site, no personally identifiable information about
you is collected. HoweverYour visit does however generate a session log.
They Are and How We Use Them
A method of tracking web site visitors is through the use of “Cookies.” Cookies
are small bits of data that also help web site owners and web servers identify
you and remember you when you return. By doing this, the web site owner and
web server can provide you with information that is most valuable to you, based
on your last visit.
Important Cookie Facts:
- Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make
while visiting a Web site, can be stored in a cookie. For example,
cannot determine your name or e-mail address unless you choose to
enter it into a pre-existing input box.
- Allowing a web site to create a cookie does not give that site
or any other site access to the rest of your computer.
- Cookies cannot roam around inside your computer and collect personal
- Only the site that created the cookie can read it.
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Password Protected Areas:
password protected. This cookie is remembered until you log off of
your web brower.
This cookies allows you access to certain information available to
The AARC web site, its affiliated web sites, e-newsletters, emails, and publications have been developed by the AARC, its staff, member volunteers, editors, and authors for the respiratory care community. There is no commercial involvement in the development of content or in the decision-making process for these products. The appearance of advertising on the AARC’s web sites e-newsletters, emails, and publications is neither a guarantee nor an endorsement by the AARC of the product, service, or company or the claims made for the product in such advertising. AARC magazines and Journals posted on this website do accept advertising.
Advertisers who buy recruitment advertising in our publications are
provided with free listings on our website as defined in our policies.
Financing and Funding Sources
The AARC and its website are financed primarily through the dues of members of the organization and through non-dues revenue sources such as its educational programs and conventions. There are no conflicts of interest.
The AARC website contains links to other sites. It is our goal to select credible
websites as links. However, AARC is not responsible for the privacy practices
or content of linked websites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy
policy of each linked site.
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